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Cranberry Aquavit & Tonic

This cocktail is as easy-going as it gets, with aquavit, cranberry juice, and a squeeze of lime, topped with tonic water. Garnish with lime and mint for a very refreshing afternoon cocktail, no matter the season.


Cranberry Aquavit & Tonic

Amy Traynor
This wintery cocktail combines the herbal spirit aquavit with cranberry, lime, and tonic water. It's refreshing, bubbly, and an approachable way to try aquavit (akvavit) for the first time.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person


  • 2 oz aquavit
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Tonic water


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Pour aquavit, cranberry juice, and lime juice over ice.
  • Top with chilled tonic water (I prefer Q Drinks and Fever-Tree).
  • Stir gently and garnish with lime and a sprig of mint.
Keyword akvavit, aquavit, cranberry, lime cordial, tonic, winter cocktails
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