Why Make a Tart Cherry Juice Mocktail?
Tart cherry juice contains naturally occurring melatonin which may help you get better sleep. Studies show it may help you fall asleep faster, as well as sleep longer. The latter may not be a plus if you need to be up early the next morning and don't have enough sleep time 😂. Make sure to get tart cherry juice not from concentrate and with no added sugar. This drink is an easy mocktail, only requires a few ingredients, wonderful for any time of the year, and perfect on a Sunday to get you ready to cozy up for bed.
We prefer to buy juices not from concentrate because the process to extract the water can result in a less nutritious juice, but we recommend doing your own research to decide what's best for you.
When and how much tart cherry juice to drink before bed?
Try drinking 4-8 oz of tart cherry juice about an hour before bed. When we tried this for about a week, we loved the peaceful nighttime ritual that drinking the juice created.
How to Make This Tart Cherry Mocktail
Add all ingredients plus ice into a wine glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, rosemary sprig, and a sprinkle of clove. Tip: using a large ice cube means it takes longer for your drink to become watered down.