Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail & NEW Blog Design!

Please enjoy a virtual toast of this festive Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail to celebrate The Foodie Affair’s new blog design!  {Clink, Clink}

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail - The Foodie Affair

Pinch me, so I know I’m not still dreaming about this day. I’m soooo excited to have a new website design!! I seriously can’t stop smiling when I look at all the details that make my new site design lovely to look at!

Do you know how long I’ve been planning for this launch? Pretty much since I pushed the publish button to my first post at the end of 2011!

I taught myself how to take better photos, how to navigate social media, and a host of details that are behind the scenes of blog ownership, but the computer techie stuff and graphic design takes me a very long time to grasp. I knew that I would need serious help from someone I completely trusted, so while keeping an eye out for the right person to help me with my vision, I kept note of what I wanted my blog to look like.

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail - The Foodie Affair

Don’t you feel grateful when people come into your life and you have great rapport and respect for their expertise? Camila from TitiCrafty has been that person! Creative, professional, quick to respond, and an extremely talented graphic designer! I’ve been following her for awhile and when I read on her blog that she was available to take on some clients I knew right away that I wanted her to be the one to turn The Foodie Affair into a pretty site to visit!

Cami shared with me the current trends in web design and provided me with the professional advice I needed to make the best decisions for a custom site. My new home on the internet is just what I had imagined it to be!

If you need updated icons, a personalized signature design, a logo, headers for any social media site or a complete website overhaul, I recommend Camila from TitiCrafty!

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail - The Foodie Affair

And now for cosmos! I combined fresh cranberries and orange peel mix and let in infuse with vodka for a couple of days. This combination would be a delicious cocktail holiday gift! Attach the cosmo recipe and a nice ribbon on the jar or bottle!

I put together a make your own drink bar set up during our Thanksgiving gathering. All the ingredients were in one area with the recipe to follow. This set up works great for parties or large gatherings!

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail - The Foodie Affair

Cranberry Cosmopolitan in a clear glass with lime

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Fresh cocktail that isn't overly sweet with homemade ingredients. Add this drink to your holiday entertaining schedule. This cocktail is meant to be shared with a crowd.
5 from 13 votes
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Course: Beverage - Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • Cranberry/Orange Vodka
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sweetener granulated sugar, xylitol
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 3 cups vodka
  • large slice of fresh orange peel
  • Cranberry Cosmopolitan
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cranberry/Orange vodka above
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 ounce orange flavored liqueur triple sec, Cointreau
  • Ice


Cranberry/Orange Vodka

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, water and cranberries. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries begin to pop. Take off the heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Pour the mixture into a large Mason glass jar. Add the vodka and orange peel. Cover and let the ingredients infuse for several days. Strain before using in cocktails.

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, add cranberry/orange vodka mix, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur. Shake several times to mix all the ingredients together. Enjoy immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This recipe is based on Martha Stewart’s Cranberry Cosmopolitan cocktail.

Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail - The Foodie Affair


This Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail is made with fresh cranberries and orange peel mix and infused with vodka for a couple of days. This combination would be a delicious cocktail holiday gift! Attach the cosmo recipe and a nice ribbon on the jar or bottle! The Foodie Affair

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  1. Congrats on a fab blog site. I’m excited to try the cranberry Cosmo. Great visual makes me thirsty just looking at it!! You are going to do great!! Bravo❤️

  2. Sandra — YAY!! I’m so excited for you! Your site looks beautiful — I know how hard you have worked! You were one of the very first friends I ever made at this crazy thing we call “work” I am so so so happy to see your vision come to life! One of these days we will share a cranberry cosmo!

    P.S. I know I am a bad blog friend and don’t get to comment much but I do still get all your newsletters and am always so excited when all your pretty food is in my face in social media! 🙂

  3. Your new blog look is fabulous!!! Congratulations! And I love that you made the cranberry vodka for these cosmos–perfect for the holidays!