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Cranberry mocktail
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Cranberry Mocktail & Holiday Dinner Party

This cranberry mocktail is perfect for any holiday or winter gathering! Cranberry sauce, cranberry simple syrup and pomegranate arils come together beautifully in an artful non-alcoholic beverage. Serve it up at your next holiday dinner party for the perfect toast.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks, Mocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, mocktail
Servings: 8 glasses
Calories: 139kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 apple, cut into 4 large slices and cored
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 2 C fresh cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 4 tsp cranberry simple syrup, divided
  • 8 tsp pomegranate arils, divided
  • 1 bottle 0.0% non-aloholic brut, champagne or sparkling wine (sparkling apple cider works too but it will be much sweeter)
  • rosemary sprigs (optional)


  • Make simple syrup by bringing 1/2 C sugar and 1/2 C water to a boil with 1/2 C fresh cranberries. Let boil 3 minutes then set aside cranberries (great for sugared cranberries) and pour simple syrup into a jar.
  • In a blender, combine the orange, apples, 1 1/2 C fresh cranberries and 1/2 C sugar
  • Place 1 tbsp cranberry sauce in the bottom of 8 champagne flutes, refrigerate remainder of cranberry sauce
  • Add 1/2 tsp. cranberry simple syrup to each cup
  • Add 1 tsp. pomegranate arils
  • Add 0.0% non-alcoholic sparkling wine, brut or champagne pouring slowly as not to overfill


Pro Tip: Sparkling apple cider works in this recipe as well but it is much sweeter so remove the cranberry simple syrup if using it
Pro Tip: Save the leftover cranberry jam to enjoy with turkey, ham or our cranberry brie savory bread pudding. It's also great for making our cranberry Christmas crack and cranberry shortbread lemon trifle.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg