Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!
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Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail

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This Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail creation has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and SodaStream!  All opinions are mine alone though, promise! #WaterMadeExciting #CollectiveBias

I do like my cocktails, but with every party that I host, there are guests that aren’t looking for an alcoholic beverage.  I never want anyone to feel left out, so I LOVE creating fancy-schmancy mocktails for those who aren’t looking for a cocktail.

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail

This year at my Favorite Things party, I’ll have a few gals that will be looking for drink without any alcohol.  I’ve created this holiday mocktail idea, that will make them all fancy-like, and hopefully not feeling left-out. 😉

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

Have you seen the SodaStream Power Automatic Sparkling Water Maker?  I fell in LOVE with this thing.  My body CRAVES carbonation, and it helps me make better choices when the craving calls.  You can use SodaStream Sparkling Drink Mixes, {which are sweetened with plant-based stevia} to make whichever one you’re wanting at the time.  The flavors blow my mind.  For this mocktail, I used the “Green Apple Cucumber,” and oh-my-gosh, it’s good.

But I also gave the other flavors a whirl: Cranberry Raspberry, Berry Mix, & Black Current Lime.  They are all AH-MAZING.  Entertaining is going to be so fun {and handy} now, to whip up flavored sparkling water for my guests.  The machine itself is pretty fancy looking I must say.  I’m thinking of even gift one of these machines to family member this year.  I know she’ll LOVE IT.

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

I was so excited when I first used it, I did a little video and posted it on Facebook.  Excuse my kiddos tv show blaring in the background…

Ahhh! Look at this sparkling water machine!…and just ignore PAW Patrol on tv in the background. ☺️ SodaStream

Posted by Fantabulosity on Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Mocktail Tutorial:

• Flavored sparkling water

• Sugared cranberries

• Sprig of mint

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

I first saw the sugared cranberry idea on Love & Olive Oil.  Their tutorial is super yummy sounding, but I since I was just experimenting I wanted a quicker solution.

I just heated up the sugar and water on the stovetop until boiling, like they suggested. Let the sugar water cool, and then soaked the cranberries for a few minutes.

Then I laid the cranberries out on wax paper, and when fully cooled… I stacked them on a toothpick, until the toothpick was full.  I sprinkled sugar over the top and evenly coated them, and they were ready to garnish!

{They’ll still be pretty tart to eat this way, so if you if you have time, I’d follow Love & Olive Oil’s tutorial so they will be more desirable to eat.}

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

Garnishing the Rim

I’ve been garnishing the rim of my party drinks for ages.  It’s so easy to do, and adds so much umph.

Just dip the rim in light corn syrup, and then dip in edible glitter or sprinkles!  Such a small detail that can add a LOT!

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

I shared that tip when I appeared on the television show, Show Me St. Louis, and it’s been a HIT ever since:

So you see… you can make your drinks look pretty spiffy, in very simple ways!

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

Pin this image to remember it later:

Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail idea! Sparkling water, sugared cranberries & mint. So cute!

If you gotta have one of these SodaStream Power Automatic Sparkling Water Maker’s, you an buy it directly on their site here, or your favorite retailer!

I just love new gadgets.  What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?  Let me know below… I may need to get one. 😉

Until next time,

Jessica Burgess, Fantabulosity Blog

2 thoughts on “Fancy-Schmancy Holiday Mocktail

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  1. Stephanie C. says:

    What a beautiful mocktail! I love the bit of sugar on the rim and the colors with the red and green are beautiful! I’m the same way with carbonation – sometimes I just crave it. The SodaStream Power seems perfect for this! [client]

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Stephanie! Oh my goodness yes… it would be perfect for the craving. 😉

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