Recovery Mocktail: Sunshine Spritz

This sparkling spin on chamomile tea can be made in a glass for yourself or a pitcher for friends and family.

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Chamomile has been used for centuries in ancient healing, and modern science has backed up its anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies also suggest that it may exhibit anti-estrogenic properties that combat osteoporosis. And preliminary research has shown that cacao juice can improve the recovery of explosive power. “Bright and easygoing, this drink is perfect any time of day,” says mocktail champion Julia Momose. “It can also be pre-portioned in a pitcher for a long afternoon out on the patio with friends and family.”

Sunshine Spritz

  • Serves: 1
  • Total time: 15 minutes


  • ¾ oz. chamomile tea (brewed and chilled)
  • ¾ oz. cacao juice (or verjus blanc)
  • Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic
  • Fever-Tree Club Soda
  • Lemon twist and berries, for garnish

Make It Boozy

  • 1½ oz. vodka or soft gin


  1. Step 1

    Combine tea, cacao juice, and alcohol into a flute or wine glass.

  2. Step 2

    Top with chilled elderflower tonic and club soda. Stir until blended.

  3. Step 3

    Garnish with a lemon twist and fresh berries.