Drinks | December 1, 2019

Cranberry Spritzer

Healthy, sparkling sweet and tart cranberry spritzer. I LOVE this recipe. I love its not chalked full of sugar, it has some bubbly, and the hint of lime aftertaste. This is a drink the entire family and all your guests will love!

INGREDIENTS FOR CRANBERRY SPRITZER

You will need:

  • frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • limes/lime juice
  • sparkling water or soda

sparkling water, cranberry concentrate, limes

FINDING FROZEN CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE

WHAT IF I CANT FIND 100% CRANBERRY JUICE?

You can use a cranberry juice blend, it will taste still delicious!

WHAT IF I CANT FIND FROZEN CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE AT ALL?!

Try looking for it at grocery stores instead of walmart or target. I find bigger frozen juice selections at grocery stores like Kroger, smiths, vons, Albertson etc. If you still cannot find the frozen juice concentrate another alternative would be to mix cranberry juice (from the juice isle) with sprite or ginger ale.

HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE CRANBERRY LIME SPRITZER

Simply mix your soda water, concentrate, and lime juice together.

concentrate and soda being poured into pitcher

Gently stir the drink. Mix until combined, but dont vigorously mix or over mix to preserve the carbonation of the soda water.

HOW TO HAVE A CRUNCHY SUGAR GLASS RIM?

I really love a little crunchy sugary class rim for this drink. Especially because it is a little tart the sweetness of the sugar is sooo good!

STEP 1: Dip the end of my glass rim in a small amount of syrup. I use a clear Torani (coconut, vanilla)  but you can use a homemade simple syrup that has no flavor.

syrup, sugar and limes

After dipping into sugary syrup dip into sugar, or a mixture of coarse sugar and fine. I used a mixture of coarse sugar and fine for a more dramatic effect.

PRO TIP: Leave cups upside for about 10-15 minutes until the syrup and sugar has dried. This help so no drips down the side of the cups. 

CAN I MAKE THIS DRINK AHEAD OF TIME?

Because of the carbonation the further ahead you make this drink the less carbonation it will have. I suggest making it as soon as possible to serving time. But a few hours ahead will be ok.

WHAT DO I GARNISH  THIS DRINK WITH?

You can garnish this drink with:

straight on glance at drink

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cranberry sparkler cup with rosemary and cranberry garnish
Cranberry Lime Sparkler
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Cranberries and citrus are in season during the winter months - so why not combine them with a little bubbly water for a delicious, refreshing, addition to your holiday party?

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas drink, cranberry lime sparkler
Servings: 4
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 can cranberry juice concentrate thawed
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 35 ounces sparkling water
  • course green decorating sugar for ganish
Instructions
  1. In a pitcher combine cranberry concentrate, lime juice, and sparkling water. Stir to combine.
  2. To garnish glasses with green sugar dip the rims in water and then in sugar.
  3. Serve chilled.
Recipe Notes

WHAT IF I CANT FIND 100% CRANBERRY JUICE? 

You can use a cranberry juice blend, it will taste still delicious! 

WHAT IF I CANT FIND FROZEN CRANBERRY JUICE CONCENTRATE AT ALL?! 

Try looking for it at grocery stores instead of walmart or target. I find bigger frozen juice selections at grocery stores like Kroger, smiths, vons, Albertson etc. If you still cannot find the frozen juice concentrate another alternative would be to mix cranberry juice (from the juice isle) with sprite or ginger ale. 

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Lime Sparkler
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 218
% Daily Value*
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Sugar 46g51%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 49.8mg60%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. did this giveaway end? i know it’s been awhile, but i don’t see a winner listed. If not, i would LOVE to have a chance to win this. The style and look of it is wonderful, plus would be so much fun to make different drinks!

    1. Hi Jenn,

      Yes the giveaway has ended. The winner is displayed in the gleam form above the recipe. Keep an eye out for future giveaways though! We do them all the time. :)