I had this cranberry martini recipe at a holiday party and everyone loved it. The cranberry juice mixes nicely with the liquor. It's a perfect smooth drink.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 serving
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine vodka, orange liqueur, vermouth, cranberry juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to chill. Pour into martini glasses, and serve. Garnish with cranberries.

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Nutrition Facts

110 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 10.1g 3% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 5.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
I have served these at two parties now to rave reviews. So refreshing! The only danger is it is easy to have too many! I would suggest playing with the amounts a few times before serving to guests. My first few were way to strong and the flavor was bitter, we ended up cutting the liquor almost in half and it was much better. We also made these in small pitchers so everyone could self-serve and it worked well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2010
I will not make this again following this recipe. It tasted watered down and barely like cranberry. To make this drinkable I had to add undiluted frozen cranberry juice fresh lemon juice and a bit of simple syrup. Read More
(8)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2008
I have served these at two parties now to rave reviews. So refreshing! The only danger is it is easy to have too many! I would suggest playing with the amounts a few times before serving to guests. My first few were way to strong and the flavor was bitter, we ended up cutting the liquor almost in half and it was much better. We also made these in small pitchers so everyone could self-serve and it worked well. Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
I am a diehard cosmopolitan drinker and thought this one sounded good so I gave it a try. I used cran/raspberry juice and added a bit more juice than called for (2.5oz) and loved it! Cheers and thanks for the recipe. Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
Beware! This cocktail is smooth and potent. I think this drink maybe better than a Cosmo. I decreased the vodka and increased the cranberry juice. It was DIVINE! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
Very similar to a Cosmo. We enjoyed it. I added 3 ounces of juice and added a bit more alcohol than stated just to make up for the extra juice. It was tasty refreshing but potent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
So yummy - I doubled the amount of cranberry juice so they wouldn't be too strong and got rave reviews from my guests. This will certainly be added to my drink catalog! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
Great! I used cranberry vodka and cranberry/pomegranate juice for even better results. Garnished with cranberries and a twist of lime for a red and green holiday look. Very nice-thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
I made this in a large pitcher for a party and it was delicious- I added more cranberries juice but it was still potent! Everyone loved it (including the guys) and wanted more but I ran out of cranberry juice. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
We have just recently started to play around with martini's but I must say this is an excelent drink. I always like to start with the exact recipe and wait until after I have tasted it to make changes. This recipe doesn't need a thing! The quantity of ingredients listed does make for a small drink each for 2 servings but it fit great in my glass as 1 serving! The only change I would consider is to add a little more juice to weaken this drink for the less experienced drinker since this one dooesn't taste like it is very strong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2009
Awesome recipe - everyone always loves it. A word of warning - it's easy to become overserved! I cut down the vodka by about 25% to help with that a bit. I also use light or diet cranberry juice (or my favorite - light cran-pomegranate). For parties I divide a bottle of juice in half scale the recipe for 32 ounces of juice (21 servings) and make it right in the cranberry juice bottle. Read More
(10)
Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2010
I will not make this again following this recipe. It tasted watered down and barely like cranberry. To make this drinkable I had to add undiluted frozen cranberry juice fresh lemon juice and a bit of simple syrup. Read More
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