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Clove and Cinnamon Cranberry Mocktail

Clove and Cinnamon Infused Cranberry Mocktail

Your Holiday party must have fun drinks!

This delightful beverage is a delicious way to celebrate the holiday season.

Here, the classic flavor combination of cranberry, orange, and cinnamon is complemented by the unexpected addition of clove.

You could add a splash of vodka but we love it just the way it is so the kids can enjoy as well.

Holiday Clove and Cinnamon Cranberry Mocktail

I love that this drink is sweetened with honey and has bright citrus and cranberry flavors. 

It’s perfect for those holiday parties or just having a group of friends over for the night.

The rosemary garnish really brightens up the whole room.

You could even cook a larger batch and put it in a beautiful drink dispenser if you had a larger crowd.

We love to use these heavy base cocktail glasses for our holiday drinks but you could easily use what you have on hand.

The Cinnamon and Clove Cranberry Mocktail pairs perfectly with a Simple Charcuterie Board for an appetizer.

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Cinnamon and Clove Cranberry Mocktail


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Description

Your guests will love this Holiday Infused Cinnamon and Clove Cranberry Mocktail. Garnish with rosemary and cranberry!


Ingredients

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  • 1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 T clove buds
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 c. unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2 medium organic oranges, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 c. sparkling water
  • Optional: 1/2 c. vodka

Optional Garnish:

  • Additional cinnamon sticks
  • 6 long rosemary sprigs, lower leaves removed and threaded with fresh cranberries

Instructions

  • Add cranberries, honey, water, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes, or until the honey is melted and the spices are intensely fragrant.
  • Remove from heat and transfer to a large glass or another non-reactive bowl.
  • Add cranberry juice, orange wedges, and vodka, if using.
  • Refrigerate for several hours to overnight.
  • Once thoroughly chilled, remove from the refrigerator and firmly squeeze each orange wedge into the bowl to capture the juice before discarding.
  • Strain the mixture with a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids.
  • To serve, fill serving glasses with ice and add enough of the seasoned cranberry juice mixture to fill each glass about 1/3 full.
  • Top off each glass with sparkling water and stir to combine.
  • Taste and sweeten with additional honey, if desired.
  • Garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or rosemary skewers and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 217
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
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