Orange and Cranberry Christmas Fizz

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For a day of indulgence, a Christmas drink is definitely needed. Bucks Fizz is a tradition for breakfast here, and this is similar but has more depth and flavour. It is the perfect drink to serve the whole family as it is delicious on its own or with a shot of alcohol. Or why not serve something impressive at a Christmas or New Year’s party? I’ve even included instructions for decorating your glasses! The small amount of spice in this gives the cocktail something different, and a really festive feel. You could even make up the syrup in a larger amout and keep in a glass bottle until you want to use! The recipe given will serve 4.

Orange and Cranberry Christmas Fizz
 
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Recipe type: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, grain free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • The zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar + 1 tbsp for decorating (or 2 tbsp brown rice syrup + 1 tbsp coconut or other sugar for decorating)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries plus extra for decoration
  • A pinch of ground clove
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A shot of pure vodka or gin (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the orange juice and cranberries in a small pan and heat on a low heat for 10 minutes until the cranberries are soft
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the glasses
  3. Place the orange zest and 1 tbsp coconut sugar in a small bowl
  4. In another small bowl, fill 0.5mm with cold water
  5. Dip the rim of the glasses into the water, then into the sugar and orange zest mix (you could use any other superfood powder of choice in place of the orange)
  6. Once the cranberries are soft, add the coconut sugar or brown rice syrup and spices and stir until the sugar is dissolved
  7. Using the back of a spoon or a potato masher, mash the cranberries to release the juices
  8. Pour the syrup through a sieve into a jug or bottle
  9. Distribute the syrup evenly between the 4 glasses
  10. Top up with sparkling mineral or soda water and decorate with orange zest and cranberries

 

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