Dried Orange Slices – The Mindful Mocktail

Dehydrated oranges are an easy but impressive garnish that your guests will never guess you made yourself!

Dried orange slices are an easy and attractive garnish to keep on hand. A lack of a dehydrator means that dried oranges are often placed in the too hard basket but they couldn’t be simpler!

My baked orange slices use the oven, so they’re perfect for anyone who loves the look of dried citrus but doesn’t want to invest in yet another appliance.

This trans-seasonal recipe is perfect at Christmas but can be enjoyed all year round. It is:

  • Easy: It only takes a few simple steps to make dehydrated oranges. The prep time is only 5 minutes and then you can let your oven do all of the work!
  • Versatile: As well as being used as a mocktail (or cocktail) garnish, dried orange slices can be used as Christmas decorations, to adorn garlands or be served as orange chips.
  • Can be made in bulk: dehydrated oranges have a shelf life of up to 12 months if dehydrated and stored properly. Make a big batch and then bring them out when you’re feeling a bit fancy.


Dried oranges are a versatile ingredient. Use them to:

  • Garnish mocktails (or cocktails).
  • Decorate hot or iced tea.
  • Add flavor to marinades.
  • Top cakes.
  • Add color to your mulling spice mix.
  • Hang upon the Christmas tree.
  • Decorate a wreath as part of your Christmas décor.
  • For contrast on garlands to hang upon your mantel.
hands holding a dehydrated orange slice with dried lime lemon grapefruit and blood orange in the background


This dried orange slices recipe calls for simple everyday ingredients that combine to make an impressive garnish.

  • Oranges: fresh oranges are the star of this recipe. Instead of their sweet juice, this recipe uses their beautiful golden hue that deepens and intensifies with the drying process. Note: Citrus like limes, grapefruit, blood orange and lemon also work well in this recipe. See variations for more inspiration.
whole limes lemons grapefruit oranges and blood orange on a gray background


The great thing about this dried orange slices recipe is that any citrus works! Follow the same steps with lime, blood orange, tangelo, grapefruit, or lemon for a variety of colorful citrus wheels.


  • Baking sheets: regular cookie sheets or baking trays work well.
  • Parchment paper: Also known as baking paper, helps to stop your citrus wheels from sticking to the baking sheet and allows for an easy flip at the halfway point.
  • Wire racks: A non-stick wire rack can be used as an alternative for a baking tray and paper if you run out of trays or don’t have any on hand.
  • Mandolin slicer or sharp knife: A nice even cut will give your dried orange slices a professional look. A mandolin slicer will allow for a more uniform look, however a sharp knife and steady hand works just as well.
  • paper towel: patting down your citrus slices before you bake speeds up the dehydration process. Have a few sheets on hand in case your fruit is extra juicy.


If you’ve ever wondered how to dry oranges in the oven, you might be surprised at just how easy it is. Simply:

Preheat your oven to 70ºC (160ºF), or as low as your oven will go.

Cut the citrus into 6mm / ¼ inch slices. If you have a mandolin, it will make this task much easier. If not, use a sharp knife and cut as evenly as you can.

Line a baking sheet with parchment/baking paper. You could also use a wire rack – just make sure it’s non-stick.

Place the citrus wheels in a single layer on top of the cookie tray, about 1 centimetre/ half inch apart.

Orange, blood orange, lime, grapefruit and lemon slices scattered on a baking tray

Blot with paper towel to remove the excess moisture. Turn and blot the other side.

sliced ​​citrus being blotted with paper towel to remove the moisture before baking

Bake for 2 hours then flip the orange wheels. Return to the oven and bake for another 2 hours, then check. If any moisture remains, leave them in a little longer.

Slices of lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and orange on baking trays lined with parchment paper in the oven

Only remove from the oven when all moisture is removed, and they are completely dry.

