Mocktails, Preggatinis and More!

Non-alcoholic beverages are a must have option for any party and are necessary for Considerate Entertaining. There are a myriad of reasons that your guests may choose not to “drink“, ranging from being responsible to health concerns. Most of us do provide soda, water or juice as an alternative, but how many times do we go a step further and treat these guests to something special by offering a sophisticated and special virgin cocktail! If you are going to offer “with” and “without” alcohol cocktail options at your party, pick one that works both ways (the Mojito Recipe below is great for this). This will save you time and money!

Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, a trend-setting mixoligist, editor of  TheLiquidMuse.com, and the author of “Preggatinis: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be” has taken mixology to a new level and proved to her industry that cocktails can be alcohol free.  Below is her recipe for a Mamarita.  It’s perfect for Baby Showers, playdates with the kids, family gatherings and entertaining in general.  In addition, I have included two more “hot” recipes that are great for summer!

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Mamarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 3 ounces organic limeaid
  • 1 lime wheel
  • rimming salt

Directions:

  • Rim a margarita glass and set aside. Stir agave nectar and lemon juice in the bottom of a mixing glass until nectar dissolves. Add orange juice, limeaid, and ice, then shake vigorously. Strain into the margarita glass, and serve with a lime wheel on the rim.

To see more wonderful recipes or buy the book, visit her site at Preggatinis.com.

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Blood Orange Ginger Ice Tea

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients with ice in a pitcher and stir.
  • Store refrigerated until ready to use.

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Visit www.perfectpuree.com for more enticing recipes!  You need to buy in quantities of three but you can freeze and save the concentrates, they are delicious and worth every penny.

 

 

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No Muddle Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 8 to 10 fresh mint leaves
  • club soda
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • ice

Directions:

  • Place the lime juice, simple syrup and 8 to 10 mint leaves in a rocks glass.
  • Muddle the ingredients in the glass.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and then with club soda.
  • Stir gently, garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.

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  4. your mocktail are very good and colour are very nice.thank,sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  5. trupti khelgi says:

    I have tried all they are just too easy to make and yum..

  6. Thanks for this lovely write up and inclusion of Preggatinis(TM) in your blog post! I wanted to let Holly know that “simple syrup” is merely sugar water, used to sweeten cocktails. Some people like to make a ratio of 1 part water to 1 part sugar. However, I like to do the more tradition 1 part water to 2 parts sugar because the thicker syrup adds a bit of texture to the drink.

    Heat 1 cup white sugar with 1/2 cup water on the stove top, stirring constantly. Once bubbling, lower heat and let sit for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

    There are recipes for flavored syrups in the book, which is available at http://www.TheLiquidMuse.com

    Cheers!

  7. Holly Bowne says:

    I love this idea of having a non-alcoholic cocktail to offer! I have one question, though. What is “simple syrup”?

  8. Mindy Lockard says:

    I love all of these and couldn’t agree more that a gracious host or hostess provides a non-alcoholic drink other than water for his or her guests! I’m tucking these away for our next party.

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