Our latest drink creation is the perfect way to bring in some holiday cheer! We have combined everyone’s favorite seasonal flavors including apple, cranberry, pomegranate plus grape nectar to make an antioxidant packed, tart and delicious drink. Try it with bubbly water for the kiddos or sparkling wine for the adults at your festivities all month!
BLEND USED: Bored-O Rouge California Grape Nectar
Tasting Attributes: The deep grape notes gives each sip just enough sweetness that perfectly tames and enhances the tart notes coming from the cranberry and lemon.
In this bright and holiday-centric drink we really worked to curate the perfect ratio of sweet and tart. When combining ingredients like pomegranate, cranberries, and lemon it can be easy for the tartness to take away from the enjoyment of the drink. This is where grape nectar comes in. By adding a healthy sugar alternative, we add rich and bold jammy sweetness without sacrificing health. Speaking of health, this drink is saturated with Vitamin C and antioxidant properties. Between the cranberry, apple, pomegranate, and grape nectar you are ingesting more than enough of your daily dose of antioxidants. This blast of antioxidants will help your body stabilize the highly reactive free radicals and help protect your blood vessels. A pretty sweet deal, huh? Last thing to note about this yummy mocktail is alcohol can be added if you choose. We recommend a champagne or sparkling wine to brighten this beverage even more!
We chose to use our Bored-O Rouge blend in this cocktail for several reasons. The sweetness and jammy notes of our Cabernet blend enhance the flavor of the apple cider while pairing well with the sweet and tart profile that comes from apples, lemon, cranberries, and pomegranate. This blend of our natural sweetener beautifully tames the tartness that could make this drink overwhelming, into a smooth sip with the perfect amount of bitterness. With all of the delicious and diverse flavors in this cocktail, we find the Bored-O Rouge blend is key to tying it all together!
Not only are you enhancing the overall taste of this cocktail by adding Grape Nectar, you are also making the healthier decision when it comes to your sweetener of choice! While a cocktail like this could typically call for grenadine, we are saving you from the sugar overload and even the headache the next day. Our nectar holds many of the health benefits found in wine grapes, including an abundance of antioxidants. Plus, Grape Nectar is all natural and has a low Glycemic Index, so lucky for you this mocktail won’t send your blood sugar through the roof. We want you to #drinkbetter this Holiday season and feel good about going for a second glass!
- 3 oz unfiltered apple cider
- 1.5 oz Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar
- 0.25 oz fresh lemon juice
- 0.25 oz unsweetened cranberry juice concentrate
- 1 heaping tsp fresh pomegranate seeds
- Generous splash of club soda or sparkling wine
- In a shaker add lemon juice, grape nectar, apple cider, cranberry concentrate, top with ice.
- Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice.
- Garnish pomegranate seeds and sliced apples.
- Sip and enjoy!