Mocktail

Non-alcoholic cocktails, or “mocktails,” mimic your favorite mixed drinks but don’t require any alcohol. Not only are they easy to make for get togethers or a night at home, these flavorful beverages require only some fresh ingredients, soda and a blender—no sugar added! Mocktails provide a healthy alternative to sugary, alcohol-laden cocktails.

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Mocktails for an Alcohol-Free Celebration

Cucumber Collins

Yield : 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled
  • Juice of 2 medium-sized lemons
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes
  • Cucumber rounds or mint sprigs for garnish, if desired

Instructions:

  1. Puree the peeled cucumber with an immersion blender or food processor. Make sure there are no whole pieces of cucumber left.
  2. Pour cucumber puree and lemon juice into a shaker; close and shake well.
  3. Place ice cubes in glasses and pour the cucumber-lemon mixture over ice. Top with soda water and garnish as desired. Serve immediately!

Raspberry-Lime Margarita Fizz

Yield : 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz Raspberry-Lime Sparkling Water
  • 4 oz Sugar-Free Margarita Mix
  • Fresh lime and raspberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add ice to tall glass.
  2. Add sparkling water and margarita mix
  3. Garnish with fresh lime and raspberries

Strawberry Sangria

Yield : 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grape juice (white or red)
  • 4 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup cranberry juice or orange juice
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Ice
  • Fresh citrus slices, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Add the grape juice, orange or cranberry juice, sparkling water and chopped fruit to a large jug or drink dispenser.
  2. Place the sangria mocktail in the fridge and let it chill for a minimum of 1 hour.
  3. Remove from fridge, top with ice and garnish your non-alcoholic Sangria with fruit before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Watermelon-Lime Spritzer

Yields 3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 2 cups lemon-lime flavored soda water
  • lime for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place the watermelon and ice cubes in a blender and blend until liquefied. (Once you add the lemon-lime soda, it will thin out even more; add more ice cubes if you want it slushier.)
  2. Slowly add 1/2 of the lemon-lime soda and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses; garnish with limes and serve.

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