Once cooled, store the dried orange slices in a zip lock bag in a container until you’re ready to use them.

dried orange, blood orange, lime, grapefruit and lemon slices lined up on a gray background

Frequently asked questions

Can you dry orange slices in the microwave?

Yes, you can dry orange slices in the microwave. Slice the fresh oranges. Place them on a microwave-safe dish lined with 5 sheets of paper towel. Add 5 more sheets of paper towel on top.
Set the microwave to defrost and cook for 7 minutes. Place the rack cooked orange slices on a wire whilst you replace the paper towel with fresh sheets. Place the orange slices on the fresh paper towel and microwave them on defrost for a further 5 minutes.
Remove the orange slices and check them. If they look jelly-like, they’re ready. If not, turn them over and continue to cook them on defrost in 2-minute intervals until they are.
Lay the jelly-like orange slices on a wire rack until they are firm.

How long do dried orange slices last?

So long as the orange slices are fully dried before storing, they can last between 6-12 months.
Store the dried orange wheels in a zip lock bag inside an airtight container for best results.

Can you dry orange slices in an air fryer?

There’s not much that an air fryer can’t do. Orange slices are perfect for dehydrating in this versatile appliance.
Arrange the citrus slices in your air fryer basket without allowing them to overlap. Then, set your air fryer to its lowest temperature and cook for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, flip the oranges and return them to the air fryer for another 20 minutes. If they’re not fully dried after 20 minutes, continue to cook them in 2-minute intervals until fully dry.

Once ready, place the dried fruit on wire racks to cool.

I hope you enjoy making these dried orange slices as much as I have enjoyed creating the recipe for you!

dried orange, blood orange, lime, grapefruit and lemon slices scattered on a gray background

Easy Dried Orange Slices

Simple, but impressive, these dried orange slices make the perfect garnish.


Course: Garnish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: dehydrated citrus,, dehydrated orange, dried orange

Prep time: 5 hours

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Servings: 16


  • 4 oranges or citrus of your choice


  • Preheat your oven to 70ºC (160ºF), or as low as your oven will go.

  • Thinly slice the oranges into 6mm / ¼ inch rounds. If you have a mandolin, it will make this task much easier. If not, use a sharp knife and cut as evenly as you can.

  • Line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper.

  • Place the citrus wheels in a single layer on top of the cookie tray, about 1 centimetre/half inch apart. Blot with paper towel to remove the excess moisture. Turn and blot the other side.

  • Bake for 2 hours then flip the orange wheels. Return to the oven and bake for another 2 hours, then check. If any moisture remains, leave them in a little longer.

  • Only remove from the oven when all moisture is removed, and they are completely dry.

  • Store your dried orange slices in a zip lock bag inside an airtight container until you’re ready to use them.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 15thkcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monnounsaturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg



Easy Strawberry Mojito Mocktail – The Mindful Mocktail


If you’re looking for a sweet and fruity mojito recipe, then my strawberry mojito mocktail is for you. Unlike its tangy cousin, this mojito recipe makes the most of juicy fresh strawberries. Sweet and summery, this delicious mocktail is the perfect choice for a warm day.

This mojito mocktail recipe is sweet and refreshing, making it an excellent choice for spring or summer.This virgin strawberry mojito is just as fun to make as it is to drink. Its:

  • Easy: With easy to find ingredients and a few simple tools, you’ll have your mojito mocktail in hand in no time!
  • healthy: fibre packed strawberries and vitamin C packed limes, this delicious drink s not just refreshing but good for you too!
  • Low in sugar: strawberries are the primary source of the sweetness of this mocktail. Use an all-natural, zero-carb sweetener such as monk fruit sweetener for a lower sugar and carb option. Note: you can use regular sugar or another sweetener if you prefer; just be mindful of the sugar content.
  • Easily adapted: my virgin strawberry mojito mocktail is easily adapted. Replace the plain soda with a lime or add your own twist with kombucha. This recipe also works well when batch made and served in a pitcher.


