You might think the Vodka Cranberry cocktail is simply vodka and cranberry juice, especially since that’s how some bars serve it. Well, some bars are lazy and shameful. This drink is actually a little more complicated than its name might lead you to believe.
A proper Vodka Cranberry also uses a touch of Rose’s lime and orange juice to bring out the best of the cranberry flavor. This cocktail recipe is pretty light on the alcohol, so feel free to vary it according to your taste and tolerance. The only alcohol in it is vodka, so you can add a little more if you prefer. You can also leave it out completely when you want a mocktail.
The great thing about this drink is how refreshing it is. The lime and cranberry are both tart, and you get some sweetness from the dash of orange juice and whatever other fruits are in your cranberry juice (bottled cranberry juice always has other fruits mixed in to soften the extremely tart cranberry juice). So the flavor of this drink wakes up your taste buds.