This cocktail combines two of my favorite flavors, cranberry and amaretto. I have an embarrassing number of recipes that rely on these two flavors. It could be worse. I could be obsessed with licorice pizza. I love the fact that these cocktails can be made ahead, poured into a beautiful glass pitcher, and then served to a large (or small) crowd. I think they make a perfect aperitif for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah or Christmas. They have the most glorious color. Their only downside is that they tend to go down a bit too easy.
Amaretto Cranberry Cocktails
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- 1 cup vodka
- ½ cup Amaretto
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- mint sprigs for garnish
Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in a pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Can be prepared a day ahead.
Can be served chilled from the refrigerator, or you can shake them over ice in a cocktail shaker right before serving. Add a mint sprig in each glass for garnish.