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5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Lemon Drop Martini

A festive cranberry twist on a lemon drop martini recipe, using a homemade cranberry syrup for a bit of sweetness. Light, fruity and festive!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, lemon, lemon drop, martini
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Admin


Simple Syrup:

  • 2 C chopped cranberries
  • 1.5 C water
  • 1 C granulated sugar

Cranberry Lemon Drops:

  • 1 C cranberry simple syrup from above
  • 1 C fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C vodka
  • ice for shaking


  • Coarsely chop the cranberries and place in a medium saucepan with water. Simmer the cranberries for 20 minutes.
  • Gently mash the cranberries and strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer (you should have about 1 cup of juice, add more water if not).
  • Place the juice back in the saucepan with 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
  • Fill a shaker halfway with large chunks of ice. Add in 2 oz (1/4 cup) of each the cranberry simple syrup, lemon juice, and vodka.
  • Shake until mixed and chilled well, and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy immediately!


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg