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Happy Hour: Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

Any other time of year, a cocktail with "kiss" in the name might make me roll my eyes. But for Valentine's Day, this bright red, Winter-y drink is perfectly appropriate. Despite the name, I count the Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss among my favorite cocktails.

Like some of the best couples, amaretto and cranberry juice are an unlikely match, but highly compatible, and this vibrant cocktail tastes smooth, tart, and not too sweet. This time, I used sparkling cranberry juice from Trader Joe's (stirred, not shaken), which added a fun twist. Garnish with a seasonal clementine slice and toast to whatever you fancy. Get the recipe now.


Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

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Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

Ingredients

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup amaretto
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Ice cubes
Clementines, peeled, separated into segments

Directions

  1. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve. DO AHEAD: Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.
  2. To make 2 drinks, fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in scant 1 cup vodka mixture. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 martini glasses. Garnish each with clementine segment. Repeat 3 times with ice cubes, remaining vodka mixture, and clementine segments.
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lauren lauren 4 years
Oh this looks soooooooooo good!
kaks11 kaks11 7 years
Where did this recipe go? I am helping my mom host a jewelry party and we are going valentines day theme and this looked like the perfect drink. I e-mailed this link to myself maybe a month ago and the recipe was there. Now it is N/A. I also am unable to find it on Bon Appetit's website :(
nancita nancita 8 years
I made one of these on Saturday night and it was really great. The amaretto makes it like a more wintry cosmo. It has a nice warm flavor that works really well for cold weather. Also, I used meyer lemon juice instead of OJ and it was great.
4BYRDS 4BYRDS 8 years
wow. I love the color and it sounds great!
Indigo4320 Indigo4320 8 years
Yummie!!!!
rhondak rhondak 8 years
My hubby and I enjoyed this cocktail on Christmas Eve. Delish!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
emalove emalove 8 years
I love amaretto! And cranberry juice. This sounds amazing.
PartySister PartySister 8 years
I love this cocktail! I made this at partysugar's recommendation, and all my gal pals loved it at our holiday gift exchange!
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