Here’s a sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Mocktail that is perfect for a winter non-alcoholic beverage. This bubbly drink is easy to make and has no added sugar. It’s healthy, festive, and tasty.

pomegranate cranberry mocktail served with fresh cranberries and orange slices

Mocktails are simply cocktails without the alcohol. These types of drinks have gotten more popular as people avoid alcohol for various reasons.

This refreshing version is made using a blend of fruit juices and ginger kombucha, with no added sugars. The crushed ice makes this mocktail even prettier, although you could leave out the ice if you wish.

Why Go Alcohol-Free?

Now’s the time of year when the booze starts flowing, but there are a lot of reasons to go for mocktails instead. Mocktails are ideal for designated drivers, so they can enjoy a beverage without impairing their driving. Read more reasons to stop drinking alcohol.

Mocktails are also great for people who can’t drink alcohol for a variety of reasons, including:

  • people with alcohol sensitivities (I have one!)
  • recovering and recovered alcoholics
  • pregnant women
  • people who are on a diet that excludes alcohol (like Whole30 or keto)
  • people whose religion doesn’t allow drinking alcohol
  • women with a history of or who are concerned about the risk of breast cancer
  • those who simply choose not to drink.

Recipe Steps

labeled photo with ingredients for pomegranate cranberry mocktail

Step One

Gather your ingredients, including pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, ginger kombucha, oranges, and crushed ice.

Step Two

Juice the oranges until you have 1/2 cup of freshly-squeeze orange juice.

Please the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients list and measurements.

Step Three

In a pitcher, combine all the juices and the kombucha. Stir gently to combine.

When you’re ready to serve, fill a glass with crushed ice. Pour the mocktail mixture on top and serve immediately.

pomegranate cranberry mocktail served with crushed ice on a tray with fresh rosemary sprigs

FAQs 

What’s the difference between a cocktail and a mocktail?

A cocktail contains alcohol and a mocktail is alcohol-free.

What is in a mocktail?

It depends! Most any cocktail recipe can be made in mocktail form simply by leaving out the alcohol. That said, sometimes mocktail recipes use sparkling water as a substitute for alcohol, especially champagne.

How can I make a mocktail?

I’ve included a recipe below, but you can always just combine fruit juice and sparkling water and serve it in a fancy glass. You’ve got yourself a mocktail now!

cranberry cocktail for the holidays served with fresh oranges

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two glasses of pomegranate cranberry mocktail served with fresh orange slices

Pomegranate Cranberry Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)


Description

Here’s a sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Mocktail that is perfect for a winter non-alcoholic beverage. This bubbly drink is easy to make and has no added sugar. It’s healthy, festive, and tasty.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice (from about 3 medium oranges)
  • 1 cup ginger kombucha*

Instructions

  1. Divide the crushed ice between four cocktail glasses.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, and ginger kombucha in a pitcher. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Pour the mixture into your cocktail glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

Kombucha has a small amount of alcohol and sugar. If you want a 100% sugar-free and alcohol-free mocktail, use sparkling water instead of kombucha.

Also, if you want to make this recipe ahead of time, leave out the kombucha until you’re ready to serve. This will ensure that it stays carbonated and bubbly.

  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Alcohol-Free

Keywords: alcohol-free drinks, easy mocktail recipe, cranberry juice mocktail

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