Cranberry Gin Martini

The Cranberry Gin Martini is a festive twist on a classic cocktail, combining the crisp gin botanicals with cranberry’s tart sweetness. 

side view of cranberry gin martini.

A martini is an elegant cocktail that exudes sophistication and style. Traditionally composed of gin and vermouth. This festive cocktail takes a classic martini and adds a fruity twist. Perfect for the holiday season.


Here’s what you need for this cranberry martini recipe. Find the amounts in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Dry Gin: A good quality gin like Bombay Sapphire or Grey Goose makes the base of this cocktail. The botanicals in gin add depth and complexity to our cranberry gin cocktail.
  • Dry Vermouth: A staple in any classic martini, dry vermouth enhances the gin’s herbal notes and balances the cranberry juice’s tartness.
  • Cranberry Juice: This tart juice adds vibrant color and tangy flavor, a perfect counterpoint to the dry gin. You can use sweetened or unsweetened cranberry juice. If it’s unsweetened, add a teaspoon of standard simple syrup or agave syrup.
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel: For garnish
Pink martini with lemon peel twist.


  • Martini glasses
  • Cocktail shaker


Cranberry juice added to cocktail shaker.

Combine the gin, vermouth, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until well chilled.

pink martini being poured.

Strain the cocktail through a mesh strainer into a chilled martini glass or a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon or fresh cranberries to add a festive touch.

close up of martini.


  • Cranberry Vodka Martini: Swap the gin with a good vodka. 
  • Cranberry Orange Martini: Add a 1/2 ounce of orange liqueur, like triple sec, and garnish with a twist of orange peel or a slice of orange.
  • Ginger Cranberry Martini: Add a teaspoon of ginger syrup or 1/2 oz ginger liqueur. 
  • Cranberry sugared rim: Bring extra Christmas spirit and ​Add a sweet sugar rim around the glass by blending 1/2 cup sugar with a tablespoon of cranberries. Run a lemon wedge along the edge of the glasses and dip them in the sugar. Serve with a sprig of rosemary to bring some greenery.

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Cranberry Gin Martini

side view of pink martini.

The Cranberry Gin Martini is a festive twist on a classic cocktail, combining the crisp gin botanicals with cranberry's tart sweetness.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 oz / 60ml London Dry Gin
  • 1 ½ oz / 45ml Sweetened Cranberry Juice
  • ½ oz / 15ml Dry Vermouth
  • Ice
  • Twist of lemon peel for garnish


  1. Combine gin, cranberry juice, and vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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