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This sparkling blood orange rosemary water is the perfect way to liven up a drink recipe without adding calories! It’s perfect for brunch or a mocktail.

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Alex creates the drink recipes in our household (basically all the beverages). So it’s no surprise this sparkling blood orange rosemary water was invented by him! Alex devised this rosemary water as a drink for our vegetarian brunch menu. Blood orange juice has the most beautiful electric pink hue, which made it look stunning next to the other brunch items. It could also work as a sort of mocktail. Sparkling water recipes are our favorite for making drinks delicious without adding lots of calories or sugar. Keep reading for the blood orange rosemary water recipe and the menu for our vegetarian brunch!

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How to make rosemary water

This rosemary water has subtle flavors and an understated, refreshing flavor. Feel free to add more blood orange juice or honey if you’re looking for a more intense flavor. To make our sparkling water, we used our SodaStream (which we’re obsessed with!) We bought it to make healthy alternatives soda pop, and we ended up falling in love with the refreshing bubbles — we usually mix the water with lemon or lime juice, or use it to make drinks like these. You can also use a plain or flavored canned sparkling water: just make sure that the flavor is complimentary and won’t clash with the blood orange and rosemary.

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Vegetarian brunch menu

This blood orange rosemary water was created as the drink (basically a mocktail!) for our vegetarian brunch menu. We created the brunch menu with our friend Shelly from Vegetarian Ventures. We hope you might consider it to celebrate with loved ones on this Valentine’s Day, or any other occasion that calls for a special morning meal. We love this comment from reader Katie on our last brunch post: “Brunch is my favorite meal to entertain because it’s casual and usually anything goes so we can have sweet and savory all at once.” We hadn’t thought about it that way, but it’s completely true! Here’s our vegetarian brunch menu:

Two-Potato Hash with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Blood Orange and Quinoa Muffins (at Vegetarian Ventures)

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Coffee

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Looking for more sparkling water recipes?

Are you looking for sparkling water recipes that are a healthy alternative to soda pop? That’s why we got our SodaStream and we love making inventive soda alternatives! Here are a few more sparkling water recipes around the web:

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More blood orange recipes

Blood oranges are such a beautiful fruit to work into your cooking. Their vibrant pink color is eye popping! Blood oranges can be found in the winter in many mainstream groceries. Here are a few other blood orange recipes or blood orange cocktails:

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This sparkling blood orange rosemary water recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, plant based, dairy free, and refined sugar free.

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Sparkling Blood Orange Rosemary Water


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This sparkling blood orange rosemary water is the perfect way to liven up a drink recipe without adding calories! It’s perfect for brunch or a mocktail.


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 small sprigs rosemary, divided
  • 3 large blood oranges (enough for 1 cup juice)
  • 750 mL sparkling water (we use the SodaStream)

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons honey, 3 tablespoons water and 3 sprigs rosemary over low heat for about 1 minute until fully combined. Allow to cool on the stove, and then discard the rosemary.
  2. Juice 3 blood oranges. In a pitcher, combine the honey mixture, orange juice, and sparkling water. Garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Anna says:

    I make a gin cocktail really similar to this every year for Christmas Day but this looks like the perfect healthy alcohol free version! Your photographs are absolutely amazing!

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