Definitely, warm drinks are more popular in winter and autumn, but in the cold seasons, you have citrus fruits available which you can make refreshing mocktails or non-alcoholic drinks with them. Autumn and winter mocktails are made with fruits such as oranges, pomegranates, berries, and lemons. Ready to make a eye-catching blood orange mocktail together?
About This Recipe
A citrus-flavored non-alcoholic beverage that is very refreshing and can be great for the Christmas holidays. You do not need a lot of special ingredients to make it. Blood oranges, sparkling water, a few fresh mint leaves, if the oranges are not too sweet you may need sugar too. Fresh ginger, a splash of lemon juice, vanilla extract, and other things may be added to this mocktail, which I do not think is necessary.
What Is a Mocktail?
Mocktails are non alcoholic drinks with vibrant tempting colors and unique flavors that are very easy to make. These drinks are suitable for those who avoid alcohol for any reason. By following a few tips, you can make a bubbly fancy drink that will be loved by everyone at the dinner table.
What do You Need to Make Blood Orange Mocktail?
- Blood oranges: Now that we are in the season of juicy, sweet, and vibrant blood oranges, it is better to make the most of them. You can make this drink or other desserts and cakes like blood orange upside-down cake and have fun with your family.
- Sparkling water: Plain or lime flavored sparkling water is the best option for this mocktail.
- Ice cubes: Add two or three ice cubes to each glass of mocktail. You can also make mint ice cubes in advance to add just a touch of flavor to blood orange mocktails.
- Sweetener: I usually do not add sweetener to the blood orange mocktail because I think blood oranges have enough sweetness.
- Fresh mint: The fresh mint leaves can add the most flavor and scent to the drink. You can also use the leaves only to garnish the drink, or you can muddle a few mint leaves and pour them into a glass.
How to Make Blood Orange Mocktail?
Squeeze the blood orange juice into a jar. Put a few ice cubes and fresh mint leaves in each glass and add 1/2 glass of orange juice. Add 1/3 cup of sparkling water. Garnish the drink with slices of blood orange and mint leaves.
Variations and Flavorings
- Adding a small slice of fresh ginger adds warmth and spicy aftertaste to any drink.
- A splash of vanilla extract adds a subtle sweetness, complexity and warmth the flavor or mocktail.
- Instead of soda, you can use 7-Up and Sprite, in this case you don’t need to add sweetener.
Did you like the blood orange mocktail recipe? Try my mint vinegar syrup and watermelon lemonade as well! Leave your comment below and If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photos #yummynotes
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- 1 cup fresh blood orange juice
- 2 teaspoon sugar (if needed)
- 2/3 cup sparkling water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Slices of blood orange (for garnish)
- Ice cubes
Squeeze the blood orange juice into a jar. Put a few ice cubes and fresh mint leaves in each glass and add 1/2 glass of orange juice.
Add 1/3 cup of sparkling water. Garnish the drink with slices of blood orange and mint leaves.