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Cranberry Martini

This cranberry martini recipe stands out for two reasons: one being cranberry infused vodka, the other being cranberry horseradish.

Vertical view of the beveled coup with the cranberry drink with cranberries strewn on the table and another martini glass in the background

I love cranberries. So much so that I would eat a cranberry muffin before I ate a muffin with chocolate in it, which is mind boggling if you knew me.

But what really makes me love this cranberry cocktail is that it has cranberry horseradish from the Silver Spring in it. O . . . M . . . G. It has been my most loved horseradish and sometimes I eat it with a spoon.

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It’s deliciously tart and so creamy that it’s the perfect pairing for this cocktail.

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Two martini glasses filled with the cranberry martini with cranberries on a pick as garnish
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Helpful tips

  • I buy bags of cranberries around the holidays and freeze them, so I can make things like muffins and cranberry vodka. If it’s off season, you can buy cranberry vodka from a store, but homemade is so much better, even if the cranberries were frozen.
  • You can get cranberry horseradish from the Silver Spring website. If you like cranberries, you won’t regret it.
  • For garnish, take two martini picks and place 3 to 4 frozen cranberries on each one.
  • Horseradish has a tendency to sink to the bottom of the cocktail glass. Just use a stirrer to mix it around. I usually use my garnish and martini pick as a stirrer.

How to make a cranberry martini

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker and fill it halfway with ice. Also get a measuring glass and two martini glasses.

Get two martini picks, place 3 to 4 frozen cranberries on each one, and set aside for the garnish.

After measuring out the ingredients, pour into the shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – cranberry horseradish, cranberry vodka and dry vermouth. (A)

Step two

Measure out 4 ounces of cranberry vodka. (B)

Left - Cranberry horseradish, cherry vodka, vermouth, glasses and shaker on the table. Right - cherry vodka measured with the jar of vodka in back

Step three

Measure out 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth. (C)

Step four

Measure 1 ounce of cranberry horseradish. (D)

Left - vermouth measured with bottle and shaker. Right - cranberry horseradish measured with the jar and shaker

Step five

Cap the cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Divide and strain the martini between the two glasses.

Place the picks of cranberry garnish in each glass.

Classic martini glass in the front of the coupe glass with the cranberry cocktail and cranberries strewn on the table

You can see the horseradish floating. Yum.

Classic martini glass with the red cocktail in it along with cranberries on a pick

Isn’t this a gorgeous cocktail and coupe glass?

A cranberry martini in a coupe glass with cranberry garnish on a pick

One more photo.

Close view of the cranberry martini with a pick with cranberries on it

I hope you enjoyed this cranberry martini recipe. It’s so delicious!

Other recipes using cranberries

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.

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A beveled coupe glass filled with a cranberry cocktail. there are cranberries on the table and a classic martini glass in the back - square

Cranberry Martini

This cranberry martini recipe stands out for two reasons. One being cranberry infused vodka, the other being cranberry horseradish.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry cocktails, cranberry martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cranberry infused vodka (or cranberry vodka bought from a store)
  • .50 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce cranberry horseradish (I use the Silver Spring brand)

Garnish

  • 6 cranberries (frozen is fine)

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and spear 3 cranberries on each martini pick.
    6 cranberries
  • Add cranberry vodka, dry vermouth and cranberry horseradish.
    4 ounces cranberry infused vodka, .50 ounce dry vermouth, 1 ounce cranberry horseradish
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
  • Divide and strain the cocktail between the two glasses.
  • Place a cranberry loaded pick in each cocktail
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • I buy bags of cranberries around the holidays and freeze them, so I can make things like muffins and cranberry vodka. If it’s off season, you can buy cranberry vodka from a store, but homemade is so much better, even if the cranberries were frozen.
  • You can get cranberry horseradish from the Silver Spring website. If you like cranberries, you won’t regret it.
  • For garnish, take two martini picks and place 3 to 4 frozen cranberries on each one.
  • Horseradish has a tendency to sink to the bottom of the cocktail glass. Just use a stirrer to mix it around. I usually use my garnish and martini pick as a stirrer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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18 Comments

  1. This looks like a fun drink to make at home. Perfect for sipping on the patio or in the backyard. Just in time for summer fun.

  2. I’m into mixology and I love mixing and shaking with unexpected ingredients! I think I have to make this cranberry martini asap! Lovely pics btw!

  3. Well! What a unique combo of ingredients and so festive too. My dad loves horseradish and I know he’d love one of these.

  4. If you love sweet & tart cranberries, you are going to love this cocktail! It’s delicious and refreshing.

  5. This Cranberry Martini is perfect! It’s really tasty and I’m sure my guests will love this totally.

  6. I love martinis. This one with cranberries sounds sooo good that i might actually look for cranberries even if they are out of season. I might make this with frozen ones.

  7. This is the most beautiful, vibrant drink! I have never heard of cranberry horseradish, but now I’m dying to get my hands on it!

  8. I love cranberries and cranberry juice and sauce, but have yet to try cranberry vodka or horseradish. The latter is really intriguing! Need to find or make some and then give this fabulous martini cocktail a go!

    1. It is my favorite horseradish! I love horseradish anyway, but when I had this, I knew it was going to be a staple in my life. Thank you, Jacqueline and cheers!

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