Did you know you can enjoy cranberry juice warm as well as cold? This cranberry tea with ginger and lemon is a perfect way to get all the nutrients of cranberries and have a warming tasty drink too.

Cranberry tea
Cranberry hot drink

Why drink cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice has lots of benefits from preventing UTI’s to improving heart health.

If you want the benefits of cranberry juice but do not like it on its own then this cranberry tea could be perfect for you.

Cranberry juice tastes very different warm so it might be a great way for you to enjoy cranberry juice and have a warming drink too.

Have you read my review of Ocean Spray whole berry?

Cranberry juice
Cranberry juice and apple cider vinegar

Health benefits of ginger

This cranberry tea includes ginger and lemon. Ginger is another healthy ingredient as there are so many benefits to ginger.

One common use for ginger is to calm nausea. It is often recommended in morning sickness to help relieve the symptoms, usually in the form of ginger biscuits.

Ginger is also said to help fight germs and stop the growth of bacteria like E.coli.

The antibacterial properties of ginger are said to also help with oral bacteria and as such prevent gum infections.

Arthritis is also said to be improved with ginger as it is an anti-inflammatory.

You can even buy ginger patches to apply directly to the skin to relieve pain and swelling in the joints. How well it works, I don’t know, but it may be worth a try?

Sliced ginger
Sliced Ginger
Ginger infographic

Choosing cranberry juice for this tea

When shopping for cranberry juice for this tea do consider the long-life options as well as the chilled options.

Both are just as good and they can be easily warmed up to make your cranberry tea. Long-life cranberry juice is often cheaper too.

cranberry infographic

Cranberry, Ginger and Lemon Tea

If you prefer a warm drink but still want to enjoy cranberry juice then this may be the perfect drink for you.

A tasty warm drink for green tea lovers. Why not enjoy it with some winter fruit?

Have you tried my cranberry and apple cider vinegar recipe yet?

Other recipes with cranberry juice

Cranberry and honey morning refreshing drink

Cranberry and apple cider vinegar drink

Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry juice can also be enjoyed as part of a cocktail in the evening. Have you considered it with gin?

Sea Arch, a gin alternative, have a great recipe for a seaside sunrise cocktail using sea arch (which tastes very like gin but without the alcohol), cranberry juice then topped up with clementine and cinnamon tonic.


Other cocktails with cranberry juice are available so why not try them and see how you can build cranberry juice into your diet?

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Cranberry tea

Cranberry tea with lemon and ginger

  • Author: Jen Mellor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Easy


If you prefer a warm drink but still want to enjoy cranberry juice then this may be the perfect drink for you. A tasty warm drink for green tea lovers.



150ml Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice

1 Green Tea teabag

Juice of one freshly squeezed lemon

Half an inch of fresh ginger root, sliced.

100ml water


Place a small milk pan on the hob over medium heat.

Add 150ml Cranberry juice, green tea bag, slices of fresh ginger, squeezed lemon juice and 100ml water.

Gently warm on the hob for a few minutes.

Strain the tea and pour into a mug to serve.

Garnish with a wedge of lemon and enjoy.

Keywords: Cranberry juice, immunity, high vitamin c, green tea, warm invigorating drink

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  1. Wow! What a revelation – I’d never thought of warm cranberry juice. And the addition of ginger and lemon was perfect. Thanks for another wonderful recipe.