Spiced Cranberry Spritzers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 5 min 10
Spiced Cranberry Spritzers
Health Highlights
Celebrate the holiday season with these Spiced Cranberry Spritzers topped with Blood Oranges and Candied Rosemary.


2 cup Cranberries
1/2 cup Agave nectar (syrup)
2 sprig Rosemary, fresh (more for serving)
1 tbsp Cardamom pods
2 tbsp Orange peel (zest)
1 pinch Himalayan sea salt
1/2 cup Water
709 gm Wine, rosé (1 bottle: Buy Non-alcoholic such as Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Grape Juice Cocktail)
1/2 cup Cranberry juice (unsweetened)
4 can Ginger Beer
4 medium Blood orange (can use regular oranges)
2 tbsp Coconut sugar (for candied rosemary)


  1. First, make the cranberry jam/syrup by combining cranberries, agave nectar, rosemary, cardamom pods, orange rind, sea salt and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Continue to boil for 5 minutes or until cranberries start to burst and form a thick, jam-like consistency. Remove from heat & allow to cool. Remove cardamom pods and rosemary. 
  2. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add the cooled cranberry jam, non-alcoholic Rosé wine and cranberry juice. Give it a quick stir, then pour in the ginger beer. Add sliced blood oranges and serve chilled over ice. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of Candied Rosemary (see recipe below for how to make). 

How to Make Candied Rosemary

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Run fresh sprigs of rosemary under a gentle stream of water. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle vegan sugar on all sides. Allow to air dry overnight or place in the oven at 350 degrees  Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before using as a garnish.  


  • Remove cardamom pods and rosemary from cranberry jam before adding to pitcher. 
  • You can substitute any sparkling juice or wine for the Welch's Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Rosé Grape Drink Cocktail.
  • Be sure to stir the pitcher from the bottom before serving to ensure each glass gets some of the cranberry jam that naturally settles to the bottom.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 233
Calories from fat 1.9
Calories from saturated fat 0.3
Total Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 33 mg
Potassium 206 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 40 g
Protein 0.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.8

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