Cran-Raspberry Spritzer

easy sparkling fruit recipeThanksgiving is the perfect holiday to stir up a seasonally-inspired cocktail and this cran-raspberry spritzer with apple cider is perfect for kicking off the holiday season. Simply add apples sliced into matchsticks, and some cranberry slices for a nice touch of tartness and a stunning presentation.

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Ingredients list for the cran-raspberry spritzer

Makes 4 glasses:

  • 16 fl oz (450ml) cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 13 fl oz (400ml) sparkling water
  • 7 fl oz (200ml) apple cider
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • Crushed ice cubes
  • Fresh raspberries
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • Cranberries, sliced

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1. Fill four glasses with crushed ice. Divide the cranberry-raspberry juice among the glasses.
2. Divide sparkling among the glasses, filling to 3/4 height.
3. Squeeze a hint of fresh lemon juice over each, then garnish with apple sticks, fresh chopped raspberries and cranberry slices. Stir and serve immediately.

Notes: You can easily make this a non-alcoholic spritzer by removing the cider and replacing with more sparkling water or club soda.

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