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This Cranberry Screwdriver, made with cranberry vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier, is a delicious and easy cocktail!

Perfect for entertaining during the holidays or as a relaxing adult beverage after a stressful day at work, this simple yet delicious cocktail certainly hits the spot!

Cranberry Screwdriver with orange wedge
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This time of year is all about food, fun, and crazy good cocktails!

You will love making this Cranberry Screwdriver not only for yourself, but for your guests. Who doesn’t love an easy drink recipe? No one. That’s who!

Ingredients needed:

All you need is Cranberry vodka, fresh squeezed orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier!

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What is a screwdriver drink?

A screwdriver is basically orange juice and vodka mixed together. The amount of vodka and orange juice used can be completely based on preference. It is often served over ice.

I love a tasty screwdriver, so I thought I should make a festive screwdriver. What could be more festive than cranberries.

This cranberry vodka and orange juice cocktail is pretty much your standard screwdriver, but this screwdriver recipe was way better than a boring old plain screwdriver.

Do you shake or stir vodka and orange juice?

You can shake this vodka cocktail with ice to really mix it well and get it ice cold, but I’m lazy. I usually don’t want to clean an extra dish if I don’t have to, so I just added the cranberry vodka, orange juice, and Grand Marnier to the glass.

How to make this Cranberry Screwdriver Drink:

Start with a couple ounces of the cranberry vodka and top it off with some fresh squeezed orange juice.

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?

Is fresh squeezed or store bought orange juice best with vodka?

You can use either fresh squeezed orange juice or store bought orange juice when making cocktails. Again, it’s totally a matter of preference.

Cranberry Screwdriver with cranberry vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier on a festive table

Cranberry Screwdriver

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
This Cranberry Screwdriver with cranberry vodka, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a splash of Grand Marnier is a delicious and easy to make cocktail.


  • 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!


Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 226mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Vitamin C: 56.7mg, Calcium: 13mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This post was originally created in Dec 2015 and has been updated with more fun facts and tidbits for your reading pleasure.

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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I love addition of the cranberry vodka and the Grand Marnier! I could totally use one right now! It is crazy hot here!

  2. Tried this last night but got confused and accidentally added a bit of vanilla simple syrup in the end. The addition of vanilla toned down the citrus notes. All of a sudden it was something yummy but no individual components could be identified. Cranberry dreamcicle?