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The Perfect Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail

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With a refreshing flavor in every sip, this cranberry mocktail is the perfect choice for those seeking a satisfying non-alcoholic drink.

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As we approach the summer season it is time to get together with friends and family, and for summer holiday celebrations under the sun. Sipping a delicious refreshing drink is a great way to cool off and enjoy the warm weather, and this Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail does not disappoint.

Because I rarely drink alcohol, mocktails are a big thing for me. And I love how they have become more popular in general culture. No longer do I look weird when I am at a bar, or out to dinner, ordering a mocktail. I love seeing all of the non-alcoholic choices on menus now when I go out to dinner.

With a refreshing blend of ginger beer, tart cranberry juice, and a hint of pineapple and orange juice, it is easy to create a vibrant and delicious mocktail that is perfect for any occasion.

Cranberries on Cape Cod

Cranberries are delicious and flavorful, and they are quite easy to use in a variety of recipes.

They are also nutrient-rich and healthy for you. Containing antioxidant properties that help fight conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, tooth decay, and more.

Here on the Cape, we have many cranberry bogs so we get fresh cranberries when they are in season. I like to purchase them fresh and in bulk and then freeze the cranberries in bags to use throughout the year.

This Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail recipe provides the ideal combination of tart cranberries, zesty orange and pineapple, and the uplifting fizz of spicy ginger beer, or soda water if you prefer, which makes it the ultimate summer sipper.

A Healthy Basic Mocktail Recipe

There are plenty of ways to make a mocktail super fancy but here is a basic healthy recipe to get you started.

  1. Combine cranberry juice with a splash of lime juice and a drizzle of maple syrup. Stir vigorously with ice cubes to chill the mixture to perfection.
  2. Top off this easy cranberry mocktail recipe with a splash of club soda or sparkling water to add a refreshing effervescence.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for an extra burst of flavor and a touch of summer elegance.
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From Simple To A Sophisticated Mocktail

It is easy to turn your basic mocktail into a mocktail that looks professional, sophisticated, and restaurant-worthy. 

If you are looking to add a little extra kick to your mocktail, a splash of spicy ginger ale or ginger beer is the perfect way to add more flavor and create a truly unforgettable drink.

You can also rim the glass with sugared cranberries for a touch of sweetness, or garnish with a slice of lemon for a hint of brightness.

If you want to turn a good mocktail into a cocktail, you can add a splash of vodka to your sparkling drink. However, I personally prefer this Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail recipe as non-alcoholic.

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Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail Ingredients

  • 1 oz unsweetened cranberry juice – approximately 1/8 cup
  • 1 oz pineapple juice – approximately 1/8 cup
  • 1 oz orange juice – approximately 1/8 cup
  • 3 oz ginger beer – approximately 1/3 cup
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 orange slice for garnish
  • 4-6 cranberries for garnish
  • Crushed ice or ice cubes

How To Make A Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail

Measure out all 3 juices and pour them into a large tumbler filled with crushed ice (or cubes).

Add the maple syrup and stir gently.

Pour the ginger beer over the juice and ice.

Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice and cranberries if you prefer.

ENJOY!

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Tips For Success

Feel free to double, triple, or even quadruple this recipe. It is super easy to make more for guests.

You can easily eliminate either the pineapple or orange juice if you wish. Just do not eliminate both because it will be too bitter. Cranberry orange or cranberry pineapple both taste delicious.

Instead of maple syrup, feel free to use either honey, date syrup, or even a simple syrup if you desire.

To make this mocktail completely sugar-free, you can swap out the maple syrup sweetener for a few drops of liquid stevia or 1 tablespoon of monkfruit.

It is important to add the ginger beer as your very last step. This keeps the fizz and carbonation fresh.

This is a mocktail, a non-alcoholic drink. However, if you’d like to add alcohol, vodka would be the best choice.

