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Rosemary Cranberry Mocktail

25 min


10 ingredients or less

Rosemary and cranberries immediately put us into the festive spirit, especially with the candied cranberries as decoration. The mocktail comes together in just 5 easy steps and has a delicious flavour profile of sweet and sour with a hint of rosemary. Enjoy this mocktail as is, or turn it into a fancy cocktail with a shot of gin.



25 min


20 min


5 min

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  • ½ cup (120 mL)
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
  • 2
    sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1
    lime, juiced
  • 2 cups (222 g)
    ice cubes, plus more for shaking
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    cranberry juice
  • 2 cups (480 mL)
    carbonated water

Optional garnish


  1. To a small pan over medium-high heat, add the water, maple syrup, and rosemary sprigs. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and cook at a simmer for 4 minutes, then remove the rosemary and let it cool off a bit.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker or mason jar halfway with ice cubes and pour the rosemary syrup and lime juice overtop. Shake for about 10 seconds.
  4. Fill your desired glasses with ice, then divide the shaken mixture between the glasses.
  5. Top with equal parts of cranberry juice and carbonated water.
  6. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and candied cranberries, if desired, and enjoy!


  • To turn this mocktail into a cocktail, we'd recommend adding your favourite kind of gin to the shaker.


  • The syrup can be made in advance and can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • The assembled drink is best when enjoyed immediately.

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Elizabeth - Jan. 5, 2024, 12:47 a.m.

This was so easy to make, but felt very fancy! I love having some fun drink options to make sans alcohol. A lot of mocktails are overly sweet, but this wasn't (using no sugar added cranberry juice). This one will be in our rotation for sure.

PUL Team - Jan. 5, 2024, 7:31 p.m.

We're so happy to hear that the mocktail was enjoyed, Elizabeth, thank you 😃

Michelle D - Dec. 27, 2023, 3:42 a.m.

Another great hit for a Christmas Mocktail! Loved by all

sydney hisle - Dec. 13, 2023, 6:33 p.m.

My grocery was out of fresh rosemary. Do you think dried rosemary or fresh basil would be better?

PUL Team - Dec. 15, 2023, 1:46 a.m.

Hey there, Sydney, we imagine either is fine, they'd just impart their own unique tastes is all. If you opt to try dried rosemary just be sure to add it sparingly, as dried herbs are more concentrated in flavour than fresh. You may also want to stain the rosemary syrup if you use dried rosemary to filter out the rosemary pieces 🤗

Maggie - Dec. 4, 2023, 3:14 a.m.

Made this for an early Christmas party and everyone loved it! It was so fun and easy to make. I made both mock tails and cocktails (used vodka) and both got positive reviews. I’ll be making it again!

PUL Team - Dec. 4, 2023, 4:50 a.m.

We're so honoured the drink was part of the festivities and enjoyed, Maggie, thank you! 🥰

Yasmin - Nov. 18, 2023, 9:57 p.m.

Can this recipe easily be increased to serve in a pitcher or beverage dispenser so its enough for 20?

PUL Team - Nov. 19, 2023, 4:30 a.m.

Hey Yasmin, yes you can use the green "+" button to change the serving to 20. This will automatically adjust the ingredients proportionally, though we'd recommend giving the recipe a taste and adjusting as needed. Enjoy! 😊

Yasmin Ahmed - Nov. 21, 2023, 5:41 a.m.

Thank you for your reply!

Nathalie - July 9, 2023, 6:10 p.m.

Refreshing, delicious and so simple to make.

Janine - Dec. 27, 2022, 10:05 a.m.

I used ginger beer instead of the carbonated water and sugar-coated the rim and it was SO good! Everyone kept asking for refills. THank you, and Merry Christmas!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:25 a.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Janine, and so happy to hear it was enjoyed! Happy holidays 💛

Romane - Dec. 26, 2022, 7:24 p.m.

I've done it for my family during christmas ! Some had it with gin and other without. Everybody appreciate it ! Thanks for this recipe, it so simple and yet so tasty !

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:12 a.m.

Aw so honoured it was part of the festivities, Romane! Thank you 🙂

Anna - Dec. 23, 2022, 1:29 p.m.

I made it yesterday with gin and it was perfect. 🤩 Thanks for the idea of using mason jar as a shaker.

PUL Team - Dec. 23, 2022, 4:07 p.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Anna!