Let’s face it, not everyone drinks and you don’t have to be a drinker to have a good time. For that reason, we wanted to include a section for virgin cocktails. We also noticed that this is a very popular post! So if you have virgin cocktail recipes you would like to share, send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org with a picture of the drink and a picture of you if you want to be in the article and if we use your recipe, we’ll credit you!
Watermelon makes for a great “base” for fruity, virgin cocktails. Watermelon has a lot of liquid but it is not overbaringly sweet. Pineapple is a fantastic ingredient for a virgin cocktail because it is exotic and tasty yet not too difficult to find. We also really like to use guava juice or pear concentrate in a lot of our drinks in order to neutralize the acidity in the citrus.
Makes 1 drink3 – 4, 2 inch cubes of watermelon2 oz. of guava juice2 oz. of soda water1 oz. of lime juice 1 teaspoon of powdered sugarIn a large pint glass, muddle watermelon with sugarAdd guava, lime juice and soda waterShake and serve over ice Garnish with mint leaf or lime wedge for colorPineapple CoolerMakes 1 drink3 oz. of canned pineapple juice1 oz. of orange juice1 oz. of lemon juice1 oz. of lime juiceA splash of pear concentrate to neutralize the acidity of the citrusTaste to make sure you have enough pear vs. citrusAdd to blender and blend with ice and serve in a tall glassGarnish with a pineapple wedgeVery Berry MocktiniMakes 1 drinkSmall handful of blueberries about 1/3 cup3 – 4 strawberries2 oz. of guava juice1 teaspoon of powdered sugar1 oz. of lime juice Muddle the berries with the sugar in a large shaker or pint glassAdd a splash of grenadine (pommegranite juice) for color and shake Serve in a martini glass straight upGarnish with a strawberry Peach Sorbet Virgin Belini Makes 1 drink1 small scoop of peach sorbet3 oz. of sparkling grape juiceServe in a 6 oz. martini glass straight upGarnish with a mint leaf or a marschino cherry