This Mistletoe Mocktail Recipe gets its beautiful color from the Cream de Menthe used in the recipe. In addition to being beautiful to look at, it has a refreshing minty flavor! Do holiday drinks get any better than this?
My kids love for me to experiment with different mocktails for kids. They get to be taste-testers and give their opinions as we craft and build different recipes.
You know, this green, zero proof cocktail would also be great for Saint Patrick’s Day!
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A great (and pretty) mocktail takes a stash of a few fun tools like the ones listed above. So, if you are planning to make cocktails and mocktails when entertaining, it would make sense to create your own little bar box! This way, you are prepared when the unexpected guest drops in.
What can I serve mocktail drink recipes in?
When preparing and serving mocktails, it is important to consider the right vessels for each recipe. Glassware is the traditional choice for mocktail drinks as it offers a sophisticated presentation.
For slushy and blended recipes, heavier glasses such as old-fashioned drinking glasses or hurricane glass will prevent spills due to their wide base.
If you are serving unique flavors, use smaller glasses such as an Old-Fashioned glass or a rocks glass so that your guests can experiment with mixing various flavors in their drink.
Another alternative for mocktail drinks is Mason jars – these can provide an added festive element to the evening, especially when garnished with brightly colored fruit slices.
Whatever vessel you choose, make sure that it fits the flavor profile and aesthetic of your mocktail creations!
Can I make a mocktail in advance?
Making a mocktail in advance is a practical way to plan ahead and ensure that guests can enjoy their drinks at a gathering.
In general, non-alcoholic cocktails can be made up to two days in advance as long as they’re properly refrigerated.
However, if the mocktail features ingredients such as citrus juice or other perishable components, it should be made within 6–12 hours of being served so that its taste isn’t compromised.
Beverages may also feature garnishes like herbs or edible flowers, which should be added shortly before the drink is served.
Taking these considerations into account, you can create a delicious mocktail ahead of time that your guests will enjoy!
Can kids really drink mocktails?
The popularity of mocktails has grown in recent years as parents recognize the health benefits of abstaining from alcoholic beverages. But can children truly enjoy such drinks? The answer is yes!
Mocktails are becoming increasingly commonplace in many establishments, providing a healthier alternative for young patrons who may not be able to or choose not to consume alcohol-based cocktails.
Many mocktails exist, ranging from simple juice and soda mixtures to elaborate concoctions with specific flavors and textures.
What are fun garnish options for a Christmas mocktail?
A Christmas mocktail can be further brightened with garnish options such as herbal sprigs, festive sprinkles, or winter fruits.
For instance, rosemary sprigs provide a pop of green and a pleasant aroma to the flat drink. Another option would be adding delicate sugar snowflakes or stars for a subtle hint of sweetness and visual appeal.
Lastly, dried cranberries, oranges, or pomegranates add an extra Christmasy touch to any mocktail and lend an attractive texture component.
These garnishes will serve as delightful decorations and delicious additions to your holiday beverage.
More Delicious Mocktails:
- Papaya and Blood Orange Mocktail
- Basil-Infused Virgin Sangria
- Cotton Candy Mocktail
- Mango Mocktail Recipe
- 1 tablespoon Elderflower syrup
- 1 ounce Creme de Menthe
- 1 1/2 ounces Tonic Water
- 2 3/4 ounces Limonata San Pellegrino
- Cherry garnish
Into a cocktail shaker add Elderflower syrup, creme de menthe, tonic water, limonata san pellegrino, and lots of ice.
Using a long-handled spoon stir mixture for 20 seconds.
Strain into a serving glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a Maraschino cherry or two.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 233Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 36gProtein: 0g