Mimosa

Mimosa

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mimosa mocktail

Mimosa

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

Description

A pretty name for a pretty drink. Traditionally orange juice and champagne, this was replaced with my favourite de-alcoholised sparkling cuvee.

Place the slice of orange on the rim first – otherwise you will overflow. Fill with fake champagne, et voila

This turned out pretty orangey actually. It would be more exciting and refreshing with slightly less than 1/3 orange juice, to get more of the bubbles.


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Ingredients

  • 2/3 fake champagne
  • 1/3 orange juice

Instructions

  • Fill a champagne glass one-third with orange juice
  • Garnish with a slice of orange
  • Top with fake champagne
  • Relax

Keywords: mimosa mocktail

mimosa mocktail ingredients
Spicy watermelon mint agua fresca

Spicy watermelon mint agua fresca

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spicy watermelon mint agua fresca

Spicy watermelon mint agua fresca

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Total Time: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: mix, blend, strain
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Watermelon, lime, mint, honey and a dash of tabasco. A perfect slightly spicy accompaniment for a spicy Nandos chicken.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbspn lime juice
  • 1 tbspn honey
  • handful mint leaves
  • dash tabasco

Instructions

  • Mix honey and lime juice until combined.
  • In a blender, blend everything together.
  • Ideally strain at this point – otherwise you get my usual fluffy head.
  • Pour over ice and garnish with watermelon and mint.

Keywords: spicy watermelon mint aqua fresca

This was inspired by the fantastic collection of mocktails at http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/how-to/g785/best-mocktail-recipes/?slide=7

In my first attempt, not knowing what agua frescas actually were (still water and fruit blends), I butchered it by using soda water. This really wasn’t necessary – the flavour was awesome enough to not need a bubbly boost.

The original recipe uses sugar and jalapenos, but I’m currently experimenting with honey mocktails, and didn’t have any jalapenos hanging around.  The dash of tabasco added a hint of spice, that paired fantastically with a spicy nando’s chicken – even though it was only supposed to be a mild one.

This was pretty nice – an excellent drink for a summer evening.

water-ingred

Here are the starting ingredients for making a single drink.



Here is the cup of watermelon, before blending everything together.

water-cup



It really is best to stir the lime juice and honey together first, before throwing everything into the blender, to make sure everything mixes together well.
And yes you will get a frothy head, that you’d strain if you were working in a bar.

But it tastes nice, and that’s all that matters.

Rosemary grapefruit mocktail

Rosemary grapefruit mocktail

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rosemary grapefruit fizz

Rosemary grapefruit mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: boil, stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This could be a new favourite. It’s simple, tops up well, and looks incredibly elegant.  And the fizz transforms it from a basic fruit juice into an exciting taste sensation.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary sugar syrup
  • Sparkling water to top
  • Sprig rosemary and/or grapefruit slice as garnish

Instructions

  • Make the rosemary sugar syrup beforehand, by heating 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan.
  • Heat for approximately 5 minutes, without boiling, to avoid crystals forming.
  • Add 2-3 sprigs of rosemary to the syrup, and cool.
  • For each glass, start with the 1/2 cup grapefruit juice.
  • Add the rosemary sugar syrup, then top with sparkling water.
  • Garnish with rosemary and slice or two of grapefruit

Keywords: rosemary grapefruit mocktail

I generally try to have a bottle of ruby red grapefruit juice at home. It’s one of the few juices my boys won’t abscond with, as they strangely think it’s too sour.

grape-ingred

I tried to get the rosemary to stand up, as in http://www.thecasualcraftlete.com/2015/04/28/grapefruit-and-rosemary-mocktail-2/, but ended up spearing it into the slice of fruit.

grape-after

However after drinking, and then topping it up again, the garnish looked better simply floating on top.

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

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Mint Julep

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

Description

There seem to be two main variations on mint julep mocktails: the basic one, focusing on the mint, with a little lemon and sugar; and one that tries to be closer to the adult cocktail, using ginger ale and lemon to mimic the bourbon of the original adult drink. This is the basic one.

There are two versions here: a lazy way for a single serve, and the proper way, making a jug full for friends.


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Ingredients

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 12 teaspoons of sugar (to taste)
  • 56 mint leaves
  • soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle the lemon juice, sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of your glass.
  • Add lots of ice cubes.
  • Fill glass to the top with soda water.
  • Stir well, then garnish with extra mint leaves.

Notes

As with the lime rickey, it’s important to stir the drink after adding the soda water, to ensure the flavour goes all through the drink. This is a good opportunity to taste whether you have enough sugar.

Keywords: mint julep

Or a jug for friends

Ingredients

1 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
1 cup water
750ml soda water
Ice cubes
Additional mint leaves to garnish

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for five minutes.
  • Place in the fridge until chilled.
  • Pour into jug, add soda water and ice cubes.
  • Garnish with mint leaves.
Lime Rickey

Lime Rickey

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Lime Rickey

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

Description

Originally this was going to be a Grenadine Lime Rickey, until I found a lovely recipe at Saveur.  Pure and simple, with lovely muddled wedges of lime at the base. A classic.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Lime-Rickey.
There’s also a great history of the significance of the Lime Rickey during prohibition at http://www.seriouseats.com/2015/04/lime-rickey-soda-fountain-history.html.  They’re right – a Lime Rickey is the closest thing to an adult drink, without alcohol. The tang of the lime – it really is air conditioning in a glass.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lime, cut into quarters
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 250 ml soda water

Instructions

  • I got by with 1 lime for this recipe.
  • The first half, was quartered again, ready for muddling.
  • The second half was juiced and just managed to generate 30ml juice.
  • Add the lime quarters and the castor sugar to a tall glass.
  • Muddle with a wooden spoon or muddler, until the lime is crushed, and the sugar dissolving.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Top with soda water.
  • Stir a little with a straw or spoon.

Keywords: lime rickey

 Start with your tools: the all-in-one muddler, the juicer and the limes.
lime-start


Muddle the lime and sugar until the limes are well crushed, and the sugar dissolving.
lime-muddle


Add lots of ice, then add the 30ml of lime juice.
lime-glass


Fill the glass with soda water.  It’s definitely worth stirring again to make sure the flavours go all through the soda.

The benefit of this drink is that with a little stirring, you can keep topping up the soda water and make it last longer.

Variations include raspberry, cherry or grenadine.

Citrus Jewel

Citrus Jewel

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Citrus Jewel

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

Description

Based on the Bundaberg Brewed Blood Orange, with passionfruit for extra flavour.
The Blood Orange is a fantastic drink – sweet, refreshing, fizzy, all by itself.
But when you add passionfruit, and a dash of lime tartness, this really does become something special.

 


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Ingredients

  • Bottle of Bundaberg Blood Orange
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 1 passionfruit

Instructions

  • Add lime juice, orange juice and passionfruit to glass and stir.
  • Top with Bundaberg Blood Orange.
  • Garnish with orange slice.

Keywords: citrus jewel mocktail, blood orange, passionfruit

This came from https://www.bundaberg.com/cocktail/citrus-soda/ … but their photo looks so much better.

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