Last year I posted a roundup of the prettiest New Year’s Eve mocktails, which got me wondering why I hadn’t come up with my own mocktail recipe especially since we don’t drink alcohol. And then I forgot all about my wondering until the holidays rolled around again (faster than last year, mind you). Fortunately I remembered before New Year’s Day and created this very berry mocktail just in time for all your non-alcoholic holiday celebrating.
This very berry mocktail features cranberry cocktail, pink lemonade and DASANI sparkling water in the yummy Berry flavor. The “very” in very berry comes from the fact I have no idea how many berries are in that sparkling water. I’m pretty sure there are at least two, so combine those with the cranberry juice and you’re looking at lots of berry goodness.
I wish lemons were a berry because then it could be called quadruple berry mocktail.
If you’re not a fan of strong-flavored drinks (note I didn’t say “strong” drinks), you may want to substitute half the DASANI Berry with half plain sparkling water. And for sure serve it with crushed ice…unless you can serve it with pebble ice, then totally do that. Pebble ice shows you really care about your guests.
DASANI sparkling water is the perfect holiday mocktail accessory because it has zero calories (super important for balancing out all those non-zero-calorie drinks and appetizers) and is naturally flavored. Plus it’s free of artificial colors and caffeine.
Of course sometimes I really need caffeine, which is why I have a case of Diet Coke on hand at all times.
DASANI sparkling water is available at Walmart and is an easy and tasty way to add some sparkle—or sparkling—to your holiday beverages because of its four fruity options: Lime, Berry, Lemon and Black Cherry. And like my favorite Diet Coke, DASANI sparkling water is conveniently prepackaged in 12-packs of 12-oz. cans.
Printable recipe for very berry mocktail below. Enjoy!
- 2 qt cranberry juice cocktail
- ½ (12-oz) can pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 3 (12-oz) cans DASANI sparkling water in Berry
- Crushed or pebble ice
- Lime wedges (optional)
- Combine cranberry juice, pink lemonade and sparkling water in a large serving bowl or pitcher. Serve over crushed or pebble ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
For more holiday drink inspiration, check out these easy party drink recipes found on Pinterest.
You can also check out last year’s mocktail roundup for some festive non-alcoholic drink options.
If you’re looking for more yummy drink recipes, try browsing my drink recipes Pinterest board.
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