Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season. 

Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime and Sugared Cranberries

If you were to ask me my go-to cocktail I’d most likely say vodka, lime and soda water without any hesitation. I like the fact that it’s light and refreshing while also being low in calories and sugar. I usually drink wine (gotta get those antioxidants), but if I’m going to order a cocktail vodka, lime and soda is my number one. Grapefruit and tequila is my number two, but I’ve already covered that in my skinny paloma post.

Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime and Sugared Cranberries

This year, I thought it would be fun to put a festive spin on my go-to cocktail and came up with this sparkling vodka cranberry cocktail. It still has vodka, lime juice and sparkling water, but I added a little cranberry juice and cranberries for extra flavor and a pop of color.

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season.

And to really spruce things up I made a batch of sugared cranberries for garnish. You can use fresh cranberries, but the sugared cranberries look so festive and they’re perfect as a party snack.

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season.

Lime La Croix gives this bevvie some citrus effervescence while the lime slice for garnish makes for a festive color combo for the holidays. Plus it has less than 150 calories and 10 grams of sugar. And did I mention how easy this cocktail is whip up? No muddling necessary! Simply place everything in your shaker with ice, shake, shake shake, pour into a glass, top with sparkling water and cranberries and enjoy!

For the cranberry juice I used Lakewood’s organic cranberry blend. It’s 100% juice, but it has some sweet juices like apple and grape mixed in. Regular unsweetened cranberry juice is pretty tart so just keep that in mind when choosing which juice to use.

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and fizzy sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries on top for a festive drink you’ll want to enjoy all season.

I hope you enjoy this sparking cranberry vodka cocktail as much as we do.

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Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime


Description

A light holiday cocktail made with vodka, cranberry juice, lime and sparkling water.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) vodka
  • 2 shots (3 ounces) cranberry juice
  • splash of lime juice
  • Lime La Croix sparkling water
  • fresh cranberries (or sugared cranberries)
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Add vodka, cranberry juice and lime juice into a shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
  2. Pour mixture over ice and top off with sparkling water. Toss a few cranberries into the glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0g

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  1. It looks great. This is the right time to try such cocktails.
    Actually, I made my own cocktail with London dry gin and cranberry juice. I hope it will give the same feel as like gin and cranberry juice cocktail.
    Whatever, I’m sure that I will give a try on this awesome cocktail.
    Thanks for sharing with us Brittany.

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