Home » Drinks » 3 Ingredient Blood Orange Mocktail

3 Ingredient Blood Orange Mocktail

This Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail is all you need this citrus season. Its super easy with very few ingredients like Blood oranges, sugar and some lime/lemon sparkling water and is super refreshing! A perfect non-alcoholic drink for any party!

2 glasses of blood orange mocktail with blood oranges on the side.

I love mocktails! They are so festive and can be had anytime of the day because they are non-alcoholic. They sparkle and can be made in hundred different colors and most important of all, make my kids feel super grown up when we are having our adult drinks. It’s a win-win for everyone!

What are Blood oranges?

Believe or not, I always found the name “Blood orange” a little weird. Blood orange is a beautiful, cute and sweet citrus fruit that looks like an orange but has a deep red or maroon colored inside. The deep red color of Blood orange is because of Anthocyanin, the same component which makes the blueberries blue. The fruit is incredibly sweet with notes of raspberry and taste awesome in salads, cakes or drinks.

How healthy are blood oranges?

Blood oranges are full of anthocyanin which is a type of antioxidant that are known for their anti-cancer properties. They are rich in Vitamin C, lower your cholesterol levels and boost your immunity.

2 glasses of blood orange mocktail with blood oranges on the side.

How to make the Blood Orange Mocktail?

Its super easy, like my kids would say “easy peasy lemon squeezy” or in this case “blood orange squeezy”! Please excuse my bad jokes, but honestly, the only hard part in this recipe is squeezing the blood oranges, but I love it. Its therapeutic and just relaxing to do it.

  • First, decorate your glasses. Make them pretty by dipping the rims in sugar or salt. Sugar rimmed glasses make the drink so festive. Cut some slices of blood orange and put them in the glasses.
  • Squeeze out juice from the blood oranges. The quantity of the squeezed juice depends on how big your blood oranges are. I juiced 4-5 blood oranges for about 1 cup of juice.
  • Add sugar to the blood orange juice, mix it thoroughly. Using a strainer, strain the juice and discard the pulp.
  • Add some ice to the glasses and fill them with 1/2 a cup of blood orange juice in each glass.
  • Top if off with 1/2 cup of sparkling lemon or lime water and serve it immediately.
Process to make the blood orange drink.

A few FAqs about the blood orange mocktail:

How to make this drink different? Like what other flavors can be added to make it unique?

You can add in more flavor to this mocktail by adding some crushed berries or grapefruit or fresh herbs like mint or basil to the blood orange juice. One quick way to add more flavor is to use flavored sparkling water. I use lemon or lime sparkling water in this recipe but, use a strawberry or pomegranate or grapefruit flavored one for a unique flavor.

Can I add alcohol to make this a cocktail?

Yes! Use gin or vodka to make this delicious drink. Or better yet, use a sparkling wine or champagne to add some bubbles.2 glasses of blood orange mocktail with blood oranges on the side.

Can I use oranges if I cannot find blood oranges?

Absolutely! Blood oranges are seasonal fruit and not available everywhere. You can use Navel oranges for easier juicing. Cara cara navel oranges are sweet and go well with this recipe.

Can I make this drink in advance?

You can squeeze the juice and mix in sugar and lemon juice and keep it ready 1 day in advance. Add the sparkling water and ice just before serving.

What can I use instead of sparling water?

You can use any bubbly drink in this recipe, just watch the sugar. I sometimes add plain soda or lemon soda and it works great!

Yield: 2 drinks

Blood Orange Mocktail

2 glasses of blood orange mocktail with cut up blood oranges on the side.

A beautiful and refreshing non-alcoholic drink, perfect for citrus season

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

The following ingredients make 2 mocktails:

Instructions

  • First, decorate your glasses. Make them pretty by dipping the rim in sugar or salt. Sugar rimmed glasses make the drink so festive. Run a lemon wedge along the rim and dip the glasses in sugar. Cut some slices of blood orange and put them in the glasses.
  • Squeeze out juice from the blood oranges. The quantity of the squeezed juice depends on how big your blood oranges are. I juiced 4-5 blood oranges for about 1 cup of juice.
  • Add sugar/agave syrup to the blood orange juice, mix it thoroughly. Adjust your sugar quantity according to the sweetness of the blood orange juice. Sometimes they are super sweet or super tart.
  • Using a strainer, strain the juice and discard the pulp.
  • Add some ice to the glasses and fill them with 1/2 a cup of blood orange juice in each glass.
  • Top if off with 1/2 cup of sparkling lemon or lime water and serve it immediately.
  • Recommended Products

    As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    2

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Please leave a comment on the blog or follow and share a photo on Instagram

    pin it for later:

    Please enter your name and email address below to subscribe!

    Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Similar Posts

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.