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Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Holiday Beverage

This non-alcoholic cranberry holiday beverage is so easy to make and festive looking.

It’s ideal to give to the young and old alike, since it contains no alcohol.

Simply choose a festive looking glass, rim it in colored sugar or rimming sugar, add ice , cranberries and soda.

That’s all there is to it.

Add a festive looking straw for additional appeal and serve.


How I Created This Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Holiday Beverage

I decided to try the new Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash when I saw at the store because it sounded good and was made with real sugar.

Thankfully it did not contain high-fructose corn syrup like many sodas do.

That made me feel pretty good about it.

I wasn’t sure about the cranberry flavor, but I thought why not try it.

Since I was unable to find fresh cranberries at the store, I settled for frozen.

There are some advantages to frozen cranberries because they don’t go bad as quickly as fresh and they add an extra chill to the drink.

I alternated ice and frozen cranberries in the glass in order to create an interesting and festive look.

Rimming Sugar Is A Must For This Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Holiday Beverage

Another item I could not find was rimming sugar, so I bought decorating sugar – the kind you use on cakes and cookies.

It worked just fine and added that little bit of extra sweetness I truly felt this beverage needed.

In order for the sugar to stick to the rim of the glass, it is important to wet the rim of your glass first.

Next, I added a festive straw made out of paper.

They don’t last very long, but they look pretty.

In fact, they aren’t even suitable to drink from.

A Non-Alcoholic Beverage Was Important

My goal was to create a festive looking drink that tasted good but was non-alcoholic.

After all, the point of the holidays is to have a good time, not make a fool of yourself and regret or wonder what you did the next day.

I feel like I accomplished my goal with this non-alcoholic cranberry holiday beverage.

I hope you will try this recipe and that you enjoy it.


Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Holiday Beverage

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  • 2 liter Bottle Of Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash
  • 1 16 ounce bag of frozen cranberries
  • Ice
  • Rimming Sugar


  1. Dip the rim of the glass in a small saucer of water.
  2. Immediately dip the rim of the glass in a small saucer with rimming sugar.
  3. Sit the glass upright and layer the cranberries, then the ice in the glass. Be sure to alternate layers until you get about an inch from the top of the glass.
  4. Fill the glass up with Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash.
  5. Add the paper straw (optional).
  6. Serve and enjoy.
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