This Orange Juice Mocktail recipe is an easy way to transform a simple brunch into a fun and spectacular meal. Serve this stunning and simple non-alcoholic brunch drink to kids and adults alike.
Wake up and set the brunch table with this Good Morning Sunburst Mocktail! This simple orange juice mocktail with grenadine and rosemary is made for when you have something to celebrate, or even nothing at all.
This easy orange juice mocktail is so good you’ll make it over and over again
With this recipe, it’s easy to turn regular orange juice into a beautiful mocktail to give yourself a bright start to the day. Be a kid again with a mocktail.
I love non-alcoholic brunch drinks because it’s enjoyable for the entire family. It can transform a simple breakfast into a spectacular and memorable meal.
You’ll love this easy mocktail recipe for lots of reasons
To give you a few reasons why this will be a favorite brunch mocktail:
- this mocktail is made with simple ingredients
- all the ingredients are easy to buy
- everyone enjoys this mocktail – kids and adults
- you can make this mocktail quickly
This easy to make Orange Juice Mocktail will brighten up any brunch table
First things first. Making mocktails is very easy. But to make a mocktail that stands out, you need to have a little something special in it. What’s that something special?
Use ice balls to make your brunch mocktail eye-catching
A few years ago, a friend bought me silicone ice ball maker as a gift. We use it all the time to make mocktails, and I’ve lost count of the number of drinks I’ve made with it. They are made for drinking whiskey, but ice balls do so much more than that.
My foul-proof way is to use ice balls to transform any drink into a memorable mocktail.
Filling ice ball makers with juice gives you a mocktail with a special appearance and flavor. In this Sunburst Orange Juice Mocktail, I make the ice balls with orange juice.
See how cool it is that the orange ice ball looks like a sun in the drink?
I also use ice balls in this Minty Blueberry Lemonade Mocktail by making blueberry juice ice balls. My son particularly loves this mocktail because it is so brightly colored.
There are a lot of different ice ball maker choices. I like this ice ball maker because it is made with BPA-free food grade silicone, and the ice balls easily pop out.
Once you have an ice ball maker, you can also freeze spiralized fruit in ice balls. This would be a fun addition to a brunch drink too.
If you don’t have an ice ball maker, make orange juice ice cubes for this mocktail
While you don’t need an ice ball maker to make this orange juice mocktail, you do need to freeze orange juice ice cubes.
So go ahead and make it special. Treat yourself and make some orange juice ice balls. Give this brunch mocktail the distinctive look it deserves.
But either way, with or without sphere ice cubes, this orange juice mocktail is incredibly easy to make and delicious. It is beautiful to serve at a breakfast or brunch gathering, but also simple enough to make at home for yourself on a regular basis.
Turn this orange juice mocktail into a cocktail with some vanilla infused gin
I normally enjoy this recipe as a mocktail, but to make this mocktail into a brunch cocktail, I’d suggest a touch of gin. The botanical notes of the gin enhance the piney rosemary taste, and the flavors blend together into a bright cocktail.
(As a side note, gin is great for brunch cocktails, and you can also try this Hibiscus Lemon Gin Cocktail.)
If you have time to plan ahead (or can keep this recipe in mind for a future brunch event), I’d also recommend infusing some vanilla pods in gin, and using that to give this brunch drink some extra flavor.
This non-alcoholic brunch drink is refreshing, beautiful and easy to make
Cheers to you and your breakfast with this Good Morning Sunburst Orange Juice Mocktail. Have fun making sunshine ice balls!
Good Morning Sunburst - an Orange Juice Mocktail
This Good Morning Sunburst - an Orange Juice Mocktail with grenadine and rosemary is the perfect way to spruce up any breakfast or brunch table.
- 1/2 cup orange juice (approx) (120 milliliters) - frozen into ice cube spheres
- 8 ounces sparking water (240 milliliters)
- 1 splash grenadine syrup
- 1 splash vanilla syrup (optional)
- 1 sprig rosemary
Place two orange juice ice cube spheres into a 12 ounce glass.
Add in sparking water. Slowly pour in the grenadine syrup. If you would like, slowly pour in the vanilla syrup.
Serve with a sprig of rosemary and a straw.
You can also make this recipe with orange juice frozen into normal ice cubes. Depending on the size of your ice cube tray, use about 4-6 ice cubes per drink.