TikTok Sleepy Girl Cocktail: Our Twist on the trending Bedtime Nightcap

Here’s our take on the trend that is taking TikTok by storm! Did you know that tart cherry juice can increase melatonin available in the body and can promote better sleep quality? We thought that pairing this with our signature flavour DRIFT would make the ultimate nightcap.

DRIFT was designed to encourage relaxation, relieve stress and provide a tasty alcohol-free alternative. So why not wind down with this sleepy girl cherry sour cocktail. Say bye to the booze and cheers to catching zzz’s

CAROUSE Cherry Sour recipe:


  • 12 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ml aquafaba
  • 12 ml cherry simple syrup


  • Combine the Ingredients: In a cocktail shaker, pour in 50 ml of CAROUSE DRIFT, 12 ml of fresh lemon juice, 12 ml of aquafaba, and 12 ml of cherry simple syrup.
  • Shake It Up: Fill the shaker with ice, secure the lid, and give it a vigorous shake. This step is crucial for blending all the flavors and creating that signature frothy texture.
  • Strain and Serve: Once the mix is well-shaken, strain it into a glass filled with ice. This ensures your drink is refreshingly chilled and ready to be enjoyed.
  • Garnish and enjoy: To add that final touch of elegance and flavor, garnish your CAROUSE Cherry Sour with either half a cherry or a twist of lemon peel. This not only enhances the presentation but also introduces a subtle aroma that complements the taste.

Making Your Own Cherry Simple Syrup:

You have the option to use store-bought cherry syrup, but why not try making your own! Here's how:

  • In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Add a handful of fresh cherries to the mixture and a dash of vanilla extract for that extra layer of flavour.
  • Simmer the concoction over low heat for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens slightly, and the cherries release their sweet essence into the syrup.
  • Once done, strain the syrup to remove any cherry solids, and you're left with a delectable homemade cherry syrup ready for your Carouse Cherry Sour.


The CAROUSE Cherry Sour is more than just a cocktail; it's an experience. With its vibrant colour, frothy texture, and the sweet-tart harmony of cherry and lemon, it's no wonder this drink has been gaining fame on TikTok's "Sleepy Girl" scene. We hope you enjoy!


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