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20 Festive Cranberry Christmas Cocktails

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to dust off the cocktail shaker and embrace the festive spirit.

Christmas is a time for celebration and indulgence, and what better way to toast to the season than with a cranberry-infused cocktail?

Cranberries not only add a burst of color to your drinks but also bring a delightful tartness that perfectly complements the holiday flavors.

In this article, we’ll explore the best Cranberry Christmas cocktails that will surely elevate your holiday festivities.

Cranberries and Christmas: A Perfect Pair

Cranberries are a holiday essential, bringing festive warmth to every sip.

From Cranberry Moscow Mules to Mistletoe Martinis, these drinks connect us to the heart of the season, merging tradition with innovation.

They infuse a dash of red and a sprinkle of holiday magic into your celebrations.

Enjoy this delightful collection of Cranberry Christmas cocktail recipes, making your holidays even more special, and rekindling our love for cranberries during this enchanting time of year.

20 Festive Cranberry Christmas Cocktails To Try

Cranberry Moscow Mule
Enjoy the festive flavors of our Cranberry Moscow Mule, a delightful twist on the classic cocktail, garnished with cranberries and rosemary sprigs.
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Cranberry Christmas Margarita
Perfect cocktail for your next party made with Tequila, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Lime and Agave Nectar. It's a gorgeous red margarita rimmed with green sugar that screams Happy Holidays!
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Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy
This is a delicious hot cocktail that is lightly sweet and flavored with warm spices that complement the cranberry. A perfect Winter Holiday cocktail!
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Cranberry Mimosa (With Champagne)
Cranberry mimosas are perfect for Christmas morning or as a festive bubbly cocktail with appetizers. This recipe uses honey simple syrup to balance the tartness of cranberries.
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Cranberry Whiskey Sour
The Cranberry Whiskey Sour is such a delicious twist on a classic cocktail! It’s the perfect festive drink for the holiday season.
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Spiced Washington Apple Cocktail
A twist on the Washington Apple Cocktail. Made with cider, cranberry juice, Winter Jack, and Sprite. Perfect for any Christmas celebration!
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Festive Cranberry Aperol Spritz
This Cranberry Aperol Spritz is the winter version of the always delicious Aperol Spritz! A little cranberry juice turns this summer staple into the perfect cocktail to celebrate with during the Holidays!
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Cranberry Negroni
Cranberry Negroni
This Cranberry Negroni is a cranberry variation on the classic Negroni. Add sugared cranberries for a festive look!
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Sparkling Cranberry Sangria
Sparkling Cranberry Sangria is a simple, slightly sweet, cocktail! Filled with fresh fruit, red wine, brandy, cranberry juice, and cinnamon – topped with club soda for sparkle. This is the perfect Holiday drink!
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Champagne Punch
This Berry Champagne Punch is refreshing, delicious, and makes any gathering superbly festive. If you’ve got a crowd, be prepared for this to disappear fast!
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Mistletoe Martini
This Mistletoe Martini is a delicious and festive cocktail combining the flavors of cranberry and gin. It’s the perfect Christmas drink!
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Cranberry Gin Spritz
Indulge in the perfect balance of tart cranberries and crisp gin with this easy-to-make cranberry gin spritzer. It's the ultimate refreshing drink for any time of year.
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Christmas Santa Cocktail
Christmas Santa Cocktail
This Christmas Vodka Cocktail recipe expertly mixes vodka, cranberry and two other simple ingredients to create the perfect holiday beverage.
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Rosemary Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
This Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail gets its vibrant red color from a homemade simple syrup made with fresh cranberries! The perfect cocktail for Christmas when garnished with a fresh green spring of rosemary. 
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Cranberry Hard Ginger Ale
Made with Crown Royal Apple whiskey and cranberry ginger ale, this Crown Royal cocktail comes together in seconds. Cranberry Hard Ginger Ale is tart and sweet and perfect for the holiday season!
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Holiday Cranberry Mojito
This Holiday Cranberry Mojito recipe is made with fresh mint, a cranberry reduction, pomegranate juice, and fresh lime juice. It’s the perfect holiday cocktail!
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The Tipsy Elf
This delightful cranberry Christmas cocktail combines the warmth of rum with the festive flavors of cranberry juice and ginger ale, garnished with fresh cranberries, making it the perfect crowd-pleaser for holiday gatherings.
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Holiday Spiced Red Wine Sangria
This holiday season serve up Holiday Spiced Red Wine Sangria for an easy and delicious cocktail perfect for any party or get-together!
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Holiday Relaxer Cocktail
This Holiday Relaxer Cocktail is the perfect combination of peach schnapps, coconut rum, cranberry and pineapple juice for a sweet & tart mood stabilizer when dealing with holiday guests!
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Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer Cocktail
Meet the Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer – an uncomplicated Italian cocktail recipe that marries the flavors of cranberry juice with the tangy twist of lemon limoncello liqueur. This easy homemade limoncello drink is a fantastic addition to your Christmas and holiday celebrations. Its refreshing and light profile makes it a versatile choice, whether you enjoy it before, during, or after your festive feasting.
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This holiday season, raise a glass to the warmth and merriment of Christmas with a cranberry cocktail in hand.

These cranberry-infused concoctions are the perfect way to add a touch of elegance and festivity to your celebrations. Whether you’re enjoying a Cranberry Moscow Mule, a Sparkling Cranberry Sangria, or a Cranberry margarita, these delightful recipes are sure to make your holidays even more special.

So, gather your friends and family, shake up one of these Cranberry Christmas cocktails, and toast to the season in style. Cheers to a Merry Cranberry Christmas!

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