How To Make A Cranberry Spritzer

If you've ever wanted to know how to make a cranberry spritzer then this article will give you step-by-step instructions, easy recipes and handy tips.  Cranberry spritzers are known for their crisp, smooth and refreshing taste.  They make great holiday drinks and can be made easily in both alcoholic or non-alcoholic versions. A cranberry spritzer is generally made by mixing cranberry juice with wine, club soda or lemon-lime soda.

To make an alcoholic cranberry spritzer, you will need:

  • 1 large pitcher
  • Stirring spoon
  • 1 bottle of dry, white wine
  • 2 cups of cranberry cocktail juice, chilled
  • 3 cups sparkling water or club soda


  1. Add white wine to a large pitcher.
  2. Pour in cranberry cocktail juice.
  3. Pour in sparkling water or club soda.
  4. Stir until combined.
  5. Serve immediately

To make a non-alcoholic cranberry spritzer,  you will need:

  • 1 large pitcher
  • Stirring spoon
  • (12 ounce can) carbonated lemon-lime beverage
  • 1 cup  cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1/4 cup orange juice chilled
  • ice cubes


  1. In a pitcher, add in the cranberry juice, pineapple juice and orange juice
  2. Pour in the lemon-lime beverage.
  3. Stir to until mixed well.
  4. Serve over ice.


  • Use a lemon wedge, curly lemon zest or cranberries on a tooth pick to garnish your cranberry spritzers.
  • If making cranberry spritzers ahead of time, wait until you are about to serve them to add in the carbonated water or soda. 
  • For a fun flavor twist try using different cranberry juice blends.
  • Frozen cranberries can be used in place of ice to keep the spritzers cold without watering them down. 

Now that you know how to make a cranberry spritzer from start to finish, why not try out one of the above refreshing recipes today! 

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