Mayo Clinic Health Library

Recipe: Cranberry spritzer

Updated: 11-01-2007

Dietitian's tip: Cranberry juice may help fight urinary tract infections because it contains compounds that help stop certain bacteria from attaching to the walls of the bladder and urinary tract.


Serves: 10

1 quart reduced-calorie cranberry juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 quart carbonated water
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup raspberry sherbet
10 lemon or lime wedges


Refrigerate the cranberry juice, lemon juice and carbonated water until cold.

In a large pitcher, mix together the cranberry juice, lemon juice, carbonated water, sugar and sherbet. Pour into tall chilled glasses and garnish with a lemon or lime wedge. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis per serving
  • Calories: 63
  • Total carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Dietary fiber: 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
  • Protein: trace
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 21 mg
  • Total fat: 0 g