“Whether you are attending a baby shower, being the honorable designated driver or “drying out” or “putting down the sauce” for one reason or another, a great way to party on without the booze is to have a MOCKTAL! With a couple of fancy additions, any soda or tea or sparkling water can be turned into a fabulous beverage that says “all adult”! Substituting fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice in a recipe adds a sharp kick reminiscent of a spirit, and a non-alcoholic Ginger Beer or (mostly alcohol free!) Kombucha can be elevated to a Mocktail with just a touch of flair. Some require Simple Syrup- which is really as the name suggests, simple: Combine equal parts Sugar & Water in a saucepan and bring to a boil for a minute or two and all the Sugar is dissolved; let cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container for about a week in the refrigerator. Some of these recipes substitute Simple Syrup for some of the Green Door Gourmet jellies to add a new twist on something sweet, and we have plenty of other products to suit your style, from Walker’s Bloody Mary Mix to a variety of Hepp’s Flavored Sugar!”
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
WALKER’S SOUTHERN BLOODY MARY
Pour Walker’s Mix into a heavy glass and garnish with Pickled Vegetables, Celery, Olives and such. Watch Sunday morning roll on by…!
ELI MASON’S OLD FASHIONED
½ Cup Blenheim’s Ginger Beer
¼ Cup Eli Mason’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer
Pour ingredients over Ice Cubes or Whisky Rocks and garnish with a Maraschino Cherry if desired.
1 Egg White
2 Tablespoons Blueberry Syrup
¼ Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon
½ Cup Simple Syrup
Shake Lemon Juice & Simple Syrup with Ice until Chilled, then strain into a cocktail glass. Use a whisk (I use a hand-blender whisk attachment for speed!) to beat Egg White until foamy, then drizzle in Blueberry Syrup. Continue to Whisk until light. Spoon onto Lemonade and garnish with Mint & fresh Blueberries.
BLACKBERRY MOONSHINE SWEET TEA
½ Cup GDG Blackberry Moonshine Jelly
½ Cup Water
1 Cup fresh brewed Tea
Bring Jelly & Water to a boil for 1 minute. Use a whisk to dissolve all solids. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
For each serving: Add Ice Cubes to a tall glass and pour in Tea. Add 1/3 Cup or more to taste of Blackberry Moonshine Syrup. Garnish with Citrus slice and serve with a straw.
SOUTHERN MOONSHINE BELLE
½ Cup GDG Southern Moonshine Jelly
½ Cup Water
Combine Water and Jelly in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Use a whisk to dissolve all solids. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
For each serving:
1/8 Cup fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
½ Cup Booch Kombucha, any flavor
¼ Cup Southern Moonshine Syrup
Place Simple Syrup on a saucer, and Hepp’s Flavored Sugar (any flavor) in a second saucer. Invert a Martini glass onto the syrup to coat the rim, and then into the Flavored Sugar to stick onto the edge. Combine liquids into a cocktail shaker and stir over ice. Strain into the prepared glass and garish with a swizzle stick.