Traditionally, a mojito cocktail is made of white rum, lime juice, mint and sugar. The mint and lime are muddled with sugar to release the juice and flavours. Then, ice is added with rum and soda water.

This virgin strawberry mojito mocktail recipe is inspired by the original but omits the rum and uses healthier sugar alternatives. Strawberries, fresh mint, and lime juice are muddled together for a vibrant variation.

red strawberry mojito mocktail in a tall glass garnished with fresh strawberries, mint and lime rounds.


  • Glasses: Mojitos are traditionally served in a highball glass. If you don’t have them, don’t stress. The vibrant combination of strawberry, mint and lime mean your virgin strawberry mojito will look beautiful in any type of glass.
  • A muddler: that’s perfect if you have a normal muddler! If not, the back of a wooden spoon works too.
  • Pitcher or jug: just increase the quantities and muddle inside a jug if you want to make this for a crowd. To save time, pre-muddle the ingredients in the jug and simply add the soda water and ice when you’re ready to serve.
labelled ingredients list for virgin strawberry mojitos including strawberries, mint, soda, lime and sugar


Strawberries: Fresh, in-season strawberries are my pick for this recipe. If they’re unavailable, frozen strawberries work just as well. Make sure to taw them before adding.

When you muddle the strawberries, try and get the strawberry pieces small enough to fit through a straw. You can use a blender if preferred.

Fresh mint: the menthol aromatics of fresh mint make this recipe pop. Don’t shred or chop it. Clapping it together in your hands and then gently muddling it is the secret to making the most of its flavour.

Lime juice: fresh lime juice is essential for this recipe. Avoid bottled if you can, it doesn’t deliver quite the same flavour.

Hint: Freeze fresh lime juice in ice cube trays to make the most of your limes.

Sweetener of choice: Simple syrup is the traditional choice for mojitos. My easy version swaps the syrup out for sugar. For a low sugar option, replace the sugar with a sweetener of your choice.

Soda water: plain club soda creates a fresh fizz however you can use the sparkling water of your choice.


For a citrusy tang, replace the plain soda with lime flavored soda water. Opt for a low or no sugar version. Kombucha is a naturally sweet replacement for soda water. Experiment with plain or flavored varieties until you find the perfect combination.

For a low sugar option, simply swap the sugar out with monkfruit sweetener to enjoy a refined sugar-free strawberry mojito mocktail. You can also use another sweetener of your choice but be sure to read the packet for any conversions.


Muddle strawberries and sugar (or monkfruit sweetener) in a glass to release the juices. Try and get the strawberry pieces small enough that they will fit through a straw. Use a blender in this step if preferred.

Add the lime juice and stir to combine.

Clap the mint together in your hands. You’ll know it’s worked when your hands smell minty! Then, add to the glass and muddle very gently a couple of times.

Fill the glass with ice and soda water. Garnish with extra strawberries, mint and lime.

process shots to make the recipe including muddling, adding ingredients and garnishing

Frequently asked questions

Can I use frozen strawberries?

If you can’t get your hands on fresh strawberries, you can also use frozen strawberries. Make sure to fully thaw them before use.

Are strawberry mojito mocktails good for you?

My virgin strawberry mojito recipe is a great way to hydrate yourself on a warm day. Lower the sugar content by using a sweetener such as monkfruit sweetener or stevia.

Fresh strawberries and limes are a fantastic source of Vitamin C. Plus, strawberries are also packed with fiber and antioxidants, which makes them great for your overall health.

How do I muddle strawberries?

Place the berries at the bottom of your glass. Then use a firm pressing and twisting motion to juice and crush the fruit. Muddling is an important step that helps release the fruit’s flavor. Alternatively, you can use a blender.

I hope you enjoy this strawberry mojito mocktail as much as I enjoyed creating it!


«Hangoverfree» Mocktail – Signature Collection

Drink these all night and wake up hangover free. We guarantee it!

