Go Back
+ servings
an orange cocktail with a cinnamon and sugar rim on a board with rosemary and halved orange.
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Winterberry Spice Cocktail

A Winter Cocktail created by The Snug Club!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 drinks
Author Tracy



  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz Cranberry Spice Syrup
  • 4 mandarins or about 2 oz of mandarin juice
  • splash club soda / soda water optional for a little carbonation
  • Ice

Sugar Rim

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Mix sugars and cinnamon in a shallow, wide bowl that is at least the width of the glasses you will be using. Set aside.
  • Fill shaker halfway with ice.
  • Slice the mandarins in half and squeeze juice from each half into a shaker. Or juice mandarins to get at least 2 oz of juice. Set aside at least 2 halves.
  • Add vodka and Cranberry Spice Syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake!
  • With the two mandarin halves, use the flesh of the mandarin and drag them along the rim of the glasses. Gently dip the rims into the shallow bowl with the cinnamon and sugar mixtures to create a sugar rim.
  • Strain half of the contents of the shaker into one glass and the other half into the second glass.
  • Top each glass off with a splash of soda water if desired.
  • Cheers!


This recipe makes 2 drinks that are approximately 3-4 oz each (dependent upon how big your splash of soda water is!).
Vodka:  Make it a mocktail by omitting the vodka and using 2 oz of your favorite soda water. 
Cranberry Syrup: While we wholeheartedly encourage you to try some of Portland Syrups Cranberry Spice Syrup, if unavailable in your area, you could also use cranberry juice mixed with some mulling spices.  Mix 1 glass of cranberry juice with the spices and then add about 2 oz of the glass of the shaker.
Mandarin Juice: Fresh squeezed is best, but you can also use your favorite jarred mandarin or OJ, or fresh squeezed OJ.