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Cranberry Juice Recipes

Mix a refreshing drink with these crowd-pleasing cranberry juice recipes, including ideas for tea, cocktails, smoothies, lemonade, cider, wassail, iced tea, fruit punch and more.

Fruity Lemonade

Fruity Lemonade

Fruity Lemonade

Our Test Kitchen put a special spin on lemonade by adding fruity flavor and fizz. The bubbly beverage uses convenient frozen concentrates, so there's no need to mess with lemons.

Frosted Ruby Punch

Frosted Ruby Punch

Frosted Ruby Punch

With its crimson ice ring and dollops of sherbet, this punch is pretty enough for parties. "To make the ice ring, I freeze cranberry juice in a mold," says Sandi Pichon of Slidell, Louisiana. "It's perfect for a bridal shower or tea party."

Autumn Tea

Autumn Tea

Autumn Tea

I've been serving beverages made with various flavors of tea at gatherings, and people are always surprised by the results. This blend features flavors we associate with fall - apple, cranberry and pumpkin pie spice. Serve it either warm or cold. -Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
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Spicy Cranberry Drink

Spicy Cranberry Drink

Spicy Cranberry Drink

Red-hot candies add a little spice to this rosy beverage that's perfect for holiday buffets or winter potlucks. Serve it hot or cold. At 28 cents a serving, it's inexpensive, too. —Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois

Mulled Cran-Apple Juice

Mulled Cran-Apple Juice

Mulled Cran-Apple Juice

"Here's a beverage that's a fun change from regular hot cider," writes Carol Mead of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Hot Spiced Tea

Hot Spiced Tea

Hot Spiced Tea

This tea we serve is delightful. Everyone enjoys its spicy cranberry flavor and wonderful aroma!—Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana

Cranberry Slush Punch

Cranberry Slush Punch

Cranberry Slush Punch

Its pretty color and tangy-sweet taste make this festive drink a hit at Christmastime. We also served it at my sister's wedding, where guests told us it was some of the best punch they'd ever tasted. It is an old family recipe. -Martha Artyomenko Libby, Montana

Cran-Strawberry Cooler

Cran-Strawberry Cooler

Cran-Strawberry Cooler

This frothy refresher blends strawberries with cranberry juice, white grape juice and ice. "This drink hits the spot whenever you serve it," says Clara Coulston, Washington Court House, Ohio.

Cherry Yogurt Smoothies

Cherry Yogurt Smoothies

Cherry Yogurt Smoothies

In Charlotte, North Carolina, Katie Sloan adds some canned pie filling to her special smoothie. "This is a favorite of mine," she remarks. "I think the cherries and banana are an awesome combination."

Cranberry Lemonade

Cranberry Lemonade

Cranberry Lemonade

With its pretty pink blush and tart refreshing flavor, Cranberry Lemonade is sure to satisfy, glass after glass after glass. Field director Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon shares this summer thirst-quencher.

Four-Fruit Drink

Four-Fruit Drink

Four-Fruit Drink

"This refreshing beverage has a tropical flavor that goes well at summer barbecues," notes Bonnie Bulford from her home in Nicholson, Pennsylvania. "Be sure to make plenty for your next get-together!"
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