(Healthier) Holiday Mocktail Recipe
The holidays are such a fantastic time for baking, eating good food, and trying out new sweets. While its a very delicious and enjoyable time, sometimes it becomes a little too much. I know I eventually get a little overstimulated from extra sugar or heavy recipes.
However, if you want to get festive with healthier options, its still possible! I've been making holiday mocktails on repeat because of how easy and delicious they are. This healthy holiday recipe is hydrating, full of vitamin C, and tastes like the holidays because its infused with Rosemary!
Cranberry Orange Mocktail
WHAT YOU NEED
a strainer, maybe a cheesecloth or anything you can strain small items with (I use a tea diffuser!)
HOW TO MAKE ROSEMARY INFUSED SIMPLE SYRUP
2-3 tablespoons of water
a few pieces of chopped rosemary
a spoonful of raw honey
This fun healthy cocktail trick can be used again and again to pair with your favorite mixed drinks! Using it in this mocktail elevates the final product from a regular drink to a holiday drink- at least I think so. Making rosemary infused simple sugar is actually really simple with this recipe. The best part is that you can make it to taste depending on your preferences. Basically use more rosemary or more honey if you want the flavor to be stronger.
To make the syrup, combine water, honey and chopped rosemary into a microwaveable jar or on the stove. Stir and shake until the water boils. Strain the water to remove as much as you can of the rosemary from the syrup. Let it cool.
MAKE THE MOCKTAIL
Strain the Infused Simple Syrup into your cocktail glass
Add a few pieces of ice
Put Sliced Oranges in the glass
Fill Glass 3/4 full with sparkling water
Fill the rest of the glass with cranberry juice
Garnish with any extra rosemary and serve!