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Cape Codder Cocktail

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Does anyone know the history of how the Cape Codder got its name? Longshot, but I'm particularly looking for who named it and when? Thanks!

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  1. I would think it was named because it is made with cranberry juice and Cape Cod is known for growing cranberries.

    You could call the PR department at Ocean Spray. They may know the history.

    1. The Harpoon, was a drink that the Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Company promoted in its brochures between 1956 and 1970, and it was made of vodka, cranberry and lime.

      Today this drink is known as Cape Codder.

      1. the cape cod (as it is more widely known than the new englandy "codder" moniker) was definately highly popularized in the 1970's/early 80's by the TGI FRIDAYS chain and it's similar ilk.

        FRIDAYS served the "holy vodka trilogy" aka the cape cod (cranberry), greyhound (grapefruit or the salty dog variant w/ grapefruit & a salted rim) and the sea breeze (cranberry/grapefruit). they were all the cosmopolitans of their day - lol!