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I love everything about the holidays. But most of all the delicious food and treats that come with it! I am sharing with you today a fantastic holiday drink! It is perfect for any family gathering. It is combined with tons amazing flavors of the holidays to bring you a crisp warm drink that the entire family will love!

Cranberry apple crush in a glass mug with a cinnamon stick.

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Cranberry Apple Crush

By: Alyssa Rivers
A delicious holiday drink that is sure to please a crowd!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people


  • 2 1/2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 3/4 cups guava juice or mango nectar
  • 3 T lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Lime slices for garnish optional


  • In a large 4 quart saucepan, combine apple cider, cranberry juice, guava or mango nectar, lime juice, ground ginger, cinnamon, allspice and honey.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with lime slices if desired.


Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  1. Alyssa, Cranberry and Apple is my favorite drink flavor combination, so this sounds fabulous! perfect for a chilly day!

  2. This looks amazing! I love the extra thickness the nectar must add….pinning and making soon!