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Cranberry Orange Spritzer

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An easy and refreshing juice-based drink that’s kid-friendly. It is perfect for summer sipping on a hot day.  

Cranberry Orange Spritzer in a stemmed glass with an orange slice garnish.

 I’ve been looking for a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage for my son’s upcoming summer birthday party. I really hate serving sodas and yes, I know juice has sugar, but it’s a better choice than a straight soda.

Cranberry orange spritzer in a glass with a pitcher behind it.

I usually always have cranberry and pineapple juices in my pantry and orange juice in my refrigerator. Though we aren’t big soda drinkers, I usually always have Sprite and ginger ale on hand too.

This recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s not too sweet and doesn’t have the bite of the carbonation that comes with Sprite (the lemon-lime soda I used). The best part is it will be easy to adjust the ingredients for a larger crowd.

My husband thought it looked a little dark and suggested white cranberry juice. I think the color is fine but if you agree, go with the white.

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A glass of cranberry orange spritzer being held.

You could also make this a grown-up libation by adding vodka or rum, or my favorite, spiced rum. I did not chill the juices prior to making this and it was fine just poured over ice. I would chill them in the future. I usually purchase the six-pack of Ocean Spray cranberry juice and those are just over a cup so I used the whole bottle since there wasn’t much left. 

It’s easy to make this punch in advance, just don’t add the Sprite until you are ready to serve. You wouldn’t want it going flat.

To save the calories from the lemon-lime soda, you could certainly substitute carbonated water such as Perrier, although the taste will be very different.

Do you want more kid-friendly drinks?

Blueberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

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Cranberry Orange Spritzer in a stemmed glass with an orange slice garnish.

Cranberry Spritzer

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

A refreshing beverage that's kid-friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberry juice, chilled
  • ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
  • ¼ cup orange juice, chilled
  • 1 can lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite), chilled
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

    1. In a pitcher combine all ingredients except ice cubes. Gently stir the to combine. Place ice cubes in two glasses and fill with cranberry mixture.

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This post was originally published on June 3, 2015, updated on July 12, 2020.

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Christie

Saturday 8th of August 2020

What a fun tropical twist with the pineapple juice. And what a fun drink to have pool side.

Amy (Savory Moments)

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

This looks like a super refreshing drink! My kids would love these and I'd enjoy one as well.

April

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Sprite is my favorite pop, so I know I would love this drink!

Audrey

Wednesday 15th of July 2020

I am all about the mocktails lately. This looks quite tasty.

Hezzi-D

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Sounds refreshing! I like the sweet and tart flavors in this.H

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