Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, this Metropolitan Cranberry Martini recipe is a tasty twist on your traditional Cosmo. And it’s easy to shake for one or make a batch for a crowd!

Straight on image of Metropolitan Cranberry Martini on a white background with fresh cranberries for garnish.

Now there are many martini recipes out there that I adore, especially when we are entertaining friends. These, these and these often make an appearance at our gatherings. But this Metropolitan Martini recipe is one of our go-tos. Every time I drink one, I wonder why it’s been so long since I’ve sipped on one. And then it dawned on me that I haven’t shared this martini recipe with you yet!

What’s the difference between a Cosmopolitan martini and a Metropolitan Cranberry Martini?

How many Cosmo lovers are out there? Let me introduce to her much smoother sister, the Metropolitan Martini recipe. Just looking at this pretty cocktail, you would think it’s a Cosmopolitan martini, but there is a small but significant difference between the two: the vodka. The Metropolitan uses blackberry vodka instead of plain vodka and that, in my opinion, makes for a much more delicious cocktail.

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini in tall glass on a white background with fresh cranberries and lime wedges for garnish.

Filled with cranberry and lime flavors and perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, this Metropolitan Cranberry Martini recipe needs to be added to your cocktail files. Your friends and family will ooh and ahh over it. Don’t believe me? Try the two – the Metropolitan and the Cosmo – side by side and decide for yourself. And then I promise I won’t say “I told you so” when you are done.

 

What are you waiting for? It’s 5:00 somewhere, right?

 

Batch Cocktail Tip: This makes a great batch cocktail. We use our giant shaker to mix them all at once! 

Straight on image of Metropolitan Cranberry Martini on a white background with a shaker in the background with fresh cranberries and lime wedges for garnish.

 

Metropolitan Cranberry Martini on a marble background with a bowl of fresh cranberries and lime wedges for garnishes.

Martinis are always hit with a group! Check out some of our favorites!

Lemon Drop Martini– Shake Drink Repeat

Chocolate Martini– Garnish with Lemon

Cranberry Spiced Martinis– Noble Pig

Elderflower Martini– Garnish with Lemon

Blueberry Martini– Garnish with Lemon

Pear Martini– Reluctant Entertainer

Pomegranate Martini– Garnish with Lemon

 

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Metropolitan Martini

Metropolitan Martini

Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart this Metropolitan Cranberry Martini is an updated twist on the traditional cosmo!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Blackberry Vodka
  • 2 ounces Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce Cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce Lime juice
  • Fresh cranberries or lime wedge for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into martini glass.
Perfectly balanced between sweet and tart, this Metropolitan Martini recipe is a tasty twist on your traditional Cosmo. And it's easy to shake for one or make a batch for a crowd!