Cranberry Orange Mocktail

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You don’t have to add alcohol to make a fun drink!  Kids and adults can enjoy this delicious Cranberry Orange Mocktail with real fruit juices and sparkling water.

A glass of Cranberry Orange Mocktail with an orange wedge on the glass and three cranberries in the glass.

Whenever we have a party or special occasion we usually have a signature cocktail for the adults.   It’s always something fun and unique that most people wouldn’t have otherwise.

I think it’s nice to have something for the kids and other adults who won’t drink as well which is why I like coming up with fun and creative cocktails.  While there are different things to put in a mocktail my favorite thing is fresh fruit juice.

There’s something about fresh fruit juice paired with sparkling water that makes a drink fun.   I also like to rim the glass with sprinkles or sanding sugar to make it look pretty too.

After looking in my refrigerator and in the pantry last weekend I found I had the ingredients to make a cranberry orange mocktail.  I even had orange sparkling water to use in the beverage.

Ingredients:

  • cranberry juice
  • orange juice
  • sparkling water
  • red sprinkles or sanding sugar
  1.  Rim a tall glass with the red sanding sugar.  Fill with ice.
  2. Add the cranberry juice and orange juice to the glass.
  3. Fill with sparkling water.   Stir until well combined.
  4. Add a straw an serve.

This is really a refreshing drink.   The fruit juice adds a sweetness and a tartness while the sparkling water adds bubbles to make it feel like a special drink.

I garnished mine with a slice of orange and some fresh cranberries but you could really but any fruit on it to make it fun.  I also used fun paper straws in mine but any straws will work.

Pin Image: A glass filled with Cranberry Orange Mocktail with an orange wedge on the rim and three cranberries on top, text, a bowl of cranberries, two oranges, and a can of sparkling water.

What type of oranges did you use for the orange juice?

I used Cara Cara Oranges because I love their sweet flavor but you can use any type you’d like.  Regular navel oranges work or Blood Oranges would be fun too.

We don’t really like cranberry juice. What else could we use?

I’ve used pomegranate juice in this recipe before and it was super tasty. Cherry juice would also be really good in this mocktail.

I don’t have sprinkles or sanding sugar.   What else can I use?

You can use regular granulated sugar with a drop of red food coloring.   Use about a half cup of sugar and place in a tip top baggie and shake until the sugar is colored.   Place on a cookie sheet and let “dry” for one hour.

Which is better, regular or flavored sparkling water?

This is totally personal preference.  If you want to give your mocktail more flavor go with the flavored sparkling water.   If you want it to only have the real fruit juice flavor stick with the plain sparkling water.

While I made this in a single serving you could totally make it in a pitcher.   A great way to do this would be to mix the cranberry and orange juice together in a pitcher and have cans of sparkling water nearby so people can pour in how much of each they’d like.

It’s also fun to have glasses with the sugar already on them and a variety of colored straws so your guests can make these mocktails their own!

A glass filled with Cranberry Orange Mocktail with an orange wedge on the rim and three cranberries on top.

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A glass of Cranberry Orange Mocktail with an orange wedge on the glass and three cranberries in the glass.

Cranberry Orange Mocktail

Kids and adults can enjoy this delicious Cranberry Orange Mocktail with real fruit juices and sparkling water.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • sparkling water
  • honey
  • red sprinkles or sanding sugar

Instructions

  • 1. Rim a glass with honey then roll in the sprinkles or sanding sugar.
  • 2. Fill the glass with ice.
  • 3. Add the cranberry juice and orange juice to the glass.
  • 4. Fill with sparkling water.   Stir until well combined.
  • 5. Add a straw an serve.

Notes

A Hezzi-D original recipe
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