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Cranberry Spritzers Recipe

Refreshing and slightly tart, this ruby-red beverage from our Test Kitchen is the perfect thirst-quencher for Christmas gatherings. Give it a special look in wine glasses with a lemon-twist garnish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
  • Lemon twists


  • 1. In a pitcher, combine the cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, sugar and lemon juice; chill until serving. Just before serving, stir in club soda. Serve in wine glasses. Garnish as desired. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 121 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.