How do a bunch of businessmen sell their product? By creating a demand, of course. Following that philosophy, the Ocean Spray cranberry growers cooperative created a drink called Red Devil. Vodka. Martini. Lime. Whether the Red Devil is the direct ancestor of Cape Codder seems unclear.
What is crystal clear, however, is that Cape Codder is a delicious drink. The amount of alcohol can be modified to make it less inebriating. The cranberry juice hides the taste of cheap vodka. Lime juice adds a wonderful freshness.
– cranberry juice
– lime juice
– lime slices or wedges
No, there are no amounts given in the ingredients list. The proportion between vodka and cranberry juice is so fluid that it’s useless to state amounts. Start with one part vodka to four parts cranberry juice and make adjustments from there.
When you have the balance that you like, start stirring in lime juice. Little by little and tasting as you go.
Pour the mixture into highball glasses (or a pitcher, even), add ice and lime slices or wedges and serve.