Food & Drink

9 Mocktails That Are Worthy of New Year's Eve

Because the biggest night of the year is a marathon, not a sprint.
Comments

Some non-alcoholic drinks can make you feel trapped at the kiddie table, but there's nothing junior about these faux cocktails.

FRENCH 75 MOCKTAIL

Recipe:
.75 oz lemon juice
.50 simple syrup
Sparkling water
San Pellegrino Limonata soda

Directions:

Mix lemon juice and simple syrup into a champagne flute, top with equal measures of sparkling water and soda. Garnish with a lemon twist.

From SteakBar in Chicago

CUCUMBER GINGER MOCKTAIL

 

Recipe:

1 medium cucumber, sliced
10 slices of fresh ginger, about ¼" thick
2 cups sugar (or about 1¾ cups agave nectar)
2 cups still water
Soda water
cucumber slices, optional

Directions: 

Place sliced cucumber and ginger in a large, heat-proof bowl. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Pour over cucumber and ginger and let stand for 2 hours. Strain into a bottle and chill. To prepare a cocktail, stir together about 1.5 ounces syrup with about 4.5 ounces soda water to taste. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

By Cheryl Malik of 40 Aprons

MOCK WINTER SANGRIA

Recipe:
1 pear, diced
1 orange, sliced
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups cranberry juice
1 2 liter bottle ginger ale

Directions:

Combine all ingredients except ginger ale in a large pitcher. If desired, let sit in fridge for 1 to 4 hours to let flavors mingle. Add chilled ginger ale. Serve immediately.

By Oh So Delicioso

POLKA MAN

Recipe:
1 strawberry 
.25 oz simple syrup
.5 oz vanilla syrup
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz cold brew
1 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
Tonic water

Directions:

Muddle strawberry into a shaker, top with ice and all ingredients except for tonic water. Shake vigorously, then pour into a glass. Top with tonic water and garnish with a strawberry. 

SNAPDRAGON

Recipe:
1.5 oz cold apple cider
1 oz Chai Monbrewcha Kombucha (or other apple or ginger flavored kombucha)
¼ oz fresh pressed ginger juice

Directions:

Add ingredients in a whiskey or rocks glass. Add large ice cube. Stir lightly. Garnish with a slice of apple with a dusting of nutmeg.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

From Loring Place in New York City

From the Nomad in NYC

COLD CURE MOCKTAIL

Recipe:
2 tbsp Ginger Honey Syrup*
Dash of Bitters
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
2 tbsp Ginger Ale
Top off with Club Soda

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass. Stir to combine. 

Ginger Honey Syrup:

Add 1/2 cup of water and 1 inch of ginger (cut into chunks) to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain ginger and add 1 tbsp of honey, stir vigorously. Let mixture cool before use. 

By The Merrythought

BLUEBERRY MOSCOW MULE COCKTAILS

Recipe:
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 lime
1 teaspoon sugar 
1 (9 oz) ginger beer
Crushed ice

Directions:

Add blueberries to a large glass with lime wedges and sugar. Muddle ingredients together well. Transfer blueberry mixture to a copper mug and add crushed ice. Pour in ginger beer and stir.

By Macheesmo of Tablespoon

THE DUNWELL

Recipe:
1.5 oz fresh orange juice
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz vanilla syrup
.5 oz passion-fruit puree

Directions:

Build all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and pour into the glass. Garnish with a lemon zest and orange wheel.

By Nick Bennett at Porchlight in New York

ROSEMARY CITRUS SPRITZER

Recipe:
2 lemons
2 oranges
4 (4-inch) sprigs fresh rosemary
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup honey
Ice
Soda water
Rosemary and lemon for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Peel off thick strips of zest from 1 lemon. Juice the lemons and oranges into a liquid measuring cup, top off with water if necessary to make 1 cup. Combine zest, juice, rosemary, sugar, and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugars. Remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes. Strain, discard solids, and let syrup cool completely. To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 2-3 tablespoons syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and/or lemon slices, if desired.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

By Emily Han of The Kitchn

 This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Lauren Hubbard
View Other Articles From Lauren Hubbard
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Marin Hinkle was a vision in violet.
 
Share
Jessica Mulroney and Serena Williams are backing her charity cookbook.
 
Share
Want to know if your daughter's new boyfriend is who he says he is? It can take weeks and costs as much as $5,000.
 
Share
Heather McDonald, the fashion industry's own sheriff, has spent her career busting copycats.
 
Share
The couple celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in the bushes and salt pans of Botswana
 
Share
Everyone’s all grown up (except for Mary, who looks divine).
 
Share
Her first solo project combines two of her passions: empowering women and good food.
 
Share
The Duke of Sussex turned 34 over the weekend.
 
Share
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US