Healthy Mocktails for the Whole Family

The summer-like weather is slowing moving in and that has people craving to get outside and take advantage of the sunshine. That includes those outdoor picnics and family dinners which should Healthy Mock Tailsbe complete with refreshing drinks everyone can enjoy.

Melissa Smith walks us through a couple of her favorite “mocktail” recipes that don’t include alcohol but do include some fresh herbs from the garden and also some colorful immune-boosting ingredients like elderberry syrup with ginger and echinacea. They also have organic lemon juice, fresh lime, and orange juice for vitamin C.

Here are the recipes, Melissa used for both drinks:

Elderberry Rosemary Mocktail:

  • Line the rim of the glass with lime juice
  • Dip the rim into crushed coconut flakes or choice of sugar substitute
  • Pour in 1 cup of sparkling/carbonated water or still water
  • Pour in 2 tablespoons organic elderberry syrup (echinacea and ginger optional)
  • Squeeze a freshly cut lime into the glass
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of agave nectar or choice of sugar
  • Mix ingredients together
  • Add an orange or clementine peel for garnish
  • Add fresh cut rosemary for garnish
  • Add ice cubes if necessary

Citrus Basil Mocktail:

  •  Pour 1 cup sparkling/carbonated water or still water into glass
  •  Add half cup organic lemon juice
  •  Squeeze a freshly cut lime into the glass
  •  Squeeze a freshly cut orange into the glass
  •  Add in 1 teaspoon of agave nectar or choice of sugar
  •  Mix ingredients together
  •  Add orange peel for garnish
  •  Add 1-2 fresh basil leaves
  •  Add ice cubes if necessary
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