The Holiday Season is a time for celebrating, but if you (or some of your guests) would rather do so without alcohol, or you find yourself extremely pregnant like me, it’s always nice to have a beverage that makes you feel and look good as you raise your glass for a toast. Enter this red and green raspberry holiday mocktail recipe!
There isn’t much prep for this drink, so let’s get started on what you’ll need.
- White cranberry juice
- Sparkling water
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Optional: mint-infused syrup (not pictured below)
- A food processor
- Metal strainer (not pictured below)
- Put your raspberries in the food processor to make a puree. There will be seeds – lots and lots of seeds, so once that’s done, you’ll need to strain them through a metal strainer to get them all out. This makes the drink all the more enjoyable!
- When serving, gather all of your ingredients together so that drinks can be mixed on the spot. A simple tray, some small bowls and pitchers will do the trick!
- Now you’re ready to serve your pretty and festive red & green drinks! In a champagne glass (if you’re feeling fancy), add about 4 teaspoons of the raspberry puree.
- Next, fill about half of the glass with the white cranberry juice. This is where most of the sweetness comes into your drink because those raspberries alone won’t do it!
- Now you can go ahead and fill the glass almost all the way with sparkling water. I think this is the part that makes the drink feel a lot more like a grown up drink than just some fancy juice! It’s the perfect stand-in to champagne.
- This part is completely optional, but makes a huge difference! If you can get your hands on some mint-infused syrup, add just about a teaspoon to each drink and you get the sweetest hint of mint – literally It’s delightful!
- To make sure nothing is just sitting at the bottom (like the raspberry puree), mix your drink for a few seconds.
- Now add a sprig of mint to the top for garnish, and voila! You have yourself a colourful and sweet drink to celebrate the Holiday Season. To add another dash of festive, use mini tree ornaments around the stem of the glass!
Trust me when I say, you will absolutely not regret serving this drink to your guests, and having all of the ingredients out on a tray means you can have a little fun teaching them how to make their own for when they want a second – because they will!Do you have a favourite holiday drink? Would you try this one? It would be lovely with blackberries or strawberries too! Let us know in the comments which fruit you’d try this with!