vodka cranberry

Cape Codder –> Vodka Cranberry, Simple and Popular

The Ocean Spray cranberry grower’s cooperative came up
with the drink in 1945. They called it a “Red Devil”.

The company was started and is headquartered in Massachusetts.
Cape Cod MA. is a popular summer time vacation spot. 

It was in the 1960’s someone came up with the drink name
Cape Codder.

Most people ordering the drink simply ask for a vodka, cranberry.

cape cod
Cape Cod AKA Vodka Cranberry served in a highball

Cape Cod

Highball or Tall glass
Fill with ice

 Vodka – 1.5 ounces

Fill with Cranberry Juice
Garnish with Lime wedge

 

 

I wander how many thousands of these I served over the years.

Almost always ordered as vodka cranberry or vodka cran.
It was rare that someone would order it as a Cape Cod.

If they did, it was usually someone thinking that it’s a cute
idea to throw a drink name at a bartender to see “how good”
the bartender is.

This of course is a very bad idea for the customer, especially
at a busy time.  The service that customer gets from that point
on will probably be slow, at best.

Cape Codder --> Vodka Cranberry, Simple and Popular 1

Cosmopolitan

Fill Up glass with ice.  – Yes I call a Martini glass an Up glass, get over it Snowflake.

Fill shaker with ice.

Vodka/Citron  –  2 ounces
Triple Sec/Cointreau  –  1 ounce
Lime Juice  –  splash
Cranberry Juice  –  splash
Add ingredients to shaker. Shake.
Dump ice out of Up glass.
Strain shaker into glass.
Garnish with Lime Wedge.

The original was created in Minneapolis, 1975.
Neal Murray just added a splash of cranberry juice to a Kamikaze. 

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Sea Breeze

Fill highball glass with ice.

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Fill with,
1/2 Cranberry Juice
1/2 Grapefruit Juice

Garnish with Lime wedge.

 

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Bay Breeze

Fill highball glass with ice.

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Fill with,
1/2 Cranberry Juice
1/2 Pineapple Juice

Garnish with Lime wedge.

Madras

Fill highball glass with ice.

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Fill with,
1/2 Cranberry Juice
1/2 Orange Juice

Garnish with Lime wedge.

Woo Woo

Fill highball glass with ice.

Vodka  –  1.5 ounces
Peach Schnapps  –  3/4 ounce

Fill with Cranberry Juice

Garnish with Lime wedge.

I mostly served these as shooters.

A Woo Woo is very easy to drink and when made right
they have a kick that you can’t really taste.

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