Cape Cod Cocktail

Cape Cod Cocktail in a 24k gold gilding glass garnished with a lime wedge
Cape Cod Cocktail

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It’s funny how we can drink a combination of ingredients over and over throughout the years but never know the name of the cocktail we’re enjoying. This is often the case with the Cape Cod Cocktail (sometimes also called a Cape Codder cocktail). Believe it or not, this cocktail is a simple combination of two simple ingredients; Vodka and Cranberry Juice!

Cape Cod Cocktail in a 24k gold gilding glass garnished with a lime wedge
Cape Cod Cocktail

Why is it called a Cape Cod cocktail?

The name was coined in the mid 1960’s in an issue of The New Yorker magazine but the simple combination was originally called a Red Devil and was coined as such by Ocean Spray’s Cranberry Cooperative News.

How do you make a Cape Cod Cocktail?

To make this drink, you simply combine vodka and cranberry juice and then squeeze a bit of lime juice from a lime wedge into the glass. No shaking required. Just make sure you have some ice in your glass and a nice slice of lime to garnish the drink and you are good to go!

The Glassware

The glass you see in these photos is by Culver glass and is 24k gold gilding. This is one of my favorites finds and I bought it as soon as I saw it. Sadly, I only have one but I felt it fit this drink beautifully. Now if only I could find another one or two to complete my collection, that would be perfect.

Cape Cod Cocktail

I hope you enjoy this cocktail, it’s super simple and tastes great and thankfully, has very few ingredients so it’s easy for anyone to put together and enjoy.

Enjoy!

Mike

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Cape Cod Cocktail

A delicious combination of vodka and cranberry juice.

5 from 2 votes
Cape Cod Cocktail
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
Cocktail
Servings
1
Calories
183
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces cranberry juice

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients with ice in a glass.

  2. Squeeze a lime quarter into the glass.

  3. Garnish with lime wedge and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 87mg, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 51IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Hey everyone! I'm Mike (Mr. Kitchen Magpie). When I'm not sharing cocktail recipes here and on my Instagram (@mrkitchenmagpie), I'm enjoying a nice bottle of scotch in a vintage glass from my barware collection.

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