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The BEST Sparkling Cranberry Mocktail with Fresh Orange Juice- Easy!

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The BEST Sparkling Cranberry Mocktail with Fresh Orange Juice Recipe is festive, sophisticated, colorful, and made with simple ingredients! It’s perfect for holidays, Valentine’s Day, baby showers, and special occasions. I love Mocktail recipes that guests can enjoy as a non-alcoholic option. Delicious mocktails can be enjoyed any time of year!

Mocktails are very popular, and having an alcohol-free alternative is great when you entertain. The nice thing about this festive drink is you can offer guests vodka if they want to add a splash to their drink for a Cranberry Cocktail.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • It’s an easy cranberry mocktail recipe!
  • The tart cranberry juice and sweet orange juice taste delicious together.
  • The ruby red mocktail is lovely for a Valentine’s celebration or New Years Eve!
  • Mocktails are a great non-alcoholic drink alternative.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Sparkling Cranberry Orange Mocktail.

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Water, Club Soda, or Soda Water
  • Extra Large Ice Cubes
  • Orange wedge for garnish
  • Optional- a splash of Ginger Beer

Ingredient Notes

  • We love squeezing fresh orange juice, but a good quality store-bought will work perfectly!
  • We used an ice cube from a large ice cube tray.

How To Make Cranberry Orange Mocktail – Step by Step

The exact measurements are in the recipe card below.

  1. In your favorite highball glass, place a large ice cube.
  2. Pour in Fresh Orange Juice.
  3. Add Cranberry Juice and Sparkling Water, and give the glass a quick stir!
  4. Garnish with an orange slice, frozen cranberries or rosemary sprig, and enjoy this lovely Mocktail!

Tips & Tricks

  • You can make a pitcher of this Mocktail beforehand and add the ice and sparkling water when serving. The pitcher will look pretty with floating orange slices and even cranberries.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Garnish with a sprig of mint, orange slice, or rosemary sprig.
  • Add a splash of Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer.
  • Add a tablespoon of ginger honey syrup.
  • Use Pomegranate Juice instead of Cranberry Juice.
  • Pineapple Juice could be substituted for Orange Juice.
  • You can also place all the ingredients in a Cocktail Shaker and strain them into a Martini Glass rimmed with sugar!

Frequently Asked Questions for Holiday Cranberry Mocktail

Are Mocktails Non-Alcoholic?

Mocktails are adult cocktails without the alcohol.

Is a Cranberry Orange Mocktail good for you?

This alcohol free drink is rich in Vitamin C with the fresh orange juice and cranberry juice.

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The BEST Sparkling Cranberry and Orange Juice Mocktail Recipe is festive, sophisticated, colorful, and made with simple ingredients! It’s perfect for holidays, Valentine’s Day, baby showers, and special occasions. I love Mocktail recipes that guests can enjoy as a non-alcoholic option. This delicious drink can be enjoyed any time of year!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 3 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Minute
  • Total Time: 4 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 2 ounces Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 ounce Sparkling Water
  • Ice Cubes or One Large Ice Cube
  • Orange wedge for garnish
  • Optional- a splash of Ginger Beer

Instructions

  1. In your favorite bar glasses, place a large ice cube.
  2. Pour in Fresh Orange Juice.
  3. Add Cranberry Juice and Sparkling Water and Give the glass a stir!
  4. Garnish with an orange slice or rosemary sprig, and enjoy this lovely Mocktail!

Notes

We love squeezing fresh orange juice, but a good quality store-bought will work perfectly! 

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