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Pregnant? Religious restrictions? Underage? Hosting a party with children? Hosting a party of pregnant, religious, underage children? (just kidding :) Or are you just plain thirsty? Well, these non-alcoholic mocktail recipes are sure to please the senses.
Virgin pomegranate and cranberry bellinis
Recipe at Maple Mocktail Recipe - Food2.
Virgin Pear & Ginger Beer
Recipe at Giddy Gastronome.
Apple Cider Floats
Recipe at Apple Cider Floats | Our Best Bites.
Pumpkin Pie Shakes
Recipe at Hamilton Family Recipes: Pumpkin Pie Shakes.
Zero Proof Cocktails - Alcohol-Free Beverages for Every Occasion
Featuring fresh and festive beverages, ZERO PROOF COCKTAILS is the perfect elixir for anyone weary of uninspired liquor-free libations. Tired of the limited choices available to nondrinkers, chef and mixologist Liz Scott set out to create and share tempting zero-proof concoctions that complement any meal and satisfy every craving. Her alternatives to classic drinks, such as the Cosmopolitan Charade, Toasted Almond Cordial, Raspberry Razzletini, and Strawberry White Sangria, will make every family gathering and chic party a memorable one--for everyone.
Mocktail Recipe #1: Virgin Mojito
All the taste of the classic Cuban Mojito, without the alcohol! Be sure to use fresh mint leaves for the best results!
- crushed ice
- 8 mint leaves
- 3 oz lime juice
- 1 Â½ oz sugar syrup
- 2 oz club soda
- Fill a pint glass 1/3 full with ice, then add mint leaves. Lightly mash the leaves together with the liquid using a muddle stick or wooden pestle, being careful not to tear the leaves. Fill the glass with more ice, then add club soda. Garnish with mint or lime, and savor!
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Mocktail Recipe #2: Virgin Sangria
This brightly flavored beverage is great for adults and kids. Fruity and delicious it's a great treat on a hot day or a fun fiesta.
- 3 cups unsweetened grape juice
- 3/4 cup apple juice concentrate
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 small unpeeled lemons, sliced and seeded
- 1 small unpeeled oranges, sliced and seeded
- 1 small unpeeled apples, cored, cut into eights
- 1 3/4 cups club soda or sparkling water
- Combine all the ingredients except the soda/sparkling water in a large pitcher.
- 2 Stir well, and chill.
- 3 Add soda/sparkling water just before serving.
- 4 Serve over ice in wineglasses.
Recipe via Virgin Sangria Recipe - Food.com
Tasty Mocktails - Fine Living
Mocktail Recipe #3: Perfect Virgin Daiquiri
photo credit: Recipe: Iced strawberry and rose daiquiri | Mail Online
Alcohol certainly isn't necessary to enjoy this mouth-watering, frozen favorite!
- 1 14 Â½-ounce can pineapple chunks in juice
- 1 12-oz bag frozen strawberries
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 2 medium limes, juiced
- fresh strawberries, optional, for garnish
- In a blender, combine pineapple, frozen strawberries, sugar, and lime juice and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired, and serve immediately.
Why Mocktails Can (and Do) Rock
Let's face it: The old standards - soda, root beer, and water with a twist of lime - are boring and better suited for the under-20 crowd. On the other hand, mocktails, also known as mixed non-alcoholic beverages, offer a more exciting alternative to the old virgin reliables, and can provide savvy imbibers plenty of yummy advantages:
1. Fewer calories
Alcoholic beverages, particularly sugary mixed drinks or fruity, frozen concoctions, can affix copious calories to your daily tally (and, if you're really intoxicated, lead to binge eating caused by poor judgment), adding up to excess pounds in the long run.
The average mixed drink made with one ounce of rum, vodka or whiskey and juice or cola clocks in at over 200 calories. Times that by two or three over the course of the evening and you'll have to run an extra hour on the treadmill just to burn it off!
Mocktails, especially those flavored with just a splash of juice and a club soda base (including our Virgin Cosmo, recipe below), can cut the calorie count down to just 50 calories while still providing plenty of flavor.
However, keep in mind that not all mocktails are low in calories. Consider anything with more than two ounces of juice and any added sugar off-limits for strict dieters, particularly if you are following a low-carb plan.
2. Less expensive
Liquor, wine and spirits are expensive, with top-shelf drinks going for as much as $20 each in pricey bars and restaurants. Mocktails cut out the most expensive ingredient - the booze - whether you're making them from scratch or ordering out. This means you get to sip a satisfying drink and line your pockets with extra green while you're at it.
3. Higher in nutrients
Mocktails made with fresh and/or organic juices, such as pomegranate, orange, mangosteen, goji or acai boast plenty of antioxidants and vitamin C and none of the corn syrup found in colas or syrupy drink mixers.
