This Cranberry Screwdriver with cranberry vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier is a delicious and easy to make cocktail.
Its been awhile since I’ve made a cocktail. Too long, if you ask me. I had this wonderful Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka sitting in my cabinet far too long and it was just begging me to drink it. It really was. This particular vodka is made from real New England cranberries and is all-natural handcrafted vodka from Austin, TX. Next to Portland, OR, the best place in this country you can go for amazing food and spirits would have to be Austin.
I love a tasty screwdriver, so I thought I should make a festive screwdriver. Its pretty much your standard screwdriver which is vodka + OJ, but this drink was way better than a boring old plain screwdriver.
You can shake this cocktail with ice to really mix it well and get it ice cold, but I’m lazy and usually don’t want to clean an extra dish if I don’t have to, so I just added all the ingredients to the glass.
Start with a couple ounces of the cranberry vodka and top it off with some fresh squeezed orange juice. I happened to have some tasty cara cara oranges and juicing two of them gave me exactly the amount I needed. A little splash of Grand Marnier really finishes this lip smacking drink off.
Not only is it quite tasty, but it packs a great punch and its pretty. How can you go wrong?
- 2 ounces cranberry vodka
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice (I used cara cara)
- splash of Grand Marnier
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker or just combine over ice in glass and stir. Enjoy!