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Cranberry Kiss

The Cranberry Kiss cocktail takes your traditional margarita recipe and adds to it pure cranberry juice and a vanilla note. Pure cranberry juice that’s not diluted with other fruit juices is pretty tart, which is why you need the vanilla simple syrup (or a vanilla liqueur will work, too).

Cranberry Kiss drink with elaborate orange twist

The blend of cranberry and vanilla alone is pretty delicious – add to it the strong hints of lime and orange in this recipe, and you get a wonderful blend of tart, sweet and mellow.


Recipe & photo courtesy of Jose Curevo.

  • 1 1/2 ounces Cuervo Silver
  • 1 ounce pure cranberry juice (not a blend)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in all the ingredients. Shake until chilled, and strain the mixture into a champagne flute. Garnish with an orange peel.