We already talked about how delicious cranberries are when you add them to your meals. To read that post, go HERE. But now, for the drinks. This festive fruit is bright red, tart, and delicious. It’s the perfect addition to cocktails, meals, and snacks alike. There is so much that you can do with it.
Take your typical Mimosa to new flavor heights and use cranberry juice plus champagne for this Cranberry Mimosa. To make it look extra fancy and add some additional color, be sure to add a couple of cranberries to the glass.
Mules are super popular right now, and for good reason, they are delicious! Use cranberry juice, lime, ice, vodka, and ginger beer for this festive twist. You could always use ginger ale instead of ginger beer because why not?
When you combine red wine, juice, citrus, (and sometimes brandy,) you call it sangria and it is so good. For the best cranberry sangria, add cranberry juice, a splash of orange juice, a good amount of red wine and combine. Let “set” in the fridge so the flavors can meld and add additional ingredients to your taste preference. This will prob be your new favorite drink.
Apple, Cranberry, and White Wine Cocktail
And for a “white” sangria, this is what you need: apple juice, cranberry juice, a sweet white wine, and a lemon. Mix the juices, white wine, and squeeze in the lemon. Put your drink mixture into the fridge and let the flavors come together. Just like the red sangria, make sure to taste and add whatever else you want to your taste preference. Sangria is great for anytime!
Cranberry Lime Mojitos
Cranberry and lime have such opposite sour tastes that when they come together, it is an explosion of delicious and tart, all at once. Start with a splash of club soda, a shot (or two) of Bacardi, a lime, cranberry juice, some ice, and mix. Add a couple of cranberries to your glass and a slice of lime and you are ready. Sip away.
So this you are going to want to purchase, (or make, fruit juice wine is pretty easy but it does take a month or so until it’s ready.) Cranberry wine can be found everywhere but the best is from north Wisconsin. Ok, I’m a little biased but in my opinion, the best cranberry wine comes from Door County Wisconsin. The next best? Cooper’s Hawk. If you have this winery near you and you have never been, you must. And join the wine club, too. You will not regret it.
Cranberry and Vodka with Lemonade
This will be your new favorite. Cranberry juice and lemonade together are the best flavor combo you never knew about. It’s tart and fruity with a subtle sweetness, making it perfect to add vodka to. Or rum if vodka’s not your thing.
Cranberry and Orange Cocktail
If you love cranberry and you love orange, you will love cranberry and orange together. This sweet, tart combo is one of the best the Fall has to offer. Its taste is one-of-a-kind and is great for day drinking, with snacks, or even with dessert. Mix cranberry juice, orange juice, rum or vodka, and a splash of club soda or sprite. garnish by throwing in some fresh cranberries. You could also add a splash of lemon juice to give it a little extra sour.
Long Beach Iced Tea
But wait, that doesn’t have cranberry in it, or does it? For this Long Beach Iced Tea, switch out the coke for cranberry juice. Now you have a cranberry drink named the Long Beach Iced Tea.
Because who doesn’t love a cosmo? This boozy drink is known for being all liquor with a splash of juice. And what’s better than having cranberry as your splash of juice? In my opinion, nothing.
This drink sounds like Christmas but you can have it the whole holiday season long. Because simple sparkling drinks are always festive and fun, the Pointsettia is no different. This drink has orange liquor, cranberry juice, and Champagne, that’s it! It’s like a mimosa but with a liquor twist. And make sure to add some fresh cranberries to your cocktail to make the colors pop, just like the Champagne you just opened.
Margaritas are delicious and known for their versatility. People are putting everything into margaritas these days. Some are sweetened with brown sugar, some with cinnamon sticks, and others with simple sugar. For a cranberry margarita, muddle cane sugar and fresh cranberries together. Add your favorite tequila and cranberry juice and garnish with a lime. After all, it is a margarita.
These cranberry drinks will be your new favorite Fall go-tos. With cranberry, any drink is a Fall drink and they are all delicious.