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Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

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This Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie is like Christmas in a cocktail glass. Who said you couldn’t enjoy a smoothie in the winter?

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Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

It’s turning colder around these parts.

Here in St. Louis, as of writing this post, we have dipped down into the low 30’s at least once.

Does that stop me from blending up a smoothie occasionally?

Heck no! No way!

We love a good smoothie, and make it special and just for adults, and I’m totally sold.

This Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie is definitely for the adults, but you could leave the rum out for a kid-friendly batch.

Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

Sweet & Tart combine in this Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie, making it a delicious cocktail to serve at your holiday parties.

But honestly it can be made anytime you’re looking for a treat.

And don’t think you’re going to freeze. 

That rum adds just the right amount of ‘warm up’ as you enjoy sipping these with friends and family. 

They are so tasty and fun!

Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

Get creative with your cocktails, and try out a flavored rum if you would like.

And you don’t have to use a clear rum, but the clear rum preserves that beautiful red cranberry color.

I just love that cranberry red color, don’t you?

While testing this recipe for the post, we tried it with several different kinds of rum.

We loved traditional clear rum, but you know what was even more delicious?

Try it with some coconut rum. It was like tart and sweet and kind of tropical. Delicious I tell you! 

Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

It may be Winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a Smoothie Cocktail and this delicious Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie is the perfection winter cocktail. The flavors of the season all together.

Who’s ready to make a Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie?

I’m excited to be sharing this recipe as part of Cranberry Week – now in it’s third year! See all the tasty cranberry recipes being shared today below and follow #cranberryweek on social media for more ideas all week long.

Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

Cranberry Vanilla Rum Smoothie

Yield: 2 cocktail smoothies
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

A delicious, ice cold cranberry smoothie with vanilla and rum. Incredible on a hot day or even a cold day. Perfect for your next dinner party.


  • 1 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup clear rum
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ice, as needed


  1. In a blender, combine the frozen cranberries, juice, extract, rum and sugar and blend until smooth.
  2. Add ice if you would like a thicker consistency. Blend well.
  3. Pour into glasses and serve.

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Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Sounds delicious. Great new idea for parties!

Wendy Klik

Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I'll bet it was good with coconut rum. YUMMO


Tuesday 6th of November 2018

I can totally get on board with this grown up smoothie! Great color and flavors.

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