Tart Cherry Almond Mocktail

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

tart cherry mocktail

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Drinks


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  • 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)


  1. Place ice in short tumbler. Place ice cube/s in a short tumbler.
  2. Pour ingredients into glass over ice. Pour almond extract first, then tart cherry juice, and top it with the diet cream soda.
  3. Garnish with mint + enjoy! Add a sprig of mint for garnish.


**I don’t recommend converting this to a full-on cocktail by adding alcohol– it turns the drink into cough-syrup flavor.

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Laura Brigance, MS, CHC

Author: Laura Brigance, MS, CHC

Laura is a Nutrition Specialist and Certified Health Coach with a Master of Science in Nutrition. Her goal is to help women reverse prediabetes by balancing blood sugar and reducing inflammation with a personalized Anti-Inflammatory Diet + Lifestyle.

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