Cranberry Lime Sparkler Recipe

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Cranberry Lime Sparkler Recipe

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You just can’t beat a reliable punch recipe that has a mass appeal. The crimson color of this beverage is well-suited for the Christmas season.— Kari Scilley, Perham, Minnesota
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
9 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 2 medium limes, sliced
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine water and cranberry sauce; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in sugar; cool to room temperature.
Transfer to a pitcher; stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Refrigerate until chilled.
Just before serving, add the club soda, ginger ale, limes and cherries. Yield: 9 servings.
To Make Ahead: Prepare cranberry mixture up to 2 days in advance; store, ready to mix in batches, in the refrigerator.
Originally published as Cranberry Lime Sparkler in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p73

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 159 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup club soda, chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale, chilled
  • 2 medium limes, sliced
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries
  1. In a large saucepan, combine water and cranberry sauce; cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Stir in sugar; cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher; stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, add the club soda, ginger ale, limes and cherries. Yield: 9 servings.
To Make Ahead: Prepare cranberry mixture up to 2 days in advance; store, ready to mix in batches, in the refrigerator.
Originally published as Cranberry Lime Sparkler in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p73

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