Whether vodka lovers make vodka infused with cranberries at home or buy it ready-made, this flavored spirit can be used as a base for many cocktails and tall drinks. Cranberry vodka is often more drinkable straight than pure vodka. There are many flavored vodkas on the market and leading spirit companies have produced vodka combinations with fruit flavors, including cranberry, apple, citrus and peach. Cranberry vodka typically has a clear color or a pinkish hue, with a distinctive cranberry scent.

Cranberry Splice

This is a tipple that uses the flavor of cranberry to make a fruity and punchy vodka drink. Make an effective vessel for the drink by covering the rim of a martini glass with spiced sugar. In a cocktail shaker mix up the juice from a wedge of a fresh orange, ice, one shot cranberry vodka, a splash of Cointreau, 1/2 shot fresh lemon juice and 1/2 shot of syrup. Strain the mixed liquid into the martini glass and decorate with fresh or frozen cranberries.

Mistletoe Kiss

Cranberries have been a festive favorite for many years and this creamy cocktail can be served up at Christmas time. Place one shot of cranberry flavored vodka, one shot pineapple juice, one shot coconut cream into a cocktail shaker and mix well with ice. Strain the drink into a martini glass and garnish with maraschino cherries.

Long Drink

Make a tall, refreshing drink from cranberry vodka by mixing it with soda water. Crush up a slice of lime and three teaspoons of sugar into the bottom of a tall glass. Add two shots of cranberry vodka and top off with soda water and cubes of ice. Stir the drink well with a spoon and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Colorful Cocktail

Mix up a colorful, fruity cocktail by combining cranberry vodka with any fruit flavored liqueur. Place all the main ingredients, one shot cranberry vodka, two shots Melon liqueur, one shot Blue Curacao liqueur, three shots sweet and sour mix and two shots of lemonade into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain the drink into a tall glass half filled with crushed ice and decorate with a maraschino cherry and a straw.