Make Mine a Mocktail

The new year is often a time to set new goals, and maybe this year you choose to swear off alcohol — or just take a break from it after one too many hot buttered rums during the holidays.

Pomegranate Sour


Ginger (muddled)

½ ounce lemon juice

½ ounce lime juice

½ ounce simple syrup

2 ounces pomegranate juice

Egg white

Pomegranate seeds


Dry shake the ingredients (that means no ice). Then add ice, and strain twice. Serve in a pretty coupe or martini glass, and pop the pomegranate seeds on top for a pretty garnish. (To turn this into a cocktail, add whiskey.)

Ferry Sunrise


4 ounces orange Dry Soda

2 ounces cranberry juice

1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup


Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Swirl for 10 to 15 seconds so the drink has a chance to chill and the flavors combine. Serve over ice, or strain and serve in a martini glass with orange zest as garnish.

Harvest Moon


4 blackberries, muddled

2 ounces grapefruit juice

Grapefruit slice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Club soda


Muddle blackberries in glass. Add ice, simple syrup, and grapefruit juice to the berries, and top with club soda. Use grapefruit to garnish the glass.

Spiced Apple


11/2 ounces spicy ginger syrup

1 ounce lemon juice

1/2 ounce raw honey

Sparkling cider

Garnish with star anise and apple wheels


Combine spicy ginger syrup, lemon juice, and honey in glass. Top with sparkling cider. Garnish with star anise and apple wheel.

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