Christmas Sunrise Recipe

Yields: Serves 8

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail (such as Ocean Spray)

  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) grenadine

  • 4 cups tangerine juice

  • 2 cups chilled lime-flavored sparkling water, club soda, or Prosecco

  • Thin tangerine slices


  1. Cook sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil, 2 to 3 minutes. Boil, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Remove syrup from heat; let cool about 30 minutes. Stir together cooled syrup, cranberry juice, and grenadine until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Fill 8 tall 12-ounce glasses with ice cubes, and pour 1?3 cup cranberry-syrup mixture in each glass. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup tangerine juice over the back side of a spoon into each glass. Do not stir. Slowly pour 1/4 cup chilled sparkling water into each glass. Garnish with tangerine slices.