Southern Belle (Mocktail)

With so many heavy hitting drinks on the blog here, I decided it was about time to post a drink that someone of any age can enjoy. The “Southern Belle” is a refreshing minty drink right in time for a warm spring. The fresh mint builds an aromatic start with a traditional taste of ginger ale. As it reaches the back of your taste palette you’ll get more of the sweet mint flavor (especially if you grab a mint leaf as you sip).

This is a great one for all ages, and perfect for sitting in the afternoon sun.

Alcohol Rating: N/A
Overall Rating: 9/10

Make it again? Yes.

Southern Belle (Mocktail)

3-5 Mint Leaves
1/2 oz Sweet/Sour
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Ginger Ale
Mint Spring

Muddle sweet/sour/ mint leaves, and simple syrup together in a rocks glass. Add ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a mint spring.

southern belle

“Be our guest…”

*For an alcoholic version you may want to add in 1.5 oz of bourbon.

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Ruby Red Herring (Mocktail)

Today I bring you the first original drink in quite awhile. This is my first Mocktail creation for the morning mixologist.

Recently I bought a little white grapefruit juice to find out that as a mixer it’s far inferior to its sweeter ruby red brother. So I’ve been mixing it with simple syrup to cut back on the sourness that it inherently brings to the table. With a little grenadine and cranberry you’ve got yourself a…

Ruby Red Herring (Mocktail)

1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Grenadine
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Top with White Grapefruit Juice

Straight build in a lowball glass (ice if desired)

ruby red herring mocktail

No ratings, because it’s all just juice…