Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

This mocktail with homemade cranberry syrup and fresh lime juice is tart, slightly sweet and completely refreshing.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6-8
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Ingredients

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, plus more, for serving

1 1/4 cups sugar 

3/4 cup frozen limeade concentrate (half of a 12-ounce can) 

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

Seltzer, for serving 

Directions

  1. Combine the cranberries, sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Carefully smash the cranberries with a potato masher, then simmer the mixture until slightly reduced and dark red, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the mixture through a strainer into a heatsafe container, pressing on the cranberry solids to extract all the juice. Let cool for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the cranberry syrup with the limeade and lime juice in a pitcher and stir well.
  4. Mix equal parts of the drink mix and seltzer. Serve over ice with cranberries and a lime slice.