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Cranberry Christmas Kiss Cocktail

 Welcome the holidays with this beautiful and delicious Cranberry Christmas Kiss Cocktail!  It is so pretty served in a martini glass, and garnished with cranberries and a sprig of rosemary!

So easy to make as all the ingredients go in all at one time.  Shake with ice and pour into the glass and there you go.  Wait for the oos and ahhhs.  

Some folks serve this in what is called a Nick and Nora glass.  It is another type of stemmed glass.  This cocktail is considered to be served "up" meaning you do not add ice to the glass.  The name comes from a movie made in the 30s called The Thin Man.  I love a good throwback story!

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Christmas Cranberry Kiss Cocktail
Terri Steffes

Christmas Cranberry Kiss Cocktail

Such a pretty and delicious cocktail to serve at the holidays!


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 0.5 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • splash of fresh orange juice


  1. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish with cranberries.
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  1. I love the name of this drink, fits it perfectly

  2. Wait, I thought drinks without ice are called "neat"?! I'll take this cocktail either way! LOL.

    1. Drinks shaken with ice to cool them, then strained, and served without ice, are "up." You are correct as well, but the drinks are served at room temperature.

  3. I've never had a cocktail but they always look so pretty. I love the festive colors and flavors incorporated.

  4. I love the adornments on this cocktail. So gorgeous.

  5. I like the Amaretto paired with the cranberries! Yum!

  6. This drink looks so festive and delicious!

  7. I love a festive cocktail and this soounds delicious!

  8. Pretty and festive cocktail!


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