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Homemade Hipster: Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Emily Xia

Every party needs a delicious drink, and what better drink to make than a non-alcoholic cocktail? These three seemingly complicated mocktails are very simple to make, and are sure to impress your guests. There are countless different flavor combinations — take a shot at creating your own unique recipe.

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Paloma Fizz (https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/paloma-fizz-mocktails/f7efe9f1-7cd3-4f27-8247-485de5f82a3c)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1 sprig rosemary

1/4 cup grapefruit juice

2/3 cup seltzer water

5 large ice cubes

Recipe:

  1. To make rosemary simple syrup, add 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 sprig of rosemary into a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Pour syrup into a container to cool.
  3. Add 5 large ice cubes into a glass.
  4. Pour 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons of rosemary syrup and 2/3 cup seltzer water into the glass.
  5. Add an additional rosemary sprig as a garnish.

 

Orange Creamsicle (https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/orange-creamsicle-shirley-temple/41d9580d-3b68-4c26-95d5-6a2b3870e12f)

Ingredients:

Small bowl of water

Small bowl of sugar

1/2 cup orange soda

1/2 cup cream soda

1 orange slice

3 large ice cubes

Recipe:

  1. Dip the rim of a glass in the small bowl of water, and then immediately dip the rim of the glass into the small bowl of sugar.
  2. Add 3 large ice cubes into the glass
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of orange soda and 1/2 cup of cream soda into the glass.
  4. Garnish the rim with an orange slice.

 

Cucumber Coconut Mint Cooler (http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/drinks/how-to/g785/best-mocktail-recipes/?slide=7)

Ingredients:

1 lime

1/2 cup coconut water

1 cucumber

2-3 leaves mint

1 tsp sugar

2 large ice cubes

Recipe:

  1. Cut one lime into halves and juice each half.
  2. Strain out the pulp from the limed juice.
  3. Cut 5-6 slices of cucumber.
  4. Add 2 large ice cubes into a glass.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup coconut water, 4 teaspoons of lime juice, and 1 teaspoon of sugar into the glass.
  6. Use a spoon and stir to combine.
  7. Add in 2 slices of cucumber and 2-3 leaves of mint into the drink.

 

About the Writer
Emily Xia, Entertainment Editor
Emily Xia is currently an entertainment editor for multimedia. She spends her time on El Estoque writing stories, designing pages and creating graphics. Outside of school, she enjoys playing piano and practicing color guard.