Holiday Mocktail Recipe: Fizzy Rosemary Cider

Play it safe with a non-alcoholic drink to ring in new year

Our recipe for a fizzy rosemary cider, a festive non-alcoholic drink.

Play it safe with a non-alcoholic drink to ring in new year

When you raise your glass for that toast at midnight, make sure it’s filled with a drink that won’t leave you with a headache or break the calorie bank – especially if your New Year’s resolution is to make it your year of health.

Celebrate with a festive mocktail like this fizzy rosemary cider, which has all the bubbles but none of the booze. 

Fizzy Rosemary Cider

Yields generous 1 cup

  • 4 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces seltzer or club soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free rosemary simple syrup (see below)
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary (optional)


Combine cider, club soda or seltzer, and simple syrup in a highball glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig, if desired.

Sugar-free Rosemary Simple Syrup


  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar substitute 
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary


Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar substitute is completely dissolved, about one minute. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the rosemary sprig. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to one week.

Mocktail nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories: 64
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Sugars: 14.5 g
  • Sodium: 25.4 mg

Other holiday mocktail recipes

If you're looking for more holiday drinks the whole family can enjoy, consider recipes for non-alcoholic holiday nog, pumpkin frappe and cranberry mocktail.

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