Hello Lovely! Brunch mocktails are my very favorite! Most people look forward to their bottomless mimosas but this sparkling orange drink is a fun spin on that classic. To me blood oranges have a much bolder flavor, while the citrus and rosemary combo have always been the perfect combo (particularly in Italian cooking).
Blood Orange Rosemary Mocktail
Makes 1 Mocktail
3/4 Cup sparkling blood orange juice
2 Tbps. rosemary syrup (recipe follows)
Optional: 1 rosemary sprig for garnish
Directions: Add the syrup to the glass and then pour the juice over top. Stir and add a rosemary sprig for garnish if you’d like. Drink up!
Rosemary Simple Syrup
Makes roughly 1/2 cup
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup water
3 Sprigs rosemary (roughly 3 Tbsp. chopped rosemary)
Directions: Bring water and rosemary to a boil. Add sugar into mixture and lower heat to a simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and after mixture has cooled strain out the rosemary solids. Will keep in sealed container for 1 week if refrigerated.
Happy brunching everyone!