Merry Mojitos

1/2 (12-ounce) bag cranberries, plus more for garnish
1 bunch fresh mint, saving some for garnish
1 orange sliced, saving some for garnish
1/3 cup sugar
1 liter sparkling water
White rum, optional

In a large pitcher, add the cranberries, mint, orange, and sugar. Muddle them with a wooden spoon, working out the juices of the fruit and dissolving the sugar. Add the sparkling water and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over ice and garnish with a slice of orange, some cranberries, and a sprig of mint. For the adults, add the white rum.

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