MOJO MOCKTAIL

Mojo Mocktail

 

Instead of reaching for the nearest wine bottle the next time you’re having a romantic evening, make this delightfully aromatic, delicious, libido-loving and heart-healthy mocktail instead.  Ooo-la-la!!

INGREDIENTS:

1 T rosemary-ginger infused simple syrup (made with stevia)

1/4 cup fresh-squeezed grapefruit or orange juice, chilled

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice, chilled

1/4 cup mineral water, chilled

Ice

Bitters of choice (I like grapefruit) – optional

Coconut sugar for rim – optional

GARNISH:

1 rosemary sprig

1 tsp pomegranate seeds

METHOD:

Dip glass rim into grapefruit/orange juice and then twist in coconut sugar until coated.  Tap off extra sugar.  In a cocktail shaker, add ice, simple syrup, grapefruit and pomegranate juices and shake.  Fill glass with ice and strain liquid from cocktail shaker in.  Top with mineral water and bitters (optional) to taste.  Garnish with rosemary sprig and 1 tsp pomegranate seeds.  Makes 1 serving.

Rosemary-ginger infused Simple Syrup:  In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water, 1 inch sliced ginger and 2 sprigs fresh rosemary to a boil.  Lower heat, add stevia to taste (usually 1-2 T powdered or 6-10 drops liquid) and simmer for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate.

Jacqui’s Kickass Mocktail Mule

 

Serves:  1 (trust me – make a pitcher!)

Ingredients:

3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 thin slice (1 inch) of fresh ginger

4 fresh mint leaves plus mint sprig for garnish

Fresh lime juice (1/2 large lime)

4 ounces ginger beer (yes – it’s not considered an alcoholic bev)

4 ounces club soda/mineral water

Ice

Garnish:

Wooden cocktail skewer

Fresh mint leaves

Candied ginger

2 lime wedges

Instructions:

1 Combine berries, ginger and mint in copper mug and muddle for 1minute to infuse flavors then fill with ice.

2 Combine lime juice, ginger beer in a shaker full of ice.

3 Shake vigorously.

4 Strain into copper mug.

5 Top off with club soda.

6 Garnish with skewer of mint leaves and candied ginger, 2 floating lime wedges.

Ginger Lime Mocktail

This delightful and zesty paleo-style mocktail is from elanaspantry.com
Serves: 2
Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon zested ginger, I use my microplane zester
  • 12 drops stevia
  • 18 ounces sparkling water
Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and stir
  2. Pour over ice into 2 cocktail glasses and garnish with lime wedges
  3. Serve