This effervescent blend of cranberry juice, pink lemonade, and sparkling water is perfect for hosting a crowd. Quench your thirst with a glass of this sparkling cranberry punch!

Cup with Sparkling Cranberry Punch.

What Is Sparkling Cranberry Punch?

Sparkling cranberry punch is a beverage made from cranberry juice, sparkling water, and pink lemonade concentrate. It has a sweet and refreshing taste with a vivid red color from the cranberries. This punch is alcohol-free, so the whole family can enjoy it!

How To Make Sparkling Cranberry Punch

Our sparkling cranberry punch only takes five minutes and two steps to make. Let’s get mixing!

  • Combine the juice and lemonade: In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the cranberry juice and thawed pink lemonade concentrate.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients: Stir in the sparkling water, orange slices, and any other garnishes you prefer. Serve and enjoy!

Hot tip: Look for frozen pink lemonade concentrate in your grocery store freezer section.

A container with Sparkling Cranberry Punch.

Mix-ins and Variations

Are you ready to get groovy? Experiment with any of these switch-ups to add a burst of flavor to your sparkling cranberry punch.

  • Ginger ale: Pour in ginger ale for a citrusy, peppery flavor.
  • Coconut water: Add a splash of refreshing coconut water for an electrolyte boost. Bonus points if you get it from a real coconut!
  • Juice: Taste the tropics by mixing in fresh pineapple juice — it’s tart, sweet, and hydrating. Another option is to add orange juice for a sweet and citrusy flavor.
  • Berries: Mix in whole fresh cranberries to amp up the cranberry taste. If you prefer a more summer-y flavor on warmer days, then opt for strawberries or raspberries.
  • Fresh herbs: Add mint leaves for a pop of green and a more refreshing flavor. Or, throw in a fresh rosemary sprig for an amazing piney aroma.
  • Citrus slices: Stir in orange, lemon, or lime slices for a bright citrusy flavor.

Tips From the Kitchen

Do you want a refreshingly sweet and addictively fizzy drink? Take note of these tips to make a perfect sparkling cranberry punch.

  • Use high-quality ingredients. Look for 100% pure cranberry juice without any added sugar to ensure the strongest cranberry flavor. Pick a good quality sparkling water as well — avoid the additives.
  • Keep everything cold. Cold ingredients are key to creating a wonderfully fizzy drink. Avoid allowing the punch to get warm, as it may become flat.
  • Dilute to your liking. If the punch is too sweet for you, add more sparkling water or cranberry juice to balance the taste.
  • Serve immediately. Sparkling drinks have the most carbonation and fizzy taste when served immediately, so enjoy the punch quickly after making it!
Sparkling Cranberry Punch in a cup.

Ways To Serve

Homemade sparkling cranberry punch is an impressive beverage to serve when you’re hosting. Fill up a drink dispenser with the punch, ice cubes, and your choice of garnishes, like fresh cranberries or mint leaves. For an undeniably fun serving hack, wet the rim of a glass and dab it in sugar — a sugar rim adds a touch of sweetness and elegance. Serve this sparkling cranberry juice with a spread of appetizers such as a fruit charcuterie board or baked brie and cranberry bites. Mushroom bruschetta, or whipped feta dip with crostini bread would be equally delicious. For a heartier meal, pair with your favorite main dishes like creamy chicken pasta or braised beef short ribs. It’s sure to be a hit at your next party!


We recommend enjoying sparkling cranberry punch within three hours after making it for the best fizzy taste. Store the punch in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator to keep it chilled and fresh.

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Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.