Cranberry Sparkler

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


3 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
The flavors of this refreshing cran-raspberry cocktail are great any time of year. In winter, the cranberry makes it a good fit for holiday parties; on a warm summer's night, the raspberry comes to the fore. It's a favorite for our girls' night! —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York
Cranberry Sparkler Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup raspberry rum
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Optional: Fresh raspberries and cranberries


  1. Combine rum and juices. Fill three rocks or old-fashioned glasses with ice. Divide rum mixture evenly among glasses; top each with 2 ounces ginger ale. If desired, serve with fresh raspberries and cranberries.
Sugared Cranberries
Heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in microwave until warm; gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour. 

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 174 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.