If you’re searching for a way to use tart cherry to improve your sleep, look no further than this Tart Cherry Almond Mocktail! The sweet almond and tart cherry mesh together beautifully and give a delicious treat to send you off to dreamland.
Tart cherries have been shown to boost sleep through melatonin content and possibly the high amounts of antioxidants. They also have a lower sugar content than other cherries.
So while keeping your blood sugar down is a concern for supporting better sleep (and is necessary for diabetes and inflammatory conditions), this mocktail may still be a viable option, even with the straight tart cherry juice.
Although alcohol can always be added to mocktails to make a full-on cocktail, I don’t advise doing it with this recipe. The recipe-tester (that would be me) advised that it will turn this delicious treat of a beverage into a large, full glass of cough-syrup flavor. No thank you.
Instead, enjoy this tart cherry mocktail treat alcohol-free after or during dinner to prep you for bedtime!
Tart Cherry Almond Mocktail
- 1/3 cup sugar-free cream soda (diet or Zevia brand)
- 1/3 cup tart cherry juice Montmorency
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 sprig mint optional
- Place ice cube/s in a short tumbler.
- Pour almond extract first, then tart cherry juice, and top it with the diet cream soda.
- Add a sprig of mint for garnish.