Cranberry-Lime Spritzer
Make the cranberry-lime juice a day ahead, chill it, and serve at a big bash: The recipe can easily be doubled.
  • 1-1/2 pounds (2 bags) fresh or frozen cranberries (no need to thaw)
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 10 cups chilled seltzer

1. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, apple juice, honey, and lime zest. Bring to a boi. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the berries have all popped, about 15 minutes.

2. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing on the berries to extract as much liquid as possible.

3. Stir in the lime juice. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.

4. For each serving, spoon 1/4 cup of cranberry-lime juice into a tall glasss and add 1/2 cup seltzer. Add ice if desired.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 51 calories, .1g total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 2g dietary fiber (g soluble), 13g carbohydrate, 0g protein, 4mg sodium.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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