Whiskey Cranberry Cocktail - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Whiskey Cranberry Cocktail

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

I enjoy a drink once in a while and my whiskey cranberry cocktail is definitely a favorite. I love this drink because the woody and smooth notes of bourbon and the sweetness from the cranberry juice and maple syrup are the perfect combo. This cocktail is such a treat!

All about my Whiskey Cranberry Cocktail

Although my whiskey cranberry cocktail looks fancy and elegant, the preparation is a breeze. First combine the maple syrup, cranberry juice and bitters (I recommend orange) in a rocks glass. Then add a large ice cube into the glass, pour the bourbon over the ice and garnish with some orange peel. Voila!

Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is a great addition to any drink! In addition to the whisky cranberry cocktail, you can add cranberry juice to seltzer (add in some lime too!) for a spritzer, add to hot tea, or to other boozy drinks like mulled wine, or sangria. The options are endless.

Health Benefits
Cranberry juice also offers health benefits. Cranberry juice is full of antioxidants that have been shown to help reduce oxidation throughout the body, aid in heart health, and protect our immunity. In addition, 8 ounces of cranberry juice meets 100% of our recommended dietary intake of vitamin C! More reasons to include 100% cranberry juice in your favorite drinks.

Whiskey Cranberry Cocktail Essentials

I can’t wait to see you make my cocktail at home! Here are some of my favorite bar tools that I use to make a variety of adult bevs.

Ice Cube Mold:


Bar Tools:

Similar Pages

If you enjoyed my whiskey cranberry cocktail, check out my Blueberry Vodka Cocktail with Mint, my Kombucha Mojito, and my Pomegranate Old Fashioned!


Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail. (n.d.). Retrieved January 28, 2020, from https://www.oceanspray.com/Products/Juices/By-Type/Classic-Juice-Drinks/Cranberry-Juice-Cocktail

Villines, Z. (2018, August 9). Cranberry juice benefits and side effects. Retrieved January 25, 2020, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322731.php#side-effects

whiskey cranberry cocktail

Whiskey Cranberry Cocktail

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Keyword: alcohol, alcohol beverage, bourbon, scotch
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD


  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cranberry juice
  • 1 dash bitters orange is nice
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Garnish: Orange peel


  • Combine syrup, juice, and bitters in a rocks glass and stir.
  • Add large ice cube, pour bourbon on top, garnish with orange peel.


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