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Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
The layered effect here gives this nonalcoholic sipper an elegant, fancy feel. You get those distinct layers by spooning a “heavy” syrup made from reduced cranberry juice into the bottom of the glass, then topping with a seltzer-limeade combo. The density of the syrup keeps it on the bottom of the glass—until you stir everything together, that is.


Low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail

1 cup(s)

Ice cube(s)

3 cup(s)


8 fl oz, sparkling variety recommended, chilled

Unsweetened flavoured seltzer

8 fl oz, lime variety, chilled

Fresh lime(s)

½ item(s), (4 wedges), optional


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the cranberry juice to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the juice is syrupy and reduced to ¼ cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour 2 tablespoons of the cranberry syrup into each of 2 tall glasses or tumblers. Fill each glass with 1 ½ cups ice. Pour ½ cup limeade and ½ cup seltzer into each glass. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.
  2. Serving size: 1 1/8 cups (before ice)