CranApple Codder

This a perfect cocktail for a warmer fall day out on the porch. Putting a nice twist on the Cape Cod by adding apple flavor to sweeten and cut that strong cranberry tartness.

A Cape Cod in a cocktail glass garnished with fresh cranberries behind a apple on top of a pile of cranberries. Red and tan leaf cloth backdrop.

What is a Cape Cod?

A Cape Codder is a Vodka Cranberry cocktail with equal parts juice and liquor. Usually served in a rocks glass on ice.


A Cape Cod is named after a east coast town. The area grows a lot of cranberries and this drink is amazing made with fresh juice. The fall twist added is cutting the cranberry tartness with a apple cider.


  • Vodka
  • Apple Cider
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Cranberry Liqueur
Bottles of Cranberry liquor and Vodka, jars of apple cider and cranberry juice. Apple on top of apple cider jar. Rocks glass with jigger inside filled with cranberries.


Rocks Glass

Bar Spoon

Instruction Overview

  1. Grab a glass and fill with ice.
  2. Add Vodka, Cranberry juice, Apple Cider, and Cranberry Liqueur.
  3. Stir and drink.
Cape Cod cocktail in a rocks glass with ice and garnished with fresh cranberries. Fresh cranberries wrapped around the bottle of the glass. Red and tan leaf clothe background.


Can I serve it straight up?

Traditionally it is served on the rocks but you can strain it into a separate glass if you’d prefer.

What type of Vodka should I use?

I would suggest a non flavored vodka unless it is apple or cranberry. I wouldn’t use a nice vodka as the other ingredients shine more then the liquor.

Can I shake this instead of stir?

You can if you’d like but the standard is to stir.

Why is vodka cranberry called Cape Cod?
Why is it called Cape Cod drink?

It is named after the the town Cape Cod because they are very well known for their cranberries.


This is a cocktail that the juices shine. You can swap in a Apple or Cinnamon liqueur instead of the cranberry if you want a little more of that apple sweet flavor. You can also splash in flavored vodka’s and I’d highly recommend a Cinnamon to bring in a bit of spice and even more fall flavor.

CranApple Codder in a rocks glass with ice and fresh cranberries garnish. Red and tan clothe background.

CranApple Codder

A Cape Cod (Cape Codder) is a Vodka Cranberry cocktail with equal parts juice and liquor. Usually served in a rocks glass on ice.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 Rocks Glass
  • 1 Bar Spoon


  • 3 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Apple Cider
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1/2 oz Cranberry Liqueur


  • Grab a rocks glass and fill with ice.
  • Pour in Vodka, Apple Cider, Cranberry juice, and Cranberry Liqueur
  • Stir until very chilled and enjoy

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