Cranberry Drinks


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Welcome Back to 7 Days of Homemade Thanksgiving Recipes!

Today at Simply Living Simply we are making DRINKS….Cranberry Drinks!

Yes, yes I do…I have cranberries on the brain!

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 Cranberry sauce may be a favorite Thanksgiving side, but opting to get your cranberry fix in this martini will save you calories and add to your Thanksgiving festivity enjoyment.


  • • 1 rosemary sprig
  • • Crushed raw sugar
  • • 2-ounces vodka
  • • 3-ounces 100 percent cranberry juice, steeped with 1 rosemary sprig
  • • Rosemary Sprig for garnish


  1. 1. Rub a martini glass rim with the water. Dip the rim into raw sugar and place glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. 2. In a shaker of ice, combine vodka & cranberry juice. Shake vigorously and strain into prepared martini glass. Garnish with rosemary skewer to serve.
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These drinks were so refreshing, tart and tangy! I love the sweetness of the cranberry syrup and freshness of the mint.

Cranberry Mojito's


  • • 8 oz. fresh cranberries
  • • 1 C sugar
  • • 1 C water
  • • 20 mint leaves
  • • 2 T lime juice
  • • Ice
  • • 4 oz. rum
  • • 4-6 oz. soda water


  1. • Make a Simply Syrup - Just put cranberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. • Then lower the heat a bit to medium-low and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, before your berries start bursting. Remove from heat.
  3. • Once the berry mixture has cooled, you can strain them. I ended up letting my mixture cool overnight in the fridge. I wanted to make sure the berries had seeped as much as possible and left lots of flavor behind. But I don’t think it was totally necessary. You can strain the berries right away if you prefer.
  4. • Put about 10 leaves of mint and a TBSP of lime juice in each glass. With the back of a wooden spoon or a muddler mash the mint up.
  5. • Now put ice in each glass and pour 2 oz. of the cranberry syrup and 2 oz. rum into each glass.
  6. • Top off each glass with soda water. And sprinkle some fresh cranberries in for garnish.
 Cranberry Drinks

These drinks pair up nicely with my Cranberry Baked Brie Appetizer!

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