Cinnamon Cherry Sparkle Mocktail

Cinnamon Cherry Sparkle MocktailAre you the designated driver this weekend? Or, do you want a cold and sparkly mocktail to serve to guests who don’t drink alcohol? Try making this recipe for a quick and easy cinnamon cherry sparkle mocktail.  It has only 4 ingredients (unless you count the orange garnish and fancy straw) and they are very simple to make.

Tasty, but not calorie-free

Each serving provides about 100 calories. So if you are watching your weight, be careful to not drink too many as the calories will add up.  To reduce the calories, make them with diet gingerale instead of regular gingerale. You can also use less cherry juice and more seltzer.

Tart cherry juice is a source of antioxidants

Tart cherry juice has been a darling of the food blogging crowd for quite some time as it is rich in antioxidants called anthocyanins which may provide health benefits including cancer fighting properties.  Cinnamon may also provide some health benefits, although the amount you are getting in this beverage is pretty minimal, so don’t stop eating your healthy greens just yet.

Plain water is still recommended

I don’t recommend making this your “go-to” drink on a daily basis.  Plain water is still a better choice for daily hydration. However, for a special occasion, these taste great and are a refreshing non-alcoholic alternative to regular full sugar soda or other sugar sweetened beverages.

This recipe is part of my comfort food series.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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  1. Combine cherry juice, gingerale and seltzer in a large pitcher.
  2. Serve over ice in tall glasses with 2 cinnamon sticks and slice of orange on rim.
  3. Decorate each glass with a fancy straw or drink umbrella, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information per serving: 100 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams transfat; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 26 grams carbohydrate; 0 grams dietary fiber;  0 grams protein (values are approximate).

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