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Homemade Cranberry Lemonade

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This Homemade Cranberry Lemonade is the perfect twist on a classic refreshing drink. The tart and sweet flavors of this drink makes it perfect for any gathering or event. 

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Whether it’s summer or winter, I love a good cold refreshing drink. Blame it on growing up in South Florida with its warmer temperatures. We would drink lemonade all year long. 

This cranberry lemonade is a nice spin on traditional classic lemonade. With just a few ingredients and a few steps, you can have this ready to impress your guests at your next get together.

How to make Cranberry Lemonade

Any good lemonade recipe is started by making a simple syrup. Start by adding 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan and stirring over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside until the mixture cools. 

Squeeze 1 cup of lemon juice from fresh lemons. I use a citrus juicer to get as much juice as I can and to ensure I have no seeds in my lemon juice.  

In a pitcher, stir the simple syrup, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and 1 1/2 cups of water until combined. Place in refrigerator until chilled, about 1-2 hours. Serve in glasses and top with frozen cranberries.  

And there you have it, refreshing cranberry lemonade. It’s perfect for the Holiday parties when you want a nice twist on traditional lemonade. 

NOTES:

The frozen cranberries are not required but they make a nice addition to this drink recipe. I add them as a garnish and to keep the drink chilled without adding ice so your drink won’t get watered down. 

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Homemade Cranberry Lemonade Recipe

This Homemade Cranberry Lemonade is the perfect non-alcoholic punch to serve to your guests. It’s refreshing and delicious and the perfect twist on classic lemonade.This Homemade Cranberry Lemonade is the perfect non-alcoholic punch to serve to your guests. It’s refreshing and delicious and the perfect twist on classic lemonade.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry lemonade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 295kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups water separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup frozen cranberries

Instructions

  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan and stir over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil and boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside until the mixture cools.
  • Squeeze 1 cup of lemon juice from fresh lemons.
  • In a pitcher, stir the simple syrup, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water until combined. Place in refrigerator until chilled, about 1-2 hours. Serve in glasses and top with frozen cranberries.

Notes

The frozen cranberries are not required but they make a nice addition to this drink recipe. I add them as a garnish and to keep the drink chilled without adding ice so your drink won’t get watered down. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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Laura

Thursday 29th of October 2020

Planning to try this recipe! I see cranberry juice noted in the list of ingredients, but don’t see it in the instructions. Do you just add this when mixing the lemon juice and simple syrup? Also, wondering if the amount of simple syrup needs to be doubled if adding an extra cup of juice, or if the ratio is actually 2:1 instead of 1:1. Thanks!

Tanya

Friday 30th of October 2020

Hi Laura, Sorry about that, I just updated the post. The cranberry juice is added in the pitcher along with the other ingredients. If adding an extra cup of both lemon and cranberry juice, I would double it. But if only adding 1 cup of juice, I'd just add about 1/2 cup sugar to the simple syrup.