Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini


Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun weekend planned. I will be in Las Vegas. Yep. I might just talk a bartender into making my favorite new cocktail, this Cranberry Bourbon Martini. How festive would this be for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve?


Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini |

I use real unsweetened cranberry juice in this cocktail.

Sweetened it with Bourbon Maple Syrup.

Bourbon Maple Syrup |

Float some fresh cranberries on the top. Do it.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini |

This drink is a bit tart. And perfectly sweet at the same time. It’s exactly what you need when sitting by the fire in Montana.

The Ranches at Belt Creek, Montana |

Or watching the sunset in Telluride.

Sunrise Telluride, Colorado |

Maker’s Mark has become a favorite here.

I love the the sensation of chilly days & sipping warming bourbon.

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini |

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini |

Have a great weekend! Hopefully you can give this cocktail a whirl.


Cranberry Cocktail Recipe Links

Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini |



~ Marla Meridith

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31 thoughts on “Maple Cranberry Bourbon Martini

  1. Wow, this is some seriously stunning photography! It sounds delicious–going on my holiday cocktail menu for sure. My family celebrates on Christmas Eve with a fancy homemade dinner and cocktails around the Christmas tree before we go to church…these would be a fabulous choice! The kids would love a matching cranberry skewer in their sparkling apple cider, too. 🙂

    Lisa Frank of Handcrafted Parties

  2. If you want some true bartender street cred, this should be called a cranberry manhattan. Martinis imply gin or vodka and you can drop the reference to bourbon altogether since manhattans are made with bourbon. Nice recipe though, good potential!