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Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan

Any of you who regularly follow Pink Recipe Box will know that I never need an excuse to publish cocktail recipes, but the insatiable urge that makes me want to pile spirits, juice and fizzy stuff into a glass and top it off with something sparkly goes into hyper-drive at this time of year. With so many Christmas cocktail recipes and New Year's Eve cocktail recipes buzzing about in my mind, I feel like I'm going to explode!

Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe |

I know I've told you loads of times that cosmos are one of my ultimate favourite cocktails, which is why I love this recipe so much. Like I always do, I water it way waaaay down by adding much more cranberry juice than a typical cosmo because I just don't have the head for drinking almost neat alcohol. Heck, I don't have the head for drinking this ratio of alcohol, but it's kind of almost nearly Christmas, so who cares, right?

Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe |

Most of the Christmas drink recipes you'll find online usually involve cracking open a bottle of wine or champagne - something which isn't always an option when you're only in the mood for one drink. This cosmopolitan recipe, on the other hand, is perfect when you just fancy one drink. Or two if you're chatting with a friend about Christmas gifts, Christmas crafts and why on earth you began planning for Christmas before Halloween.

Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe |

If you want to make these Christmas cosmopolitans a bit more festive (a plain ol' glass of red drink doesn't exactly scream Christmas now, does it?) you can add a few frozen cranberries in the glass and use them simultaneously as festive cocktail decorations and ice cubes which will never weaken your drink! Instead of popping mine in the glass, I scattered them around the wooden chopping board in that strange decorating way bloggers do for aesthetic reasons, but if you're after flavour, I definitely suggest you put them in the glass.

📖 Recipe

Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe |

Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan

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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • optional: frozen cranberries for extra lah-dee-dah-ness


  • Place all the ingredients into a glass, stir and serve!

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  1. Sarah @ Sarah's Kitchen

    Yumm! This looks like the perfect Christmas drink to start the party 🙂

  2. mimi

    so perfect for the holidays!!!

  3. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

    Love your festive recipe! It looks fabulous! Pinning and glad you shared it with us at Foodie Fridays! I hope you'll be joining us again this Thursday night!

    • Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life

      I just had to share it on my Facebook page too! 🙂

  4. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    This sounds great, love the colour. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!