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Cran-Apple Cider and Rosemary Mocktail

These cran-apple cider and rosemary mocktails are so pretty and festive! The only ingredients needed for this super simple recipe are cranberry juice, good quality non-alcoholic apple cider, fresh rosemary, and sparkling water to keep the mocktail light and bright. Make a batch of these drinks, grab a lovely serving platter and maybe a few small bunches of rosemary for decoration to secure your title as an excellent host. In addition to tasting great, this mocktail contains pure cranberry juice so you're getting a lot of antioxidants, the juice also promotes digestive health and this mocktail is low-calorie. Along with using 100% cranberry juice, go with a cider that doesn't contain any unnecessary additives for pure apple flavor. And if some of your guests prefer an alcoholic beverage, this mocktail can easily become a cocktail. Just swap the sparkling water for champagne or add a few shots of vodka.

Total Time:  3 hours and 10 minutes

Active Time: 10 minutes


Serves 8

  • 2 cups sparkling water, divided

  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • ¾ cup apple cider

  • 1 cup 100% cranberry juice, unsweetened

  • Crushed ice

  • 1 cup frozen cranberries, for garnish

  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary, for garnish

Mocktail Directions

To prep:

  1. Muddle fresh rosemary in the bottom of a pitcher.

  2. Add half of the sparkling water and let sit in the refrigerator for 3 hours to infuse.

For the aran-apple cider rosemary mocktail mocktail:

  1. Add the remaining sparkling water followed by the apple cider and cranberry juice.

  2. Fill 8-ounce glasses with crushed ice.

  3. Divide the mocktail among the ice-filled glasses.

  4. Garnish with frozen cranberries and rosemary.