Cranberry, Clementine + Rosemary Cocktails |

Cranberry, Clementine + Rosemary Cocktails

  • Author: Nicole Gaffney (
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: simmered
  • Cuisine: thanksgiving


This bright and festive Cranberry, Clementine  + Rosemary cocktail is just what you need to make it through this holiday season! Makes 1 cocktail – scale up as needed. Simple Syrup makes enough for about 8 cocktails. 



For the Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large rosemary sprigs
  • peel from 2 clementines

For the Cocktails

  • 1 small clementine, quartered (use 1/2 if large)
  • ice
  • 2 parts vodka
  • 12 parts simple syrup, to taste
  • 3 parts 100% unsweetened cranberry juice (NOT cranberry cocktail)
  • club soda or dry sparkling wine for topping
  • fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs for garnish


Make the Simple Syrup

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring up to a simmer (but do not boil). Once the sugar has completely dissolved, turn off the heat and let steep for at least one hour. Strain, then store in a jar or squeeze bottle and chill until needed.

Make the Cocktail

  1. Muddle the clementine in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, vodka, simple syrup, and cranberry juice, then give it a good shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice, then top with club soda or sparkling wine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a few fresh cranberries.

Keywords: alcohol, vodka, spritzer, cocktail, drink, beverage, orange, thanksgiving