Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

This winter mocktail made with blood orange juice, honey, and vanilla is a refreshing winter spritzer. It’s an easy mocktail – a perfect drink for Dry January and a pretty, non-alcoholic drink for girls’ night in!

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Blood Orange Mocktail in Glasses

This gorgeous blood orange mocktail is the first in my series of seasonal mocktails. And when it comes to winter mocktails, it’s all about citrus! The most beautiful of the citrus in my humble opinion? Blood oranges. Gory name aside, you want these beautiful immune boosters in your life.

Blood Oranges in a Bowl

Blood oranges get their ruby-red color from anthocyanins, the same heart-healthy pigments that give blueberries their color.

Just one blood orange delivers more than a day’s supply of Vitamin C, which may boost immune function – something we all need during the winter months. Vitamin C is essential for healthy cells and healing. Blood oranges are also a good source of fiber which helps keep cholesterol levels in check among other things.

Squeezing blood orange juice into a jar

To make this recipe, you’ll only need 4 ingredients – blood oranges, honey, vanilla extract, and sparkling water.  Ice doesn’t count.

Things will get messy before they get pretty. Squeeze the blood orange juice.

You will be tempted to just drink it all right here. Believe me.

Keep going. It gets better.

Once the juice is squeezed, add the honey and vanilla.

It’s important to add the honey to room temperature juice. This way the honey will dissolve into the juice with a little shaking. If you refrigerate the blood orange juice for make-ahead prep, you’ll need to heat the juice for the honey to dissolve.

blood orange juice for a mocktail

Combine the juice with lime flavored sparkling water over ice for this simple and easy citrus mocktail!

sparkling water pour into blood orange juice

I know you’re going to love this one. After I stopped staring at it, I drank both myself. And I’ll do it again! It’s right on time for anyone doing Dry January or if you’re just looking for a way to add some color to winter!

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5 from 5 votes

Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

This winter mocktail with blood orange juice, honey, vanilla, and sparkling water is a refreshing winter spritzer. It's an easy mocktail - a perfect drink for Dry January and a pretty, non-alcoholic drink for girls' night in!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: winter mocktails
Servings: 2
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Marisa Moore

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. blood orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. lime sparkling water
  • blood orange slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Squeeze the blood orange juice into a mason jar with a lid or cocktail shaker. Add the honey and vanilla extract to the unchilled juice. Shake. Add ice to cool it down.
  • Pour evenly into two ice-filled glasses. Top with lime sparkling water and a slice of blood orange on top. Cheers! Enjoy right away.

Notes

Squeeze the blood orange juice on a non-porous surface or one that you don't mind ruining. It will stain. 

Nutrition

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 226mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4.5% | Vitamin C: 68.7% | Calcium: 1.2% | Iron: 1.3%

10 Comments on Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

  1. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    January 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM (5 months ago)
    I'm totally obsessed with blood oranges and love the thoughts of a mocktail. It looks so refreshing and sweet! Wouldn't mind it with added vodka too.

    Reply
    • Marisa
      January 9, 2019 at 4:22 PM (4 months ago)
      Me too, Karen! Obsessed! Reply
  2. Taylor Kiser
    January 9, 2019 at 3:35 PM (5 months ago)
    This looks so refreshing! It would be a great beverage for a brunch menu!

    Reply
    • Marisa
      January 9, 2019 at 4:21 PM (4 months ago)
      Thanks, Taylor! It would be perfect for brunch! I quite enjoyed it on our 65 degree day yesterday :) Reply
  3. Emily
    January 9, 2019 at 3:46 PM (5 months ago)
    What gorgeous pictures! I can't wait to try this. But let's say I wanted to add alcohol... how much should I add?

    Reply
    • Marisa
      January 9, 2019 at 4:17 PM (4 months ago)
      LOL. You can easily swap the sparkling water for vodka plus a squeeze of lime juice. I'm not a big gin fan but that would work too! Reply
  4. Stephanie
    January 9, 2019 at 3:53 PM (5 months ago)
    This sounds soo good. I'd love to have one right now. Lovely photos :)

    Reply
    • Marisa
      January 9, 2019 at 4:19 PM (4 months ago)
      Thanks, Stephanie. I enjoyed making this one! It's really tasty! Reply
  5. lola@cheflolaskitchen
    January 9, 2019 at 4:19 PM (4 months ago)
    I usually face immunity issues in winters, this looks like a perfect combo of deliciousness and health benefits. Loving this Marisa.

    Reply
    • Marisa
      January 9, 2019 at 4:26 PM (4 months ago)
      Thank you, Lola! Cheers to staying well this winter! Reply

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