If you are in the full elimination phase of AIP one of the challenges over the holidays can be a lack of fun beverages. You might have to attend parties that are full of punch, eggnog, and other alcoholic beverages that you are trying to avoid and many “mocktails” can leave you feeling less than impressed. This recipe on the other hand is so pretty and fun that it will be hard not to feel fancy and Christmasy after a glass. I definitely recommend serving it in a fancy glass for the full effect!
If you are looking for more AIP holiday beverages take a look at my wassail recipe, cranberry ginger mocktail and my salted caramel hot “chocolate”.
Christmas Mocktail (AIP/Paleo)
2 Bottles of Unsweetened Apple Cider
1/4 Cup of Fresh Cranberries, halved
3/4 Cup of Fresh Cranberries, whole
1 Granny Smith Apple, chopped
4 Cinnamon Sticks
1 2-3″ Piece of Ginger, peeled and sliced
3 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary, plus more for garnishing glasses if desired
Combine all ingredients, except your extra rosemary sprigs for garnish, into a large pitcher and allow it to sit, refrigerated for at least 4 hours. Serve chilled.
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