This festive mocktail is a refreshing apéritif for the holidays—and can be made into a cocktail with a splash of gin, tequila or vodka (we like gin or flavored vodka best).

Or, see the tip below to add spirits, including flavored vodka.

Thanks to Pampered Chef for the recipe.

Let the sorbet soften at room temperature as you prepare the other ingredients.
Ingredients For 16 Servings

  • 4 limes, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet, softened
  • 2 liters (8 cups) chilled ginger ale
  • Ice cubed

    1. SLICE two of the limes into wheels for garnish. If you have a mandoline with a v-shaped blade, it’s much easier. Set aside.

    2. POUR the cranberry juice concentrate and water into a large pitcher.

    3. JUICE the remaining limes and add to the pitcher. If you have a citrus press, you can juice them right into the pitcher.

    4. SCOOP the sorbet into the pitcher using an ice cream scoop; whisk to combine.

    5. ADD the ginger ale and the lime slices. Stir gently to mix (you don’t want to burst the bubbles). Serve over ice.


    [1] This Cran-Raspberry mocktail can be easily turned into a cocktail (both photos © Pampered Chef).

    [2] This Large Plunger Pitcher from Pampered Chef does the mixing for you.


  • Cocktail: If desired, 2 cups of flavored vodka such as raspberry, cranberry, currant, citrus or lime can be added to this recipe.
  • Glass Rimmer: You make a glass rimmer by combining the zest of one line with 1/2 cup sugar in in a small bowl. Place a small amount of the lime-sugar mixture onto small plate. Rub the rim of glass with lime wedge to moisten. Dip rim of glass into the lime-sugar mixture and twist to coat.

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