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The bright red cranberry adds tart zip — not to mention vitamins and antioxidants — to many holiday foods.

Their bold crimson hue is the result of anthocyanins, compounds that have been shown to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects. Cranberries are also known for their ability to help lessen the risk of UTIs in some people. Raise a glass to the versatile, healthy cranberry with this simple mocktail.

Makes 3 cups (or approximately 4 champagne flutes).


  • 2 cups chilled club soda
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry juice


  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Whole cranberries
  • Sugar to frost the rim of the glasses


  1. To frost the rim, dip glasses into a shallow pool of water, then a dusting of sugar. 
  2. Pour cranberry juice about ¼ of the way up the glass. 
  3. Pour club soda about ¾ of the way up the glass.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig and add a few cranberries and serve.

Want to treat yourself to a cocktail? Substitute champagne or sparkling wine for the club soda.

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