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What Is The Sleepy Girl Mocktail?

Cherry mocktail

Whether you’ve seen the sleepy girl mocktail trending or are looking for a way to improve your sleep (aren’t we all?), you’ve come to the right place

The main parts of the sleepy girl mocktail recipe are the tart cherry juice and the magnesium powder–but how exactly do they work?


Tart cherries vary slightly from your typical cherries, as they have high amounts of melatonin. While you may have heard of melatonin in pill or liquid form, tart cherries carry this hormone naturally. Tart cherries also have anti-inflammatory effects, which lowers stress hormones, making it more likely for you to be able to relax.

Since fresh tart cherries are harder to come by, pure tart cherry juice is the recommended ingredient for the sleep girl mocktail. Unsweetened tart cherry juice is usually recommended.

Similarly to the tart cherry juice, magnesium is a natural muscle relaxer. Because many people don’t get enough magnesium with their daily food intake, adding a tablespoon of magnesium powder is not only beneficial to your sleep but also for your holistic health.

While there are two types of magnesium powder–magnesium citrate versus magnesium glycinate, it’s better to go with the latter, which doesn’t have as severe side effects and will allow you to truly relax before your night of rest.

As with any recipe for good sleep, it’s best to see how your body is doing and go with what works for you. Everyone is different–so take this sleepy girl mocktail with a grain of salt. Some people even recommend drinking it with a snack in order to help avoid the rise in blood sugar from the tart cherry juice. Try it out, and let us know how it goes!

Enjoy a drink to cap off your long days, and have a restful night of sleep! Sleep girl mocktails are in, just like getting your beauty sleep.


The recipe for the sleepy girl mocktail is simple:

  • ½ cup pure tart cherry juice

  • 1 tablespoon of magnesium powder

  • Fizzy drink of your choice: prebiotic soda or sparkling water

Feel free to switch things up, especially with the fizzy drink. Depending on your preference, you could add ice in true mocktail fashion.



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