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6 Valentine’s Day Mocktails For Sweethearts Young & Old

If you and your sweetheart don’t drink, or you’re celebrating the holiday with your little “sweethearts” (kids) …there’s no need to deny yourself the sweet pleasure of a fancy drink on Valentine’s Day! These mocktails that Kaitlyn created are as delicious as they are beautiful!   Kaitlyn writes…….    I have always been a huge fan of mocktails and have gotten my husband, Erik, hooked as well. His obsession started a couple of years ago when we went to Cabo San Lucas for a family vacation. Since we aren’t alcohol drinkers we took advantage of our all-inclusive resort by drinking a ridiculous amount of virgin pina coladas by the pool. Ever since then Erik has ordered a virgin pina colada or some other mocktail just about every time we’ve gone out to dinner.

We especially love mocktails for special occasions! They are an easy way to make a standard meal a little more fun and festive. I scoured the internet for some mocktails that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day and wanted to share six that I fell in love with. They all taste just as good as they look!

Brazilian Strawberry Limeade

Adapted from Our Best Bites

Ingredients

  • 4 smooth, thin-skinned limes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pound strawberries, pureed
  • Ice
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Red sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add half of the sugar water and half of the limes to a blender. Pulse the mixture 5 times. Then pour the lime & sugar water mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the pitcher you will be serving from. Repeat with the other half of the sugar water and limes.
  3. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and pureed strawberries into the sugar water and lime mixture.
  4. Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some red sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the red sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  5. Serve with ice and garnish with strawberry and lime slices.

Ombre Papaya Mocktail

Adapted from Handmade Mood

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups papaya nectar, chilled
  • 12 oz seltzer water, chilled
  • 4 teaspoons grenadine
  • 4 glasses
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Purple and pink sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Start by making a simple syrup. Mix the water and sugar in a small pot and heat over medium/low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup starts to thicken. Set aside to cool.
  2. Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some colored sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the colored sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  3. Put 1/2 cup papaya nectar in each glass.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of the simple syrup to each glass.
  5. Fill the rest of the glasses with seltzer water.
  6. Add a teaspoon of grenadine to each glass.

Virgin Sangria

Adapted from Not the Nanny

Ingredients 

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz raspberries
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup seltzer water, chilled

Directions 

  1. Mix everything except the seltzer water in a large pitcher and chill for two hours.
  2. Add the seltzer water just before serving.

Fizzy Sorbet Mocktail

Adapted from Woman’s Day

Ingredients 

  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Raspberry Sorbet
  • Mango Sorbet
  • Cookie Dough Scoop or Small Ice Cream Scoop
  • Sprite or Seltzer Water

Directions

  1. Fill a glass 3/4 of the way full with Sprite or seltzer water.
  2. Add mini scoops of sorbet to the glass. I scooped my sorbet onto a cookie sheet and refroze them so they would maintain their shape a bit longer.

Blood Orange and Rosemary Mocktail

Adapted from The Juice Stand 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 rosemary sprigs, lightly bruised
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice, strained and chilled
  • 1 1/3 cups cranberry juice?, chilled
  • 2 cups cream soda, chilled
  • Ice
  • 4 glasses

Directions

  1. Start by making a simple rosemary syrup. Mix the water and sugar in a small pot and heat over medium/low heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup starts to thicken. Add the rosemary sprigs, remove from heat and cover. Set aside to steep for 1-2 hours.
  2. Fill each glass with ice. Add two tablespoons of the rosemary syrup.
  3. Add 1/4 cup blood orange juice, 1/3 cup cranberry juice, and 1/2 cup cream soda to each glass.

Mexican Chocolate Mocktail

Adapted from HGTV

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • ?2 cups almond milk, chilled
  • 4 glasses
  • Light corn syrup (optional)
  • Red sugar (optional)

Directions 

  1. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and water to a small pot and whisk together. Heat on medium/low until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Once the mixture has cooled a bit put it in the refrigerator until it is chilled.
  2.  Pour a bit of corn syrup into a bowl and a some red sugar into another bowl. Lightly dip the top of each glass into the corn syrup and then immediately into the red sugar. Make sure not to get too much corn syrup on the glasses or it will run down the side of the glass.
  3. Mix the almond milk with the chilled chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour into your sugar topped glasses.

Mix up one (or six!) of these Valentine’s Day mocktails for ALL the “sweethearts” in your life!

What is your favorite kind of mocktail?


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