A long time ago a great friend of mine, Karen Shaw, introduced me to the Official Drink Of Thanksgiving, “The Cranberry Breeze”.  This is a family friendly drink that only uses three ingredients: ice, canned cranberry sauce, and lemonade.  Oh, well, you also need a blender and a slice of lemon for garnish.  But, fully blended, this drink is tangy and tasty and perfect for starting your Thanksgiving celebration.  And, if you want an adult only version, I have a few options down below.  Enjoy!

The Cranberry Breeze


1 can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Lemon Slices, for garnish


Fill a blender about 2/3 to the top with ice.  I don’t use precise measurements because everyone’s blender is different.  Pour lemonade into the blender to just below the level of the ice.  Add the full can of cranberry sauce.  Place the top on the blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices.


You can adjust the sweetness of the drink by making your own lemonade or using a Lite brand of lemonade.  For an adult only beverage, you can make the “Cranberry Daiquiri” by replacing half of the lemonade with rum.  You can also do the same with vodka.  For a more dressed up drink, you can also put sugar on the rim by rubbing the rim with a bit of lemon juice and dipping into a flat plate sprinkled with sugar.