We're springing into this week with some of our favorite springtime mocktails. Mocktails are great for so many reasons! You can add your favorite thoughtful ingredients, sip them any time of day, and you're guaranteed to skip the hangover. We've compiled five spring-themed, spirit-free drinks to help you celebrate the season any time of day!
3oz zero proof Tequila (Free Spirits or Ritual brands are great options)
3oz fresh pineapple juice
.75oz lemon juice
1 egg white
Black peppercorns, a lemon slice, and piece of dried pineapple for garnish
Instructions: Add all liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain ice, and pour into a cup. Add crushed black peppercorns on top, and a fresh lemon slice and piece of dried pineapple to garnish.
Basil Mango Tom Collins
2oz zero proof Vodka or mango, pineapple, or tropical fruit flavored kombucha
1oz mango puree
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2-4 basil leaves (save one or two for garnishes)
Club soda to the top
Instructions: Combine all ingredients into cocktail shaker except kombucha (if you’re using it) and club soda. Shake, strain, top with club soda and garnish with an additional basil leaf and a piece of dried mango.
Spicy Spring Sunrise
2oz zero proof Gin or a citrus flavored kombucha
1/3 of a blood orange, muddled
1oz fresh lemon juice
1oz fresh lime
Dash of agave
Cayenne and salt for rim
Dried mango, blood orange, and thyme sprig for garnish
Instructions: If you’re using zero proof gin, muddle blood orange in a shaker, add non-alcoholic gin, lemon and lime juice, and agave. Add ice and shake. Salt the rim of a rocks glass with spicy salt. Pour over new ice and garnish with orange slice, thyme sprig, and piece of dried mango.
If you’re using kombucha, muddle blood orange in a shaker, add lemon juice, lime juice, and agave. Add ice and shake. Salt the rim of a rocks glass with spicy salt. Pour over new ice, top with kombucha, and garnish with a blood orange slice, thyme sprig, and piece of dried mango.
Fizzy Cherry Blossom
1oz lime juice
2oz tart cherry juice
2oz tonic water
One sprig of fresh rosemary and five dried cherries on a toothpick for garnish
Instructions: In a glass, add lime juice, tart cherry juice, and simple syrup. Add some ice and mix. Top with tonic water and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and five dried cherries on a toothpick.
Chili Lime Mango Mocktail
2oz mango puree
3oz club soda
.5oz lime juice
.5oz lemon juice
.5 tsp agave
Dash of cayenne pepper
Lime slice and chili lime mango for garnish
Instructions: In a cup, mix agave, lime juice, and lemon juice. Stir until incorporated. Mix in mango puree and cayenne pepper. Pour into a serving glass, add ice, and top with club soda. Garnish with a slice of lime and a piece of dried chili lime mango.
Don't forget to tag us in your spring sips @YourFFT!