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This Cherry Rosemary Vodka Ice is Like Aromatherapy in a Glass

This easy blended cocktail is as flavorful as it is aromatic, with just the right balance of sweetness, tartness and boldness.

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Enjoying a cocktail with friends can lift your mood and lower your stress levels – and with the right drink, you might be able to get a few more superfood benefits too. With sweet, fruit cherries and the bold aroma of fresh sprigs of rosemary, we’ve got a cocktail that’s both delicious and deliciously stress-soothing. Our Cherry Rosemary Vodka Ice is like practicing aromatherapy each time you lift your glass and get a whiff of rosemary’s woodsy scent.

We chose rosemary to round out this drink’s sweetness because we believe even boozy bevvies should come with a few health bennies. The scent and flavor of rosemary are linked to stress reduction, and rosemary oil, a common element in aromatherapy, has been found to improve alertness and mood. Rosemary’s aroma alone has been found to give cognitive function a boost too, improving concentration, performance and mental speed along with mood and overall outlook.

As an added bonus, rosemary has been found to contain both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. This robust herb might be able to help strengthen your immune system (a much-needed perk during fall and winter) while also helping to soothe inflammation. Since this frosty blended cocktail includes rosemary as both an ingredient and a garnish, you’ll get a double dose of its health benefits as you sip and smell its fragrance.

Cherry Rosemary Vodka Ice

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 1 12-oz bag frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 6–8 oz vodka
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 sprigs rosemary for garnish

Preparation

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients except garnish. Process until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses. Garnish with rosemary.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size ¼ of recipe
  • Calories 186
  • Carbohydrate Content 19 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 0 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 1 mg
  • Sugar Content 16 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g