A good cranberry cocktail will get anyone in the Thanksgiving spirit, no matter how stressed out the holiday’s making them, which is why we’re sharing some of the best recipes to make this year.

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means the dinner recipes are out, the food shopping has been done and some of the cooking has been completed. With so many dishes to prepare and guests to get ready for, a recipe for festive cocktails might’ve slipped your mind, but, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here are seven delicious Thanksgiving 2019 cocktail recipes featuring cranberries that’ll be sure to impress and delight all of your guests!

Cranberry and Spice Sparkler

cranberry spice sparkler
Have a little festive bubbly this Thanksgiving. Barefoot


  • 3 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • 1/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 heaping teaspoons brown sugar
  • Dash of clove spice
  • Sugar and clove spice rim


Rim a chilled cocktail glass with lemon, dip it into a sugar and clove mixture and set aside. Put the juices, brown sugar and a dash of clove in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain it into the sugar-rimmed glass and top with the Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée.

Cranberry Sauce Punch

cranberry sauce punch
Punch things up a notch with this Thanksgiving cocktail. Chopin
  • 6 ounces Chopin Rye Vodka
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 star anise pod
  • 1cardamom pod, optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 bottle chilled brut champagne
  • 10 orange peels and 30 spiked cranberries as garnish

Spiked Cranberries Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Chopin Rye Vodka
  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • Peel of 1 orange, without seeds
  • 1 cup sugar


Bring to a boil, in a saucepan, the cranberries, sugars, spices, 1⁄4 cup water and orange peel. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes before setting it aside and letting it cool completely. Add in 1 1⁄2 cups of orange juice to the pan, stir. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher, add the remaining orange juice, Chopin Rye Vodka and Amaro and refrigerate until ready to drink.

When ready to serve, pour 2 1⁄2 ounces of the cranberry-orange juice into each glass and top with 2 1⁄2 ounces of chilled champagne. Garnish each glass with spiked cranberries and an orange peel.

To make the spike cranberries, bring 1⁄4 cup of water and sugar to a boil, stirring for about until the sugar dissolves, which should be about five minutes. Put the cranberries in a Mason jar and pour the sugar syrup over them, steeping until the concoction has cooled to room temperature (about 20 minutes). Cover the mixture with vodka and seal tightly. Normally, this should be refrigerated for at least 2 weeks and up to 1 month before using, but entertaining expert Mark Addison revealed that the sealed mason jar can run through the dishwasher on the top rack to quickly infuse the cranberries.

Krasnyy Sour

Krasnyy Sour
Spend less time making your Thanksgiving drink and more time enjoying it with this Russian Standard Vodka option. Russian Standard Vodka


  • 2 ounces Russian Standard Vodka
  • 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cranberry jelly
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Large lemon peel for garnish


Add all of the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously for a 10 count. Double strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon peel.

Mistletoe Martini

Elit Mistletoe Martini
Since this elit drink is a great Thanksgiving and Christmas option, you can practice it now and perfect it by the time the next holiday rolls around. elit


  • 1 ½ ounces elit
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice​
  • ½ ounce rosemary-infused simple syrup​
  • ½ ounce peppermint liqueur​
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice


To make the rosemary syrup, put 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary to 1 quart of simple syrup in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Chill it and serve, removing the rosemary after 24 hours. To finish the full cocktail, combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Cranberry Raspberry Cosmo

cranberry raspberry cosmo
Feel refreshed with this Spindrift drink recipe. Spindrift


  • Cranberry Raspberry Spindrift
  • 10 cranberries
  • 10 raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • Ice


Muddle the cranberries, raspberries and sugar together in a shaker before adding in ice and vodka. Shake hard. Strain into two glasses over ice and top with cranberry raspberry Spindrift. Garnish with as many fresh cranberries and raspberries as you’d like!

Cranberry Bramble

Cranberry Bramble
This Beefeater recipe is perfect for all the gin lovers out there. Beefeater Gin


  • 1 ½ ounces Beefeater Pink
  • 1 ounce cranberry sauce
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ½ ounce orange juice


Add all of the ingredients into a shaker tin, shake, strain into a glass and garnish with rosemary.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Cranberry Moscow Mule
Let Nemiroff help you put a holiday twist on the classic Moscow Mule. Nemiroff


  • 1 part Nemiroff Original Vodka
  • 1 part cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 parts ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Orange wedges, fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish (optional)


Gently stir the vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, beer and lime juice in a copper mug with ice. Garnish with lime wedges, fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig.