Valentine’s Day Mocktails

Valentine's Day Mocktails @themerrythought 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 @themerrythoughtBlood 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!
Blood Orange Rosemary Spritzer @themerrythought Grapefruit & Pomegranate Soda @themerrythoughtGrapefruit & 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.
Grapefruit & Pomegranate Soda @themerrythought Pomegranate Raspberry Cooler @themerrythought Pomegranate Raspberry Cooler

4 tbsp pomegranate juice
Raspberry sherbet
Pomegranate seeds
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.
Pomegranate Raspberry Cooler @themerrythought Valentine's Day Mocktails @themerrythoughtTry 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!

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