Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail / Mocktail

Posted by Planet Bake on Nov 24th 2021

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail / Mocktail

Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail / Mocktail

This holiday season, give your party guests the gift of not having a hangover: The flavors of the season combine in this simple spritzer that’s equal parts festive and refreshing. A rosemary–and clove–infused simple syrup gives the drink a herbaceous edge, while cranberry juice and ginger beer bring subtle tartness and effervescence. It’s the perfect drink for everyone—even those who may want to be a little naughty by spiking it with a splash of vodka or gin.

INGREDIENTS (1 Cocktail):

For the Rosemary–Infused Simple Syrup:

- 1 cup sugar (use Allulose Sweetener instead)

- 1 cup water

- 8 large rosemary sprigs

- 1 star anise

- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

For the Mocktail:

- 4 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice

- 1½ ounces rosemary-infused simple syrup

- Ice

- 2 ounces ginger beer

- 1 rosemary sprig, for garnish

- 1 fresh cranberry, for garnish

- ½ red crab apple, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Make the rosemary-infused simple syrup: In a small rocks glass, garnish with a bar skewer holding the three garnishes, then serve.

2. Make the cocktail: In a stirring glass, add the unsweetened cranberry juice, rosemary-infused simple syrup and ice, and stir with a bar spoon until the mixture is chilled. Add the ginger beer and stir just twice quickly, until the ginger beer is mixed in but the carbonation hasn't completely evaporated. Strain the cocktail over ice in a rocks glass, garnish with a bar skewer holding the three garnishes, then serve.