Holiday Brunch Tonic

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Holiday Brunch Tonic Recipe
Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
This fizzy beverage takes on a festive feel with the scent of rosemary-infused sugar syrup. Garnish with extra rosemary sprigs, if desired. Serve shortly after mixing everything together so the tonic will sparkle.
12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)


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1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 rosemary sprigs
4 cups cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
2 cups fresh orange juice (about 6 oranges), chilled
3 cups club soda, chilled


Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add rosemary; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour sugar syrup into a bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.

Uncover sugar syrup; remove and discard rosemary sprigs. Combine the sugar syrup, juices, and soda in a large pitcher. Serve immediately over ice.

Created date

November 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 131
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 33.1 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 15 mg
Calcium 10 mg