Spring Mocktails

by RJ Peristere

Birds are chirping, the air is sweet, each moment stepping outside feels like a treat. You deserve to reward yourself for making it through a long winter, with a sweet mocktail. Whether you've decided to put the alcohol bottles away or you're just looking to change things up a bit, these recipes will guide you in the right direction. These recipes are not too sweet, yet they still pack a flavorful punch.

Our favorite spring mocktails :

  • Strawberry Basil Lemonade

  • Cucumber Mint Spritzer

  • Lavender Lemonade

  • Peach Bellini Mocktail

  • Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritz

Virgin Bellini

Best Spring Mocktails

Dark and heavy drinks are for the winter, it's time to shed those layers, let the sun hit your skin for the first time in months and enjoy a mocktail or two...don't get crazy! When we think spring mocktails, we like to think fresh and light flavors. We also aim to have strong aromas, think lavender or basil. These refreshing spring drinks will kick off your spring the right way. Without further ado, our first pick.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberries are often the first berry that grows following a long a cold winter. Their delicious red hue just screams...eat me! Basil is another herb that mixes quite well with the strawberries. What we like to do is muddle both the strawberries and the basil leaves together and then add the lemonade.

Strawberry basil Lemonade

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cups of Lemonade

  • 1 Cup of Fresh Strawberries

  • 4-6 Basil leaves...depending on how strong you want it

  • Ice

  • Sugar...to taste

Directions :

  1. Muddle strawberries and basil leaves

  2. Add lemonade and then stir

  3. Add Ice and sugar to taste

Cucumber Mint Spritzer

Any spritz on a warm day is an immensely pleasurable experience. Add a little cucumber and mint leaves then all of a sudden you're at a luxury spa. But why limit the luxury spa experience to high end hotels when you can have the same experience at home. This refreshing drink is the perfect spring mocktail recipe that utilizes fresh ingredients. We recommend lime juice or lemon juice.

Cucumber and Mint spritz

Ingredients :

  • 1/4 Cucumber

  • Handful of Mint leaves

  • Sugar or Simple Syrup

  • Lemon Juice

  • Soda Water

  • Ice

Directions :

  1. Muddle the mint leaves

  2. Slice or muddle the cucumbers

  3. Add sugar or simple syrup and lemon juice

  4. Pour into glass and add soda water

Lavender Lemonade

The sweet smell of lavender is one the true signs the season has changed. The colorful purple across the formerly gray atmosphere is a breathe of fresh air and scenery. Now with modern innovations its possible taste the essence of lavender in your mocktail recipes or spring cocktails. One of our favorite drinks.

Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cups of Lemonade

  • Soda Water

  • Ice

  • 1/4 Cup Lavender syrup

Directions :

  1. Combine Lavender Syrup with Lemonade in pitcher

  2. Stir well

  3. Add Ice and Soda water

  4. Pour into tall glass

Easy Spring Mocktails

While the mocktail recipes above are our favorite drinks, we also put together a list of some easier to make spring mocktails. More heavy on the fruit and less intense on the craft.

Peach Bellini Mocktail

Made famous by Cipriani in New York or Venice, the Peach Bellini is a staple breakfast cocktail...but how about a mocktail? We decided to swap out the traditional champagne for an apple cider and have found the drink to still be quite delicious. The fresh fruit peach puree blends quite nicely with the cider. If you want the mocktail to be a bit more citrusy then we recommend adding a touch of orange juice or pineapple juice. If you do decide to drink alcohol then go ahead and add the champagne back in.

Peach bellini, mocktail

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Peach puree

  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

  • Sparkling Cider

  • Soda Water

  • 1/2 Tablespoon Simple Syrup

Directions :

  1. Blend fresh peaches into a puree

  2. Add lemon juice and soda water to champagne flute

  3. Add simple syrup to taste

Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritz

While you may think of grapefruit and rosemary as summer flavors, rosemary starts blooming earnestly in early spring. Never to early to start enjoying some alcohol free classics.

Grapefruit and Rosemary Spritz,

Ingredients :

  • Rosemary Syrup

  • Rosemary Sprig

  • 1 Cup Grapefruit Juice

  • Club Soda Water

Directions :

  1. Combine all ingredients into mixing glass

  2. Pour into tulip spritz glass

  3. Add Rosemary sprig for garnish

Interested in other Mocktails?

Check out our Valentine's day mocktails, Virgin Mary Drink and other fun twists!

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