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Zero Waste Festive Drinks


The Christmas season is an opportune time to indulge in some fruity, fizzy drinks. I have selected a few of my favourite for you to try. They are nutritious and non-alcoholic and I have chosen ingredients that I was able to find with no landfill waste.

1. Cranberry Fizzle

Cranberries are really high in antioxidants and vitamin C which we need for our body to stay healthy. This drink uses oranges also and sparkling water which is easy to buy in glass bottles.

First make some fresh cranberry juice.

For this you will need 1 lb of fresh cranberries.

Place them in a pot and add 1 litre of water.

Bring to the boil and reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the cranberries have burst.

Remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool before transferring to a bowl via a sieve and some muslin cloth.

Squeeze out all the excess juice. Put the left over cranberries on your compost.

Chill the juice. This will make about 1 litre of juice and should last a week in the fridge.

Next step...Freshly squeeze about 3 oranges. Chill.

Get your glass and add 1 cup of cranberry juice to 1 cup of orange juice.

Add about 1/2 cup of sparkling water.