aside from all the baking, cooking & eating this holiday season, there is one more important thing we can't forget about.. the drinking! i wanted to create a fancy, woodsy tasting, non-alcoholic holiday beverage that resemble winter in a cup. because those of us who don't drink much deserve a fancy looking cocktail too/ no longer have to be questioned & judged for only drinking sparkling water at a party! but relaxxxxx, i still left the option to add vodka or gin if you want to kick it up a notch & turn this drink into a boozy cocktail. the vibrant red from the cranberries mixed with the forest green from the rosemary looks SUPER festive (i am obsessed with this combination)! lastly, making a homemade rosemary syrup is a simple way to up your cocktail making skills & impress your guest.


for the rosemary syrup

  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water

for the cranberry rosemary spritzer

  • 1/2 oz rosemary syrup
  • 1.5 oz vodka or gin (optional)
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • 4 oz sparkling water
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, as garnish
  • frozen cranberries, as garnish


  • for the rosemary syrup: in a sauce pan over medium heat combine rosemary, sugar & water. brig to a boil & remove from heat once the sugar has dissolved. let cool to room temperature & strain the herbs.

  • fill glass with frozen cranberries & crushed ice. top with rosemary syrup, vodka, cranberry juice & sparkling water. garnish with a sprig of rosemary & frozen cranberries.