Mixology at Home - Sleepy Girl Mocktail
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - We can’t test the effectiveness of the Sleepy Girl mocktail as a sleep aid – it is just a TikTok trend -- but we could at least taste-test it.
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Fill a tall glass with ice, add a teaspoon of magnesium (see warning below), and four ounces of tart cherry juice. Top it off with lemon-lime soda, stir to mix, and chill.
When to drink it? It is a lot of liquid and if it did work, it would need time so probably not right before you turn in. Maybe drink it a couple of hours before.
Not every drink goes right on Mixology at Home. This is one that should have tasted good but I botched it. The problem was the magnesium. I used pills that I ground and while I followed the recipe, it was too much magnesium which didn’t dissolve. Still, it does really taste good, with or without the magnesium it is not a bad mocktail. Just get a better fix on the magnesium or drop it entirely.
Now that I have all this cherry juice, I need to find some drink recipes for it. So here is one, a tart cherry fizz. Don’t drink it too close to bedtime, however. There is also a tart cherry old fashioned that includes cherry bitters that I have to try.
Tart Cherry Fizz
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1 oz tart cherry juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- Club soda
- Garnish: fresh cherries
Fill a cocktail glass with ice, add vodka, cherry juice, and simple syrup, stir to combine, and top with club soda. Garnish with fresh cherries.
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