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Cranberry, Ginger and Cinnamon Spritzer

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600ml/1 pint/2 cups chilled cranberry juice
150ml/ pint/⅔ cup clear apple juice
4 cinnamon sticks
About 400ml/14fl oz/1⅔ cups chilled ginger ale
A few fresh or frozen cranberries, to decorate


Serves: 4


Pour the cranberry juice into a shallow freezerproof container and freeze for about 2 hours or until a thick layer of ice crystals has formed around the edges. Mash with a fork to break up the ice, then return the mixture to the freezer for a further 2-3 hours until almost solid. Pour the apple juice into a small pan, add two cinnamon sticks and bring to just below boiling point. Pour into a jug (pitcher) and leave to cool, then remove the cinnamon sticks and set them aside. Chill the juice. Spoon the cranberry ice into a food processor or blender. Add the apple juice and blend briefly until slushy. Pile into cocktail glasses, top up with chilled ginger ale and decorate with cranberries and a cinnamon stick.

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