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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.

Cranberry Slush

Cranberry Slush

Cranberry Slush

One taste of this sweet icy treat leads to another...and another. My mother-in-law makes it for family gatherings, and it never lasts long. Often, my husband and twin daughters request it as a snack or dessert. It's a refreshing party beverage as well.

Cranberry-Orange Shake

Cranberry-Orange Shake

Cranberry-Orange Shake

This recipe came with a blender our sons gave us for Christmas back in the 1960s. We made a batch that year and every year since!—Anna Mae Roth, Milford, Nebraska

Spiced Wassail

Spiced Wassail

Spiced Wassail

Sylvia Ford of Kennett, Missouri shared the recipe for this delicious blend of fruit juices that's perked up with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
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Hot Mulled Pineapple Drink

Hot Mulled Pineapple Drink

Hot Mulled Pineapple Drink

"This is a fun and different way to use pineapple juice," relates Margaret Wagner Allen from Abingdon, Virginia. "I like to serve this tasty hot beverage in tall mugs and top each drink with a whole clove pressed into a lemon slice."

Warm Christmas Punch

Warm Christmas Punch

Warm Christmas Punch

Red-hot candies add rich color and spiciness to this festive punch, and the cranberry juice gives it a little tang. Our children always request it for our December 25th brunch. -Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

Cranberry Orange Punch

Cranberry Orange Punch

Cranberry Orange Punch

This tangy punch is festive, refreshing and easy to prepare. I float orange wedges studded with cloves in the pitcher or bowl as a garnish. And instead of plain ice cubes, I add frozen orange juice cubes.

Quick Cranberry Fruit Punch

Quick Cranberry Fruit Punch

Quick Cranberry Fruit Punch

This not-too-sweet punch is always a part of my Christmas buffer. It can easily be doubled if you're having a large group. —Ruth Andrewson, Peck, Idaho

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

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
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