This Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail is one of the easiest drinks you can mix up! It tastes amazing, is lower sugar, and it’s healthier, too. Our mocktail has a pretty pink color so it looks a bit like rosé wine, but without the alcohol so everyone can enjoy it.
Whenever we have a special occasion like holidays or birthdays in our house, we love to get something special to drink. Usually our favorite sparkling juice so the kids can enjoy a toast with us.
It’s been our tradition for years, and it’s a special treat to enjoy a “fancy” drink on special occasions. We don’t drink a lot of juice or soda in our house, so it’s more of a treat when we do drink it.
In honor of spring and summer and Mother’s Day coming up, I mixed up a beautiful pink Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail recipe that almost looks like rosé wine! It’s a faux rosé that everyone can enjoy.
I’ve only posted 1 cocktail recipe on the blog so far since I don’t drink very much alcohol due to my IBS, but I have posted several mocktail recipes. They are so fun to mix up and I love being able to share them with my kids!
Our Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail is lower in sugar than a lot of other mocktails because it’s mixed with Zevia. It has less sugar and less calories, but is full flavor and so pretty!
How to make a sparkling grapefruit mocktail
Our grapefruit mocktail is super easy to make: just 3 ingredients and no alcohol, unless you want to add it! If you’d like this to have alcohol, just add a 1/2 or full shot of grapefruit (or other fruit) flavored vodka.
For instance, you can do a 40/60 mix of sparkling juice and Zevia for even less sugar and more grapefruit flavor. How you mix this is totally up to you!
We loved the combination of grapefruit Zevia and the sparkling apple cranberry juice, but you can use a different flavor or brand of sparkling juice if you like. We also love the apple peach Martinelli’s sparkling juice, you just won’t get that pretty pink color in the drink since the grapefruit Zevia has no color.
We love Martinelli’s because it’s 100% fruit juice and it always tastes delicious, but you can use other brands of sparkling juice for this recipe, too. Just look for sparkling juice that is 100% juice and is natural, without added colors or preservatives.
Check out our other mocktail and cocktail recipes!
- Easy Lower Sugar Moscow Mule
- Raspberry Lime Sparkler (completely sugar free and low carb)
- Ginger Apple Sparkling Cider
- Easy Pomegranate Spritzer (paleo)
Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail (Faux Rosé)
Paleo, vegan; Free of: dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, added sugars
- Chop strawberries into small pieces, and add 2 Tablespoons of strawberries to each glass, adding the ice as well and interspersing the chopped strawberries with the ice.
- Pour 8 ounces of Zevia into each glass, then pour 8 ounces of sparkling juice into each glass until it’s full.
- Stir briefly to mix, then serve immediately.
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist