Cran-Russian Cocktail

A One-Up on the Classic Cape Codder!

  • preparation

    Preparation time

    30 min.

  • portions


    3 Servings

  • cooks

    Cooks In

    5 min.


This drink is a one up on the Cape Codder (Cranberry & Vodka) – A new twist on a classic Black Russian. A Crussian if you will! If you’re a fan of cranberries with a kick (like we are), this drink is definitely for you.

Made with homemade cranberry simple syrup and chunks of whole cranberry floating throughout
There is no doubt that this tasty drink contains real cranberries – not just juice. Now that’s how you impress your guests!

This recipe was submitted by Maria Doss of Kitchen @ Hoskins. Her creative recipe is easy to make and very enjoyable to sip on.



1 Cup Cape Cod Select Frozen Cranberries
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
peel Of 1/2 An Orange, Sliced
1 Cup Vodka
1/2 Cup Kahlua
a Few Additional Cranberries For Garnish


Simple Syrup:

Combine 1 cup frozen Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberries, water, sugar and orange peels in medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover, take pan off heat and let cool completely. Discard orange peels.

In a pitcher, stir together cooked cranberry syrup (along with all cooked cranberries), vodka and Kahlua to combine. You may prefer to use a fine strainer to reduce pulp from cooked cranberries.


Pour 1/2 cup Russian into a serving glass, top with ice, orange slices and additional cranberries.


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