Recipe courtesy of Allison Robicelli

Cranberry Orange Iced Tea Sparkler

For a fun play on bubble tea, cut some jellied cranberry sauce into "caviar," then put a spoonful into this seasonal mocktail. The carbonation from the Italian soda will give it a lava-lamp effect.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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4 black tea bags

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail

Six 15-ounce cans Italian orange soda

One 14-ounce can jellied cranberry sauce, cut into small cubes

Orange zest curls, for garnish


  1. Bring 1 quart water to a boil, then remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep the tea, dunking the bags occasionally, 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Add the cranberry juice and stir. Refrigerate until chilled completely, about 1 hour.
  2. Fill a tall glass a third of the way with the cranberry tea, then fill the rest of the way with the Italian orange soda. Add a heaping tablespoon of the cranberry cubes. Garnish with an orange zest curl and serve. Repeat with 11 more glasses and the remaining ingredients.
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