Show me cocktails that are not too sweet but still a little sweet, maybe with amaretto, cranberry juice, Cointreau, or other liquors and juices.

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found some cocktails that are not too sweet but still a little sweet, featuring ingredients like amaretto, cranberry juice, Cointreau, and other liquors and juices. The top recommendations based on your preferences are: 1. Cosmopolitan 2. Quarantini 3. Amaretto Cruise 4. Cranberry Collins 5. Sweet Pink These cocktails strike a nice balance between sweetness and other flavors, incorporating the ingredients you mentioned in varying combinations.
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You asked: Amaretto, cranberry juice, Cointreau cocktails not too sweet. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.


The origins of the Cosmopolitan are somewhat disputed. It is likely that the drink was created independently by different bartenders...

Lemon vodka (40 ml), Cointreau (15ml), Lime juice (15ml), Cranberry Juice (30 ml)

4 ingredients
4.82 / 5


This delicious little number comes packed with some delighfully common ingredients for all those in lockdown. Add the bubbles to...

Cointreau (30 ml), Cranberry Juice (30 ml), Gin (45 ml), Apple Juice (15 ml), Champagne / prosecco (Top up)

5 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Amaretto Cruise

The Amaretto Cruise is a delectable and indulgent cocktail that is perfect for those who enjoy fruity and creamy flavors...

Peach Schnapps (30ml), Orange juice (120ml), Cranberry Juice (120ml), White rum (30ml), Amaretto (30ml), Cream (60ml), Sour Mix (60ml)

7 ingredients
4.54 / 5

Cranberry Collins

A variation of the classic Collins drink, but made with vodka instead of gin. The fruit juices give it a...

Raspberry vodka (40ml), Soda water (75ml), Cranberry Juice (25ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Grenadine (10ml)

5 ingredients
4.39 / 5

Cranberry Twist

The Cranberry Twist is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that combines the crisp, tart taste of cranberry juice with the...

Vodka (30ml), Lime juice (10ml), Cranberry Juice (90ml), Ginger Ale (60ml), Lemonade (60ml), Mango Puree (15ml)

6 ingredients
4 / 5

Amaretto Cranberry

Found on Disaronno's website, this drink is tasty and fruity and goes down way too easily.

Cranberry Juice (150ml), Amaretto (45ml)

2 ingredients
3.91 / 5

Cherry Cranberry Smash

Crisp and refreshing, this drink has no added sugar, and will definitely handle the "smash."

Cranberry Juice (120ml), White rum (30ml), Cherry (3), White wine (120ml), Tonic water (60ml)

5 ingredients
3.9 / 5

Sweet Pink

The Sweet Pink cocktail is a fruity and nutty concoction that combines the tartness of cranberry juice with the smoothness...

Cranberry Juice (60ml), White rum (60ml), Lemon (Dash), Frangelico (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb is a fruity and refreshing cocktail that packs a punch of flavor. Its vibrant red color reflects the...

Cranberry Juice (Top up), Melon liqueur (22.5ml), Amaretto (22.5ml)

3 ingredients
3.64 / 5

Cranberry Almond Kicker

The Cranberry Almond Kicker is a flavorful cocktail that combines the sharp, tart taste of cranberry juice with the sweetness...

Vodka (30ml), Orange juice (15ml), Cranberry Juice (60ml), Amaretto (15ml)

4 ingredients
3.52 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What cocktails can I make with amaretto and cranberry juice?

Cocktails like the Amaretto Cranberry and the Amaretto Cruise combine amaretto and cranberry juice for a balanced flavor.

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How does Cointreau affect cocktail sweetness?

Cointreau contributes a sweet and orange-flavored profile, which can add a nuanced sweetness to cocktails without overwhelming other flavors.

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What are some tips for making cocktails that are not too sweet?

To make cocktails that are not too sweet, balance sweet ingredients with sour or bitter components, use fresh citrus juice, and be mindful of the quantity of sweet liqueurs.

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Can I adjust the sweetness of a cocktail after it's made?

Yes, you can adjust the sweetness of a cocktail by adding a bit more citrus juice to balance out the flavors or diluting with soda water.

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Is there a difference between using fresh juice and store-bought juice in cocktails?

Using fresh juice can offer a brighter and more natural flavor compared to store-bought juice, which may have added sugars and preservatives that can alter the taste of cocktails.

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