The Cape Cod Cocktail

Cape Cod Punch Bowl Cocktail
Photo by Marcus Nilsson/ Food Styling by Michelle Gatton

Greet your guests with a spin on the classic Cape Cod cocktail, as old-school Cherry Heering adds a touch of refreshing sweetness. Look for starfish-shaped silicon ice molds at kitchen supply or party stores.

How to Prepare a Classic American Clambake
  • 16 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces Cherry Heering liqueur
  • 48 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 orange, sliced, for garnish
  • Starfish-shaped ice cubes, for garnish

Combine vodka, cherry liqueur and cranberry juice in large punch bowl. Mix well. Garnish with orange slices and ice cubes. Serves 8.

Published on June 22, 2017
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
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Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are Wine Enthusiast's Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors. DeSimone tastes wine from Israel and the Mediterranean Basin, while Jenssen tastes wine from Eastern Europe, including the former the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Both co-authored Wines of California, Wines of the Southern Hemisphere, and The Fire Island Cookbook. Wine educators and presenters, both gentlemen serve as frequent guests on national and local television. Email:

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