Summer Recipes

3 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes

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By Henry Ford Health System Staff

What’s better on a warm summer day or evening than a fancy drink to put you in a good mood? Often, people reserve their creativity and extra effort for mixing alcoholic drinks. But there’s no reason why mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) shouldn’t get the same amount of attention. They’re often lower in calories than cocktails, and can make an event like a brunch, a baby shower or a backyard barbecue more special for everyone — not just the drinkers in the group.

Whether you’ve given up alcohol or are trying to cut back — or are accommodating guests who need or prefer non-alcoholic drinks — these cool, bubbly mocktails will make any summer day feel a little more chilled out.

Blackberry Mint Mocktail Recipe

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

8 fresh blackberries (more for garnish as desired)
10 fresh mint leaves (more for garnish as desired)
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 cup club soda
½ cup water
½ cup cranberry juice

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries and mint until well blended. Add lemon juice, cranberry juice and water into the cocktail shaker, cover and shake to mix well. Strain the mixture into two serving glasses with ice. Top each glass with ½ cup of club soda. Garnish with blackberries and mint as desired

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 54 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium; 13 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams fiber; 1 grams protein

Grapefruit Rosemary Mocktail Recipe

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

Juice and zest of one lemon
3 sprigs rosemary, divided
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup club soda, divided

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon juice, lemon zest and the leaves from one sprig of rosemary for about one minute. Add grapefruit juice and water. Cover and shake to mix well. Strain the mixture into two serving glasses. Add ice if desired. Top each glass with ½ cup club soda. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 29 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 24 mg sodium; 7 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams fiber; 0 grams protein

Mimosa Mocktail Recipe

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 cup club soda
2 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
6 fresh basil leaves (more for garnish as desired)
2 orange slices (for garnish as desired)

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the lemon juice and basil until the basil is wilted. Add orange juice into the cocktail shaker, cover and shake to mix well. Strain the mixture into two serving glasses. Top each glass with ½ cup of club soda. Garnish with orange slices and basil as desired.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 60 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 26 mg sodium; 14 grams carbohydrates; 0.5 grams fiber; 1 grams protein

Looking for more info and want to make an appointment with a registered dietitian? Call 1-855-434-5483 or visit Nutrition Services on henryford.com.

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