1 (8 oz - 10 oz)bag of frozen or fresh cranberries + more fresh cranberries if making sugared cranberries
4(17 oz)Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade drinks
Optional: sugared cranberries and lemon slices for serving
Add the cranberries to a small sauce pan along with the sugar and water. As you bring the ingredients to a simmer, begin mashing the cranberries with a fork or potato masher until broken down into small bits.
Continue to simmer over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Strain the mixture with a very fine strainer to remove the bits of cranberry and refrigerate the liquid until cooled, about 30 minutes. I used the back of a spoon to press the cranberry mixture through the strainer.
Once cooled, spoon 2 tablespoons of the cranberry syrup for each glass. Fill with crushed or cubed ice.
Add Sparkling Ice Classic Lemonade in each glass until glass is full.
Garnish with lemon slices and sugared cranberries, if desired. Enjoy!
*Be sure to allow refrigeration time and if making sugar cranberries, be sure to read the recipe and allow extra time for those too.