Using stevia-leaf extract or agave nectar in place of table sugar or simple syrup can also sweeten drinks while providing the body with more stable, diet-friendly sweeteners. Toss in a handful of sliced fruit and you double your healthful pleasure.
4. Everyone can enjoy them
Pregnant women, people on specific medications or with chronic illnesses, designated drivers, children and even the most devout prohibitionists can all enjoy mocktails, making your next party or dinner gathering exceptionally enticing to drinkers and teetolers alike.
Just one or two non-traditional and non-alcoholic options for the revelers on your guest list will be sincerely appreciated - especially if they're delicious enough that your guests who drink abandon their beer for, say, another glass of alcohol-free sangria.
Read the full article at Booze-free beverages: Four can't-miss mocktails.
Mocktail Recipe #4: Faux Kir - Serves 1
A non-alcoholic version of the classic wine cocktail, this drink is just as colorful and tasty. French and Italian fruit syrups are often then best quality and have the most flavors.
- 1 tsp. raspberry syrup
- 6 oz. sparkling cider, chilled
- Garnish: fresh raspberries
- Put a teaspoon of syrup in a champagne flute, add the sparkling cider, and float several raspberries on top.
Make Your Mocktails Memorable
Mocktail Recipe #5: Virgin Cosmopolitan - Serves 1
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- Splash Rose's sweetened lime juice
- Club soda to taste
- Lime wedge or twist to garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice. Pour in juices and top with club soda. Alternately, fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake juices until chilled, then pour into martini glass and top with club soda.Add lime garnish.
Cocktail & Mocktail Garnishes
Stir sticks, paper parasols, maraschino cherries: garnishes make a drink more festive, whether they're cocktails or mocktails.
Along with citrus wedges and strips of zest, you can add color to drink with a whole kumquat. These tiny citrus fruits are entirely edible--peel and all--and they pack a mouth-watering punch of sweet-tart flavor. Other suggestions include:
- Maraschino cherries or brandied cherries
- Pineapple wedges
- Mint leaves
- Fruit kabobs: several kinds of fruit chunks on a skewer
- Ice cubes frozen with berries or slices of fruit
- Shaved fresh coconut
- Whipped cream, ice cream or a scoop of sherbet
- Flavored sugars
Read more at Cocktail & Mocktail Garnishes Article - Allrecipes.com.
Mocktail Recipe #6: Virgin Margarita - Serves 1
This modified "Official Drink of Summer" is highly recommended for all those outdoor summer events: barbecues, beach days and pool parties. As always, blended with ice is twice as nice.
- 1 Â½ oz. sour mix
- Â½ oz. lime juice
- Â½ oz. orange juice
- Lime wedges, for garnish
- Pour ingredients (minus the lime wedges) into a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a rocks glass or a margarita glass. Add more ice if needed. Our highly recommended alternative is to blend in a blender with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Mocktail Recipe #6: Virgin PiÃ±a Colada
- 7 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz coconut cream
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Add the pineapple juice, coconut cream and crushed ice to a blender; blend at high speed. Pour into a collins glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry, a pineapple wedge, and serve.
Recipe via Virgin Pina Colada recipe
Simple Non-Alcoholic Cocktails - Perfect for kids
- Cinderella - 2 oz. Club Soda, 1 dash grenadine, 1 oz. lemon juice, orange juice, and pineapple juice
- Egg cream - chocolate syrup, milk, and seltzer
- Mock Champagne - apple juice, ginger ale, and lemon juice
- Phil Collins - 7-Up with Lemonade (As opposed to a Tom Collins)
- Roy Rogers - cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry
- Richard Simmons - diet cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry
- Rebecca - pineapple juice (1/3), cranberry juice (1/3), soda water (1/3)
- Patrick Sweeney - a little known West Coast college favorite. Red Bull, cranberry juice, Coke, and orange Gatorade
- Safe Sex on the Beach - cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and peach nectar
- Shirley Temple - Sprite or ginger ale and grenadine syrup, often with orange juice
- Virgin Mary - a Bloody Mary without the vodka (Known in Europe as a "Bloody Shame")
- Virgin Mint Julep - made with CrÃ¨me de menthe syrup and Limeade often served at Disneyland in New Orleans Square
Recipes via Non-alcoholic beverage - Wikipedia
Preggatinis - Mixology for the Mom-to-be
Within these pages are 75 original Preggatini recipes highlighting fresh juices, herbs, and garnishes as well as ideas for Preggatini Parties - a modern spin on the humdrum baby shower. Organized by pregnancy stages and symptoms, this lavishly illustrated, pocket-sized, virtually intoxicating guide also offers quotes from famous mums about pregnancy and health and such options as 'De-virginize for Dad' - making these drinks applicable to all. This includes a recipe exclusively provided by Celebrity Chef Michel Richard, recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Chef James Beard award, author of "Happy in the Kitchen", and owner of the legendary Citronelle restaurant in Washington, DC.
