Mocktails

Cool Infused Waters

5 waters with fruit and herbs

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces filtered water
  • 1 slice of lemon + 1 strawberry (stem removed and sliced) + a few leaves of fresh basil
  • OR
  • 1 slice of lime + 2 slices of cucumber + a few leaves of fresh mint
  • OR
  • 1/2 slice of grapefruit + 2 blackberries + a small sprig of fresh thyme
  • OR
  • 1 slice of orange + 3 raspberries + a small sprig of fresh rosemary
  • OR
  • 1 slice of lemon + 2 slices of fresh ginger + 2 slices fresh turmeric + a small drizzle of honey or stevia (if desired)

Preparation

  1. Fill a glass or water bottle with 12 ounces of filtered water. Add any of the combinations of fruit, herbs or spices listed. Cover and refrigerate and allow to steep for a bit to enhance the flavors. Fruit may be consumed if desired, although the flavor of the fruit will weaken as the flavor of the water grows. You can make several at a time as they will be great for 3-4 days. Or feel free to make a big pitcher - just multiply the ingredients as desired.
  2. Feel free to make with sparkling water if you like fizzy drinks. Can also be steeped in hot water to make a tea - especially the lemon, ginger, turmeric and honey (if desired).
  3. Experiment with your own flavors and stay well-hydrated! Cheers!

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Light and Sparkling Rosemary Blueberry Smash

Blueberry drink

Servings: 2

  • 1/4 cup  fresh blueberries
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon  honey -- or as desired
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Combine the blueberries 1 rosemary sprig, honey and lemon juice in a small shallow bowl, or a cocktail shaker. Gently press on the blueberries and rosemary with the back of a spoon to release their juices and flavor.  
  • If using a cocktail shaker shake vigorously with ice. Either way, when the juices have come out of the blueberries and the rosemary sprig is bruised, strain into a small pitcher.
  • Divide between two tall glasses of fresh ice, top with sparkling water and serve.

Serving Ideas : If preparing to serve more, just double or quadruple the first four ingredients and divide between ice filled tall glasses then top with sparkling water!  Muddled ingredients will keep refrigerated for about 5-6 days!

NOTES : This is a delightfully quenching beverage subtly flavored and swetened. Increase the lemon juice and honey of greater depth of flavor is preferred.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

36 Calories; 1g Fat (12.2% calories from fat); trace Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 3mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fruit; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Cucumber Mint Cooler

Cucumber Mint Cooler

Servings: 2

  • 1/2 English cucumber, scrubbed and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 cup sparkling mineral water, such as Pellegrino

Method

  • In a blender, combine cucumber, lime juice, mint, and agave syrup.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Stir in sparkling water.
  • Serve over ice if desired.
  • Garnish with cucumber round and lime wedge.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

20 calories (1.1% calories from fat), trace fat, 1 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 grams dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium

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Lemon Basil Ginger Ale

Lemon Basil Ginger Ale

Servings: 2

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root, freshly grated
  • 2 cups sparkling mineral water

Method

  • In a small bowl or jar, combine lemon juice, agave syrup, basil, and ginger and allow to steep 30 minutes.
  • Strain and divide into two glasses.
  • Add sparkling water to each glass.
  • Add ice, if desired.
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

13 calories (0.8% calories from fat), trace fat, trace protein, 4 g carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium

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Lemon Ginger Green Tea

Lemon Ginger Green Tea

Servings: 4

  • 3 cups filtered or spring water
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus 4 slices for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Method

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to just below boiling point.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place tea bags into pitcher, add ginger slices.
  • Pour hot water over tea bags and allow to steep for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags, stir in lemon juice and honey.
  • Can be served either warm or iced.
  • Garnish each serving with a lemon slice if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

35 calories (0.2% calories from fat), trace fat, trace protein, 10 g carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 mg sodium

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Spicy and Bloody Dill-icious

Spicy and Bloody Dill-icious

Servings: 2

  • 2 small tomatoes, or one medium, seeded. Strain seeds and reserve juice
  • 5 1/2 ounces V-8® vegetable juice, no added salt, one small can
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt, preferably celery sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dill pickle juice
  • Dash Tabasco sauce, or your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 dill pickle spears, optional for garnish

Method

  • In a blender combine all ingredients, excluding pickle spears.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Serve over ice, if desired.
  • Garnish with pickle spears.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

47 calories (7.8% calories from fat), trace fat, 2 g protein, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 grams dietary fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium

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Strawberry Citrus Fizz

Strawberry Citrus Fizz

Servings: 12

  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 1/3 cup sugar, preferably cane sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • Sparking water, chilled
  • Additional mint sprigs, for garnish

Method

  • In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar.
  • Place pan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Stir until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a blender, combine strawberries, lime or lemon juice, mint leaves and the cooled simple syrup.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup of strawberry puree into each glass and slowly add sparkling water as desired.
  • Stir gently and garnish with additional mint sprigs and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (per serving)

34 calories (2.7% calories from fat), trace fat, trace protein, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 grams dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium

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Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Watermelon Aqua Fresca

Servings: 6

  • 1/4 cup ginger root, sliced, peeled
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups watermelon, peeled, and cubed
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Method

  • In a small bowl, combine ginger, sugar, lime juice, and water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Allow to cool, strain.
  • In the bowl of a blender, combine watermelon cubes, and reduced, strained ginger syrup.
  • Blend until smooth, but with a little texture still evident.
  • Serve in chilled glasses with a sprig of fresh mint, if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

71 calories (5.6% calories from fat), trace fat, 1 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 grams dietary fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium

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Gingered Apple Cider Sparkler

Gingered Apple Cider Sparkler

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Powerfully Ginger Lemon Spritzer

Powerfully Ginger Lemons Spritzer

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MHealthy Cool as a Cucumber Iced Herbal Tea Mocktail

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