Here’s a festive and healthy recipe for a Sparkling Tart Cherry Mocktail that is both alcohol-free and sugar-free. This is a great bubbly mixed drink to make for friends or family who want to celebrate without alcohol.

cherry mocktail served in a cocktail glass with ice

Mocktails are simply cocktails made without alcohol. They are usually festive and carbonated using either sparkling water, soda, or kombucha. Mocktail are great for friends who are sober or who want to avoid alcohol for whatever reason.

The base of this mocktail recipe uses tart cherry juice which is a superfood ingredient. Tart cherry juice has been shown to have a ton of health benefits including being anti-inflammatory.

This fun alcohol-free cocktail is so easy to make; let me show you the steps.

labeled photo with ingredients for tart cherry mocktail

Recipe Steps

Step One

Use a citrus juicer to make about one cup of orange juice (you’ll need about three medium oranges). Use the juicer to also juice two limes.

Step Two

In a pitcher, combine the citrus juices and tart cherry juice. Then, when you’re ready to serve, divide your ice between two cocktail glasses.

Divide the citrus mixture between your glasses, and then top each glass with sparkling water. Stir to combine and serve right away while the water is still fizzy.

two tart cherry mocktail glasses with ice on a platter with oranges and limes

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two glasses of tart cherry mocktail on a platter with fresh citrus fruit

Sparkling Tart Cherry Mocktail


Description

Here’s a festive and healthy recipe for a Sparkling Tart Cherry Mocktail that is both alcohol-free and sugar-free. This is a great bubbly mixed drink to make for friends or family who want to celebrate without alcohol.


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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup tart cherry juice
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice (from about 3 medium oranges)
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup sparkling mineral water, chilled

Instructions

  1. Combine the cherry juice, orange juice, and lime juice in a pitcher. Stir to combine.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, divide the ice between two cocktail glasses. Divide the juice mixture between the glasses and then top each glass with the sparkling water. Stir to combine and serve right away.

Notes

  1. You can juice the oranges and limes up to a day in advance. Store the citrus juice in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the mocktails.
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Juicer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: sparking cherry cocktail, easy mocktail recipe, healthy mocktail

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