Cranberry Rosemary Spritzer

We're getting into the holiday spirit with this festive Cranberry Rosemary Spritzer. This recipe calls for fresh cranberries and rosemary to bring out an incredibly vibrant flavor that we find absolutely delicious. This cocktail is not too sweet, looks beautiful and is the perfect addition to the holiday season.


  • 4 cups fresh cranberries - plus more for garnish

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 6 sprigs rosemary - plus more for garnish

  • 8-ounce sparkling water

  • 4 cups ice


  • Place the cranberries in the pitcher of a blender along with two cups of water. Blend on high until completely pureed with no large chunks remaining. Refrigerate overnight to infuse.

  • Strain the liquid from the cranberry mixture; you should collect two cups of juice.

  • Meanwhile, place ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water, and 6 sprigs of fresh rosemary in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil; boil until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Remove rosemary sprigs and discard.

  • Return the pulp to the blender pitcher along with the cup of vodka. Blend well, strain, and mix the vodka with the collected juice to make three cups of liquid. Stir in the cooled rosemary syrup.

  • Divide the ice into eight 8-ounce rocks glasses (½ cup each). Top each glass with just shy of a ¼ cup of the cranberry mix (3 and ¾ ounces).

  • Top each glass with two ounces of sparkling water. Stir gently, garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary sprigs.

* To mix up the drinks as needed, Wanderlust Kitchen recommends 2 ounces cranberry juice, 1-ounce cranberry vodka, ¾ ounce rosemary syrup, and 1-ounce sparkling water. And we must agree, it is very delicious.

    We have the Wanderlust Kitchen to thank for this festive cocktail, enjoy friends.