Cranberry-Lime Spritzer

To remove the lime zest (the thin colored portion of the peel), use a vegetable peeler to take it off in strips. Try to get just the zest portion, because that’s where all of the flavor is.

2 bags (12 ounces each) fresh or frozen cranberries
4 cups apple juice
3 tablespoons honey
Zest of 1 lime
2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)

1 In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, apple juice, honey, and lime zest. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the berries have all popped, about 15 minutes.
2 Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing on the berries to extract as much liquid as possible.
3 Let cool to room temperature, then transfer the cranberry-lime juice to a jar or juice container with a tight-fitting lid. Stir in the lime juice and shake to combine. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 5 cups juice

Makes 5 cups servings.
Per 1/4 cup: 51 calories, 0.1g total fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 2g dietary fiber, 13g carbohydrate, 0g protein, 4mg sodium.