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Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider Spritzer Recipe

Alcohol can make losing weight hard, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festivities. Try this sparkling mocktail that contains 100% juice with seasonal spices.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
0%Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 22mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.9g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 23.9g
Protein 0.3g
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 12 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 bottle (25 fl oz) sparkling apple cider, chilled


  1. Pour the cranberry juice into a medium saucepan. Add the cinnamon sticks, anise, and cloves. Turn to medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and let sit until cooled completely, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. The longer it sits, the more the spices will flavor the juice. Strain through a mesh colander and discard the spices.
  3. To serve, add 2 ounces of the mulled juice to a champagne flute. Top the juice with about 4 ounces of chilled sparkling cider.
Lori Rice, M.S., is a nutritional scientist and author with a passion for healthy cooking, exercise physiology, and food photography.
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