Springtime Sips

Get fresh with springtime and add some colorful mocktails to your menu.

What is spring without a fancy drink to welcome in warmer weather? Early spring has the beginning of berry harvest season and the colors are divine, making any occasion cause to celebrate. After all, March comes in like a lion and your party skills should, too. Make a drink with me. Sit and chat with me for a spell. I want to hear all your news!

Mixed Fruit Bellini Mocktail

 A Berry Burst of Flavor

Mix –

1/2 pint each of 3 fresh fruits in season (strawberries, raspberries, early peaches)

1 bottle of sparkling flavored water
(that matches the fruit selected)

1 pint of sorbet
(that matches the fruit selected)

Directions –

  1. With a melon baller, place 1-2 scoopes of sorbet in the bottom of a champagne flute or glass of your choosing.
  2. Fill each glass with your sparkling water and top each glass with an assortment of the fruit.
  3. Chill in the freezer for 7-10 minutes to frost the glass before serving.

Mocktail to Cocktail – substitute the sparkling flavored water for Moscato or other dessert wine of choice.

 

Black Currant Herby Mocktail

A Cool Blend of Fruit and Herbs

Mix –

1/2 cup black currants or blueberries

1/3 cup for garnish

1/3 cup of sparkling water
(you can use flavored sparkling water)

¼ fine granulated sugar

1 bottle of sparkling white grape juice

2 sprigs thyme (sub any fresh herb)

1 sprig sage (sub any fresh herb)

Directions –

  1. Mix sugar, sparkling water and 1/3 cup black currants. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes. Strain and let the simple syrup cool.
  2. Add 2 heavy Tbsp. of the syrup to the bottom of the glass, sprinkle a few black currants on the bottom and top with your sparkling grape juice.
  3. Add a leaf of sage and 1 sprig of thyme to garnish.

Mocktail to Cocktail – substitute the sparkling grape juice for your favorite champagne or prosecco.

 

Spring Kiwi Refresher Mocktail

 A Vibrant and Refreshing Splash

Mix –

2 cups Kiwi, peeled and petite diced

6-8 mint leaves

3-4 limes, juiced

4 tsp of granulated sugar or substitute

2 cups of coconut water

2 cups of tonic water

Ice for chilling

1 Kiwi, peeled and sliced for the
rim of the glass

Directions –

  1. Get 4-6 serving glasses and place approx. ½ cup of diced kiwi in the bottom. Add 1-2 mint leaves, 1 tsp of sugar, and 2 tsp of lime juice. Muddle together until well-combined.
  2. Fill each glass with ice to the top and pour equal parts coconut water and tonic until the glass is full.
  3. Place a kiwi slice on the rim for garnish.

Mocktail to Cocktail – substitute the coconut water for a high-quality vodka.