Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

It’s not a complete menu without a cocktail, and the Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss fits right in with my cranberry theme. Amaretto has such a wonderful taste and scent, and I’m looking forward to trying the cocktail. It looks so festive, and the authors’ description made it sound absolutely yummy!

This post was originally published on December 8, 2017. The text and photos were updated on August 8, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.

The tang of the cranberry juice is balanced by the smoothness of the amaretto and vodka.

Recipe Author: Meredeth Deeds and Carla Snyder Bon Appétit, December 2007 via Epicurious
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The Ingredients

The majority of ingredients for this recipe were easy to find. Amaretto and vodka can be found at most any liquor store. And cranberry juice cocktail is something that every grocery store carries.

The one thing I had trouble with was the clementines for the garnish. However, I was able to find canned mandarin orange segments, so I went with those. They’re pretty much the same thing—clementines are a hybrid between a mandarin orange and a sweet orange. Plus no peeling was required with the canned segments, so I was sold! All I had to do was open the can and drain the juice.

Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss Ingredients
Orange juice, amaretto, cranberry juice cocktail, mandarin orange sections (substituted for clementine segments), and vodka

The Process

This is a quick and easy way to make a lot of cocktails. Just add all the ingredients to a pitcher, give them a quick stir, and use a shaker to make the cocktails two at a time. Love it!

I had a pitcher of 8 cocktails made in 3 minutes. It only took me a minute to shake and garnish 2 cocktails. At that rate, I could have had all 8 Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss cocktails made in less than 10 minutes. Easy peasy, and so perfect for holiday get-togethers.

Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss
Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

So how was it?

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Definitely a tasty holiday beverage! The Amaretto stands out and makes the cranberry juice less tangy. I couldn’t taste the orange juice, but I did notice the vodka a little. Overall, this cocktail is sweet but smooth, and it’s very easy to drink. I love that it can be made by the pitcher and even made a day ahead. It's so perfect for parties!
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