Cranberry Spritzer

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For this years Thanksgiving Dinner, I wanted to have a special drink. These Cranberry Spritzers were very festive, easy and flavorful.

Fill your glass half full with cranberry juice and add lemon-lime soda. I bought the juice at Aldi’s and used Walmart brand of soda, also making them a frugal drink.

For garnish I added a sliced lime. You could also add some cranberries on a toothpick or skewer.

I saw on Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade, she used a zester to peel a lime and make a curling garnish. I will have to admit either, I had the wrong tool, it was alot harder than she made it look or I simply couldn’t do it. :) But if you are handy with a zester, give it a try.

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Update: I’m updating this post to include my Grandmothers Cranberry Bread recipe and joining in the fun at Flavor of the Month ~ Traditions at Bake at 350, because it wouldn’t be the Holidays at our home without Cranberry Bread.

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This post linked to:

~Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~2nd Annual Bloggy Progressive Dinner hosted by Parenting the Tinest of Miracles


  1. Those look VERY tasty:-)
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  2. Tiffany says:

    Ooh, I love cranberry juice (yes, I know that’s a little weird) so I’ll have to try these for sure! Very pretty for holiday dinners too :) Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Yaya says:

    Isn’t there an unwritten law that says anything made by someone else will never work the same way for you? At least, in my case, that seems to be the never-ending truth.

    Great site! ~ Yaya
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  4. Carla says:

    How beautiful the cranberry spritzers are in the goblets! We used to drink this on New Year’s Eve, but not as attractively served. I never thought about the twist of lemon or lime. We’re drinking lots of cranberry juice so now all I need is the ginger ale or 7 Up.
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  5. JessieLeigh says:

    Looks so pretty and festive! I think it’s so fun to serve up a sparkly juice drink. Makes it seem so celebratory!

    I do my lime twists just with a small paring knife- that’s how we did it back in the day when I was tending bar. I just carefully trim the peel off a slice and twist it. You might try that method sometime.

    Thanks for sharing and linking up!
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  6. Cranberries are one of my favorite holiday flavors. Yum!
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  7. A special drink is such a great idea! I’m going to use this during Christmas! Thank you!
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  8. I love this spritzer and drink it a lot around the holidays! I like the idea of putting cranberries on a toothpick as a garnish :)
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  9. TidyMom says:

    That drink sounds yummy!! we just picked up a soda we found at the holidays last year – Sierra Mist Cranberry! I’m actually drinking a glass right now!!

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  10. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Not only is this festive but it looks like it taste amazing! I’m a huge fan of cranberry so I just know I would love this!
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  11. Dorothy says:

    Thanks for sharing the cranberry spritzers! They’re so easy, but I bet they taste very fancy :) Great party drink!
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  12. Jade says:

    This looks amazing. I love cranberry juice so I will have to give this one a try next time I need to spice it up a bit!
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  13. I love your glasses. I tried to find some like them earlier this week but I couldn’t. Cranberry with lemon-lime soda sounds so refreshing and totally holiday. Thanks so much for linking up!


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