Holiday Cranberry Mocktail (Whole30)

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This Holiday Cranberry Mocktail is perfect for your next Christmas or holiday celebration! It’s lightly sweet and bubbly and completely Whole30 compliant, made with simple ingredients like 100% cranberry juice, 100% apple juice, and seltzer (and no alcohol). I came dangerously close to calling it the Mistletoe Mocktail… and you know what? I still might. Happy holidays!

A small glass on a white board filled with the finished mocktail and garnished with cranberries.

Holiday Cranberry Mocktail

I really think there’s just something about holding a fancy drink in your hands that makes the day feel special. Whether you’re on the Whole30 or if you’re not drinking alcohol for any other reason, mocktails are a great option for a fancy, festive drink.

This Christmas, I’m making my three ingredient Holiday Cranberry Mocktail. It’s great for kids and grown ups alike!

Side angle of several glasses filled with the Holiday Cranberry Apple Mocktail.

Ingredients

The ingredients are super simple! You just need: 100% cranberry juice, 100% apple juice, unflavored seltzer, and ice.

Optionally, you can garnish with rosemary sprigs and fresh cranberries. I recommend springing for the garnishes. They really give this drink a festive holiday feel!

How to Make it

I am obsessed with how so simple it is to make this mocktail! It really only takes a few minutes to come together, and it’ll definitely impress your guests!

  1. Mix together the cranberry juice and apple juice in a pitcher. Keep chilled.
  2. Add ice to your glasses. Pour the juice over the ice until it’s about 1/3 of the way filled.
  3. Fill the other 2/3 of each glass with seltzer, leaving a little room for bubbles.
  4. Garnish and serve!
Close up of finished drink with the text "Whole30, Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Mocktail" for Pinterest.

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other Whole30 compliant mocktails:

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A small glass on a white board filled with ice, cranberry mocktail, and fresh cranberries for garnish.
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Christmas Cranberry Mocktail

A simple, lightly sweet, and refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail, perfect for holiday parties!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Holiday Recipes, Non-Alcoholic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients

Mocktail

  • 2 cups 100% cranberry juice chilled
  • 1.5 cups 100% apple juice chilled
  • 16 oz. unflavored seltzer
  • ice

Garnishes

  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries optional

Instructions

  1. Mix the cranberry and apple juices together in a pitcher. Keep in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve it.

  2. Optional Step: Sugar rim the glasses by running a sliver of lemon ardoun the rim, then dipping into coconut sugar. Note: This will make the mocktail Paleo but it's no longer Whole30 compliant.

  3. Fill four glasses halfway with ice and pour the juice until each glass is about 1/3 of the way filled. Top off the last 2/3 of the glass with seltzer. Leave a little room for bubbles!

  4. Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a few cranberries.

Recipe Notes

100% cranberry juice is quite tart and needs a little sweetening. The apple juice sweetens it enough, but taste and decide if you’d like to add a bit more apple juice. Remember you’ll be adding ice and seltzer as well! 

Nutrition Facts
Christmas Cranberry Mocktail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 191mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 57IU1%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.