A mocktail doesn’t have to be boring just because it is non-alcoholic.
Whether it is for your guests or yourself, especially in this festive season, it’s always a good idea to add a fun and refreshing mocktail into the mix.
Here are some easy, tasty, and non-alcoholic recipes to serve up during the holidays;
1.5 oz club soda.
4-5 slices of muddled cucumber.
1 oz fresh lime/lemon juice.
1 oz simple syrup.
Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Serve in a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a rolled cucumber slice.
Shirley Ginger Mocktail:
4 cups of Lemon juice or Ginger Beer.
1 cup club soda.
3 tbsp lime/lemon juice.
.25 cup grenadine.
Stir ginger beer, club soda, lime/lemon juice, and grenadine in a pitcher. Pour into tall glasses with ice. Garnish with lime/lemon rounds and or maraschino cherries.
1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks.
.5 cup fresh lime/lemon juice.
4 tsp agave.
5 tbsp sparkling water.
In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks so that you have 4 cups of watermelon puree. Add lime/lemon juice and agave and mix again. Pour into 4 cups. Top with sparkling water.
.5 oz lime/lemon juice.
.5 oz honey syrup.
1 oz black currant puree.
4-6 mint leaves.
Q Ginger Beer.
Combine and shake all ingredients except ginger beer in a shaker tin with ice, and then strain over fresh ice. Top with ginger beer.
6 cups water.
.5 cup honey.
5 tbsp dried lavender.
1 cup fresh lemon juice, strained.
Bring water and honey to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Gently crush the lavender in a mortar and pestle or in a bowl with a meat tenderizer. Add the crushed lavender to the pot then remove it from the heat. Cover, refrigerate, and steep for two hours. Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve. Stir in the lemon juice and serve over ice.
Rhubarb Basil Sparkler:
1 oz. rhubarb basil syrup (recipe below).
1 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice.
4 oz. club soda.
Wash and slice rhubarb into 1-inch cubes. In a pot, add rhubarb, water, and sugar. Bring to boil and simmer until rhubarb is soft, approximately 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from heat, add basil leaves and let sit + cool for 30 minutes. Yields 2 cups rhubarb basil syrup. Add all ingredients in a tumbler with ice. Garnish with basil leaves.
Voila! Enjoy your chilled mocktail with family and friends.
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