Cocktail Friday :: Best Mocktails

By March 7, 2014Uncategorized

Best Mocktails

We’ve all heard the old saying that “Imitation is the best form of flattery” and today, we might have to agree. These Mocktail recipes are all about the taste and the look but are alcohol free. Mocktails are a perfect alternative to a signature cocktail at an event for younger guests, designated drivers, expectant mamas or anyone who’d prefer to keep it extra classy. We’ve picked two of our favorites to share with the class today…

Mocktail #1: Rum Free Mojito

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water + 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 2 cups mint leaves, chopped

  • 2 cups lime sherbet, softened

  • 1 cup lime juice

  • 1 cup water

  • 8 cups club soda

  • lime slices for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine 2 cups water and the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on High for 5 minutes. Stir the mint into the water; let stand for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the mint leaves from the syrup; set aside.
  2. Stir the lime sherbet, lime juice, and 1 cup water together in a large pitcher until well combined. Pour the mint-infused syrup into the mixture. Add club soda and stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

Mocktail #2: Play Champagne – Batch

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Ingredients:

  • 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, chilled

  • 1 (64 fluid ounce) bottle white grape juice, chilled

Directions:

  1. To make Ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage you can place edible flowers, or pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving.
  2. In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.

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