Cranberry Paloma

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


Cranberry Reduction

  • 1 cup 100% cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup  fresh cranberries
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup


  • 1 cup 100% pure grapefruit juice
  • 1 recipe cranberry reduction, strained
  • 2-3 ounces silver tequila
  • Grapefruit slices and cranberry ice cubs (garnish)
  • club soda (optional)

Cranberry Ice Cubes

  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 12-24 fresh cranberries


  • To make cranberry ice cubes, in advance, add one cranberry to each ice cube segment of a standard or 1×1 inch silicone ice cube tray. Cover with cranberry juice and freeze.
  • For the cranberry reduction, add cranberry juice, maple syrup and fresh cranberries to a saucepan with cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until the cranberries pop and the liquid reduces to about ¾ cup. Let cool.
  • Add regular or cranberry ice cubes to four cocktail glasses.
  •  Pour the cranberry reduction, grapefruit juice and tequila to a cocktail shaker and stir. Using a cocktail strainer, divide the mixture into the glasses and top with a splash of club soda if desired. Garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit and cinnamon stick.
  • For a cocktail option, eliminate tequila and replace with 1 ounce of lime juice and 2 ounces of club soda.


This recipe was provided by Kelly Jones RD.

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