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