Whether you’re looking for a festive holiday cocktail or a change of pace from the usual cosmo, this collection of 18 beautiful cranberry cocktails is for you. Each drink features a thoughtful balance of flavors that goes beyond a simple mix of vodka and cran. With herbs aplenty and a selection of spirits ranging from bourbon to spiced rum, there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy these sublime, sweet-tart sips at your next cocktail hour.

1. Cranberry-Orange Gin Fizz With Thyme: Thyme enhances the already aromatic gin used for this cocktail. which features a double dose of tart cran. (via The Messy Baker)

2. Holiday Mule: We’re always looking for an excuse to break out our beautiful copper mugs. These merry mules are just the ticket. (via Home Sweet Jones)

3. Cranberry Margaritas: Take margaritas from Cinco to cool-weather celebrations with a splash of cranberry. (via Gimme Some Oven)

4. Skinny Cranberry-Vanilla Cocktail: These gorgeous ombre cocktails are more than just a pretty potion. They also happen to pack a healthy dose of vitamin C into every sugar-free sip. (via The Fromagette)

5. Cranberry Pear Ginger Fizz: A duo of muddled fruit makes this blushing gin and ginger beer brew extra festive. (via Brit + Co)

6. Cranberry Cider: Isn’t it time to shake up your leftover cranberry sauce routine? Now you can, in more ways than one. (via Lynsey Loves Food)

7. Cranberry Tequila Toddy: The cure for chilly weather is a steaming cupful of this unconventional hot toddy. (via TasteFood)

8. The Blizzard: You don’t have to wait for a winter storm to roll in to enjoy this beverage; it’s a welcome spin on the whiskey sour to imbibe no matter the weather outside. (via The Speckled Palate)

9. Oscar Party Pitcher Drink: Featuring crowd-pleasing vodka plus a glug of elegant elderflower liquor, this is an excellent sparkling cocktail choice for your next Oscar party or any upcoming fete. (via The Kitchn)

10. Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail: Hard cider mingles with vodka, cranberry juice and freshly squeezed OJ to create a crisp concoction. (via Jelly Toast)

11. Cranberry Smash: You’ll have to plan a few days ahead to make the tart, cranberry-infused gin for this smashing sip, but trust that it’s worth it. (via Thyme of Taste)

12. The CITNB Cocktail: Our “Cranberry is the New Black” upgrades the run-of-the-mill vodka-cranberry with fruity black current liqueur and fizzy juice. (via Brit + Co)

13. Cranberry-Ginger Sparkling Rum Cider: Hard cider and spiced rum lead the dark and stormy into tempestuous territory. Do proceed, but take some precautions. (via Katie at the Kitchen Door)

14. Cranberry-Orange Mulled Wine: Fresh cranberries and juice give mulled wine a bright twist. (via Wine and Glue)

15. Pear Cosmo: With more than a little fall flair, this spin on the fashionable cosmo is a definite contender for best-dressed seasonal sip. (via A Cocktail Life)

16. Cranberry Negroni: With bitter, tart and sweet elements, be prepared to give your best (taste) buds a wonderful sensory overload. (via Serious Eats)

17. Winter Cranberry Martini: Cranberry-infused simple syrup elevates this palate-pleasing martini to sweet heights. (via Swooned)

18. Cranberry-Orange Infused Vodka: A bottle of DIY flavored vodka makes a terrific edible gift. (via My Baking Addiction)

What’s your favorite cranberry cocktail to shake up at home or order at the bar? Let us know in the comments below. 

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