Festive Holiday Mocktail

Festive Holiday Mocktail

Posted by Jordan Lee on

The holidays are here, and every year I love to try new festive recipes. This year, I wanted to make a fun, festive holiday mocktail! Don't worry-- there is NO ALCOHOL in this, so everyone, including your kids, can enjoy! The best part about this recipe is that it's so simple. Since it was so simple, I wanted to make it look extra cute and festive! Everything I used to make this is linked in this blog! Keep reading for the recipe and how to make this festive, party-ready mocktail! 

Image of two clear cocktail glasses filled with pebble ice, with rosemary sprigs in ice, and sugared cranberries. The glasses have clear ornaments sitting on rim of glass. The ornaments are filled with red juice mixture. The glasses are set on a wood butcher block, surrounded by rosemary sprigs, two halves of a lime, and sugared cranberries.

Festive Holiday Mocktail

This recipe makes 4 mocktails. 

What You'll Need - Mocktail
  • 2 Bottles of Ginger Ale (I used 16.9 oz bottles)
  • 2 Cups of Cranberry Juice (unsweetened)
  • Rosemary to Garnish
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • Ice 
  • Glasses
  • Clear Ornaments 
  • Small Funnel (to pour drink into ornaments)
What You'll Need - Sugared Cranberries
  • 3 Cups of Fresh Cranberries (rinsed and dried)
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Granulated Sugar, divided
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
Close up image of hand pouring red juice mixture from ornament into glass with ice, rosemary, and sugared cranberries.
 Instructions - Sugared Cranberries (from Natasha's Kitchen)
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup sugar. Bring to a boil, then let simmer on low for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in cranberries to coat then remove from heat and stir another 1 minute.
  3. Remove cranberries with a slotted spoon and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet or rack, and let dry for about 1 hour.
  4. Roll sticky cranberries in remaining sugar to coat. 
Close up image of half lime, bottom of cocktail glass and sugared cranberries
Mocktail Instructions 
  1. Fill each cup with ice, sugared cranberries, and rosemary (I cut my rosemary sprigs in half) and set aside.
  2. In a pitcher, combine ginger ale, cranberry juice, and juice from 1 lime.
  3. Stir ingredients together.
  4. Slowly fill ornaments with mocktail using small funnel (careful not to overfill the ornaments!) 
  5. Place ornament on top of glass.
Image of two clear cocktail glasses filled with pebble ice, with rosemary sprigs in ice, and sugared cranberries. The glasses have clear ornaments sitting on rim of glass. The ornaments are filled with red juice mixture. The glasses are set on a wood butcher block, surrounded by rosemary sprigs, two halves of a lime, and sugared cranberries.

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