I love bitter flavors in drinks, because anything too sweet will be way too overwhelming to me. And while juice and soda seem to always be the easy nonalcoholic option, I love making drinks that feel just a little more adult. Italian bitter sodas add bitter and a beautiful red color. Find them in your local Italian market or off amazon.
4 oz Italian bitter red soda
3 oz nonalcoholic champagne or sparkling white grape juice
Sparkling water, as desired, to offset sweetness
Orange slice, for garnish
Mix Italian bitter red soda and sparkling white grape juice in a glass over ice. Top with sparkling water for desired sweetness. Garnish with an orange slice.