Sparkling Peach Sunrise

Sparkling Peach Sunrise

The Spruce / Nyssa Tanner

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 drink
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
152 Calories
0g Fat
39g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Simple and refreshing, the sparkling peach sunrise is a fabulous nonalcoholic drink. The recipe is easy, the taste showcases the sweet taste of peaches, and it has a lively sparkle that everyone is sure to enjoy. It's a great drink for summer afternoons, barbecues, or brunches on the patio. With a neat visual effect, it's also a fun drink that's so simple even kids can make it.

A twist on the virgin sunrise, this mocktail switches from orange juice to peach juice. Adding a little lemon-lime soda lightens up the drink and gives it a fruity Shirley Temple-like feel. Just like all "sunrise" drinks, you'll pour grenadine for a sweet pomegranate flavor that's delicious in this peachy drink. The grenadine will naturally sink to the bottom of the glass and slowly integrate into the rest of the drink. If you prefer, give the drink a good stir to mix in that sweet syrup right away.

Peach juice is not the most common type of fruit juice, though it is becoming more popular. You may be able to find it with the specialty juices in a grocery store's natural food section. When peaches are in their prime, this drink is a perfect excuse to make fresh peach juice. Peach nectar is a great alternative, and you can use peach juice blends that include other fruits too.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Sparkling Peach Sunrise ingredients

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  2. Pour the peach juice over ice into a highball or old-fashioned glass.

    Pour the peach juice over ice into a highball or old-fashioned glass

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  3. Fill with soda.

    top the mocktail with soda

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  4. Slowly pour the grenadine into the drink—it will sink to the bottom and gradually rise, integrating into the drink. Serve and enjoy.

    Sparkling Peach Sunrise in a glass

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How to Make Fresh Peach Juice

Use a juicer if you have one to make quick work of juicing a few peaches. You can also process peaches into a juice using your blender: Add about 2 1/2 cups of peeled peach chunks to the blender with 1 cup of water, 1/2 tablespoon lemon or lime juice (to stabilize the juice's color), and about 1 tablespoon of sugar. Strain it if you like, and store it in the fridge for up to one week.

Recipe Variations

  • Switch from grenadine to another red syrup, such as cherry, strawberry, or raspberry.
  • Use ginger ale instead of lemon-lime soda, or top the drink with citrus-flavored sparkling water.

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