Ladies and gents, this one is for the books—our cranberry orange crush cocktail is bright, light and tasty. We used plenty of fresh-squeezed fruit like oranges and lime for the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavor and lemon-lime soda for a pop of fizz.
The combination of vodka and orange liquor were selected to complement the other ingredients, with the result of a cool, smooth experience. This drink recipe is a show horse at a dinner party or for a crowd. It looks amazing garnished with electric green limes and bright flashes of orange—and everyone in the test kitchen agreed there’s nothing but happy vibes in every sip.
If you’re making this recipe in bulk, simply multiply the ingredients to suit the size of the guest list. For presentation, be sure to include lots of sliced fruit in the pitcher or drink dispenser—and don’t be afraid to add other fun, seasonal fruits for good measure.
Cranberry Orange Crush Cocktail Recipe
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 1.5 oz orange liqueur
- 2 whole limes, juiced
- 1/4 cup orange juice, fresh-squeezed
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup lemon lime soda
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker or a small pitcher with ice. Shake or stir until ingredients are well-combined then strain into glasses with fresh ice.
- Garnish with fresh orange and/or lime wedges, if desired, then serve immediately.
Even if you’re using pre-made orange juice, try squeezing the juice from fresh oranges into the mixture for an extra pop!