Jalapeño-cranberry cosmos

A holiday cocktail with a spicy kick? Sign us up! This tangy, holiday take on a traditional cosmopolitan is the perfect add-on to festive gatherings with friends and family.

The classic vodka, cranberry and lime drink gets an upgrade with some extra flavor, courtesy of one of the most popular peppers out there — the jalapeño. First, you make the juice by way of this awesome sauce recipe: Jalapeño cranberry sauce.

This perky pepper combines swimmingly with the other ingredients, especially since it pairs so well with the flavor of cranberries. Jalapeño has a spicy essence for sure, but it’s also almost pleasantly fruit-like, and will make your cosmo truly sing.

Jalapeno-cranberry cosmos

Jalapeno-cranberry cosmos

Yield 1



  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add the vodka and lime, strain into a martini glass.  
  3. Add the reserved cranberry sauce and stir.
  4. Serve.