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Cranberry Smash Cocktail

This Cranberry Smash Cocktail is an easy and festive holiday beverage made with cranberry sauce and a homemade rosemary simple syrup.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas cocktail recipe, cranberry cocktail, thanksgiving cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 380 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 2 ounces gin vodka works, too
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Juice of 1 lime plus extra wedges for serving


  1. Combine rosemary, sugar and water in a small saucepan and heat until sugar dissolves. Let stand until completely cool, then discard rosemary.

  2. Muddle cranberry sauce in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, rosemary simple syrup and lime juice and shake to combine. Strain evenly into two cocktail glasses filled with ice.

  3. Top with soda water. Serve with additional lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to simply nix the alcohol if that’s not your thing. This would make a fabulous mocktail for non-imbibing party guests!