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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.

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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

Sparkling Cranberry Kiss

Sparkling Cranberry Kiss

Sparkling Cranberry Kiss

I love the tartness of cranberries in cold beverages, and this recipe is easily doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. —Shannon Arthur, Wheelersburg, Ohio

Cranberry Fizz

Cranberry Fizz

Cranberry Fizz

With just five basic ingredients, this wonderfully tangy punch couldn't be much simpler to stir together. It won't take a lot of you time away from other party preparations, which is a real plus.—Suzette Jury, Keene, California
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Picnic Fruit Punch

Picnic Fruit Punch

Picnic Fruit Punch

This pink cooler is deliciously thirst-quenching on a warm day. Seeing its color, folks guess it might be pink lemonade. They're pleasantly surprised to discover the bubbly blend includes cranberry, pineapple, orange and lemon juices. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Berry Breakfast Smoothies

Berry Breakfast Smoothies

Berry Breakfast Smoothies

Smooth out the morning rush with a boost of berries. It's tart, tangy and sweet, so there's no need to add any extra sugar to this delightfully balanced beverage. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Tropical Cooler

Tropical Cooler

Tropical Cooler

I appreciated this easy-to-make punch when preparing for my son's party. Our guests liked its slightly tart flavor.—Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington

Refreshing Cosmopolitan

Refreshing Cosmopolitan

Refreshing Cosmopolitan

Lively color graces this signature drink. Its refreshing and slightly tart taste is perfect for a ladies' night out or at a party. During the holidays use fresh cranberries for a garnish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Simple Lemon Berry Pitcher Punch

Simple Lemon Berry Pitcher Punch

Simple Lemon Berry Pitcher Punch

"If you need to satisfy a large group, you can double or triple the recipe for this refreshing beverage," advises Margaret O'Bryon from Bel Air, Maryland. The tangy combination of lemonade and cranberry juice is a real thirst-quencher on a warm day.

Spicy Cranberry Warmer

Spicy Cranberry Warmer

Spicy Cranberry Warmer

Meet the Cook: Here in the High Sierras, my husband and I operate a small bed and breakfast inn. I like serving this drink to winter guests as they warm up in front of our stone fireplace - it's a favorite with everyone for its heavenly scent! It's also a standby when we host local groups, who frequently meet at our place. I learned to cook from my mother. I have been at it since I was a girl. My husband and I have six grown children and a total of 11 grandchildren. -Marlene Cartwright, Sierra City, California

Frosty Fruit Drink

Frosty Fruit Drink

Frosty Fruit Drink

To round out the meal, she serves glasses of Frosty Fruit Drink. "Since you just toss everything into blender, these smooth thick shakes are ready in minutes," Jo assures. "They're like a beverage and dessert in one."

Hot Cranberry Cider

Hot Cranberry Cider

Hot Cranberry Cider

Adding colorful appeal to a wintertime meal is a easy—just turn to this tasty cider Anna Mary Beiler developed in her strasburg, Pennsylvania kitchen. "The cranberry juice gives it lots of flavor, too," she confirms.—Anna Mary Beiler, Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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