The Cape Codder cocktail is a delicious, refreshing and timeless summertime drink that has been enjoyed for decades. Originating in the United States, this classic drink is a variation on the vodka and cranberry juice combination. A popular summertime favorite, the Cape Codder has a long and interesting history, as well as being one of the most popular drinks in the country.
The Cape Codder first made an appearance in the 1950s when a bartender at the popular Cape Codder Resort in Provincetown, Massachusetts, created the drink. The cocktail was originally made with vodka and cranberry juice, but the recipe has evolved over the years and now includes other ingredients such as lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda. The drink quickly became a summertime favorite and began to be served in bars and restaurants throughout the country.
The Cape Codder is a simple and easy drink to make and is perfect for a hot summer day. To make a great Cape Codder, you will need the following ingredients:
• 2 ounces of vodka (you can also use gin, rum, or tequila)
• 4 ounces of cranberry juice
• 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
• 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
• Club soda
To assemble the drink, fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Then, add the vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup to the glass. Finally, top off with club soda and stir. For an extra bit of flavor, you can add a splash of orange juice.
The Cape Codder can be served with or without a garnish. If you choose to garnish your drink, a lime wheel or a sprig of fresh mint are great options. If you’d like to add a bit of extra sweetness, you can also add a maraschino cherry.
The Cape Codder is a refreshing and easy-to-make summertime drink that is perfect for relaxing on a hot day. With its simple combination of vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and club soda, the Cape Codder is sure to be a hit at any gathering. So, grab your ingredients and let’s get mixing!
Looking for other great vodka cocktails to make? You can’t go wrong with this Northeast favorite, the Orange Crush.