When choosing a drink, many people think alcoholic drinks are the only healthy option. However, this is not the case. Non-alcoholic drinks mocktails can be a healthier option over alcoholic drinks. Patrons in a licensed venue must be offered non-alcoholic drinks instead of alcoholic beverages when they are intoxicated, according to Responsible Service of Alcohol laws.
Why are Non-Alcoholic Mocktails Healthier than Alcohol?
1) Mocktails typically contain far fewer calories than cocktails. A typical cocktail contains around 200-250 calories, while most mocktails contain between 50 and 100 calories
2) Most mocktails are sugar-free. This is because most mixers (such as sodas and juices) used in mocktails are already sweetened, so there’s no need to add additional sugar.
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3) Mocktails are often lower in alcohol than cocktails. This means they won’t make you feel as drunk or bloated as cocktails will do.
4) Mocktails tend to be more refreshing and thirst-quenching than cocktails. This is because they usually contain more water and less alcohol.
5) Mocktails generally taste better than cocktails! This is because they use fresh fruit juices, spices, and herbs instead of artificial flavors and syrups.
Summertime is a great time to enjoy delicious and refreshing non-alcoholic drinks. Here are five healthy mocktail recipes to help you level up your drink game without the booze.
5 Healthy Mocktails Recipes
1. Pineapple and Coconut Agua Fresca:
In a blender, mix 8 ounces of pineapple juice, ½ cup of coconut water, ¼ cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, one tablespoon of honey, and two tablespoons of chopped mint leaves. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and add 4 cups of cold water. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint.
2. Grapefruit and Rosemary Fizz:
Muddle two tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves with one tablespoon of sugar in a shaker. Add in the juice from half of a grapefruit, 2 ounces of cranberry juice, ¼ teaspoon honey, and 4 ounces of club soda. Shake and strain over ice
3. Strawberry Basil Lemonade:
In a blender, mix one cup of strawberries, two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk or agave nectar, four to five basil leaves, and three cups of cold water. Strain the mixture into a pitcher and serve over ice with a sprig of basil
4. Peach and Ginger Fizz:
Muddle four ounces of peach puree with two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and one teaspoon of grated ginger in a shaker. Add in three ounces of club soda, shake and strain over ice
5. Pomegranate and Mint Spritzer:
In a pitcher, add two cups of pomegranate juice, one cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¼ cup of honey or agave nectar, four ounces of club soda, and one handful of fresh mint leaves. Mix well with a spoon and serve over ice with a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
These recipes will surely be a hit at your next get-together or to enjoy on a hot summer day. Serving up non-alcoholic drinks doesn’t have to mean missing out on the fun but rather adding something special to your gathering.
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