Cranberry-Lemon Spritz


This refreshing and bright cocktail just might become your holiday go-to recipe. It's great for people who love a tall pour but don't want something over-the-top sweet. Instead, just a spoonful of sugar livens up the tart cranberries and a generous pour of lemon juice.

Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 8 frozen cranberries 

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • ½ tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ cup (2 oz.) vodka

  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice cocktail

  • ½ cup club soda, chilled


  1. Place cranberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a tall glass. Muddle with the end of a wooden spoon until cranberries are mashed. Add vodka and cranberry juice. Stir, add ice, and top up with club soda.

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