Skipping the booze this Valentine’s Day? Mix up one of these sexy mocktails.
Alcohol-free doesn’t mean boring. On Valentine’s Day, whether you’re dining in with your honey or hanging out with your gal pals, serve one of these beautiful mocktails.
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Strawberries are the ultimate Valentine’s Day fruit. The base for this sweet mocktail is homemade strawberry syrup. Create your own to mix up this cute Valentine’s Day mocktail. Save some extra syrup to use as a topping for ice cream or waffles. Find out how to make your own strawberry mocktail at Anh’s Food Blog.
Sweet and sour peach spritzer
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Vinegar in a sweet drink? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. This unique peach spritzer combines fresh peach nectar with the acidic bite of apple cider vinegar. A garnish of fresh peach gives it visual appeal and a kiss-worthy, honeyed flavor. “The inspiration for this drink actually came from one of my favorite restaurants in the city — Pok Pok Wing,” says Clara Persis. “They serve the most delicious drinking vinegars, a Southeast Asian beverage. I was so in love with the taste, I was inspired to create a peach mocktail which contains a bit of apple cider vinegar, to give it that sweet and sour flavor profile.” Find out how to make your own sweet and sour peach spritzer at Clara Persis blog.
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Sweet watermelon and charming pink make this a delicious and refreshing Valentine’s Day mocktail. “I created this smoothie because I adore the texture of frozen watermelon when blended into smoothies. It is so uniquely frosty and creamy at the same time,” says Kathy. Garnish with fresh watermelon. Find out how to make your own watermelon frosty at LunchboxBunch.
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Skipping the rum? Don’t worry. This blueberry mojito tastes great using lime soda instead of rum. Fresh, blended blueberries give the drink a deep purple hue. This will look lovely on your Valentine’s Day table. If your guests are drinking cocktails as well, make a base and use a shaker to add rum for those who want more kick to their drink. Find out how to make your own blueberry mojito at Creative Culinary.
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Spicy ginger is just right for warming up your Valentine’s Day. Juice and cider sweeten the bite of ginger beer for this bubbly mocktail. If you can’t find cranberries, garnish with raspberries. Check out your local specialty foods store to find a good ginger beer. This mocktail is best if you skip the grocery store brands. Find out how to make your own ginger brew at Nosh My Way.
Raspberries lend deep red color to this vibrant frozen mocktail. Perfect for dessert, the frozen raspberry margarita is tart and sweet. Serve it in a sugar-rimmed glass for an extra dose of sweetness. Find out how to make your own raspberry margarita at ChefMom.