For a lighter and refreshing winter cocktail, try the Sparkling Cranberry Citrus Spritzer. This drink combines the tartness of cranberries with a kick of citrus and is topped off with a splash of sparkling water.

Sparkling Cranberry Citrus Spritzer


  • 1 cup cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slices and cranberries for garnish


  1. Mix the Base: In a pitcher, combine cranberry juice, freshly squeezed orange juice, and honey or agave syrup. Stir well until the sweet and tangy flavors meld.
  2. Chill and Sweeten: Place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill the mixture. This step allows the flavors to intensify, and the sweetness to be perfectly balanced.
  3. Add Sparkle: Just before serving, pour sparkling water into the pitcher and gently stir. The effervescence adds a lively touch to the spritzer, making it light and refreshing.
  4. Prepare Glasses: Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the Sparkling Cranberry Citrus mixture over the ice.
  5. Garnish: Garnish each glass with a slice of orange and a few floating cranberries for a burst of color and a hint of winter charm.
  6. Enjoy the Crispness: Take a sip and let the crisp combination of cranberry and citrus dance on your taste buds. The bubbly effervescence makes this spritzer a delightful and invigorating choice for any winter occasion.

The Sparkling Cranberry Citrus Spritzer is a perfect alternative for those seeking a lighter and more vibrant winter drink. It's a celebration of the season's flavors without the heaviness, making it an ideal choice for brunches, afternoon gatherings, or a simple moment of self-indulgence.

Embrace the winter with a touch of sparkle and the invigorating taste of this delightful spritzer. Cheers to a season filled with light and joy!

Cover Photo by Vlady Nykulyak