Sparkling Cranberry Cider

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All the flavors of cranberry, apple and sprite make this easy Sparkling Apple Cider one dreamy beverage. We like to serve this cider at holiday parties!

sparkling cranberry ciderHappy December!! Wow, it’s kind of hard to believe the last month of the year is here. I must say this is one of my favorite months. My birthday is on the 9th, and we’ll be celebrating in Disneyland!! We are so excited and literally counting down the days! And of course, another obvious reason is for Christmas. Our elf on the shelf, Bell, showed up last night and brought the kids doughnuts and chocolate milk. They were super happy she finally came. 😀

Now let’s talk about this drink. This SPARKLING CRANBERRY CIDER is the most delicious and bubbly drink ever! Kids and adults love this one. The flavors of cranberry mixed with sparkling apple cider and sprite makes for one dreamy beverage! It makes a big batch, which is a good thing, because it will be gone fast! I can promise you that. It’s only 3 ingredients and ready in less than 5 minutes. So easy you can make it right before your holiday party begins!

sparkling cranberry cider



Sparkling Cranberry Cider
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The most delicious drink, perfect to serve at any holiday party! Kids and adults love this one!
  • 1 bottle Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Sprite or Sprite Zero
  • 2 cans frozen cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • fresh cranberries (optional, for garnish)
  • ice cubes
  1. In a very large pitcher or large drink dispenser (that can hold up to 2 gallons) add the sparkling cider, sprite and cranberry juice concentrate. Gently stir well to combine.
  2. Serve drink in individual cups/glasses over ice and with fresh cranberries as a garnish, if desired. Enjoy!
Yields: around 2 gallons




sparkling cranberry cider




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  1. I am adding this to my list of things to make! I bought cranberry juice concentrate for Thanksgiving but couldn’t figure out how I wanted to use it. THIS is how I want to use it! 🙂

    1. I live in South Florida and every year I run into the same issue here. I check about 8 stores and can’t find it. I have in the past substituted a bottle of diet cranberry juice – the low-calorie one – and it tasted good. Not as great as the original but it worked. The original is the one thing I look forward to during the holidays!!

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