Cranberry Mead Cocktail for Capricorn Season and the Capricorn Moon

With Capricorn season and the New Year around the corner, there’s no better time to sip up a delicious mead cocktail and plan for the year ahead. With spices like cinnamon and clove, apple, a hint of orange, maple, and topped with Moonlight Meadery’s “No Need to Argue” cranberry mead, this cranberry-apple mead cocktail is delicious and packed with ingredients associated with abundance, love, and money – to help you plan for success like a Capricorn!

A very special thanks to Moonlight Meadery for sending me the mead to help me make this drink!

With that, let’s get into this supremely delicious Cranberry Mead Cocktail and why you should enjoy it for Capricorn Season!

About the Cranberry Mead Mixed Drink

Wintertime is when many of us connect to old traditions, and as the oldest alcohol in the world, mead is a perfect libation for the occasion. Using Moonlight Meadery’s No Need to Argue Cranberry mead, this mead drink recipe offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the seasonal flavors like of cranberry, apple, and orange, while attuning to the themes of winter and Capricorn season. So relax, sit back, and sip in the season with this tasty, zesty apple cranberry mead cocktail recipe! 

Every ingredient is also aligned to seasonal and astrological themes and energy, packed with folklore and magic (as the history of mead and alcohol is intertwined with ancient witchcraft practices). With cinnamon for manifestation, abundant clove, brightening orange, and goal and action oriented cranberry, this cranberry mead drink recipe is a perfect for planning for success this Capricorn season – to think about new goals for the new year, and usher them forth with abundance, action, and manifestation.  Many of these ingredients are an also associated with love, so under Capricorn’s watchful eye, sip this mead cocktail recipe with a loved one, to help renew bonds of commitment, tradition, and love.

Ingredients for the Cranberry Mead Cocktail

When it comes to this delicious and magical libation, every ingredient has a role to play! Here are some of the ingredients you will need to make this mead drink recipe, and how their folklore and flavors play into the mead cocktail.

  • Cinnamon, Ground: From cinnamon-scented broomsticks to pine cones, cinnamon is a key aroma of the fall-winter season. A perfect compliment to the apple and maple flavors of this mead drink recipe, a pinch of ground cinnamon adds a hint of both spice and magic. Associated with the sun in witchcraft practices, cinnamon is perfect for celebrating the rebirth of the sun and solar energy. It is also often used luck and manifestation, and to spice up one’s love life.orld. 
  • Clove, Ground: Ground clove warms up and rounds out our cranberry mead cocktail, making for some sensuous and comforting flavors. Associated with Jupiter, clove is often used in witchcraft to help with bringing in the riches, raising spiritual vibrations, and heating up romance. 
  • Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is our cocktail syrup in this mead drink recipe, adding a light woodsy, subtle sweetness to balance the tang of the cranberry and lemon. It is often associated with things like love and money, and can help to inspire longevity in both. Maple syrup can vary from brand to brand, so be sure to start with less in your maple cocktail and add more, if needed.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: What better way to cleanse the old year away and reinvigorate your energy, than with lemon? Adding a tangy refreshing note to our cranberry mead cocktail, lemon is associated with purification, while also uplifting feelings of love, happiness and inspiration. It is also associated with the moon, so that will made a great ingredient addition for the Capricorn New Moon.
  • Orange Bitters: For a nice zest and a bit of that solar energy (so that we have the sun & lunar influences for the Capricorn sun and moon) we will be adding orange bitters. A couple of dashes these really enlivens the cocktail flavor profile, while adding energy of warmth, optimism, and heightening themes of abundance, luck and inspiration.  
  • Apple Brandy: To compliment the cranberry mead, we are adding just tad (1/2 ounce) of apple brandy. From ancient nordic cultures wassailing and pouring cider on tree roots in apple orchards, to seasonal sparkling apple cider, apples are the reason for the season, and a great ingredient to use to tie to ancient wisdom. At the same time, if you cut an apple horizontally, the slices form a five pointed star – perfect for manifestation magic. Apple is also associated with healing, love, and fertility oftentimes.  
  • Cranberry Mead: The center of this concoction is nonother than Moonlight Meadery’s Cranberry Mead – “No Need to Argue”. This mead is absolutely delicious, and finishes off our concoction. Cranberry is often associated with protection, and ruled by mars, is a great ingredient for setting goals and taking action. As a berry, cranberry is sometimes used to represent abundance as well. All in all, it is a perfect Capricorn-associated for setting goals, protecting them, and bringing abundance with those endeavors in the new year. If you’d like to learn more about mead and Award Winning Moonlight Meadery, you can read my Mead Magic blog here

Cranberry Mead Cocktail Recipe

Energetic Inspiration: Love, Longevity, Money, Planning

Cranberry Mead Cocktail with Apple and Maple

Cranberry Mead Cocktail

With apple, maple, orange, and topped with cranberry mead, this mead cocktail is tantalizing and perfect for sipping in abundance, love, and planning for the new year ahead this winter.
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person



  • 1 generous pinch cinnamon, ground
  • 1 generous pinch clove, ground
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 ounce apple brandy
  • 4 drops/dashes orange bitters
  • 1-2 ounces Moonlight Meadery's "No Need to Argue" Cranberry Mead
  • cinnamon-brown sugar mixture for glass rim, optional
  • 1 stick cinnamon for garnish


  • In your cocktail shaker, place ground spices, maple, lemon, orange bitters, and apple brandy.
  • Add ice and shake.
  • Feel free to rim cocktail glass lip with brown sugar & cinnamon mixture, coating lip with lemon and then dipping into mix.
  • Strain drink into glass and top with 1-2 ounces Cranberry Mead (add to taste).
  • Garnish with cinnamon stick & enjoy!
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