A close up of a Cape Cod cocktail (vodka Cranberry)

Cape Cod Cocktail Recipe (Vodka Cranberry)

A Cape Cod cocktail, or Cape Codder as it is sometimes called, is essentially a vodka cranberry. It’s a simple, refreshing cocktail known for its tart, slightly sweet flavor and its rich red color. Most Cape Cod recipes suggest serving a Cape Cod in a highball or Collins glass. However, I like my cocktails strong, and so I serve it in an Old Fashioned glass with only a minimal amount of cranberry juice. Obviously, you can adjust the amount of cranberry juice and/or vodka to your taste. Here’s how I make a Cape Cod cocktail.

Cape Cod Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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Difficulty: Easy


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A Cape Code is a simple cocktail consisting of vodka and cranberry juice, and garnished with a lime wedge.


  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • Cranberry Juice (to top up)

  • Lime Wedge for Garnish


  • Fill an Old Fashioned glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in 1.5 oz of vodka.
  • Top up with cranberry juice.
  • Gently stir with a bar spoon.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

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TIP: Add orange juice to your Cape Cod and you’ve got yourself a Madras Cocktail.

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