Cape Codder

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The Cape Codder is vodka and cranberry juice in a tall glass. Lots of ice and a wedge of lime are standard.

Also known as a "Bog-fog" or simply as a "Cape Cod."



  • 2 oz vodka
  • 5 oz cranberry juice

Pour both ingredients in a tall glass with ice, and garnish with lime wedge.

Historical References

TIME Magazine, 12th November, 1965

According to David Herpin

This drink is probably the most commonly ordered drink, whether most know they are ordering this or not. The legend wasn't far off on this one. As legend has it, Ocean Spray Cranberry company promoted their product to be used with vodka and lime juice to make a "Cape Codder" in the 50's. Ocean Spray did infact, Promote a Vodka, Cranberry and Lime Juice Drink, but it wasn't a Cape Codder in:

Ocean spray's cranberry cooperative news: Volumes 6-10 by Cranberry canners, inc in 1945 "With cranberry juice he adds vodka and a dash of fresh lime and comes up with a "Red Devil Cocktail.""

The Cape Codder itself appears much later in:

The New Yorker in 1965 "Let the jolly innkeeper refresh you (and your lady) with America's newest cocktail creation— The Cape Codder."

House & garden: Volume 139 in 1971 "Cape Codder. - Put 3 or 4 ice cubes in a highball glass, and add l l/2 ounces vodka and 6 ounces cranberry juice cocktail"

This drink dates to 1945 and was originally called a "Red Devil", a name given by the creators of the drink, The Ocean Spray Cranberry Company. The Cape Codder name dates from 1961-1964 and is named after Cape Cod, MA. Most notably for Cape Cod's monopoly over the cranberry trade during the time frame. It contained atleast as of then:

Shake These:

Vodka (Undetermined)

Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

Fresh Lime Juice

Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice cubes.

Lime Wedge Garnish (Modern)

"Sophisticated drinkers are trying the Cape Codder (vodka, cranberry juice, a twist of lemon)"

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