Sparkling Cranberry Paloma

A festive and refreshing cocktail, just in time for the holiday season.  This Sparkling Cranberry Paloma is simple to make with just a few ingredients.  Great for parties….big or small.

Sparkling Cranberry Paloma | The Suburban Soapbox

Happy December, everyone!  It’s a soggy one today, I can hear the rain and, frankly, I wish it were snow.  There..I said it. I like the snow….at first, it’s when it snows for days and doesn’t melt for weeks….and every single time you go outside you hear the crunching of ice under your feet that I really start to yearn for spring.  But now…the ground is still warm so the snow would only stick around for a short bit, I’m ready. Plus, I have a pretty sweet puffer coat that I’m dying to wear because we all have to attempt to look fashionable when wearing 15 layers in sub-zero temps.  Am I right?

Sparkling Cranberry Paloma | The Suburban Soapbox

But it’s fine….because December marks the start of the holiday party season.  And if you didn’t party your pants off last week with your family for the Thanksgiving holiday….this is the time to round up your friends and whip up some cocktails. And I have just the cocktail for you.  My job is pretty amazing because I get to drink before 5 o’clock and take 50 photos of my drinks before I chug them all. It’s a pretty sweet deal.  So, I whipped up this Sparkling Cranberry Paloma with cranberries and tequila to throw a little “fiesta” into the holiday festivities.  I love this drink because you can make one, two, or…whip them up in a big pitcher for 10.  It’s a little tart, a little sweet, a tad fizzy and VERY refreshing.  I’m sure everyone at the party will love it.

Sparkling Cranberry Paloma | The Suburban Soapbox

The Sparkling Cranberry Paloma would be great addition to brunch alongside this holiday-esque Bellini.  Equally sparkling, equally refreshing.  Or you could whip up a big batch of these Bloody Margaritas to keep the party a little south of the border.  Either way, why not serve up some tiny food like these open face salmon canapés or mini reuben.  Just so you can keep one hand on the glass for ultimate sipping power. So, who’s hosting a party this year?  Even if it’s just you and your cats….that’s still a party in my book. 🙂

Sparkling Cranberry Paloma

Course: Beverage, Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: paloma
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 171 kcal
Author: Kellie

Pretty and festive, this Sparkling Cranberry Paloma is fun for the holidays.



  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup sparkling water or club soda
  • lime wedges and fresh cranberries for garnish


  1. In a tall glass, mix together the cranberry juice, lime juice, and tequila. Stir with a spoon. Add ice and pour in the sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with lime and cranberries. Serve immediately
Nutrition Facts
Sparkling Cranberry Paloma
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


11 comments on “Sparkling Cranberry Paloma”

  1. such a festive drink! it’s snowing here today, and I think this might be just the thing to put on my holiday must make list. cheers!

  2. Oh yum! This looks so delicious!

  3. These look so colorful and festive. They would be great for my Holiday Yankee Swap. The ladies love cocktails like these. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sparkling + fruity = winner! I love the floating cranberries.

  5. wow i love how easy this cocktail is and how good I KNOW it will taste! Your pictures are fantastic by the way! Cheers!

  6. This is my new margarita switch out! I have never tried tequila with cranberry but I am so anxious to try it!!! Thanks for m y new Christmas Eve cocktail!

  7. This drink is so gorgeous. It’s the perfect cocktail for the holidays. I love cranberry drinks so very much.

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