New Years Eve Drink: Cranberry Lemon Cocktail

A perfect New Year’s Eve drink recipe, cranberry lemon cocktails!

Who needs a delicious cocktail recipe to clink when the clock strikes midnight?

Whether you’re at a friend’s house or watching the ball drop in Times Square from the comfort of your living room, this easy New Year’s Eve drink recipe is perfect to say “Cheers!” to the New Year!

New Year's Eve Drink Recipe! A cranberry lemon cocktail you'll want to serve your New Year's Eve guests - a little cheers to go around! Learn how to make this cocktail now!

The cranberry and lemon flavors marry perfectly in this delicious cocktail.

Katie and I usually stay home and have a nice drink or two while we’re listening to the bands play from all over the country on the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve party and waiting for the clock to strike 12!

New Year's Eve Drink Recipe. A cranberry and lemon drop drink recipe.

What are your New Year’s Eve traditions?

Do you do anything special?

Do you have a signature drink?

If you don’t have a signature cocktail that you use for your parties, this cranberry lemon drop recipe can easily become your New Year’s Eve drink! Whip up a batch now and try it out!

We love it. You’ll love it!

Cranberry New Year's Eve Drink

Enough yappin’, let’s get to the recipe!

How to Make Cranberry Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped cranberries
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions

Buy Cranberry Simple Syrup Here, or make your own with this recipe.

  • Chop cranberries and place them in a saucepan with the cup and a half of water. Simmer the cranberries and water for about 20 minutes.
  • Mash the cranberries gently with a potato masher or fork.
  • Strain cranberries through cheesecloth or a fine strainer. This should yield about 1 cup of juice, add more water if needed.
  • Pour the liquid back into the saucepan with a cup of sugar, stir and bring to a boil.  Immediately remove from heat.
  • Set aside and allow to cool.
Preparing cranberries for cocktail recipe
Cranberry and lemon ready to make an alcoholic drink recipe

New Year’s Eve Drink Recipe: Cranberry Lemon Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz) cranberry simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Ice for shaking

Directions

  • Fill a shaker with…
    • 1/2 full of ice cubes
    • 2oz Cranberry Simple Syrup
    • 2oz Lemon Juice
    • 2oz Vodka
  • Shake until mixed and chilled well.
  • Pour into martini glasses
  • Garnish with cranberries and rosemary if you wish
  • Serve and enjoy

Get a shaker set here!

Yields 4 drinks.

New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipe
5 from 1 vote

New Year’s Drink Recipe – Cranberry Lemon Cocktail

A delicious cocktail for New Year's eve, cranberry lemon drink.
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups chopped cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Cranberry Lemon Drops

  • 1 cup 8oz cranberry simple syrup
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Ice for shaking

Instructions

Cranberry Simple Syrup

  • Chop the cranberries and place them in a saucepan with the water. Simmer the cranberries for about 20 minutes.
  • Mash the cranberries gently with a fork or potato masher.
  • Strain them through cheesecloth or a fine strainer. This should yield about 1 cup of juice, add more water if needed.
  • Pour the juice back into the saucepan with 1 cup of sugar, stir and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat. Set aside to cool.

Shake it!

  • Fill a shaker with…
  • 1/2 full of ice cubes 
  • 2oz Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • 2oz Lemon Juice
  • 2oz Vodka
  • Shake until mixed and chilled well.
  • Pour into martini glasses
  • Garnish with cranberries and rosemary if you wish

Video

Notes

Alternatively, you can purchase lemon juice and cranberry simple syrup. It’ll still taste great!
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $10
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious NYE drink we’ll be serving!

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