Welcome to another day of our tour around the United States, we have made our way to the South with Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe and to the Heartland with Loaded Baked Potato Salad. Today we are in the New England area where cranberries are grown and Snapple drinks were originated in New York.

This Cranberry Iced Tea is perfect anytime, and would make a refreshing drink to serve for your Fourth of July celebration.

Similar to the Razzle Dazzle Berry Tea, you will need to start this Cranberry Iced Tea with a good, strong tea. Simply boil 3 cups of water and then steep 3 black tea bags until the tea is dark and rich looking, about 8 minutes.

Then to give it the classic Snapple Cranberry Iced Tea flavor, you will add fresh lemon juice, sugar and cranberry juice concentrate. It’s as easy as that.

Cranberry Iced Tea: Snapple Copycat Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

According to WikipediaSnapple was founded by Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg in 1972 in New York. The company was first conceived as a part-time venture to supply fruit juices to health food stores. Snapple, formerly known as Unadulterated Food Products was one of the first companies in the United States to manufacture juices and other beverages made from natural ingredients.

Cranberry Iced Tea: Snapple Copycat Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

4th of July Recipes on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Stay tuned as we travel around the United States and share American Recipes for 4th of July!

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Cranberry Iced Tea: Snapple Copycat Recipe

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  • Total Time: 10 minutes


Refreshing drink to enjoy any time. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 8 cups of water
  • 3 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice – about 2 lemons
  • Garnish – cranberries and mint leaves, optional


  1. Boil 3 cups of water and steep tea bags about 8 minutes or until tea is dark and rich looking
  2. Pour 5 cups of water into a pitcher, add tea after steeped
  3. Stir in sugar and stir for a couple minutes to dissolve
  4. Squeeze lemons and add juice to tea
  5. Stir in cranberry concentrate
  6. Place in fridge to chill
  7. Serve with fresh cranberries and mint leaves if desired


Recipe adapted from Recipe Bridge

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

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