Citrus Cranberry Spritzers

This would make a great ‘signature drink’ when your guests first arrive. Just ask if anyone is taking medication that prevents them having anything grapefruit and adjust something for them, without making a fuss.


  • 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice (pinkĀ  or red is preferred)
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice (I prefer the white cranberry juice – not so acidic)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups chilled sparkling wine or mineral water for those not drinking.
  • Orange zest for garnish

In a large pitcher, stir together the grapefruit, orange and cranberry juices. Rim each of 8 glasses with some lime and dip into sugar. Place 2-3 ice cubes in each glass .

Stir in the lime juice and divide equally among the glasses about 2/3 full and top with the sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange twist and make a toast. Wonderful!

Try using a Blanc de Blancs Brut (cheaper than the others) but certainly just as tasty.



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