When I was a bartender I made T-shirts that said “Vodka Cranberry not Cranberry Vodka”. Everyone always ordered a Cranberry Vodka and then they gave me blank stares when I asked if they wanted a shot or what they wanted the cranberry vodka mixed with. Yep, they make cranberry vodka. We stocked two kinds of it. So here is a tip, order the spirit then order the mixer. I love cranberries and I also love vodka. So I did a little twist on the vodka cranberry and added a little lime juice and some sparkling water. Everything is a little better with some fizz.

The Vodka Cranberry Spritzer
The Vodka Cranberry Spritzer

Garnish with a lime and you are ready to go. Not the most manly drink, so I would suggest drinking it at home away from other people. Haha.

Vodka Cranberry Spritzer

  • 2 oz  Vodka
  • 4 oz Cranberry Sweetened Juice Cocktail
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • 2 oz club soda or your favorite sparkling water
The Ingredients
The Ingredients

In a shaker full of ice, combine the vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice.  Shake for 10 seconds.

Grab your favorite 8-10 oz glass and fill it with ice.  Strain the shaker contents into the glass.

Top off the glass with club soda or your favorite sparkling water.

It is all about the fizz
It is all about the fizz

Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.


  1. jamesduval Reply

    I love reading an article that can make men and women think.

    Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

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