Here’s an easy recipe for the TikTok viral Tart Cherry Juice Mocktail that can help with better sleep. Try this tasty recipe about an hour before bedtime to help naturally increase melatonin and relaxation. This Sleepy Girl Mocktail recipe may promote restful sleep.

tart cherry juice mocktail with cherries on top served in highball glass.

The base of this Tiktok trend mocktail recipe uses tart cherry juice to help promote a good night’s sleep.

Tart cherry juice has been shown to have a ton of health benefits including being anti-inflammatory with lots of antioxidants.

Additionally, it’s gone viral on social media as being the key ingredient in a bedtime routine mocktail. Pure tart cherry juice combined with magnesium citrate seems to help promote deep sleep and calm the nervous system.

Potential Recipe Benefits

  • If you suffer from poor sleep quality, it’s worth trying this natural remedy. Swap a glass of wine for this perfect nightcap that is health promoting and low risk (however, you may wish to discuss with your healthcare provider before adding any supplements to your routine, including magnesium supplements).
  • The combination of tart cherry juice, magnesium powder, lime juice, and sparkling water or prebiotic soda tastes great and may promote gut health, muscle relaxation, and the sleep-wake cycle.

Cherry Mocktail Ingredients

This Cherry Mocktail uses simple ingredients that you should be able to find at your local grocery store.

  • Look for unsweetened tart cherry juice (also called sour cherry juice) from the grocery store or online. Read the ingredient label and make sure it’s 100% juice.
  • Lime juice adds brightness of flavor, plus even more vitamin C. You can use any type of citrus juices you like.
  • Sparkling naturally-flavored fruit water is carbonated and helps make this drink fizzy. I like using Spindrift Lime-Flavored sparkling water, but you can use whatever brand you like. You can also use regular sparkling mineral water or one of the new probiotic sodas if you prefer.
  • Magnesium powder is part of the original recipe to help promote healthy sleep.
  • Ice is optional, but helps bring out the natural flavors and sweetness of the ingredients.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Juice half a lime into a wine glass or highball glass. Add ice, if using.

Step Two

Add the tart cherry juice and magnesium powder, and stir gently to combine.

Step Three

Top the drink with your soda water of choice and stir one more time.

Enjoy about 30 minutes to one hour before bedtime.

I hope you agree that this is a tasty mocktail that is incredibly easy to make and that it helps promote healthy sleep for you.

This drink has been part of my nighttime routine for over 5 years. I like to have it with ice in the summertime and without ice during the cooler months.

Recipe Tips

  • I like the Spindrift brand of naturally-flavored carbonated water, but you can use whatever brand you like. Just make sure there are no added sugars. You can also use regular plain sparkling mineral water, prebiotic soda, or other types of sugar-free flavored sodas, too. See my related article, Is Olipop Healthy?
  • If magnesium citrate causes digestive discomforts including diarrhea, you can also try magnesium glycinate as an alternative. If magnesium is a new supplement for you, start small and work up. Learn more about the different types of magnesium.

Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between cherry juice and tart cherry juice?

Regular cherry juice comes from sweet cherries. Tart cherry juice comes specifically from tart cherries (also called sour cherries). Most of the research on the health benefits of cherry juice is on tart cherry juice.

Can tart cherry juice help with sleep?

Yes! It has been shows to help with sleep, especially in older adults with insomnia.

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Tart Cherry Juice Mocktail (TikTok Viral Recipe)

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Here’s an easy recipe for the TikTok viral Tart Cherry Juice Mocktail that can help with better sleep. Try this tasty recipe about an hour before bedtime to help naturally increase melatonin and relaxation. This Sleepy Girl Mocktail recipe may promote restful sleep.

  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup ice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon magnesium citrate powder (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup lime-flavored sparkling mineral water or flavored prebiotic soda, chilled

Instructions

  1. Juice the lime into a glass. Add ice, if using.
  2. Pour in the cherry juice and magnesium powder and stir gently to combine.
  3. Top the drink with your choice of flavored sparkling water or prebiotic soda, and stir once more.
  4. Serve immediately (preferably about 30-60 minutes before bedtime)

Notes

  1. Look for unsweetened tart cherry juice that is unsweetened.
  2. I like the Spindrift brand of naturally-flavored carbonated water, but you can use whatever brand you like. Just make sure there are no added sugars. You can also use regular plain sparkling mineral water, prebiotic soda, or other types of sugar-free flavored sodas, too.
  3. If magnesium citrate causes digestive discomforts including diarrhea, you can also try magnesium glycinate as an alternative. If magnesium is a new supplement for you, start small and work up. Depending on what type of magnesium powder you use, you can start with just 1/4 teaspoon and work up to a full scoop. Also, please note that the nutrition info for this recipe does not include magnesium powder since the nutrition data software doesn’t allow for supplements.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 8.3 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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