Hangoverfree Mocktail Signature Collection

Know what one of the worst part about drinking all night is? The hangover the next day. Sure, you may have had fun all night, having drink after alcoholic drink, but the next morning, you are likely not having fun at all. Hangovers are the worst! They definitely make you question your drinking habits. Luckily, we have the solution to those hangovers- the Hangoverfree mocktail.

Our Hangoverfree mocktail is delicious, refreshing and a little bit sweet. It is easy to make and super easy to drink. It even looks just like those cocktails you love to drink at the bar! The only difference is that our tasty beverage has no alcohol at all. It doesn’t need it! It has enough flavor that alcohol would just weigh it down.

What is a Hangover?

A hangover is the feeling that comes after drinking too much alcohol. You body is dehydrated, your blood alcohol content drops and you are left feeling weak, tired and extremely thirsty. Many hangovers come with headaches and dizziness. You may even feel shaky or have sever stomach pain. This all sounds awful!

How to Avoid a Hangover

The best way to avoid a hangover completely is to not drink alcohol. If you skip the alcohol, you will never have a hangover again in your life! Doesn’t that sound great?

Rather than drinking alcohol, stick to tasty mocktails, non alcoholic liqueurs or some nice tea. If you want to go out and party all night, you still can! Just order drinks that have lots of flavor and none of the alcohol. Our hangoverfree mocktail is just the drink for the job!

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Ingredients for a Hangoverfree Mocktail

Skipping alcohol doesn’t have to mean drinking boring drinks. Our hangover free mocktail proves that you can have a delicious drink without any kind of liquor at all. Here is what goes into our #hangoverfree drink.

  • Chopped Pineapple– use fresh chopped pineapple or canned, crushed pineapple. Both work well in this recipe and will give the drink the tropical, fruity taste you are looking for.
  • Grated Ginger– Grated ginger adds so much zest and spice to our drink. It is also super healthy for you. Skip the hangover and have a drink with ingredients that give you life!
  • Brown Sugar– Brown sugar adds a little sweetness to this tart drink. The rich, molasses flavor of brown sugar is unbeatable. It also melts right into the drink, making it sweet and smooth.
  • Lime Wedges– nothing beats the tangy, tart taste of fresh lime juice.
  • Club Soda– a little bit of club soda adds a nice fizz to the mocktail. Some people think a bubbly drink can be easier to sip. It can also make the drink look a little fancy.

All of these simple ingredients come together to make a drink that is so exciting, so flavorful, that you will never even think about having an alcoholic beverage. Why would you need one when the drink you have is so much tastier?

How to Make a Hangover Free Drink

Our hangover free drink isn’t hard to make. However, it does take a little bit of time. We let the mix sit and marinate to really get the flavors going. Take a quick look and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

  1. Add the pineapple, ginger, brown sugar and limes to a cocktail shaker and mash them well with a muddle. Really mash them up so the mix gets nice and juicy.
  2. Let the fruit mix sit in the cocktail shaker for a few minutes. The brown sugar will help pull the juice out of the fruits. You want it to be as juicy as possible!
  3. Add the ice to the cocktail shaker, cover and shake hard. You want your drink to be nice and cold.
  4. Use a strainer top to pour the mocktail into a glass. Add some extra fresh ice to the cup if you’d like and then top the drink with cold club soda.
  5. Enjoy right away!

Not only is this drink very flavorful but it also looks exactly like a “real” cocktail. Serve it in a martini glass for even more class.

You can drink as many of these hangoverfree beverages as you’d like. You will never get enough! Our recipe makes two drinks so mix it up, pour one into a glass and save the second drink in the cocktail shaker for later. You can pour and enjoy then pour and enjoy again!

Drink them all night without ever worrying what the next morning will bring. Goodbye hangovers. Forever. We will never, ever miss you.

