Valentine's Day is upon us. If you are yet to make plans for this special day, we are giving you a hand up. We have listed 5 fun mocktail recipes that should be very easy to make as long as you have a good supply of ice cubes from your portable ice maker.
Making mocktails using freshly squeezed juice is a labor of love. First, you have to make sure that the juice has been thoroughly extracted. Second, you have to strain the juice to remove seeds and the pulp. Third, you need to make sure you have the right amount of fruit juices in the mixture plus the right amounts of sweeteners you will add to it.
However, if all the effort results in something as refreshing, fun and pretty as this Pretty in Pink Paloma then it will all be worthwhile.
Recipe tip: If you don't have Himalayan pink salt, you can use regular sea salt. Just add in a few drops of red food coloring into the salt and mix well.
If you only have 5 minutes to prepare a drink on-the-road, then this speedy one is perfect for you. The fact that its ingredients are common bar staples - Maraschino cherries, lemon, lime, grenadine and club soda - means it is hard to mess this one up.
Also, this is one of the mocktail recipes that will truly put your RV's portable ice maker in action.
If you are serious about sticking to your reformed health and nutrition goals, then this Whole30 Cranberry Mocktail is most fitting for the upcoming romantic holiday.
This drink is a mixture of freshly squeezed cranberry juice, orange juice and a little bit of lemon. The way it looks and its tangy taste will surely give you your dose of Valentines without going astray from your Whole30 or Paleo program.
If you are planning to head out and go off grid on Valentine’s Day with your significant other, then this mocktail makes a great "welcome drink".
Watermelon is especially refreshing. The drink is also loaded with antioxidants from the beetroot and pomegranate juice which boosts your immunity. Given the weather we are currently in, that is just what you need when you are in the outdoors.
The original recipe uses store-bought pomegranate juice. However, if you want to and if you have time to spare you can always use fresh pomegranate juice.
10 minutes is all you need to prepare this effervescent and delightful Valentine’s Day mocktail. In the original recipe, homemade raspberry syrup was used. Speed things up a little bit more, you can use store-bought raspberry syrup.
Just in case your curiosity gets the best of you and you'll want to have the cocktail version of this drink, you can add red wine to the mix. You can also use raspberry vodka as suggested in the recipe.
So have you picked out which mocktail to surprise your partner with on Valentine's Day? Do you have a go-to mock tail or cocktail recipe for occasions like these? Leave them in the comments below and we might expand this list. Cheers!