The Cranberry Crush

By Laura Davis of Tide & Thyme

  • preparation

    Preparation time

    15-20 min.

  • portions


    1 Serving

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Looking through all of the blogger entries we were impressed but The Cranberry Crush stood out in the beverage category. As with any recipe challenge we had to make sure it tasted as good as it looked. … Twist our arms to make cocktails on the job.
We started out making the cranberry syrup as instructed. Easy enough! We allowed it to cool and then combined it with Vodka, Triple Sec, a squeeze of fresh orange juice and a splash of seltzer. Added a few cranberries for garnish and an orange slice to complete the cocktail. So simple and delicious.

Seriously, this cocktail will be the talk of the party, you won’t be disappointed. Drink responsibly and enjoy! 

This recipe was entered in our 2016 Holiday Food Blogger Recipe Challenge by Laura Davis of Tide and Thyme. The Cranberry Crush was awarded an “honorable mention” in our challenge.




1 1/2 Cups Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Water


2 Tbsp. Cranberry Syrup
1.5 Oz. Vodka
1 Oz. Triple Sec
1/2 Orange, Juiced
seltzer Water
sliced Oranges And Cranberries For Garnish


Step 1: Combine cranberries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week This is your cranberry syrup. Step 2: To make the cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice. Add the cranberry syrup, vodka, and Triple Sec. Add the juice of the orange, and top off with seltzer water. Stir with a long spoon to combine. Garnish with an orange slice and a few cranberries, if desired.


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