Cranberry, Pomegranate, & Green Tea Holiday Spritzer

Even the phrase holiday spritzer can put the mind in a beautiful place. A place where twinkle lights shine bright in every corner, and the sound of genuine laughter wafts in and out of every room. The holidays are such a joyous time, and they’re already on their way to us. Now is the time for celebration – of whatever you feel like celebrating. Celebrate this day with a homemade holiday spritzer. It’s non-alcoholic (although you may add some in if you feel so inclined) and tastes absolutely delicious. It’s also filled with antioxidants and free of any added sugar or other nonsense.

First, let’s talk about the health benefits of this delicious drink. Every single ingredient is a rich source of antioxidants (which you can find out more about here). In addition…

Holiday spritzer ingredients

Rosemary is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to aid digestion, improve memory, and possibly prevent the aging of your brain.

Cranberries are widely used to treat urinary tract infections. They are also believed to relieve skin conditions, fight heart disease, and even prevent certain cancers.

Green tea has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and has been shown to stop the spreading of many diseases. It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes, and is thought to delay the deterioration that is caused by Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Pomegranates are a wonderful source of fiber, and can control cholesterol, rid the mouth of plaque, and help prevent arthritis.

Rosemary and cranberries

So. Now that you feel great about drinking it… on to the recipe!

Cranberry, Pomegranate, & Green Tea Holiday Spritzer
Serves 4
32 oz. unsweetened pomegranate juice
16 oz. sparkling water
16 oz. green tea, steeped and cooled
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
¾ cup fresh cranberries

If you like, you can start by making festive ice cubes! Distribute 1 sprig of rosemary into an ice cube tray, and fill each cube with 1-3 cranberries. Fill the tray with water and place in the freezer until frozen – I left mine in overnight.

Cranberry rosemary ice cubes

To make the spritzer, just combine all the liquids and mix lightly with a spoon. Pour into 4 separate glasses and add the ice cubes. Finish off each glass with 1 sprig of rosemary and a few extra cranberries, and voila! Enjoy. :)

Holiday spritzer

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This looks delicious and healthy. Since the season will primarily be just me and my husband, I will have to cut this recipe in half – which doesn’t bother me at all. Thank you!

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Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try this

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It looks and sounds very delicious!!
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I’m not saying anything definitive but the names match..

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jessi

and what company is that, sonali?

jessi

btw this looks delicious….totally making it

Absolutely lovely post! I will absolutely be making this! Beautiful photos and words as well.

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Holly

Mm, deffo trying this. This blog is so insightful and shows so many ways to stay grounded, It promotes the exact opposite of your attitude, you completely missed the whole point, sonali.

Love it!!! There are two products that could be substituted in this recipe and provide similar benefits – Cranberry+Elderberry and Pomegranate Acai. These products don’t have any calories, caffeine, sugar or artificial sweeteners. Enjoy!! http://www.pureinventions.com

This is beyond gorgeous!! Love the color :)

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definitely making this, not too complicated but sounds delicious!

definitely making this, not too complicated but sounds delicious!
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I am also in a mood of preparing festive ice cubes. I don’t know about how it is being used for skin conditions, fight heart disease but I think it will good for health.

no lie, my mouth is watering right now…this looks insanely delicious!!
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Hi everyone, if you love pomegranates like I do, check out my awesome Persian recipe with pomegranates, saffron and walnuts; can be vegetarian (if it is me eating it, I go veg) or non-vegetarian.
http://lilyofthevalleybrisbane.com/2013/06/10/fesenjan-persian-comfort-food-for-a-queen-iranian-stew-with-pomegranates-saffron-and-walnuts/

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