Healthy Mocktails for Your Dry January
2021 is finally here! Time to recalibrate and shed old habits that may be holding you back. If one of your New Year’s resolutions involves cutting back on the booze, then give these faux cocktails a try. The ingredients make a delicious, nutritious combination.
Muddled Blueberry Rosemary Refresher
1 sprig of rosemary, stripped
1 oz agave
1 oz fresh lemon juice, strained
4 oz sparkling mineral water
Gently muddle blueberries, rosemary leaves, and agave in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice and shake, covered, with ice vigorously for 10 seconds. Strain through a mesh strainer into a tall glass of ice. Top with sparkling water and stir to combine.
Coconut, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler
4 cups of coconut water
2 cucumbers sliced very thinly
1/2 cup of lime juice
1/4 cup of sugar (optional)
1/4 cup of chopped organic mint leaves
- Combine coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, sugar and mint leaves. Let chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup light agave syrup
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup chilled lime seltzer
Combine the lime juice, orange juice and agave in a measuring cup. Pour into a 12-compartment ice cube tray and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
Pour the salt into a small dish. Dip the rims of 2 glasses in water, then dip the rims in the salt to coat.
Combine the ice cubes, seltzer and frozen juice cubes in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into salt-rimmed glasses and serve immediately.
Life’s a Beach Tropical Mocktail
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup mango juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup (8 ounces) ginger beer
Fresh pineapple wedges, for garnish
Fresh mango slices, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the pineapple, mango and lime juices. Shake vigorously. Strain into ice-filled highball glasses. Top each with ginger beer. Garnish with pineapple wedges and mango slices. Serve immediately.
Classic Shirley Temple
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, juice and cherries, divided
1 (2-liter) bottle lemon lime soda
1 orange, thinly sliced
In a large pitcher, whisk together juice and soda.
Serve over ice, garnished with cherries and orange slices, if desired.