Winterberry Cocktail

Shake up a cranberry-lime cocktail that works with or without the vodka and elderflower liqueur.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 mocktails or 4 cocktails
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4 ounces cranberry juice

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon agave nectar

One 3-inch strip orange zest

4 ounces Mandarin vodka, optional

2 ounces elderflower liqueur, optional

3 ounces ginger beer or ginger ale


  1. Combine the cranberry juice, lime juice, agave and orange zest in a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and elderflower liqueur if using and 2 cups of ice, then shake for 10 seconds. Strain into two or four 6-ounce martini glasses and finish each with ginger beer and an orange twist.