Fancy a Mocktail?

Fancy a Mocktail?

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Okay so dry January is here and for most of us it just makes it a really long and boring month…(for those of you who don’t know, dry January is basically an alcohol free month) but I’ve found some great recipes that you will make you save on money, and maintain good health. I’ve been browsing through Pinterest to see what alcohol-free drinks I could find and recommend… I found 4 brilliant mocktails, the perfect alternative to a cocktail, that are really really REALLY nice and definitely worth while making them. Lets go!!

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Cranberry & Ginger Ale Fizz – like the most easiest drink to make ever!

You will need:

Cranberry Juice
Ginger Ale
Cranberries (for decoration)
Mint leaves (for decoration)
Ice

Method:

Add a couple of ice cubes to your glass, and then pour over some Cranberry juice up to half way. Top up with Ginger Ale and add a few Cranberries along with some sprigs of mint.

I love this drink, its great to serve if you have friends round and not wanting anything warm or filling, it looks so cool in the glass aswell.

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Mojito Magic – With this being non – alcoholic, it actually tastes like the real thing, this will serve 2 people.

You will need: 

1 apple cored and chopped
1/4 cucumber peeled and chopped
1/2 lime – juice only
4 mint leaves
100ml sparkling water
Ice

Method:

Place all the ingredients into a juicer and then top up with sparkling water.

Simple.

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Winter non- alcoholic Mulled Wine – I know Christmas has been and gone, but I could literally drink this all year round, I love it sooooo much! When i tried this, i actually couldn’t taste the difference, obviously it doesn’t have the wine in, but it tastes the exact same! Top recommendation!

You will need:

2/3 slices of orange
Blackcurrant cordial
a stick of cinnamon
a teaspoon of cinnamon ground
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method:

Mix enough blackcurrant cordial with water as you want, pour into a saucepan and add a teaspoon of cinnamon, a stick of cinnamon, a teaspoon of vanilla extract and the slices of orange in. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.

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Blueberry Lemonade- this is really refreshing and sweet!

You will need:

2/3 cups of white sugar
2/3 cups of water
1 cup of fresh blueberries
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 whole large lemons)
2 cups of ice cubes
3 cups of sparkling water or club soda

Method:

Combine the sugar, water, blueberries and lemon zest into a saucepan, bring the to boil over medium heat or until the sugar has melted and the blueberries are starting to burst.

Remove from the heat and pass through a sieve, the blueberry syrup need to be completely cool before you can do the next bit – meanwhile juice the lemons to end up with 1 cup full.

Once your syrup is cool enough, blend the syrup, lemon juice and ice until smooth.

Stir in the sparkling water or club soda and enjoy!

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