cranberry cosmo

Super Simple Cranberry Cosmo

Did you all see Ina Garten’s Instagram video where she mixed up a “small” simple cranberry cosmo at 9am during the first couple of weeks of the quarantine? If you haven’t seen this video, you must. I was laughing so hard and it definitely spoke to me. (Click here for a link to see it.)

Even if we aren’t in the middle of a global pandemic, it’s always a great time of year to mix up a refreshing cocktail like this super simple cranberry cosmopolitan cocktail. You probably have all the ingredients you need! Jump to Recipe

Make this! Super simple and refreshing. Cranberry Cosmo Cocktail.
Super simple – and refreshing!

If you like vodka, this is the drink for you. There are many different ways to make a simple cranberry cosmo. You can make it sweet or tart depending on your preference. It looks sweet, but it’s really not a sweet drink!

A Few Key Ingredients

I like to use freshly squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice cocktail, vodka, and some triple sec or Cointreau. You can make this cocktail a little less potent by adding some more cranberry juice to it.

crisp, refreshing cosmo cocktail
Even better enjoyed outside!
Use A Cocktail Shaker

You will want to use a cocktail shaker to make this cocktail chilled so you can get that nice, crisp taste. The cranberry juice cocktail gives this drink a little bit of a tart kick, while the freshly squeezed orange juice adds a little sweetness.

cranberry cosmo
Make 2 Drinks, Save One For Later

Even if my husband is home, he is not a big vodka fan. This recipe makes enough for 2 cocktails and I usually only have one. Store the extra cocktail in a glass jar in the refrigerator and have the second one on another night. Just shake it again with some ice and enjoy!

Simple cranberry cosmo
Super Simple Cranberry Cosmo
Other favorite cocktails … 

Slushy Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Strawberry and Meyer Lemon Sangria

Sparkling Gin Basil Lemonade

Simple Cranberry Cosmo Recipe

Cranberry Cosmo

Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword Vodka
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 196 kcal
Author Erin Brighton


  • 3 oz vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 3 oz cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice


  1. Shake in cocktail shaker with a lot of ice.

  2. Pour into two glasses or save one for later.

  3. Garnish with an orange peel.

cranberry cosmo
Super simple cranberry cosmo – so refreshing!
cranberry cosmo drink
Super Simple Cranberry Cosmo

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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