Refreshing and festive, this cranberry citrus mocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy this holiday season!
Whenever I host a party, I love making a signature seasonal drink for my guests, It can be a simple way to add a personal touch to the menu. This nonalcoholic drink is made with a mix of of fresh orange slices, sparkling water, cranberry juice, and is topped off with fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish. The lemon lime sparkling water adds an enjoyable fizzy touch and is a perfect swap for sprite in any mocktail recipe. All of the fresh ingredients make it a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.
During the holiday season, I love to serve these mocktails in clear glass ornaments for a decorative twist that the guests enjoy. For a smaller crowd I suggest placing the mocktail ornaments over a glass filled with orange slices, rosemary, cranberries and ice and for a larger crowd, you can place all the mocktail ornaments in an ice bucket for guests to grab and pour into their glass.
Grab the recipe and serve it at your next winter celebration!
Cranberry Citrus Mocktail Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: None
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Huma Naz
Lemon lime sparkling water
Cranberry juice or cranberry sparkling water
4 tablespoons fresh cranberries
4 Rosemary sprigs
8 slices of mandarin oranges
4 medium-sized ornaments
Add ice, a rosemary sprig, 1 tbsp. fresh cranberries, and 2 orange slices per serving glass.
In each ornament, fill 1/2 up with sparkling lemon lime soda and 1/2 with cranberry juice.
Serve ornaments over each glass or piled in a small or large ice bucket depending on guest amount.
If you are not using ornaments, fill each glass with 1/2 sparkling water and 1/2 cranberry juice.