I have a dear friend to thank for introducing me to “spritzers.” I don’t believe I had ever had one before meeting her, but she quickly converted me into a big fan. They are one of her go-to drinks, and I am nearly always offered a spritzer when I visit. Made with various juices and soda my favorite spritzer is the Cranberry Spritzer, and it is a wonderful Christmas punch too.
What’s great about this spritzer is that the whole family can enjoy it. I plan to make a full pitcher of Cranberry Spritzer and take it to mom’s house on Christmas. My daughters will feel very fancy drinking it with the grownups. In fact, my oldest was more than happy to help me finish off the spritzers pictured.
Typically when I make these I don’t measure, I really just pour. But it is about a 1:.5 ratio 7Up® to cranberry juice. It is easy enough to pour by the glass for just a couple of people, or make a pitcher worth for a party.
- 3 oz cranberry juice
- 6 oz 7UP® (alternative Canada Dry®)
- Cranberries (optional garnish)
Fill your glass half way with ice. Add cranberry juice and fresh lime juice from 1/4 wedge of lime. Top with the 7Up® and garnish with a lime wedge and a few cranberries.
A note about fresh cranberries: If serving to kids, make sure they know the cranberries are for garnish or leave them off. Fresh cranberries are quite bitter if you aren’t expecting them.
To receive your VUDU credit, buy 10 two-liters or five .5L six packs of the following sodas at Walmart in December. Scan your receipt and submit it to the Holiday VUDU offer.
- Canada Dry®
- SUN DROP®
- RC Cola®