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4 easy mocktail recipes

September 22, 2021 petersoscia

4 easy mocktail recipes

September 22, 2021 Pete Soscia
Berry and Rosemary Vodka Cocktail on the Rocks

Healthy, non-alcoholic drinks for your festivities

Alcohol is a fixture at most parties, but if liquor is off-limits or you’re simply trying to cut back, there are healthy alternatives to help you celebrate any occasion.

These non-alcoholic mocktails contain fewer calories than alcoholic beverages and are full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

So toast to a healthier you with these delicious and nutritious mocktails!

Blueberry Mocktail

Made with juice from antioxidant-rich blueberries, this health-conscious mocktail is a great low-guilt option for those abstaining from alcohol.

1 cup pure blueberry juice
Juice from 2 limes (about a 1/4 cup)
3-4 crushed mint leaves
2 cups crushed ice

Pour all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a slice of lime. 

Minted Honeydew Cooler

With vitamin C, vitamin A, iron and folate, honeydews help you to avoid nutrient deficiencies and stay hydrated.

  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 cups honeydew melon, cubed
  • 2 Tbsp honey (optional)
  • 1 cup crushed ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Green Tea Mojito

Green tea contains potent antioxidants. The natural chemicals called polyphenols and flavonoids in tea provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.

  • 8 large fresh mint leaves, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 ounces green tea (brewed in advance)
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 ounces club soda

Muddle mint leaves and ice in a cocktail shaker. Add green tea, lime juice and agave into the shaker and shake well. Pour into a glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Virgin Mary

Tomatoes are a rich source of an antioxidant known as lycopene. Lycopene may help protect against some cancers such as prostatelungbreast and endometrial.

  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
  • Celery – garnish

Soak the tomato in boiling water for 15–20 minutes or until the skin of the tomato is soft. Peel off the tomato skin, place in a blender and mix until smooth. Set aside. Next add one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to a cocktail glass, along with the juice of half a lemon, a small pinch of black pepper and four to five drops or a 1/4 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce. Fill the cocktail glass with tomato juice and stir the ingredients — add ice and enjoy. If desired, garnish with a celery stalk.

Pete Soscia

Pete lives in Orchard Park his wife and two dogs, who keep him active by going for long walks and hikes. He also enjoys fishing and playing rugby. He's the host of Project Best Life's podcast: Happy & Healthy. He's currently very happy and working on the healthy.

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