15 Delicious Non-Alcoholic Spritzers, Sodas, and Mocktails

http://www.thekitchn.com/15-non-alcoholic-mocktails-170813

by Cambria Bold

05.07.12

Here are 15 favourites:

mocktails
TOP ROW
• 1 Non-Alcoholic Sangria
• 2 Drink Recipe: Kumquat Spritzer
• 3 Sparkling Rosemary Limemade
• 4 Iced Green Tea Elixir with Ginger and Lemon
• 5 Drink Recipe: Asian Pear Sparkler

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 Drink Recipe: Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Soda
• 7 Drink Recipe: Rosemary Citrus Spritzer
• 8 Drink Recipe: Watermelon Strawberry Cooler
• 9 Drink Recipe: Elderberry Shrub
• 10 Spring Drink: Blackberry Elderflower Spritzer with Mint

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Maple & Grapefruit Cocktail
• 12 Breakfast Mocktail: Orange and Elderflower Spritzer
• 13 The Meg Ryan: A Bright and Bubbly Berry Drink
• 14 Drink Recipe: Strawberry Basil Sodas
• 15 Mother’s Day Cocktail: Hibiscus Mimosa – Top with sparkling water instead of wine for the mocktail version!

Asian Pear Sparkler Makes about 6 drinks

 

1 cup freshly pressed Asian pear juice*
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cups honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 (4-inch) sprig fresh rosemary
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins
Small grating of fresh nutmeg
Ice
Soda water

Combine pear juice, lemon juice, honey, sugar, rosemary, ginger, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve the sugars.

Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the solids. Let syrup cool completely.

To serve, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes, add 3 tablespoons of syrup, fill with soda water, and stir. Add more syrup for a sweeter or stronger flavor.

*Note: Use the most flavorful Asian pear you can find; Hosui is a consistently sweet variety. Making 1 cup of juice requires about 1 (12-ounce) pear, peeled and cored. If using a juicer, follow manufacturer’s instructions to extract the juice and discard the pulp. If using blender or food processor, puree the pear until smooth, strain through a fine-mesh strainer, and discard the solids. If you wind up with a little less than 1 cup, top it off with water.

all recipes available at http://www.thekitchn.com/15-non-alcoholic-mocktails-170813

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