Hangoverfree Mocktail Recipe - Signature Collection

Hangoverfree Mocktail Recipe – Signature Collection

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  • Place the pineapple, ginger, brown sugar and lime wedges in a large cocktail strainer and muddle the mix together. Let the fruit sit for about 5 minutes to help extract the juice from the limes and pineapple.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice, cover and shake for about a minute.
  • Fill two large glasses with ice and strain the pineapple juice mix into each glass.
  • Top the glasses with the club soda and add a lime wedge as a garnish. Enjoy while cold

Tips and Tricks

  • • Use lemon slices in place of lime for a new flavor.
    • Rim the glass in sugar for an extra sweet taste with every sip.
  • Tools:
    • Measuring Cup
    • Tablespoon
    • Muddler
    • Large cocktail shaker
  • Area of ​​Use:
    Cocktail hour, cocktail party, summer party, house party, garden party

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You Asked, We’re Answering

Have a few questions about our hangoverfree mocktail? Hopefully these frequently asked questions and answers will help! You can always ask a question down below, too! We will try to answer ASAP.

Is there a hangover free alcohol?

There is a non alcoholic drink called Sentia that claims to have the relaxing effects of alcohol without the hangover. The ingredients in the drink are designed to help target the same receptors in your brain that affects alcohol. It makes you feel calm, happy and sociable without needing any alcohol.

What helps a hangover ASAP?

Drinking lots of water is the best way to cure a hangover. Eating carbohydrates to increase your blood sugar is another way to fix the effects of a hangover. Have a coffee or tea along with some b vitamins. You can also take an Advil to help with the headaches. Next time, avoid the hangover completely by drinking non alcoholic drinks like one of our famous mocktails.

What’s the best alternative to alcohol?

Mocktails are our favorite alcohol alternatives. They are delicious, interesting and many are pretty easy to make. You can take any kind of cocktail out there and make it into a tasty, alcohol free mocktail.

There are some non alcoholic wines and beers on the market that you may want to try. However, if you are looking for lots of taste and drink diversity, mocktails are the way to go!


Cinnamon Whiskey Mocktail Recipes – Escape Mocktails

Cinnamon Whiskey Mocktail Recipes

Here’s some recipes with our non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey


Cinnamon and Spice Egg Nog

Fill a glass with egg nog, top with a shot of Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey and Spiced Rum liqueur.

Holiday Sangria Mocktail – Cranberry and Orange Mocktail

Mix a bottle of Fre Merlot, cranberry juice, Escape Mocktails Orange Cognac (3-4 shots), Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey, add Cranberry sparkling water, cherries, orange, and cranberries. For extra sweetness, add in honey or agave.


No Boos Punch


I was lucky enough to get one of these coveted ghost mugs from Target last year. My sister actually drove to the next town to get us one.


This year, I thought I’d make a mocktail with it. Here’s how I made it:

Spiced Chai tea (got mine from Trader Joe’s)

1/4 cup cranberry juice

1 shot Escape, alcohol free Cinnamon Whiskey

1 shot Escape, alcohol free Orange Cognac

Serve warm and enjoy this warm mocktail on the cold night of Halloween. 👻


Sparkling Apple Cinnamon Mocktail

Sparkling Apple Cider

1 shot of Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey

Grab your pretty glass and add some sparkling apple juice and our Escape Mocktails Cinnamon Whiskey. Top it with an apple slice for a touch of fall.

Sparkling Apple Mocktail

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Apple Ginger Mocktail

I love Reed’s Ginger Beer with 0 sugar. It’s my go to drink and it pairs well with a lot of our mocktails.

Pour 3/4 of a glass with Reed’s Ginger Beer

Add 1-2 shots of Cinnamon Whiskey

Apple Ginger Mocktail

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Peachy Cinnamon Twist Mocktail

Country Peach Juice, from Trader Joe’s *

Shot or 2 of our Escape Mocktails, Cinnamon Whiskey (depends on how much cinnamon spice you like)

Country Peach Juice is made up of pineapple, mango, peach, apple, grape, and pear juice.

