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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brunch Orange Juice Mocktail
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- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 1-2 Tablespoons Grenadine Syrup
- 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.