Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail

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This Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail welcomes the holidays. Full of bubbles and a hint of lime and cranberry, this mocktail is sure to please your holiday guests.

Two glasses with water, cranberries and lime wedge.




The holiday season is fast approaching and I am already dreaming about all of the delicious food and drinks to add to my entertaining menu. One thing I enjoy creating are special mocktails so all of my guests feel like they can be part of the festivities.

For this mocktail I am using an ingredient that screams celebration to me, bubbles! Sparkly, fizzy, festive bubbles! Sparkling Lime water gives this drink a refreshing and crisp taste, while adding those wonderful bubbles.

Cranberries are also an ingredient that most people associate with the holidays. For this mocktail, I start with fresh cranberry simple syrup and top it off with a 12 oz can of DASANI® Sparkling Lime. To add a little extra sparkle, I top the drink with a skewer of sugared cranberries and a twist of lime.


Start with making the cranberry simple syrup.


I had to use frozen cranberries since it is still October and our stores do not have the fresh cranberries on the shelves. Take the cranberries and place them in a blender or food processor. Pulse them until they are all chopped and close to liquid.

cup of sugar, bowl of cranberries and water
Blender with crushed cranberries


Next add the chopped cranberries, sugar and water to a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until all of the sugar is dissolved. Put the mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth so you are left with the cranberry syrup liquid. The syrup should be stored in the refrigerator and can be kept for up to one week.

Saucepan with cranberry simple syrup
cranberries in a strainer


Fill a highball glass with ice and frozen cranberries. Add two tablespoons of cranberry simple syrup and then top with Sparkling Lime water. I garnished mine with sugared cranberries and a twist of lime. For the sugared cranberries, simply roll cranberries in sugar and then skewer them with a long toothpick.

Welcome the holidays with this sparkling cranberry lime mocktail. Full of bubbles and a hint of lime and cranberry, this mocktail is sure to please your holiday guests.
Pouring sparkling water in glass with cranberries


If you are feeling a little more “festive”, add a splash of vodka. 

Welcome the holidays with this sparkling cranberry lime mocktail. Full of bubbles and a hint of lime and cranberry, this mocktail is sure to please your holiday guests.


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Two glasses with water, cranberries and lime wedge.
5 from 2 votes

Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail

By Heather
Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks


  • 1 10 oz bag of frozen cranberries or 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 12 oz cans DASANI® Sparkling Lime
  • Optional: additional frozen cranberries and twist of lime wedges for garnish


  • Cranberry Simple Syrup
  • Thaw frozen cranberries and blend in a blender or food processor until chopped.
  • In a medium saucepan, add water, sugar and chopped cranberries and cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. About 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain the mixture using a cheesecloth or small stainer to remove cranberry chunks.
  • Place remaining liquid in a covered jar and store in refrigerator.
  • This syrup can last up to one week.
  • Sparkling Cranberry Lime Mocktail
  • Fill 2 highball glasses with ice and about 1/4 cup frozen cranberries each if desired.
  • Add 2 tablespoons cranberry simple syrup to each glass.
  • Fill glasses with DASANI® Sparkling Lime
  • Garnish with twist of lime and sugared cranberries.


You will need an extra bag of frozen cranberries if you would like to add them in with the ice.


Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 119g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. How much cranberry syrup does one recipe make? I’d like more than 2 mock tails so need to know how any times to increase the recipe. Thanks!!!.

  2. It looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it out and will surely make it for Christmas dinner. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Gorgeous looking mocktail! It sounds so delicious too. Can’t wait to try these, everyone will love them.

  4. This turned out soooo beautiful! Love the flavor combo and how it stacked–it’s simple but sure to wow for holiday entertaining 😀