We loved the mocktails that we made before New Year’s Eve so much that we’ve come up with a few new mocktails in honor of Valentine’s Day! If you’re spending the night in tomorrow, these are perfect to whip up and drink at a fancy living room picnic.
Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer
4 tbsp sparkling mineral water
2 tbsp orange dry soda (we used Polar brand)
2 tbsp fresh blood orange juice
2 tsp rosemary syrup
To make the rosemary syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 3 sprigs of rosemary in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, or until sugar is completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain out rosemary and transfer liquid into a jar and let it cool completely.
Combine orange soda, blood orange juice, and rosemary syrup in a glass and then fill glass 1/2-3/4 full of ice. Top off with the sparkling mineral water. Garnish with a spring of rosemary or blood orange wedge. This one is our absolute favorite!
Grapefruit & Pomegranate Soda
3 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
3 tbsp sparkling mineral water
1.5 tbsp pomegranate juice (or 4 tbsp muddled pomegranate seeds)
1 tbsp orange dry soda
a few dashes of bitters (we used Fee Brothers because it’s local and nonalcoholic)
Combine grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, orange dry and bitters in a glass. Add some ice and then add the sparkling mineral water. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a grapefruit wedge.
Pomegranate Raspberry Cooler
4 tbsp pomegranate juice
Sparkling Apple Cider
Pour pomegranate juice into a glass. Add 4-6 small scoops of raspberry sherbet and 2 tbsp of pomegranate seeds – alternating between the two as you scoop them in. Top it off with sparkling apple cider. This one is sweet and delicious – a perfect option for little ones.
Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite!
I’m trying to decide between the Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer and the Kiwi Lime Mojito. I could drink them both all day!