Mandarin Agua Fresca

Mandarin Agua Fresca

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Mandarin Agua Fresca

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This one came from a glut of mandarins at home – we bought a bag two weeks in a row and were a little slow in eating them, ending up with a surplus that had to be used quickly.
Using the basic agua fresca approach detailed at https://www.mistressofmocktails.com/agua-fresca/, the ingredients were simply  mandarins, water, agave syrup, lime – and I try to have limes around whenever I can.

Too nice to have alone, this is a recipe for 2.


Ingredients

Scale
  • Reserve 2 mandarin segments as a garnish
  • 4 medium mandarins – enough to make 2 cupfuls
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tspn agave syrup
  • 1 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Blend the fruit, water and sweetener
  2. Sieve, if it looks too pulpy (I didn’t)
  3. Test for sweetness first and adjust if necessary
  4. Server over ice.

Keywords: mocktail, mandarin, agua fresca

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Here are the starting ingredients:

I used the glass I was serving in, as the measure for how many mandarins were required.

Amaretto Sour

Amaretto Sour

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amaretto sour

Amaretto Sour

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Oh, this was a bit awesome. The only problem was that it was too small – I wanted another one straight away. The official recipe is at https://lyres.com.au/recipes/non-alcoholic-amaretto-sour-mocktail.   As usual I substituted sugar syrup for agave syrup, as I always have agave syrup in the cupboard.  And used an egg white, which meant I had an egg yolk loitering in the fridge, after I forgot to make lemon curd with the leftovers.

This is truly a pleasure to drink. Picture yourself in a dusky bar, sipping elegantly from a delicious pre-dinner drink.  The almond taste from the amaretti makes it just that bit unusual.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5mL Lyre’s Amaretti
  • 15mL lemon juice
  • 5mL agave syrup
  • 10mL egg white
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice and shake until frothy.
  • Pour strained mocktail over fresh ice in a glass.

Keywords: amaretto sour, almond, egg white

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Rosa Negroni

Rosa Negroni

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rosa negroni

Rosa Negroni

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: Stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

The traditional Negroni is an Italian cocktail made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso and one part campari, garnished with orange peel. Traditionally stirred, not shaken, and built over ice.

The Lyre’s Rosa Negroni varies the proportions to favour the piquant orange flavour. And true-to-form, is stirred, not shaken.  Lyre’s products are non-alcoholic alternatives to traditional spirits.

Without easy access to my measuring tool, I used the slightly larger lid of my cocktail shaker, pretending it was 15ml.  It was larger. Which meant I ended up with a nice large drink, and depleted supplies. Shucks.

Worth it. Lovely, refreshing, exotic.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 45mL Lyre’s Italian Spritz
  • 15mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
  • 30mL Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso
  • 4 fresh raspberries

Instructions

  • Add liquids to glass.
  • Top with ice.
  • Stir.
  • Garnish with lemon and rosemary.

Keywords: negroni, rosa negroni, gin, rosso, spritz

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Strawberry Basil Mocktail

Strawberry Basil Mocktail

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strawberry bail mocktail

Strawberry Basil Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This was born of a need to use up the ageing strawberries in the fridge, plus whatever was growing in the garden.  Found a recipe at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-basil-mocktail/ and adapted it in the laziest possible manner.

Delightfully refreshing, the lemon, sugar, strawberry and basil all work together well, especially when well-chilled after shaking.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 strawberries
  • handful of basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • soda water
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Muddle the strawberries, basil, and sugar at the bottom of your shaker.
  • Add lemon juice and ice and shake until chilled.
  • Half-fill glasses with ice
  • Strain into glass
  • Garnish with a slice of strawberry and basil leaf

 


Keywords: basil strawberry mocktail

Mocktails in the tiny are always romantic 🙂

Pomegranate & Davidson Plum

Pomegranate & Davidson Plum

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pomegranate mocktail

Pomegranate & Davidson Plum

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 1 min
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: pour
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This was nice. Sweet, gently tart, fizzy.  
I had ordered it from https://www.woodlane.com.au/products  but it looks like they rebuilt their website and you have to find a local stockist. Somehow.  
It’s handy to have around, but it wasn’t really exciting. Just a nice, gentle, Aussie native mocktail. 


Ingredients

  • A bottle of Wood Lane Pomegranate & Davidson Plum
  • Cinnamon stick to garnish

Instructions

Pour over ice and garnish


Keywords: pomegranate mocktail

Espresso Martini Mocktail

Espresso Martini Mocktail

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espresso martini mocktail

Espresso Martini Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

These are the official ingredients from Seedlip at https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk/cocktails/espresso-martino. However I have a habit of substituting agave syrup for sugar syrup in my mocktails – it has a longer shelf life and I don’t have to plan ahead as much.

It did look nice, but somehow I missed the mark. Seedlip is gorgeous – I adore it with tonic water – but I think the exact combination of cold brew and agave need to be well-rehearsed.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 50ml Seedlip Spice
  • 50ml Cold Brew Concentrate
  • 15ml Sugar Syrup
  • Coffee bean to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and shake.
  • Pour slowly into glass, and the components will separate.
  • Garnish with a coffee bean.

Keywords: espresso martini mocktail

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