This Cranberry Orange mixed drink is great for the whole family. The perfect holiday mocktail to serve this year, adding fun and cheer to your holiday party. It’s one of our favorite holiday mocktails; give it a try- grab the ingredients down below.
Five ingredients are all that is required for this cranberry orange mocktail. It is refreshing, sweet, a nice kick of tart, and quenches your thirst. Whip this up for any and every occasion. Or even a treat to go with dinner.
Holiday Mocktail | Cranberry Orange Mixed Drink
This time of year, I can’t get enough of cranberry everything. From cranberry sauce to cranberry drinks, it just goes great with everything. We’ve shared a variety of cranberry recipes on the blog before, including a Cranberry Spritzer. This year, we’re mixing up that recipe to share a new holiday mocktail, Cranberry Orange Spritzer. It’s similar in ingredients, but with a few changes, this drink is oh-my-gosh-GOOD.
And, since it’s a mocktail, the whole family can enjoy.
Variations To Cranberry Mocktail
- Use ginger ale to replace lemon-lime soda.
- Reach for pineapple juice to replace the orange juice in the recipe.
- Consider doing a spiced cider to replace the cranberry. Just let the cider to be cold. It is so good.
- Garnish with mint for a little bit of added flavor to your mocktail.
- Add some fresh lime juice for a kick of tangy to the drink.
Can I Garish With Something Else
If you don’t have fresh cranberries on hand, that is okay. You can use frozen cranberries; it will help chill the drink without watering it down. Or slice up some oranges and garnish that way. Or you could even add in some fresh mint leaves, or anything else.
You could even go an extra step and freeze orange juice or even cranberry juice in ice cube trays and use that to mix in your drink, so as it melts down, it adds more flavor to your drink!
Can I Make This Drink In Advance
Here’s a drink you can mix the cranberry and orange juice with and keep on hand. Then all you need is to add ice, lemon-lime soda, and then simple syrup. Mix and serve up.
If you make it in advance, serve it up within an hour, or the pop will lose the bubbles and fall flat by the time you go to pour and serve.
Here is another one of my favorite all-around mocktails:
Ingredients needed for a Cranberry Orange Mixed Drink
- 2 oz of Cranberry Juice
- 2 oz of Orange Juice
- 0.5 of Simple Syrup
- 2 oz of Lemon-Lime Soda
- Cranberries for garnish
Directions on making a Cranberry Orange Drink:
- In a tall glass, add ice and 4-5 cranberries.
- Next, add in Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, and Simple Syrup.
- Top off with Lemon-Lime Soda and garnish with additional cranberries.
Adult tip: Feel free to add 1-2 oz of Vodka if you want to adult-size this Cranberry Orange into a cocktail.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Our boys are always asking for a new holiday drink, and this year, we did not disappoint them. They all gave it a thumbs up and kept asking for more.