Sparkling Holiday Cranberry Thyme Mocktail

Made with REAL ingredients

This holiday bubbly drink is perfect for all ages! It’s actually inspired by my family – they are coming to us this year for Christmas and we wanted to have a special drink that we can all enjoy. I don’t really drink alcohol and my youngest brother isn’t of legal drinking age yet so it was important for me that we have something fun & tasty to offer that will appeal to everyone.

The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. If you make the recipe as is outlined below then it is family friendly and, as I said, it will appeal to all ages and tastes. If you want to make it a cocktail instead of a mocktail it’s easy to add spirits to the mix either before you prepare or to an individual serving.

Serve it in a fun & fancy glass and you’re all set to sip!

I also wanted to talk about the machine that I used to make this recipe. First off, this is not a sponsored post. I did receive the product for free, but I am not getting paid to write about it. As with anything that I share, I genuinely like it and use it.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way let me tell you why I love my Spärkel! (Full disclosure: that links to my Amazon Affiliate page so if you do purchase it via that link then I would receive a small commission).

Spärkel is a new (just launched in November 2019) one of a kind carbonation system that allows you to add some bubbles to any liquid of your choosing without the use of a CO2 tank! This means that you can carbonate at home using REAL ingredients (fruit, herbs, tea & even wine and spirits)!!

I’m a big water girl – it’s pretty much all I drink. A “special” drink to me is a soda water and that’s what I will often bring to friends houses as my beverage of choice when I know that they will be drinking alcohol. I know, I know, I’m like a boring old lady – HA, but that really is just what I enjoy.

Maybe now you can understand my genuine excitement for this product! You can literally add carbonation to almost anything while using real ingredients from the comfort of your own home. The possibilities are endless and I can’t wait to keep playing with it and making more fun and fizzy recipes. If you have a Spärkel or decide to order one I’d love to hear what you are making or what you are excited to Spärkel next!

Orange slices, thyme and a holiday sparkling beverage.
A Pinterest photo featuring multiple photos of the cocktail.

Sparkling Holiday Cranberry Thyme Mocktail

This holiday bubbly drink is perfect for all ages! My family is coming to us this year for Christmas and we wanted to have a special drink that we can all enjoy. Serve it in a fun & fancy glass and you’re all set!
Prep Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 mins

Equipment

  • Spärkel

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups Filtered Water
  • 3/4 cup Pure Cranberry Juice
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • 1 tsp Ginger shredded
  • 2-3 sprigs Thyme
  • 1-3 slice(s) Orange and/or Lime
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions
 

If you have a Spärkel

  • Add all ingredients to your Spärkel bottle.
  • Follow instructions for carbonating with your Spärkel – I used level 4 carbonation.
  • Release pressure before opening your bottle.
  • Serve with: ice cubes, thyme sprigs, orange and/or lime slices & fresh cranberries.

If you don't have a Spärkel

  • Add all ingredients to a pitcher (substitute the filtered water for soda water) and mix ingredients until well combined.
  • Serve with: ice cubes, thyme sprigs, orange and/or lime slices & fresh cranberries.

Notes

*I haven’t tried to make this recipe without using my Spärkel machine so my method for “If you don’t have a Spärkel” is just a suggestion. It might not have quite the same taste and carbination, but it should still be tasty!
*Add some maple syrup if you like a sweeter drink!
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