Side view of my hand holding glass of cranberry slush, with another one in the background.

Cranberry Vodka Slush

Cranberry Vodka Slush combines cranberry juice and vodka with frozen orange juice, frozen lemonade, red jello, and sugared cranberries. This simple recipe will brighten up your holiday gatherings, and your guests will be begging for the recipe! Cheers!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry vodka slush, holiday cocktail, sugared cranberries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 1 day
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 239 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 3 oz. red jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 12 oz. can frozen orange juice - softened
  • 12 oz. can frozen lemonade - softened
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups vodka - use a good quality
  • a spash of 7UP or Sprite - to serve
  • sugared cranberries - for serving, optional


  1. Combine jello in boiling water until dissolved. Let it cool and then add to a large container (with lid).

  2. Add the softened frozen juice and lemonade, cold water, cranberry juice, and vodka. Stir well and freeze.

  3. To serve, scoop slush into glasses, with a spash of Sprite, along with some sugared cranberries on top.

Recipe Notes

To make sugared cranberries:

  1. Combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove from heat and add cranberries. Let this come to room temp.
  3. Drain cranberries over a measuring cup (catching the simple syrup to add to other cocktails, if desired).
  4. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Arrange cranberries on top of the rack to let them dry.
  5. When the cranberries are dry, sprinkle sugar over them, and then roll the cranberries in the sugar.
  6. Store sugared cranberries in an airtight container in the freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Vodka Slush
Amount Per Serving
Calories 239 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 126IU3%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.