cranberry orange mocktail with montellier (#partner)
Hello friends! Today we’re talking about mocktails! I love creating fancy drinks around the holidays, and one of my favourite ways to do that is by making my own flavoured simple syrups, and adding them to Montellier Sparkling Water to make the perfect #festivefizz! I love that Montellier is sourced from Quebec, Canada, and their slim cans make it easy to create individual mocktails! It’s so simple to prepare ahead of time, and the syrups are so easy to customize. For this mocktail, I cooked cranberries and orange slices together with a bit of ginger, which also made my house smell amazing. Simply strain, and store in the fridge until ready to use!
I love pairing it with one of my other holiday favourites....a charcuterie board! They’re so fun to make, and also so easy to do ahead of time so that you’re not stressed out right before your guests arrive. I’m all about making the holidays as stress-free as possible! Add in a fresh baguette and some fancy crackers, and you’re all set.
Cranberry Orange Mocktail
Yields: 6-8 servings
Orange cranberry syrup
3/4 cup white granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 navel orange, sliced
1⁄2 tablespoon fresh, grated ginger
3-5 Montellier unflavoured Sparkling Water Slim Cans
Fresh rosemary sprigs
In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and water and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes to combine, then add in cranberries, orange slices, and fresh ginger. Reduce temperature to medium, and cook for 15-20 minutes, until cranberries have cooked down and mixture is very fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Strain and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of orange cranberry syrup to each glass. Fill cup with Montellier sparkling water. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a couple cranberries if desired. Serve immediately.
Happy mocktail making!