Whether you don’t drink or you’re just craving something fancy without the buzz, these mocktails are perfect for the holiday season. They’re super delicious plus full of nourishing and beautifying ingredients like digestive bitters, ginger juice, raw honey and gut-friendly kombucha.
BITTER BLOOD ORANGE SPRITZ
2 oz Blood Orange Juice per glass
4 drops Digestive Bitters per glass (like St. Francis Canadian Bitters)
Plain Kombucha or Sparkling Mineral Water
Blood Orange Slices for decoration
Put a few ice cubes in two cocktail glasses. Drop the herbal bitters on top of the ice, then top off with blood orange juice. Use either kombucha or sparkling mineral water to top off the glass. Garnish with fresh blood orange slices.
*OPTIONAL* Step it up a little with 1 oz of Gin
FIERY GINGER MOSCOW MULE
1-2 oz Ginger Shot per glass
1/2 Tsp Raw Honey per glass
1 Lime, cut into 4 wedges
Add the honey to 2 cocktail glasses, and depending on how gingery you want it, pour in 1-2 oz of pure ginger juice. Mix together until the honey dissolves. Add a couple ice cubes to each glass, then top off with ginger kombucha. Squeeze one wedges of lime into each glass, then use the remaining lime as garnish.
Julia Gibson is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, functional foods recipe developer, and write currently based in Toronto. She hopes to inspire and empower others by creating nourishing foods, living a sustainable life, promoting holistic healing and sharing thoughtful writing.