5 Must Make Mocktails 0 91

Virgin Sangria

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Citrus of some kind, oranges, lemons, limes, sliced into rounds with peels ON and seeds popped out
  • Berries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, peaches, grapes, cherries (pitted) or other fruit on hand sliced thin, peel on
  • Ice
  • 1 bottle Sprite, 7up, Ginger ale, sparkling cider, or soda water (for something less sweet)
  • 1 bottle apple juice or white grape juice
  • Optional: Mint, basil, or rosemary for a little kick; muddled

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thoroughly wash all fruit and slice thin, Leaving the peels on for color and their delicious flavor.
  2. Pour in juice and stir. Slowly pour in sparkling drink (soda or cider) and any additional herbs you’d like to add.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 3 hours.

 

Strawberry-Citrus Mocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh strawberries (or frozen – see notes section below)
  • Fresh limes
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemon-lime soda like Sprite or 7-Up

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Make a strawberry simple syrup by stirring together the water, sugar and strawberries on a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Separate the macerated strawberries from the simple syrup and keep aside to add to the mocktail.
  1. Combine the simple syrup with lemon-lime soda, lime juice, and the macerated strawberries from the simple syrup.
  1. Before you put ice or liquid in the glasses, garnish a glass using lime sugar, lime wheel and or a strawberry. Wet the rims of your glasses with a bit of lemon-lime soda and dip into the lime sugar for an added pop of citrus flavor.
  1. Put ice in the garnished glass, pour the drink over the ice and serve chilled.

* To make the lime sugar, simply mix lime zest with sugar until you get a good consistency.

Moscow Mule Mocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup ginger beer (non-alcoholic)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons club soda

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix ingredients in a copper mug 3/4 full of crushed ice.
  2. Stir together.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

*If you want a real Moscow Mule, you can replace the club soda with some vodka.

Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary

Mocktail per 4 glasses:

  • 2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup of the rosemary simple syrup
  • 4 cups sparkling water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Rosemary Simple Syrup: In a small sauce pan on the stove, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of granulated sugar over medium heat. Dissolve the sugar for about 5 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil or crystals will form. Once the sugar has dissolved, pour the simple syrup  into a heat safe container.  Add 3 sprigs of rosemary and let steep for at least one hour. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for ten days.
  1. Mocktail per glass: Add ? cup fresh pink grapefruit into a serving glass. Add 1 Tablespoon (1/2 oz) of rosemary simple syrup. Stir. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling water (about 1 cup).
  1. Garnish with rosemary sprig and serve chilled.

*4 large pink grapefruits make approximately 16 oz of juice. It’s very important that all the components of this drink are chilled.

Lavender Lemonade

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups water divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and lavender petals for garnish
  • Blue or purple food coloring to make the color even brighter, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Over medium heat, combine two cups of water and sugar, until sugar is dissolved. Turn off of the heat and stir in honey and lavender.
  2. Allow mixture to steep for 2 hours (less if you want less of a lavender taste). Strain the liquid, pressing the lavender down to make sure you get all of those juices into your mixture.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine freshly squeezed lemon juice, lavender mixture and water.
  4. Feel free to add a couple drops of blue or purple food coloring if you want more color than the lavender provides. Makes the lemonade especially cute for those brunches! Serve over ice.

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