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Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail

This Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail recipe is an easy way to transform a simple brunch into something special for everyone. Serve this simple non-alcoholic brunch drink to everyone.  

Simple Touches to Make Lasting Memories

Serving this non-alcoholic mocktail is a great way to make the meal memorable. It is easy to use homemade grenadine syrup to transform everyday orange juice into something special. Serve this is a pretty glass and you are all set.

Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail
Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail

Ideas to Make Your Brunch Mocktail Eye-Catching

Look in your China cabinet and take out those pretty glasses. Use tall, thin, short, or even wine glasses for a beautiful presentation.

Sugar the rim of the glass. Just wet the glass and dip it in granulated sugar.

Citrus Mocktail with Ice and Garnish
Citrus Mocktail with Ice and Garnish

Garnish the drink with fresh fruit. Today, I used black raspberries and slices of oranges. However, other great options might be a slice of lemon or lime. Fresh fruit of any kind is always a delicious addition to place on the side of the cup or drop a few in the drink. Try strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango, maraschino cherries, or even a few pomegranate seeds would be wonderful. Then they get to the bottom of the glass, it will be a yummy finish.

Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail in a Sugared Glass
Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail in a Sugared Glass

Fresh herbs can add a bit of background taste and beauty as well. I have added fresh mint as a garnish, and I like the subtle taste it adds too.

Make this beverage with or without ice. Personally, I prefer the ice, while my daughter prefers no ice. Serve this in a variety of easy ways and your guests will keep coming back for more.

Sunrise Drink Garnished with Maraschino Cherries
Sunrise Drink Garnished with Maraschino Cherries

Fresh or Frozen Orange Juice

I have made this recipe using fresh squeezed, fresh orange juice in a container, and frozen orange juice. All work well for this recipe. The fresh squeezed to us tastes the best, but it is time consuming. Therefore, often we opt for bottles of fresh orange juice with no pulp.

Homemade Grenadine Syrup in Small Glass
Homemade Grenadine Syrup in Small Glass

Make your Own Grenadine Syrup

It really takes no time at all hardly to make your own syrup. Here is our easy recipe and it is great for making a bit larger batch if you are entertaining a crowd.

This is made ahead of time, and it is made using pomegranate juice and sugar. You can make a large batch if you are going to feed a crowd for brunch and store this in the refrigerator until needed.

Grenadine syrup is something that can be purchased if you prefer. I will have a link for you in the recipe.

Breakfast Mocktail in a Pretty Glass with Garnish
Breakfast Mocktail in a Pretty Glass with Garnish

How to make the Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail

Add ice to the glass if desired, add the grenadine syrup and orange juice. Garnish as desired. Just a minute or two and you have a delicious and fancy breakfast drink.

Options to this Drink Recipe

Lemon/Lime Soda or sparkling water can be added to create the bubbly effect and add a lighter flavor profile.

Maraschino cherry juice can be added in place of or in addition to the grenadine syrup.

Vanilla flavoring can be added. If you choose to add this, start with a teaspoon and taste to see if you need more.

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Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail

This Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail recipe is an easy way to transform a simple brunch into something special for everyone. Serve this simple non-alcoholic brunch drink to everyone.  
 Simple Touches to Make Lasting Memories
Prep Time1 min
Total Time1 min
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, brunch recipe, christmas cocktail, easter cocktail, Holiday drink, mocktail, summer recipe
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 165kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ice to the glass if desired, add the grenadine syrup and orange juice.
    Raspberry and Orange Garnishes
  • Garnish as desired. Just a minute or two and you have a delicious and fancy breakfast drink.
    Citrus Mocktail with Ice and Garnish

Notes

Variations to the Orange Juice Breakfast Drink Recipe
Lemon/Lime Soda or sparkling water can be added to create the bubbly effect and add a lighter flavor profile.
Maraschino cherry juice can be added in place of or in addition to the grenadine syrup.
Vanilla flavoring can be added. If you choose to add this, start with a teaspoon and taste to see if you need more.

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 124mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

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