Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Before you tuck yourself in, try sipping on this sweet-tart cherry nighttime mocktail. While there are many health benefits of tart cherry juice, emerging research has shown that polyphenols—the type of antioxidants found in tart cherry juice—may help you sleep better. So as you prepare to wind down for the night, grab your cocktail shaker and craft this bedtime mocktail to enhance your sleep.
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Aisling Larkin mocktails
sleeping beauty mocktail
tart cherry juice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 6 fresh sage leaves plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup pure tart cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • Lime wedges for garnish optional


  • Stir hot water and honey together in a cocktail shaker until the honey dissolves. Add sage; muddle with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon until the leaves are slightly bruised and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cherry juice and lime juice. Fill the shaker with ice; cover and shake until the outside frosts and the drink is chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into 2 ice-filled rocks glasses; top with sparkling water. Garnish with sage leaves and/or lime wedges, if desired.

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