With a refreshing array of trusted classic cocktails and mocktails, we hope to light up your season and make sure your celebrations are safe, joyful, and full of delicious happiness.
Here are classic cocktails and mocktails to try out this festive season for the whole family.
To prepare a pomegranate mocktail, begin by extracting the juice from the pomegranate seeds, sieving for a clean, fresh taste. Rim the glass with sugar to enhance the taste, then layer in ice cubes and slices of lemon for a tangy twist. Pour in the grape juice, a squeeze of lemon and lime, and finally, gently stir in the pomegranate juice.
Make a syrup using equal parts water and sugar. Blend fresh strawberries, strain to get juice. Squeeze lemon juice. In a glass with ice, add strawberry slices, strawberry juice, lemon juice, and the syrup. Stir and garnish with lemon slices.
In a glass, muddle fresh mint leaves with sugar and lime juice. Pour white rum over the muddled mixture, add ice cubes, and stir to combine. Fill the glass with soda water or lemon-flavored drink. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge.
Vodka Cranberry Cocktail
Fill a glass with ice cubes, add 1.5 ounces of vodka, and pour in 3 ounces of cranberry juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.
Citrus Mint Mocktail
In a pitcher, combine 1 cup of orange juice and 1/2 cup of lime juice. Add 2-3 tablespoons of simple syrup for sweetness and some torn mint leaves. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour in the citrus mixture, top up with soda water. Garnish with orange or lime slices, and give it a gentle stir.
Rim the edge of a glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it into salt (Kosher salt, Coarse Sea Salt, or specialized Margarita salt). Fill the glass with ice cubes. In a shaker, combine 2 oz of silver tequila, 1 oz of lime juice, and 1/2 oz of triple sec or orange liqueur with ice. Shake well or stir vigorously. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Prepare the vegetable and fruits by slicing cucumbers, oranges, and lemons. Start by adding a lemon-flavored drink as the base in a glass, followed by grenadine syrup, orange-flavored drink, and Angostura aromatic bitters. Drop in the sliced vegetables and fruits, mix thoroughly, and refrigerate. To serve, add ice cubes and garnish with cucumber slices.
May these classic mocktails and cocktails not only tantalize your taste buds but also ensure safe, joyful, and vibrant celebrations for you and your loved ones.
Cheers to a joyous and flavorful holiday.