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!
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!
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!
- Mix together the cranberry juice and apple juice in a pitcher. Keep chilled.
- Add ice to your glasses. Pour the juice over the ice until it’s about 1/3 of the way filled.
- Fill the other 2/3 of each glass with seltzer, leaving a little room for bubbles.
- Garnish and serve!
If you like this recipe, check out some of my other Whole30 compliant mocktails:
Christmas Cranberry Mocktail
A simple, lightly sweet, and refreshing non-alcoholic mocktail, perfect for holiday parties!
- 2 cups 100% cranberry juice chilled
- 1.5 cups 100% apple juice chilled
- 16 oz. unflavored seltzer
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries optional
Mix the cranberry and apple juices together in a pitcher. Keep in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve it.
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.
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!
Garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a few cranberries.
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!