Mocktail Recipe #7: Preggie Paradise - Serves 1
Dreaming about meeting your baby-to-be and preparing for his or her arrival is one of the happiest times of your life, despite any temporary queasiness! Lift a glass to the little one.
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- Dash Stirrings All-Natural, Blood Orange Bitters
- 3 oz ginger beer
- 1 pineapple wedge
- Pour the juice, bitters, and ginger beer into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge on the edge of the glass
- De-virginize for Dad: Reduce ginger beer by 1 oz, and add 1 Â½ oz of rum.
Flavored Ice Cubes
Flavored Ice Cubes
Tired of melting ice causing your drinks to dilute and lose flavor? Try making flavored ice cubes to solve this problem. Small on effort but huge on impact, the flavor of your drinks will slowly transform as the ice melts. Use contrasting colored cubes to contrast for visual impact.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1-1/2 oz. passionfruit juice, the juice of 1/2 fresh lemon and 4 oz. lemonade. Shake and strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Easter Iced Tea Mocktail
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add 3 oz. iced tea, the juice of 1/8 fresh lemon and 2 oz. cranberry juice. Garnish with a long lemon twist.
Rim a tall glass with fresh lemon and lemon pepper. Fill the glass with ice and add Â¼ oz. lemon juice, 1 tsp. hot sauce, 1 tsp. Worcestershire and Â½ tsp. horseradish. Top with 4 oz. Clamato. Stir to mix and garnish with a celery, lemon and cherry tomato skewer.
Maple Julep Mocktail
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add white cranberry juice, maple syrup and a handful of mint. Shake sharply and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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Cemetery Slime Punch
2 liters root beer
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 pint chocolate ice cream
24 gummy worms, plus more if desired
1 Liter Bottle of 7up
10 Black Twizzlers, plus 2 for each cup to use as straws.
1 cup whole milk
2 pints vanilla ice cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Chill a wine goblet with ice. Add 2 oz. cranberry juice and 4 oz. chilled apple cider. Stir to mix. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Carrolling in a Cup
To a saucepan, add 3 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon and the peel of 1 whole orange. Add 8 oz. apple cider. Heat almost to a boil. Remove cloves, cinnamon and orange peel and pour into a heatproof mug. Garnish with a fresh clementine skewer.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 1 oz apple juice, 1 small piece cinnamon and 2 oz cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a candy cane.
Find many more holiday mocktail recipes at LCBO - Mocktails Recipe Search
Valentine's Day Mocktails
Faux Pink Champagne
Combine 3/4 c. chilled sparkling apple cider, 3/4 c. chilled sparkling cherry-flavored mineral water, and 1/2 c. chilled cranberry juice cocktail; stir lightly. Pour into 2 champagne glasses.
To a flute, add:
1teaspoon of strawberry purÃ©e
1 tsp. grenadine
Top with soda water and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Hot Nights Mocktail
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz. raspberry juice, 2 oz. lemonade and 1 oz. cranberry juice. Shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a frozen cranberry.
Blushing Lass Mocktail
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine 2 oz. iced tea, the juice of 1/4 fresh lemon, and 1 tsp. grenadine. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with 2 oz. ginger ale and garnish with a lemon twist.
1 oz pomegranate juice
To a champagne flute, add pomegranate juice and top with lemon-lime soda. Stir to mix and garnish with a lemon twist.
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St. Patrick's Day Mocktails
Pineapple Umbrella Mocktail
In a cocktail shaker add 4 tbsp. diced honeydew melon mash. Fill the shaker with ice and add 4 oz. pineapple juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a melon and pineapple skewer.
Long Weekend Mocktail
In a rocks glass filled with ice, add Â¼ oz. lime juice and 4 oz. Jones Green Apple soda. Garnish with 1/8 cup diced green apples.
Glow Worm Mocktail
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1 oz. chilled green chamomile tea, Â¼ oz lime juice and 5 oz lemon-lime soda. Stir to mix. Garnish with a long mint sprig.
1. In a cocktail shaker, add 1 whole kiwi fruit peeled and chopped and Â¼ cup diced honeydew melon. Mash.
2. Fill the shaker with ice and add 2 oz white cranberry juice and Â¼ oz. lemon juice.
3. Shake sharply and strain into a Martini glass.
4. Garnish with a kiwi slice.
Dancing Queen Mocktail
To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz. strawberry puree and 3 oz. tart lime juice (limeade or powdered lime mix). Shake sharply and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a fresh strawberry slice.
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