Ginger Cinnamon Twist Mocktail

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California Sweet Tea


Peach tea

Shot of Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey

Fresh mint

Brew a cup of peach tea.

It was peach tea, with a shot of our non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey, and mint from my garden. It looks like a drink, tastes like a drink, but it wasn’t a drink with alcohol.


Sangria Mocktail

Above are the ingredients that were used in our Sangria Mocktail.


Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cinnamon Whiskey

Escape Mocktails, non-alcoholic Cognac

Cranberry juice

Sparkling orange water

FRE, alcohol removed wine

Fruit slices

Fill a pitched with a half bottle of alcohol free wine, add in 3 shots of Cognac and 2 shots of Cinnamon Whiskey, top with sparkling water and add in fruit slices.


Shirley Temple Mocktail Drink – The Mindful Mocktail

With just a few simple ingredients, you can mix up A Shirley Temple mocktail for any occasion. This drink is perfect for kids, mamas to be and those going alcohol free.

It’s fizzy. It’s sweet. It’s utterly refreshing. And it’s non-alcoholic, making this easy Shirley Temple mocktail recipe a favorite drink to add a splash of class to any event. As a kid, I always loved them because I felt so grown up.

red drink in a tall glass garnished with cherries and mint served on a dark wooden board

Even now though, I love this easy mocktail because it has such a light and revitalizing taste. Whether it’s for kids, an expecting mama, or for someone who just doesn’t feel like drinking alcohol, the Shirley Temple drink is one of the best there is for raising your glass at celebration.

What is a Shirley Temple Mocktail?

Yes, the drink is related to famous child actress from bygone years, and Shirley in her curly-haired glory is behind this now-famous mocktail. The cute story behind the drink goes like this: one night when out for dinner with her parents, Shirley was frustrated she couldn’t have one of the fancy cocktails her parents were drinking. The bartender, not wanting to upset the star, whipped up this pretty, non-alcoholic drink, garnished it with a cherry and called it the Shirley Temple.

Researching this story made me go down a Ms Temple rabbit hole online – if you haven’t read about her amazing life, I encourage you to do so!

I also encourage you to make this drink, especially if you haven’t had one since you were a child. No doubt it will take you on a journey down memory lane.

Why You Should Make it

There are so many reasons but here are just a few. This recipe is:

Simple: It takes just minutes to make. Just pour the ingredients into a glass filled with ice, stir, and serve!

Fast: And yes, I mentioned it takes minutes to make. You won’t waste precious time away from your guests to make this mocktail.

Great for parties: This recipe can also be made in larger batches to make it even easier to serve and enjoy. Increase the serving sizes accordingly and you can put it in a pretty pitcher everyone so everyone can refill as needed. It also makes a perfect virgin punch.

Ingredients and How to Make it

Typically served in a Collins glass, the Shirley Temple recipe is traditionally made using just ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, then garnished with a maraschino cherry.

There have been plenty of variations over the years, this is how I made mine:

1 cup ginger ale

1 teaspoon grenadine

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Maraschino cherries for garnishing

To make it, just fill a tall glass with ice, then add the ginger ale, grenadine and lime. Stir and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

What in the World is Grenadine?

Don’t worry…while grenadine is used to make many cocktails, it is completely non-alcoholic. It’s a sugar-sweetened pomegranate syrup. Even though it has no alcohol, you’ll likely find it at a liquor store or in the liquor aisle of your local supermarket. Check by the club soda or ask for it.

It is very sweet, so you don’t need much at all! This is the liquid that creates the beautiful sunrise effect in sunrise mocktails.

Healthier Substitutions

Want to make your drink healthier and lower in sugar? That’s very easy to do. Instead of using regular ginger ale, you can use diet ginger ale. This will shave off some of the calories.

Additionally, since grenadine has lots of sugar, you can replace it with regular pomegranate juice. As far as juices go, pomegranate is one of the healthiest. If you love it, be sure to try my delicious pomegranate mocktails too.

