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Cranberry Orange Whiskey Cocktail

  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: One drink
  • Diet: Vegan


One of our all-time favorite cocktail recipes, this whiskey cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet.


  • 1 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 3 oz orange juice (freshly squeezed is preferable)
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 oz ginger beer


  1. Add all ingredients except ginger beer to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds and strain into chilled glass.
  3. Top off with ginger beer and garnish with orange peel and fresh thyme (optional)


Homemade simple syrup is easy to make - we always keep a batch on hand. Simply bring equal parts sugar and water to a simmer in a small saucepan, stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat and let cool. For a small batch, we suggest 1/2 cup each of sugar and water. Store in refrigerator.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
  • Calories: 303
  • Sugar: 30.6 g
  • Sodium: 6.3 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

Keywords: cranberry orange whiskey cocktail