Cranberry Cider


Over the holiday season one of my favourite drinks to whip up was Cranberry Cider. Christmas was obviously much quieter than usual and I didn’t make my normal chocolate liqueur this year. Next time I do make a bottle I’ll be sure to take a picture so I can upload as a recipe to this site. Think drinking an alcoholic version of a Dairy Milk, which suits my sweet tooth!

Flavoured Cider

I know you can buy loads of flavoured ciders from the supermarket nowadays. My favourite being toffee apple which is great for baking. I also like a strawberry and rhubarb cider but sometimes you can’t beat the original.


For this recipe I used fresh cranberry juice with no added sugar. I like the sharpness that the cranberry, orange and lemon brings to the sweetness of the apple cider. Although this drink is a treat the superfood properties of the cranberries tick a box. Like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries they are high in anti-oxidants and vitamin C.

Cranberry Cider

Apple Cider

For this recipe I find a simple, sparkling apple cider works best. You want to make sure the addition of the cranberry and citrus fruits keep it a light, fresh drink. The sprig of rosemary also adds an interesting aromatic flavour.

Serving Size

I’ve kept the serving size of this recipe to one glass. Remember you can scale the ingredients by adjusting the serving size in the top right of the recipe card. As it only takes a couple of minutes to put together I recommend you make this right before you are about to serve.

Other Drinks Recipes

If you enjoyed this cranberry cider recipe then you might want to check out some of my other drinks recipes, like:

  • Mimosas
  • Apple Infused Tea
  • Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
  • Lemon Iced Tea



Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins
Servings: 1 Calories: 128
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


A quick recipe for a beautiful crisp cranberry cider with lemon, orange and fresh rosemary infused into apple cider.



  1. Mix together the fresh orange juice, cranberry juice, apple cider and lemon juice

  2. Pour over ice

  3. Serve with a fresh sprig of rosemary

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 128kcal
% Daily Value *
Sodium 9mg1%
Potassium 360mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 26g

Calcium 21 mg
Iron 1 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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