Recipe: Festive cranberry mimosa mocktail
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
- To frost the rim, dip glasses into a shallow pool of water, then a dusting of sugar.
- Pour cranberry juice about ¼ of the way up the glass.
- Pour club soda about ¾ of the way up the glass.
- 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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