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Looking for something refreshing on a hot summer night? Don’t know if you want to commit to a cocktail? Well, you don’t have to! More restaurants and bars are offering nonalcoholic beverages. These non-alcoholic beverages are carefully crafted to ignite your taste buds without the additional calories and the aftermath of a long, but fun night.

Still a little confused as to what a mocktail is? Just think of a very well-crafted beverage made simply for your pleasure.

The great thing about these trendy beverages is you can enjoy the social atmosphere of a bar, barbecue or a drink with friends during dinner without the guilt the next day.

We’ve selected a few of our favorite mocktails recipes for some inspiration. You can try any at home or the next time you’re hosting a BBQ and want to offer something other than soda, juice or water.

Ginger Beer Mojito

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Ginger Beer Mojito – complex, refreshing and SIMPLE. You can’t go wrong, and you’ll be satisfied with every sip.

Ingredients for one self-deserving serving:

  • 10-12 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 2 oz Lime Juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • Ice

Muddle Mint and Lime- add in ice cubes, pour in some ginger beer & additional lime juice, garnish with a mint spring and a lime wedge. Voila! A well-deserved guilt free beverage. beverage.

Sangria

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Nothing says summer quite like Sangria. Try out this fruit packed punch the next time you’re hosting brunch.

Ingredients packed with a punch:

  • Sparkling water
  • Orange juice
  • Grape juice (white or red) or try pomegranate juice
  • Cherry juice
  • Assorted chopped fruits (apples, blueberries, strawberries, pears)
  • Ice
  • Mint

Chop up a variety of fruit of your choice, place in a pitcher with ice, pour in your selection of beverages add a few mint leaves, stir and you have yourself the best punch there is to enjoy with some friends.

Pineapple + Anything

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Anything accompanied by pineapple will make for the perfect summer treat. It is a blast of flavor, full of vitamin C and will leave you with nothing but a smile.

Check out our Pineapple and Ginger Treat at your next barbecue.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 oz ginger syrup
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • Top off with sparkling water and mint (optional)

Pour in your pineapple juice, ginger syrup, lime juice, add ice, shake, top off with sparkling water and some mint leaves then ENJOY!

Whether you’re looking for another beverage option, want to socialize but don’t want the burden of additional calories, a mocktail is the way to go. You’ll stay satisfied and can blend in amongst the crowds.