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Cranberries are the most holiday-vibe food, bringing a pop of bright red to the table, or in our case, the glass. We’ve pulled together dozens of Cranberry cocktails for Christmas, no matter what type of alcohol you’d like to mix them with! With such a versatile cocktail to see you through your holiday entertaining needs, it’ll be perfect for any occasion.

The Best Cranberry Cocktails for Christmas

Cranberry juice is wonderfully balanced, especially if you’re considering it as a cocktail ingredient. It takes on other flavors well, has a wonderful rich color and a nice dose of acidity that isn’t too overpowering. If you’ve ever enjoyed the ever present, ever so delightfully simple vodka cranberry juice mixer, then you’ll know just how well it pairs with a spirit.

Since lifting holiday spirits is what we’re all about, we’ve found some of the most delicious cranberry cocktails for Christmas you could possibly imagine. One thing’s for sure, this is one holiday drink that can be prepared sweet, dry and even sour. When we’re talking versatility, cranberry juice cocktails can seriously do it all.

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What Alcohol Does Cranberry Juice go With?

Thankfully, you couldn’t have picked a more versatile base for a Christmas themed cocktail! Cranberry goes wonderfully with white liquor. White rum, vodka, gin and even sake make a great match for cranberry juice.

What Cocktail Ingredients Should I Buy?

Stocking your fridge, pantry and spice rack around the holidays is absolutely crucial. A lot of these cocktail use some of the more basic ingredients that you might have sitting around already, but it always helps to prepare ahead of time. Especially when you’re expecting guests!

Here’s a few suggestions to get your creative juices flowing for making the perfect cranberry cocktails:

  • Lime
  • Mint
  • Cranberries
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Cranberry Juice (of course!)
  • Lemon
  • Bitters
  • Brown Sugar
  • Oranges
  • Star Anise
  • Sparkling Wine

Wow your guests with the colors, flavors and styles below. There is even a selection of cranberry mocktails, so you have something for everyone. Enjoy!

Cranberry Cocktails for Christmas

Tequila & Cranberry Christmas Drinks

Rum Cranberry Cocktails for Christmas

Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Mocktails for Christmas

Vodka Cranberry Cocktails for Christmas

Gin Cranberry Cocktails

Wine & Cranberry Christmas Drinks

Other Alcoholic Cranberry Cocktails for Christmas

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