How To Make A Festive Christmas Cranberry Martini

Get ready for a little Christmas cheer with a Christmas cranberry martini.

Christmas cranberry martini

This Christmas cranberry martini is a light and fruity cocktail that looks so festive for the holidays, especially when served with a candy cane stirrer and fresh cranberries.

Every Christmas Eve my family gets together at my sister’s house, and my sister and I plan a signature martini to serve. A few of our favorites are:

We are both fans of cosmos, so I know this cranberry martini will be a hit! It’s quick and easy to make so we can spend time catching up, rather than in the kitchen. 🙂

I’m sharing this drink recipe as part of #cranberryweek with a great group of bloggers.

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Last year I made a cranberry cape codder ice cream float, and this week I made a really yummy cranberry moscow mule. 

You will find the links for the rest of the cranberry recipes at the end of this post. There are so many great ideas!

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Ingredients Needed For Christmas Cranberry Martini

  • 1.5 ounce vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice 
  • 1 ounce vermouth
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • fresh cranberries 
  • ice

Christmas cranberry martini

Simply add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass.

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You can add a sugar rim if you like, or even crushed candy canes. I like to freeze the cranberries so they keep the martini nice and chilled.

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Add a fun candy cane to use as a stir stick and enjoy! 

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Christmas cranberry martini

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Christmas Cranberry Martini

Yield: 1 Christmas Martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You only need a few ingredients to make this refreshing Christmas cranberry martini. It would make a great signature drink for a holiday get together with friends and family.


  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • Cranberries
  • Ice


  1. Combine vodka, triple sec, vermouth, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

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