Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

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Start your new year off right this Dry January with a beautiful ruby red Sparkling Blood Orange mocktail.

blood orange mocktail with orange slice as a garnish. mint leaves

How to make a Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

Blood oranges just look so magical, don’t they? The color is just interesting to me, I had to make a mocktail that showcases that sweet color.

Freshly squeezed blood orange juice and a hint of honey make this mocktail very refreshing and sweet. Topped with sparkling lime water to add that desired tartness.

What’s so special about Blood Oranges?

Blood oranges are full of a type of antioxidant known as anthocyanins. They are known for their anti-cancer properties and are responsible for giving the blood orange its dark red color.

Not to mention they’re packed with Vitamin C. The health benefits of the Blood Orange are essentially the same as a regular Navel Orange.

So enjoy this refreshing Blood Orange mocktail recipe while knowing you’re treating your body well.

Gathering your ingredients

Blood Orange Juice– Fresh blood orange juice is going to make this mocktail a winner. Also, I’m unsure where you could buy bottled blood orange juice?

Blood oranges are seasonal fruit. Typically grown in California and in-season November – May. They have a bright ruby red color and are full of vitamin C!

Honey– Honey helps to cut the tartness of the blood oranges. Swap out honey for maple syrup to make this an even more fall-themed mocktail.

Vanilla Extract– Pure vanilla extract

Sparkling water– This recipe calls for Green Tea & Lime Sparkling Water. I know this is a very specific flavor, if you’re unable to find it, any sparkling water will be perfect, with a squeeze of lime juice on top.

Garnish– Blood orange slices, optional cinnamon stick

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

Kitchen supplies you’ll need

Mix it, Shake it, & Drink it!

fruit juicer and four blood oranges

Use a fruit juicer to squeeze out 8 ounces of fresh blood orange juice. Approximately 4 blood oranges.

fruit juicer with orange juice in it

Prepare two short glasses with ice. Chilling your glass ahead of time will keep your drink cooler longer.

short rocks glass filled with round ice cubes

In a cocktail shaker add ice, fresh blood orange juice, honey, and vanilla extract.

Shake vigorously to mix and chill.

Cocktail shaker with lid and bowl of ice

Pour evenly between the two glasses.

Fill glass with green tea & lime sparkling water.

mocktail with mint garnish

Using a cocktail spoon or regular spoon, stir gently.

Garnish with a slice of blood orange and mint leaves, and serve immediately.

two mocktails garnished with a glass straw

Mocktail with that cocktail flavor

Still miss that cocktail flavor? Keeping with the non-alcoholic version, you can still make that perfect blood orange mocktail with that spicy spirit taste.

-Replace the sparkling water with 2 ounces of non-alcoholic Drink Monday Gin and some freshly squeezed lime juice on top. This Gin is beautifully flavored and sure to satisfy that craving.

-Drink Monday has also recently showcased their new non-alcoholic Mezcal!

Mocktail to Cocktail

While this mocktail is sweet and refreshing just as it is, if you’d like to add alcohol to this drink try this option:

In place of the honey, add 1.5 ounces of this Wildflower Honey flavored Vodka.

Even if you’re not interested in adding alcohol to your drink, check out their site! A portion of the proceeds of their Wildflower Honey Flavored Vodka benefits The Bee Cause Project.

See if any of their sponsored hives are near you!

Drink responsibly & enjoy! <3

two mocktails both with orange slices in the glass, mint garnish

Tips for Making, Drinking, & Garnishing a Blood Orange Mocktail

Making

-Chill your glasses ahead of time to keep your mocktail nice and cool longer.

-Make impressive mocktails with fancy ice cubes!

-Try different flavors of sparkling water!

Drinking

-Add a short cocktail straw and stir before drinking

-Add a couple of of small slices of orange for that extra pop of color.

-A fan of the Mason Jar? This is the perfect mocktail for one. Bright & Bold, everyone will want to know what you’re drinking!

Garnishing

-Garnish this delicious mocktail drink to fit the season!

For fall, garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of blood orange.

For spring & summer, garnish with a slice of blood orange and fresh mint leaves. Freezing fresh mint leaves in your ice will add some fun color as well.

Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top to brighten the flavor!

For winter, garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.

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Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Drinks 1x

Ingredients

Scale

8 ounces Blood Orange juice

1 tablespoon Honey

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

4 ounces green tea & lime sparkling water

Ice

Garnish: Blood orange slices

Instructions

  1. Use a fruit juicer to squeeze out 8 ounces of fresh blood orange juice. Approximately 4 blood oranges.
    fruit juicer with orange juice in it
  2. Prepare two short glasses with ice.
    short rocks glass filled with round ice cubes
  3. In a cocktail shaker add ice, blood orange juice, honey, and vanilla extract.
    Cocktail shaker with lid and bowl of ice
  4. Shake vigorously to chill.
  5. Pour evenly between the two glasses.
  6. Top with green tea & lime sparkling water.
    mocktail with mint garnish
  7. Using a cocktail spoon or regular spoon, give the drink a little stir.
  8. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

Notes

Chill your glasses ahead of time to keep your mocktail nice and cool longer.
Make impressive mocktails with fancy ice cubes!
Add a short cocktail straw and stir before drinking
Garnish this delicious mocktail to fit the season!
For fall, garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of blood orange.
For spring & summer, garnish with a slice of blood orange and fresh mint leaves. Freezing fresh mint leaves in your ice will add some fun color as well.
For winter, garnish with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of rosemary.

  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Mocktails
  • Method: Shaken & Stirred

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Mocktail
  • Calories: 142
  • Sugar: 29.2 g
  • Sodium: 3.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.9 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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By on May 26th, 2022

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