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Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice

This homemade Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice drink is so refreshing! It is the perfect adult beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day. The drink is easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients including cranberry ice cubes to keep the beverage nice and cold!

This homemade Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice drink is so refreshing! It is the perfect adult beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day. The drink is easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients including cranberry ice cubes to keep the beverage nice and cold!

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I love enjoying a cold drink after an exhausting day. Sitting on the patio with my feet up and a refreshing cocktail in my hand is delightful. There is something so amazing about the combination of orange juice and cranberries that makes my taste buds super happy. My life is pretty busy and hectic, so it’s not very often that I get the chance just to relax and decompress with a cocktail, but I always welcome the opportunity when it comes. 

A while back, I had some friends over, and we sipped on several Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice drinks, and it was the best night ever! Everyone raved about the flavor combination and how perfect the drink was for that night. If you aren’t into cranberries or orange, I’m willing to bet you will still like this drink. It goes down smooth and is so sweet and tangy all together. You could also try my Watermelon Martini, Sour Watermelon Slush, or Refreshing Berry Vodka Spritzer while you are at it! 

Tall glass with orange juice and orange wedge in it. Cranberry ice cubes in front of it and orange slices on a cutting board behind it.

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WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE VODKA CRANBERRY ORANGE JUICE?

This cocktail is so amazing, and you seriously only need a handful of ingredients. When you are sipping on a cold cocktail, you almost feel like it would have taken forever to make, but in reality, it comes together in a breeze. Let’s take a look at what is needed:

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Vodka
  • Orange Slice For Garnish

Kitchen Tools You Will Need:

Cranberry juice in an ice cube tray.

HOW DO I MAKE VODKA CRANBERRY ORANGE JUICE?

STEP 1: COMBINE THE JUICES AND MAKE ICE CUBES

In a pan or mixing bowl, combine the cranberry juice and orange juice. Mix well and then pour into ice cube trays and place in freezer until frozen.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE COCKTAILS, ENJOY!

Once the orange cranberry ice cubes are frozen, continue to make the cocktail. In your favorite cocktail glass, add 4-5. Then, add vodka and orange juice. Garnish with an additional orange slice if desired. That is all there is it to it. Now, relax and enjoy!

Overhead photo of cranberry ice cubes in a glass with a wood background.

IS THIS COCKTAIL BUBBLY?

No, it’s a smooth and non-bubbly cocktail. However, you could add in some of your favorite soft drink such as Sprite, Gingerale, or 7-Up to make it bubbly. Another option would be some sparkling water or a dash or two of champagne. I actually love the drink the way it’s made, but if you prefer to have something with some fizz, don’t be afraid to play around with the recipe. Make it your own, and you’ll enjoy every sip. 

ARE THERE OTHER GARNISHES I CAN USE?

Yes, absolutely! You can use any kind of garnish you love. I obviously enjoy orange slices, but there are other ideas that will work too. Some mint leaves would add some color and be a fragrant option too. 

You could even add a few fresh cranberries to the drink itself. They will go lovely with the ice cubes and add even more cranberry flavor. 

Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice Drink

When we are feeling a little extra playful, sometimes we will add some lime or lemon wedges to the drinks. They are fun and give the drink even more vibrant colors. 

CAN YOU SAVE LEFTOVER VODKA CRANBERRY ORANGE JUICE?

Absolutely! The ice cubes will last 2-3 months in the freezer without any problems. Once they have frozen, I usually pop them out and place them into a freezer-safe bag. This will keep them protected and less likely to taste freezer-burnt. 

The juices can be combined ahead of time and stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve, or you can make the drink right before serving. Either way, if you can’t drink all of the cocktails, they can be saved in the fridge for 24 hours. If you start drinking them and they need more juice or something, go ahead and add in a splash or two more. 

SO TELL ME…

What’s your favorite kind of cocktail? Have you had the combination of cranberries and oranges together? What kind of garnishes will you add to your Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice?

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

Overhead shot of Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice.

Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice

This homemade Vodka Cranberry Orange Juice drink is so refreshing! It is the perfect adult beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day. The drink is easy to make with just 4 simple ingredients including cranberry ice cubes to keep the beverage nice and cold!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vodka Cranberry Orange Cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezer Time for Ice Cubes: 6 hours
Servings: 1
Calories: 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups cranberry juice for ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice for ice cubes
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 3-4 oz orange juice
  • 1 orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  • In a pan or mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of the cranberry juice and 1/2 cup of orange juice.
  • Mix well and then pour into ice cube trays and place in freezer until frozen. (6 Hours or overnight)
  • Once the orange cranberry ice cubes are frozen continue to make the cocktail.
  • Add 4 to 5 ice cubes to your favorite cocktail glass.
  • Add vodka and orange juice.
  • Garnish with an additional orange slice.

Notes

*Note: There will be enough ice cubes for 4 cocktail glasses. The Vodka and Orange Juice amount for the drink is for 1 glass.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
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