A Cranberry Bourbon Slush cocktail

Cranberry Bourbon Slush

Made with bourbon, cranberry juice, dried cranberries and rosemary, this Bourbon Cranberry Slush is a zippy and festive winter cocktail.

Cranberry Bourbon Slush cocktail.

Festive Bourbon Cranberry Slush Recipe

The holiday season is all about celebrating with friends and family, and what better way to spread some cheer than by serving up a savory, festive cocktail that captures the spirit of the season? 

Our festive Bourbon Cranberry Slush is the perfect concoction to add a little extra merriment to your gatherings. With just a few simple ingredients bourbon, cranberry, and ice you can whip up a flavorful beverage that captures the spirit of the season.

Why You’ll Love This Cranberry Slush

  • Holiday Spirit – This bourbon cocktail captures the essence of the holiday season with its warm flavors of bourbon. It instantly puts people in a festive mood.
  • Tasty Flavor Combination – The spiced vanilla notes of bourbon pair perfectly with the tart flavor of cranberry juice, creating a cocktail that’s not too sweet or too sour.
  • Refreshing and Slushy –  The icy slushy texture of this cocktail is perfect for sipping on at a holiday gathering. It’s a light alternative to some of the heavier holiday drinks, like our tiramisu cocktail.

What Is Cranberry Whiskey Slush?

Cranberry Whiskey Slush is a cocktail made with a combination of bourbon, cranberry juice, ice and other flavor-enhancing ingredients.  The drink is known for its kick of bourbon, and it’s a favorite among those who enjoy both fruity and boozy cocktails.

Ingredients to make Cranberry Bourbon Slush.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Bourbon – Bourbon is the base spirit for this cocktail, though you could also use whiskey.
  • Cranberry Juice –  Cranberry juice gives the drink its vibrant red color and a sweet-tart flavor
  • Ice –  Ice is essential for creating the slushy texture of the cocktail.
  • Dried Cranberries and a sprig of rosemary – These enhance the visual appeal and provide a touch of freshness to the drink.
Blending cranberries, ice and other ingredients to make a cranberry bourbon slush.

How to Make Bourbon Cranberry Slush

  • Prepare the Cranberry Mixture – In a blender, combine the ingredients. You can adjust the amount of bourbon to your liking, depending on how strong you want the cocktail.
  • Blend the Mixture – Add the dried cranberries and blend the ingredients until well combined and smooth. Add the ice to the blender with the cranberry mixture and blend until you achieve a slushy consistency.
  • Garnish –  Throw in your sprig of rosemary and a few dried cranberries on the top and you’re ready to serve. 
Close up photo of a Cranberry Bourbon Slush cocktail garnished with frozen cranberries and rosemary.

Serving Suggestions

Be creative and have fun with these festive cocktails. Serve in chilled glasses or mason jars for a rustic touch.  Add some rim decorations, dip the rim in sugar or you can incorporate crushed ice around the rim for a frosty look.  A great way to add fun are skewers of frozen cranberries and orange segments for a decorative and functional touch.

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A Cranberry Bourbon Slush cocktail

Cranberry Bourbon Slush

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Made with bourbon, cranberry juice, dried cranberries and rosemary, this Cranberry Bourbon Slush is a zippy, festive winter cocktail that's ready in minutes.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • sprig of rosemary


    1. Place bourbon, ice, and cranberry juice into a blender. Blend well.
    2. Add in dried cranberries. Blend well.
    3. Pour into glass and top with a few dried cranberries and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Easy Winter Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 604
  • Sugar: 139
  • Sodium: 37
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 159
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

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