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Sparkling Cranberry Punch + Cran-Raspberry Ice Cubes

If you’re looking for a holiday drink without any alcohol, this Sparkling Cranberry Punch is just perfect. Not only does it taste delicious, it looks amazingly festive, too! Dr. Pepper Snapple Group® sponsored this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone.

This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is a drink the entire crowd can enjoy for the holidays.

I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner, y’all. How did this happen? I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m excited that the holidays are here and I’m totally looking forward to all the gatherings and holiday parties.

Sometimes being a non-drinker makes things a bit awkward when attending holiday parties. There are always so many pretty cocktails available, but those of us who don’t drink alcohol are usually left drinking water or soda. While I definitely don’t have anything against water or soda, sometimes I want other options, like this Sparkling Cranberry Punch. It’s really a festive drink that’s not overly sweet and perfect for holiday parties.

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Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


For Punch:

  • 4 cups Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice (not cranberry cocktail juice)
  • 1/2 orange sliced and cut into triangles
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • fruit ice cubes

For Cran-Raspberry Ice Cubes

  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 1 pint fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups Canada Dry Ginger Ale


To make Cran-Raspberry Ice Cubes

  1. Put raspberries and cranberries into food processor until smooth. Stir in ginger ale. Using a funnel, pour into a silicone ice cube mold. Freeze for one hour. This should make 2 batches if using this mold.

To make Sparkling Cranberry Punch

  1. Combine ginger ale, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, orange triangles, lemon & lime slices, and fresh cranberries into large pitcher. Stir all ingredients.
  2. To serve, place fruit ice cubes into glass and pour Sparkling Cranberry Punch over the top. Insert straw and enjoy!

I like making this Sparkling Cranberry Punch earlier in the day (minus the ginger ale) because it seems more flavorful when I do. When I’m ready to serve it, I add in the ginger ale and stir.

This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is a drink the entire crowd can enjoy for the holidays.

Since we’re on the subject of holidays, I wanted to take a quick minute to mention giving back.

One of my favorite things about the holidays are the opportunities to make a difference in a tangible way. My family is really big on giving back, especially during the holidays, and we’re always looking for opportunities to help, no matter how small. This holiday season as you’re doing your shopping at Walmart, look for specially marked packages of 7Up, Canada Dry, and Squirt. For every purchase, a donation will be made to Salvation Army.

This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is a drink the entire crowd can enjoy for the holidays.

Can I tell you how much I love this? Not only can I get all the ingredients I need to make this Sparkling Cranberry Punch for about $12, a donation will be made to Salvation Army for my purchase of Canada Dry. That’s pretty amazing, folks.

This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is a drink the entire crowd can enjoy for the holidays.

An easy way to teach children the importance of giving back, is actually giving them the opportunity to do that. Every year around the holidays, Salvation Army volunteers stand outside of stores ringing a red bell. This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in giving back. One way to do this is give them some money to throw in the bucket and then have a conversation about where the money goes and how it helps.

This holiday season, find ways to help your community. The feeling one gets when they’ve done something to help someone else, is unlike any other feeling. It’s definitely addicting. Once you start, I doubt you’ll stop.

What’s your favorite go-to nonalcoholic holiday drink?

Hot Chocolate Float

It never occurred to me until a few weeks ago to put ice cream in hot chocolate. I know it seems kind of silly, but y’all, you have to try it. A Hot Chocolate Float is an extraordinary way to have the best of both worlds.

Slow Cooker Hot Apple Punch

Enjoy the flavors of the season with this Slow Cooker Hot Apple Punch. This non-alcoholic holiday beverage is perfect for everyone at your parties.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    This sparkling cranberry punch is looking tempting. I will make it.

  2. 2

    I love the idea of the flavored ice cubes. I think I am going to make some when I host Christmas dinner at my house 🙂

  3. 3
    My Teen Guide says:

    I will suggest this to my cousin. He will be the host for our annual family get together this year. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looks delicious and the colors are so festive!

  4. 4

    That is so crazy cool! I love the punch, but what really puts it over the top for me are those cool ice cubes! So awesome.

  5. 5

    I love this Sparkling Cranberry Punch idea, will certainly have to make it for family gatherings this holiday season. I think the cranberry will be delicious!

  6. 6

    The most awesome thing about this punch is the fruit in the drink. No fruit juices, this probably tastes as well as it looks!

  7. 7

    I could definitely go for a refreshing punch like this. I haven’t tried using cranberries and cranberry juice in very many drinks.

  8. 8

    This looks SO good! Omg! What a great holiday drink idea – I definitely am going to plan on serving this during a few holiday parties this season!!

  9. 9

    This sounds delicious! I think I am going to whip up a batch for our annual extended family Christmas breakfast this year.

  10. 10

    Those cran-raspberry ice cubes sound amazing! This is a great drink idea. We have a few people in the family that are expecting so I like to make a special non-alcoholic drink for them. We will have to grab Canada Dry! Great way to give back.

  11. 11

    Cranberry is one of my favorite flavors. This punch is something that I will make during the holidays as I know my family and guests will love it.

  12. 12

    This looks so yummy and so festive! I love the ice cubes!

  13. 13

    This looks so refreshing to drink. Love how the purchase gives back.

  14. 14

    It’s a great time of year to spend with family and friends. But it’s also so heartwarming to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.

  15. 15

    Mmmm this sounds so refreshing! I would love to try this especially because I love cranberry.

  16. 16

    This looks delicious! I love the flavor combination! This is perfect for holiday drink!

  17. 17

    Cranberry is my favorite. I love that this one has a little punch to it with the soda and mix of flavors!

  18. 18

    This drink looks yummy and festive! Although I’m not too big on cranberry, but I might just try making these. Thanks for the recipe!

  19. 19

    YUM…Cranberry!!! So refreshing and great for our health. I will make this recipe next time my relatives come to visit.

  20. 20

    I love that cranberries are back in season, there are so many recipes that you can make with them. This looks really good and it’s also perfect! I’d love to give this drink a try.

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