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Holiday Brunch Tonic

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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