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Sparkling Cranberry Lemonade is perfect for adding a festive touch to any holiday party. The sweet tartness of cranberries compliments the sour tang of lemons in a perfect blend that makes for a festive Thanksgiving or Christmas drink.
Lemonade is one of my favorite drinks. I love it all year long. Cranberries are perfect in lemonade. Not only does the color add a festive twist on a classic drink, but they offer a sweet and tart flavor to the all time favorite lemon beverage.
Sparkling Cranberry Lemonade
- 1 2 liter bottle of lemon-lime soda (like Sprite)
- 1 12 bag of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup of fresh lemon juice (approximately 6 lemons)
- 6 cups of hot water
- 1 cup of sugar (or more if you like it sweet)
- 1 cup of cranberries additional (optional)
- 3-4 lemons, sliced (optional)
- 2 ice cube trays
- punch bowls
- Wash all cranberries.
- Using the 1 cup of cranberries, place three to four cranberries into ice cube trays.
- Fill the ice cube trays with lemon-lime soda and place in freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Store remaining soda in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Empty the bag of cranberries into a blender and liquefy.
- Strain cranberries through a fine mesh strainer to catch the pulp if desired.
- In a large punch bowl, combine liquefied cranberries, lemon juice, water, and sugar.
- Stir to combine and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Just before serving the punch, stir in remaining lemon lime soda, frozen ice cubes of cranberries, and lemon slices.
Punch is one of my favorite things to make. I love mixing different flavors. Sparkling Cranberry Lemonade is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas as the red color and cranberries makes it so festive.
Everyone loves my festive Sparkling Cranberry Lemonade but the kids really enjoy it because it has lemon-lime soda in it and that is not something they get often.
What’s your Thanksgiving drink?
Have a blessed day!
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