Sparkling Blood Orange Rosemary Water

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 with Crystallized Ginger-Thyme Butter (at Vegetarian Ventures)

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Coffee

Sparkling Blood Orange Rosemary Water | Vegetarian brunch

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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:

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 on A Couple Cooks and beyond:

This recipe is…

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


1 Star (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

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

  • 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 soda maker shown here)

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.

Keywords: Rosemary water, Blood orange recipes, Sparkling water recipes

 

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

12 Comments

  • Reply
    jenna @ just j.faye
    February 3, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This sounds so refreshing!!

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    Jessie Snyder | Faring Well
    February 3, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    You just made sparkling water look magical. Kudos! Now I’m thirsty. (but seriously, so gorgeous)

  • Reply
    Kathryn
    February 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I love the sound of this + it’s so pretty too!

  • Reply
    Nina at FocusedonFit.com
    February 4, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Looks so yummy, gorgeous photos!

  • Reply
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    February 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This is really beautiful! I could stare at it all day!

  • Reply
    kristie {birch and wild}
    February 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    This looks so lovely! I love the vibrant hue of the blood orange, and the subtly flavor of the rosemary. Plus, naturally sweetened!

  • Reply
    Lety
    February 5, 2015 at 10:13 am

    This looks so delicious and refreshing!!

  • Reply
    dana
    February 8, 2015 at 12:11 am

    STUNNING images! Makes me one two STAT! pinned :D

  • Reply
    Lorna
    February 9, 2015 at 5:04 am

    This looks like a delicious drink with a bit more substance than the many fruity water recipes that you find on Pinterest. I can’t wait to try it in the summer when I’m trying to wean myself off another bottle of wine. ;)

  • Reply
    Katie
    February 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    My boyfriend and I made this for Valentine’s Day, but instead used a Cava in lieu of the soda water. It was STUNNING! Also, the lovely pink/red rue was so perfect for the occasion. We will absolutely be making this again.

    • Reply
      Alex
      February 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Sounds awesome!

  • Reply
    Anna
    February 16, 2015 at 7:06 am

    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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