Perfect for your inner Carrie from Sex and the City, give this recipe a whirl if you like your drinks bittersweet:
- 4 parts cranberry juice
- 1 part lime juice
- 1 part orange juice
- 1 part sugar syrup
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 twist of orange
Fill a shaker with ice cubes and add all the ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the orange twist.
Virgin Apple Martini
To spruce up your regular apple juice, give this stellar mocktail a try:
- 1 part sparkling apple juice
- 1 part lemon-lime soda
- 1/2 granny smith apple (peeled and chopped)
- 2 dashes cinnamon powder
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
Put all ingredients into a blender and and blend until smooth. Pour into martini glasses and serve with a wedge of apple.
Virgin Pina Colada
Perfect for a hot summer’s day, this drink will take you to a tropical paradise:
- 1 part coconut milk
- 1 part pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- 1/2 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or tinned, depending on preference)
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass (or half a hollowed pineapple) and garnish with an orange slice, pineapple ring, maraschino cherry—or all three!
If you’re feeling fancy, you can’t go past this fabulous drink—definitely for those with a sour-loving palate:
- 1 part lemon juice
- 1 part ginger ale
- 1/4 cup crushed ice
Add ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with a thin slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.
The perfect refresher to any palate, this drink matches great company, great food and warm weather:
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
- 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon of white sugar
- 1/2 cucumber, peeled and pureed
- Soda water (or lemonade, depending on personal preference)
Puree cucumber in a blender with fresh lime juice and pour into a glass or pitcher filled with ice. Gently bruise lime wedges, mint and sugar with a mortar and pestle. Add these to the glass and top up with your choice of soda water/lemonade. To make a mocktail pitcher, simple double or triple the ingredients accordingly!
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