Sunrise Mocktail Recipe

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Wake up your taste buds with the crisp flavor of oranges and peaches with this Sunrise Mocktail. Learn how to make this pretty drink with spectacular colors.

We’ve been having fun making drinks, and we have another easy mocktail recipe for you today. This is a family-friendly drink with no alcohol, but it has a classic sunrise effect in the layering of the juices.

This easy sunrise mocktail recipe is one that the kids will love to help make. And it is perfect for everything from when you are poolside or at Easter dinner.

peach sunrise mocktail in a glass

About this Sunrise Mocktail Recipe:

  • Flavor: This is a smooth, cool drink with a bright, citrus flavor. You’ll taste orange and peach juice with a hint of ginger ale. And the color is gorgeous, too!
  • Method: This is a quick drink that can mix by the cup. Mix right before serving so the colorful layers are present for serving.

What is a sunrise mocktail?

There is a cocktail called a tequila sunrise. This is the non-alcoholic, family friendly version of that drink. Tequila sunrise mocktails! You still get the beautiful layers in a drink even the kids can enjoy.

Ingredients Needed

You’ll need 4 ingredients:

  • peach juice
  • orange juice
  • ginger ale
  • grenadine syrup

Peach juice may be hard to find, but our stores sell a brand in the refrigerated juice section called Simply Peach All Natural Juice.

overhead view of 3 sunrise mocktails with orange

What is grenadine syrup?

Grenadine syrup is a popular addition to many cocktails and mocktails, known by its deep red color. It was originally made from pomegranates, whose french name is grenade, which is how the syrup got its name. Today many grenadine syrups are made with artificial flavors, but you can buy or make a homemade grenadine with pomegranate juice.

Because this drink has maraschino cherries in it, you may think that grenadine syrup is made from cherries, but it is not. I buy Rose’s grenadine syrup on Amazon.

How to Make a Sunrise Mocktail

  • Place 3-4 ice cubes in the bottom of the glass (about 10 ounce glass).
  • In a measuring cup, whisk together the peach and orange juice.
  • Pour the juice mixture into the glass with the cups.
  • Slowly pour the ginger ale over the peach juice.
  • Then slowly pour the grenadine syrup on top. The grenadine syrup should sink to the bottom of the cup, coloring it a reddish-orange color. Do not stir!
  • Garnish the cup with a orange slices or lime wedge and serve immediately.
grenadine syrup pouring into a sunrise mocktail

Recipe Variations

  • Use Sprite or 7UP instead of ginger ale soda.
  • If you can’t find peach juice, use pineapple juice or lemonade.
  • Add a tablespoon or two of orange juice.
a sunrise mocktail with a salt rimmed glass
a sunrise mocktail with a salt rimmed glass

Sunrise Mocktail Recipe

4.50 from 4 votes
Wake up your taste buds with the crisp flavor of oranges and peaches with this Sunrise Mocktail. Learn how to make this pretty drink with spectacular colors.
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup Simply Peach All Natural Juice
  • 1/4 cup Simply Orange All Natural Juice
  • 1/4 cup ginger ale
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine syrup

Instructions
 

  • Place 3-4 ice cubes in a 10 ounce glass.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk together the peach and orange juice.
  • Pour the juice mixture into the glass with the cups.
  • Slowly pour the ginger ale over the peach juice.
  • Then slowly pour the grenadine syrup on top. The grenadine syrup should sink to the bottom of the cup, coloring it a reddish-orange color.
  • Garnish the cup with an orange or lime wedge and serve immediately.

Notes

Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 1 drink. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Calories 108
Keyword easy fruit drink, kid friendly recipe, summer drink

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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