Green-Tea Cranberry Spritzer

Photo: Raymond Hom

Nothing welcomes guests for an outdoor party like a spritzer. Made with or without wine, they make refreshing, elegant coolers.


  • cup sugar

  • cup water

  • 4 green tea bags

  • ½ cup chilled unsweetened cranberry juice

  • Ice

  • 3 cups chilled seltzer


  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool completely. Steep tea bags in 2 cups boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove bags. Let cool completely. Divide tea, cranberry juice, and the simple syrup among 4 ice-filledglasses. Top with chilled seltzer.

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