Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe Combines Flavors of Sweetness

Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe

The cranberry old-fashioned recipe is a traditional cocktail that became popular after it was published in an 1894 book called “Modern American Drinks,” by George J. Kappeler. The recipe describes how to make a drink using three ingredients: rye whiskey, sugar, and cranberry juice.

Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe

The drink is typically served on the rocks and garnished with an orange slice or maraschino cherry. This drink is perfect for the holiday season. It combines flavors of sweetness, heat, and fruitiness to provide a delicious drink that is perfect for any time of day.

Recipe #1


  • 1 oz Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sour Mix
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 2 fresh cranberries with stems attached (for garnish)
  • Ice Cubes as per demand

Recipe #2

Let’s have a look at the ingredients that go into this amazingly delicious cocktail, that will surely be a hit at your next party.

  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cloves
  • 2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • Sugar for the rim
  • 1 orange slice for garnish
  • Club soda for serving


In an old fashioned glass or mason jar, add the sugar followed by 3 ice cubes. Using a muddler or spoon, crush the ice until it is fully dissolved in the sugar. Add in bitters and stir until dissolved. I would like to recommend Christmas Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe during Christmas holidays.

Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe Calories

The Cranberry Old Fashioned cocktail has an ABV (alcohol by volume) percentage between 9% and 20%. On average, the cocktail contains around 283 calories.