Harvest Sparkler Mocktail

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I love finding fun ways to make holiday meals special! What I love most about the Holidays is that it brings friends and family together. The best way to welcome guests of all ages is by handing them a festive beverage when they walk in the door.  This Harvest Sparkler Mocktail is perfect because it only uses a few ingredients and it can be made quickly.

First, I put some fresh raspberries, water and sugar into a saucepan on the stove and let them boil down on medium heat.

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After I boiled the combination down, I strained the raspberry simple syrup to remove the seeds. I placed the rendering in a mason jar for easy storage.

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Next, it was time to assemble the drink! I poured one ounce of the raspberry simple syrup in the bottom of my highball glass then added six to seven cubes of ice.

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Now, it is time to add the sparkle! I used DASANI® Sparkling Slim Cans that I found at Target in the water aisle. They have all kinds of flavors including Tropical Pineapple, Raspberry Lemonade, Lime, Berry, Black Cherry, and Lemon. If you would like to try a flavor before purchasing an entire pack of 8, they have single 20 oz. bottles in the check out aisle that are perfect for testing!

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 For this recipe you can interchange the Berry, Black Cherry, and Raspberry Lemonade for a fun variety!

Harvest Sparkler Mocktail

Fill the glass up most of the way with your DASANI® Sparkling flavor of choice.

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Then, add another ounce of the raspberry simple syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

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Finish it up by garnishing with fresh raspberries, a slice of orange, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Harvest Sparkler Mocktail

Harvest Sparkler Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce can DASANI® Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • 1 12 oz Container of fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 bunch of fresh rosemary (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place raspberries, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes. (Mixture will thicken up.)

  2. Strain raspberry simple syrup over a bowl and set aside.

  3. Add one ounce of the simple syrup to the bottom of a high ball glass.

  4. Add six to seven ice cubes to the glass.

  5. Pour DASANI® Raspberry Lemonade Sparkler into glass until it is mostly full.

  6. Add one more ounce of the raspberry simple syrup over the top.

  7. Garnish with fresh raspberries, a slice of orange, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

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What is your favorite way to welcome guests to your Holiday gathering? I hope this Harvest Sparkler helps you welcome your guests of all ages! You can find even more great recipes using DASANI® Sparkling here.

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