How To Make Your Cranberry Mocktail In Advance

To make this mocktail in advance, measure the juices and pour them into a tightly sealed jar, like a mason jar. Add the maple syrup and stir. This sweetened juice mixture can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to use.

When you are ready to make your mocktail, continue with the recipe by pouring the juice into a glass filled with ice. Then pour in the ginger beer, garnish, and enjoy!

Festive Summer Mocktail Bar

If you are having a summer gathering, you can let the fun continue by turning your basic mocktail into a festive mocktail bar.

Set out an array of ingredients like fresh cranberries, lime slices, and different fruit juices. Place recipe cards out detailing how to make your own delicious creation.

Your guests will love experimenting with different flavor combinations and crafting their own signature summer mocktail.

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Mocktail Mixology: Creative Variations

It is easy to create a variety of beautiful mocktails for your summer or holiday festivities. Here are examples of some mocktails for inspiration.

  • Cranberry Rosemary Digestive Mocktail – cranberry juice, sparkling water or club soda, honey or maple syrup, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  • Cranberry Apple Mocktail – cranberry juice, apple juice, sparkling water or club soda, fresh lemon juice, and a touch of honey, or maple syrup.
  • Cranberry Ginger Beer Mocktail – cranberry juice, ginger beer, fresh lime juice, and maple syrup or honey.
  • Cranberry Lime Mocktail – cranberry juice, sparkling water or club soda, fresh lime juice, honey, or simple syrup.
  • Orange Mocktail – orange juice, lemon juice, sparkling water, or club soda, and just a touch of maple syrup or simple syrup.

Raise Your Glass To Delicious Mocktails

This Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail is not only a delicious drink but it is also a great option for those looking to enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage without sacrificing flavor or fun.

With its refreshing taste and vibrant color, this refreshing non-alcoholic drink is sure to be a hit for any summer celebration, from backyard barbecues to poolside parties.

So, as the temperature rises and the days get longer, may I suggest we keep our summer festivities cool and refreshing with a Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail. With its delicious flavor and invigorating fizz, this mocktail is the perfect way to toast to a good time, great company, and the joys of the summer season.

With so many options you will be ready to raise your glass and proclaim cheers to the summer in style.

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Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail

Enjoy the lively essence of a Sparkling Ginger Cranberry Mocktail with the refreshing blend of ginger beer, tart cranberry juice, and a hint of fresh pineapple and orange juice to create a vibrant and delicious mocktail perfect for any occasion.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • crushed ice – or cubes
  • 1 orange slice to garnish – optional
  • 4-6 cranberries to garnish – optional

Instructions

  • Measure out all 3 juices – cranberry, pineapple, and orange juice, and pour it in a large tumbler filled with crushed ice (or cubes).
  • Add the maple syrup and stir gently.
  • Pour the ginger beer over the juice and ice.
  • Stir gently and garnish with an orange slice and cranberries if you prefer.

Notes

  • Feel free to double, triple, or even quadruple this recipe. Super easy to make for guests.
  • You can easily eliminate either the pineapple or orange juice if you wish. Just do not eliminate both. Cranberry orange or cranberry pineapple both taste delicious.
  • Instead of maple syrup, feel free to use either honey, date syrup, or even simple syrup if you wish.
  • To make this mocktail completely sugar-free, you can swap out the maple syrup sweetener for a few drops of liquid stevia or 1 tablespoon of monkfruit.
  • It is important to add the ginger beer as your very last step. This keeps the fizz and carbonation fresh.
  • This is a mocktail, a non-alcoholic drink. However, if you’d like to add alcohol, vodka would be the best choice.
  • To make this mocktail in advance, measure out the juices and pour them into a tightly sealed jar, like a mason jar. Add the maple syrup and stir. This sweetened juice mixture can be stored in the fridge until you are ready to use.
  • When you are ready to make your mocktail, continue with the recipe by pouring the juice into a rock glass filled with crushed ice. Then pour over the ginger beer, garnish, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 89kcal

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