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Minty Mocktails For Your Memorial Day

Memorial Day, the “unofficial” summer kick-off is just around the corner! Whether you’re having friends over by the pool or...

Memorial Day, the “unofficial” summer kick-off is just around the corner! Whether you’re having friends over by the pool or attending a family barbecue grill-out, these mocktails will take your Memorial Day party to the next level.

Mocktails (also known as alcohol-free cocktails) are always a good idea to add to the menu, as they typically have fewer calories and sugars than regular cocktails and are perfect for the non-alcohol drinkers, expectant mothers, and even the little ones! Alcohol-free cocktails are now on the rise as part of a wider shift toward healthier choices, the Wall Street Journal reported. Even millennials are drinking less these days! IWSR data expects U.S. sales of ready-to-drink beverages such as nonalcoholic cocktails to increase by almost 40% each year until 2022.

So, lose the booze this holiday weekend and enjoy these flavorful, easy and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages that your guests will love. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sip!

Strawberry Kombucha Mojito Mocktail

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 mins
Ingredients
 5 mint leaves without stems
 ½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced
 8 oz kombucha, ginger or original flavor
 2 oz seltzer
 ½ cup ice
 extra strawberries and mint for garnish, optional
Directions
1

In a small bowl or glass, muddle the mint leaves and strawberries until the mixture forms a puree.

2

Fill glass with ice.

3

Add the kombucha and seltzer.

4

Garnish with strawberries and mint.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 5 mint leaves without stems
 ½ cup fresh strawberries, sliced
 8 oz kombucha, ginger or original flavor
 2 oz seltzer
 ½ cup ice
 extra strawberries and mint for garnish, optional

Directions

Directions
1

In a small bowl or glass, muddle the mint leaves and strawberries until the mixture forms a puree.

2

Fill glass with ice.

3

Add the kombucha and seltzer.

4

Garnish with strawberries and mint.

Strawberry Kombucha Mojito Mocktail

 

Sparkling Cucumber-Lime Mocktail

Yields1 Serving
Ingredients
 ¼ cucumber, sliced
 1 lime
 5 mint leaves
 8 oz seltzer
 2 oz kombucha
 ½ cup ice
Directions
1

Add sliced cucumbers, squeezed lime, and mint to a glass.

2

Add ice.

3

Add seltzer and kombucha.

4

Stir, garnish and enjoy!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ¼ cucumber, sliced
 1 lime
 5 mint leaves
 8 oz seltzer
 2 oz kombucha
 ½ cup ice

Directions

Directions
1

Add sliced cucumbers, squeezed lime, and mint to a glass.

2

Add ice.

3

Add seltzer and kombucha.

4

Stir, garnish and enjoy!

Sparkling Cucumber Lime Spritzer

 

Grapefruit Mimosa Mocktail

Yields1 Serving
Directions
 4 oz grapefruit juice
 2 oz seltzer
 1 grapefruit
 3 mint leaves
Directions
1

Fill a champagne glass a third of the way with grapefruit juice.

2

Top with chilled seltzer.

3

Add grapefruit slice and mint for garnish.

Ingredients

Directions
 4 oz grapefruit juice
 2 oz seltzer
 1 grapefruit
 3 mint leaves

Directions

Directions
1

Fill a champagne glass a third of the way with grapefruit juice.

2

Top with chilled seltzer.

3

Add grapefruit slice and mint for garnish.

Grapefruit Mimosa

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