Rosemary, lemon, apple and cranberry mocktail PICTURE: Independent UK
Rosemary, lemon, apple and cranberry mocktail 

Virgin drinks are having a major moment and it's time that more people embraced them. Whoever said you can't have a delicious, alcohol-free cocktail? You really can.Let this rosemary, lemon, apple and cranberry mocktail inspire you. 

Lemon verbena and rosemary syrup
50g of rosemary
10g of lemon verbena
500ml of water
500g of caster sugar

To finish the cocktail

20ml of lemon juice
100ml of apple juice
100ml of cranberry juice, fresh
apple marigold, leaves
orange peel
ice cubes


Preheat a water bath to 50°C. 
To prepare the lemon verbena and rosemary syrup, add the rosemary, lemon verbena, water and sugar to a vac pac bag.
Remove the air with your hands, seal without vacuum and place in the water bath for 1 hour. 
Allow the mix to cool, then pass through a strainer.
Add 20ml of the syrup to a cocktail shaker with the lemon juice, apple juice and cranberry juice. 
Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice cubes, garnish with the apple marigold leaves, orange peel and raspberries. 
Serve immediately.

 The Independent