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Cranberry Rum Cocktail Recipe

Sandi Gaertner
An easy cranberry rum cocktail that features a cranberry syrup.
4.9 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Cocktail Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 102 kcal


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup 7UP®
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 ounces rum per drink


  • In a pot, add all ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. 
  • Use a spoon so smoosh cranberries into the side of the pan. 
  • Remove from the heat. 
  • Use a ladle to spoon some of the mixture into a mesh strainer. Use a spoon to press the mixture down, which forces the juice out of the mixture. Do this until the mixture is firm and has little moisture.
  • Allow the syrup to cool.
  • Add 3 ounces rum to a glass. Pour ¼ cup syrup into the glass. Top off with 7UP®.


Serving: 1gCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 18gSodium: 7mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13g
Keyword cranberry rum cocktail, cranberry simple syrup
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