Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer

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A holiday brunch is one of my favorite parties to host.  You can have breakfast and lunch at the same time without having to pick one over the other.

Whenever I have company over for a holiday weekend, I head to Kroger. I like to plan a mid-morning brunch for Saturday. That way my guests can sleep in and not miss a thing.  And since homemade waffles are one of my favorite breakfast foods, they are a must for my menu.  And my drink of choice is a Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer (no alcohol).  My waffles and spritzers are both made with Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water.

Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer & Homemade Waffles

Seltzer water makes the best waffles because the bubbles trapped in the batter expand when heated, creating a lighter product.  When I say best, I’m not exaggerating at all!  They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.  You’ll never want to go out for waffles again.

You can find Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water on the soft drink aisle at your local Kroger.  Actually I prefer sparkling water to regular water any day of the week.  I like that it’s fizzy and bubbly and is all-natural, unsweetened and has zero sodium.  The best part is that it’s calorie free.

Homemade Waffles

I usually make the cranberry syrup for the Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer the night before and store in the refrigerator.  Right before serving, I place the ice in the glasses, add the syrup and sparkling water.

Homemade Waffles & Sparking Cranberry Seltzer

Sparking Orange Cranberry Spritzer

Just looking at the beautiful color of this spritzer makes me want to celebrate.

Orange & Cranberry Spritzer

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Sparkling Orange Cranberry Spritzer
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups Canada Dry Original Sparkling Seltzer Water
  • ½ orange, sliced, optional
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the sugar, cranberry sauce, orange zest, and water over medium heat until it comes to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 3 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  3. Allow to sit for 20 minutes, then chill.
  4. Place ice into 4 glasses.
  5. Pour ¼ cup cranberry syrup into each glass.
  6. Add 1 cup of Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water to each glass.
  7. Garnish with orange slices.

Let’s make waffles!  This is one of the easiest waffle recipes you’ll ever make. Did I mention that the waffles are fluffy and light with a nice crunch on the outside?

Homemade Waffles

After mixing the waffle ingredients, spray the waffle iron with cooking spray and pour in the batter.

Homemade Waffles

Wafles and Cranberry Spritzer

Waffles are not just for brunch! What about chicken and waffles?  Or breakfast for dinner?  You can even make a waffle breakfast sandwich or serve waffles with fruit, whipped topping and caramel sauce for dessert.  The possibilities are endless.

Waffles & Orange Cranberry Spritzer

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Fluffy Homemade Waffles
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups baking mix (like Bisquick)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 & ⅓ cup Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together and bake according to your waffle iron directions. Mine takes exactly 3 minutes.
  2. Serve with a pat of butter and syrup.

Homemade Waffles

Kroger not only has the original flavor of Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water, but you can also try the Mandarin Orange and Lemon Lime.  What signature food or drink would you make?

About Alli

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Comments

  1. I love cranberry orange! So, this is going to be a must try drink for me–sounds delicious. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
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  2. I really need to get a waffle maker. I keep seeing these amazing recipes and can’t make them!
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  3. Those waffles look absolutely delicious and that drink sounds sooo refreshing! I love Canada Dry so I will definitely be trying your recipe!
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  4. That looks amazing! I bet that would also be good with a little vodka haha! What a delicious combination!
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  5. I want to try both of those recipes! My kids would LOVE those waffles, it looks amazing. I had no idea Canada Dry made seltzer!
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  6. Oh this sounds so yummy! My sister is getting married Saturday and we are going to take a few breakfast type things to our hair/makeup appointment I may put together a few cranberry spritzers I think the girls would love it 🙂
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  7. I love fresh homemade waffles. I also love making fruity ddrinks with sparkling water. I’ll have to make this!
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  8. oh my, that looks so good and delicious!
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  9. I love ginger ale but never thought to pair it with orange and cranberry. This looks really refreshing.
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    • Hi Lisa, I agree it does look refreshing! 🙂 I wanted to point out that it is actually Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer water, not Canada Dry ginger ale. 🙂 Both are super yummy though. #client
      -Annette

  10. Yum the spritzer looks and sounds so yummy! I am loving the colour of it!
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  11. oh man… this looks so delicious! your pictures are so perfect!
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  12. I have to get a new waffle maker. Mine gave up a few months ago and I have not replaced it yet. The orange cranberry spritzer looks so refreshing. Thanks for the recipe!
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  13. it looks so delicious..gonna try both for sure 😉
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  14. Yum. This whole set up looks just delicious. Never had a orange cranberry spritzer (or any!) for that matter. This may be a must on Thanksgiving weekend!
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  15. You just reminded me that I have a waffle maker…looks like I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow! On a side note, I love orange and cranberry together!
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  16. Now this breakfast is right up my alley! I love waffles, orange, and cranberries! lol
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  17. I love pancakes and that cranberry spritzer looks yummy as well!! This would be perfect for brunch!!

  18. This looks so refreshing, I am going to try this. And maybe add in a shot of rum… 🙂

  19. This is very different and I would love to try this.
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  20. Thanks Kim I haven’t had a lot to do with gluten-free or low-carb coonikg I have a feeling I’ll be going through your blog with a fine tooth comb as I get going! Thanks for your blog, it’s very useful.

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