Cranberry Cider Spritzer

Ever since creating a similar recipe for Clean Eats, I have made this drink a staple! Maine cranberries come into abundance around early November and this recipe has become a sure way to transform those tangy berries into a refreshing autumn themed beverage. 

Cranberry Cider Spritzer


  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 3 cups water

  • 4 cups (32 ounces) apple cider

  • 1 small bottle (8 ounces) club soda (or sparkling mineral water)

Place the cranberries, coconut sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and water into a pot and simmer them until the cranberries burst, about 15 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick, then transfer the mixture to a blender and blend on a high setting for 30 seconds. Pour it through a fine-mesh sieve.

To serve, mix 1 cup of the apple cider with a splash of sparkling water (we like Pellegrino) and 1/2 cup of the cranberry concentrate.

Any leftover concentrate can be refrigerated for up to one week in a container or frozen for future use.