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Mocktails

Mocktails are the New Cocktail.

Mocktails are gaining popularity lately. The booze-free beverages like Frescas, kombucha types, or classic cocktails in a Mocktail form can be just as exciting and refreshing as any cocktail. Like the old and true classic, you grew up with as a kid like Shirley Temples, Arnold Palmers, and Roy Rogers. You can find many popular cocktails that are virgins.

There are many reasons you choose an alcohol-free mocktail drink, whether you’re the designated driver, expecting, dieting, or you don’t drink. You can still enjoy tasty non-alcoholic cocktails that are delicious and complex.

I have some recipes for healthy mocktails for you to try or whip up for someone who wants non-alcoholic mixed drinks that taste just as good without the alcohol. (And you can throw in alcohol to your drink if you wish.)

Classic Virgin Caesar

Total time-10 minutes 

8 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Sea Salt (divided)
  • 1 Lime (sliced into wedges, juiced, divided)
  • 1 pint Tomato Juice
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce
  • 1 oz Baby Pickles
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari
  • 2 Tbsp Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Black Olives

Directions

  1. Set half of the sea salt in a shallow bowl. Take a lime wedge and run it around the rim of the glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the sea salt, being sure to cover the rim. Repeat the process until all of your glasses are rimmed with sea salt
  2. Add the other half of the sea salt and lime juice, tomato juice, hot sauce and tamari into a blender. Blend until everything is well combined.
  3. Pour into the rimmed glasses and divide the pickle, cherry tomatoes and olives evenly between the toothpicks to garnish. Enjoy!

NOTES

Leftovers? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.

More Flavor? Add a splash of pickle juice.

Like it Spicy? Add more hot sauce or even horseradish.

Additional Topping? Cooked bacon or a celery stick

No Blender? Pour everything together into a bartender mixer or pitcher and mix thoroughly before dividing between glasses.

Nutritional Facts (Amount Per Serving)

Serves 2

Calories 61, Fat 1g, Carbs 12g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 7g, Protein 3g


Classic Virgin Sangria

Total time- 2 Minutes

6 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Lemon (juiced, plus slices for garnish)
  • 1/4 Cup Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 Ice Cups
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Soda Water

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a glass and stir to combine. Garnish with lemon slices, if using. Enjoy!

NOTES

Leftovers? Refrigerate leftovers in a pitcher for up to two days. To ensure a fizzy drink, add more soda water just before serving.

No Cranberry Juice? Add orange juice.

More Flavor? Add orange juice.

Nutritional Facts (Amount Per Serving)

Serves- 1 (Servings size is roughly 9 fl oz or 266 mL.)

Calories 84, Fat 0g, Carbs 22g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 19g, Protein 1g


Classic Virgin Mojito

Total Time- 10 minutes

5 Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves
  • 15 Ice Cubes
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 Soda Water

Directions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a pitcher, adding the soda water last. Gently stir until everything is mixed well.
  2. Divide between glasses and enjoy!

NOTES

Leftovers? Refrigerate in the pitcher with a lid for up to two days. To ensure a fizzy drink, add more soda water just before serving.

More Flavors? Muddle the mint before adding the rest of the ingredients into the pitcher.

Raspberry Mojito? Add 1/2 cup Raspberries. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the raspberries, water and maple syrup. Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Use an immersion blender or add the mixture to your blender to puree until smooth.

Nutritional Facts (Amount Per Serving)

Serves-4

Calories 30, Fat 0g, Carbs 8g, Fiber 0g, Sugar 6g, Protein 0g


Published by Erin Wheless

I am a passionate Health and Fitness Professional who thrives on helping and motivating others into a healthier way of life, improving their quality of life being in a more Zen state of mind, along with helping them obtaining a stronger body and mind. I want to help them be the best version of themselves and want to help make a difference one small step at a time.

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