These swaps won’t compromise flavor OR your healthy goals. So you can enjoy your non-alcoholic beverage with even less guilt than ever before!

Throw in the cherry and maybe a little sprig of mint too and it just looks so pretty. That brilliant red color really pops in the glass, making it a non-alcoholic drink that kids and adults alike will enjoy drinking.

I hope you enjoy making this Shirley Temple mocktail as much as I did!

red drink in a tall glass garnished with cherries and mint served on a dark wooden board

The Best Shirley Temple Mocktail

An easy Shirley Temple mocktail recipe made with ginger ale, grenadine and fresh lime juice. Perfect for kids, pregnant women and non-drinkers.


Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy mocktail, mocktails for kids

Servings: 1


  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 1 test grenadine
  • 1 squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Maraschino cherries to garnish optional


  • Add ginger ale, grenadine and lime to an ice filled glass and stir.Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.


For a healthier option, use diet ginger ale and replace the grenadine with pomegranate juice.


Serving: 260mls | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg



Amazonia Mocktail – Fancy Drink and Easy to Make

Luxurious bubbles sizzle in the mug while the flavors of apple, mint and lemon add sparkle to every sip!

Amazon mocktail recipe

Sometimes you just need a fancy drink. Fortunately, this luxurious drink is easy to prepare. The whole mix comes together in about 5 minutes but gives you a cocktail that’s luxurious enough for a wedding, birthday, or any cocktail party you might be hosting.

It also doesn’t hurt that it’s loaded with interesting flavors and combinations of ingredients you probably never thought of.

Luxurious Amazon mocktail

So what exactly goes into our Amazon mocktail? The main ingredients are mint, apple juice, lemon juice and sparkling grape juice.

These are the ingredients you will taste the most when you take your first sip. Now, mint and lime are often paired together.

The bright flavors of the two ingredients are known to pair well. But add a little apple juice to the mix and you’ll be in for a whole new ball game.

The apple juice adds sweetness to the drink, making it easy to enjoy.

Amazon Mocktail

It also takes in the summer flavors of mint and lime in the fall and winter months when apples are in season. This makes the drink perfect for enjoying all year round.

We top our mocktail with a bit of sparkling grape juice to add even more sugary flavors and also to give the drink some fun bubbles. Sparkling drink looks irresistible!

Serve the mocktail in a fluffy champagne glass and you’ll have a luxurious and luscious drink!

Amazon mocktail recipe

Amazon mocktail recipe recipe


  • Place the mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and mix the mint to release the juices and break the leaves apart a bit.
  • Add ice, apple juice, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker, cover, and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a champagne glass and top it with sparkling grape juice.
  • Garnish with a slice of apple and serve cold.

Tips and tricks

  • • Use sparkling water instead of sparkling grape juice if necessary
    • Replace apple juice with apple juice in the fall for a more spicy flavour
  • Tools:
    • Measuring cup
    • Tablespoon
    • Cocktail shaker
    • Cocktail Shaker Strainer
    • champagne glass
  • field of use:
    New Years Eve, Cocktail Party, After Dinner Drink, Wedding Party, Garden Party, Bachelorette, Wedding

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Essentials that every lady needs for her mocktail bar.

Essentials that every lady needs for her mocktail bar.

Alright, ladies! Just because there’s no alcohol at your home mocktail bar doesn’t mean it can’t be classy and fun. In order to make Instagram worthy mocktails, you’ll need all the essentials! But why stop at the bare minimum when you can jazz up your entertaining area with a few extra mocktail additions? Here’s everything a classy lady needs for her home mocktail bar and a few extra ideas you won’t want to pass on.

  • A Mobile Mocktail Cart
  • Cocktail carts are everywhere on Pinterest! They add visual intrigue to your home and give you a specified space to keep all of your bartending goodies. Why not get one and rename it your mocktail cart! Mocktails are just as classy as cocktails, so you should have a fancy piece of furniture to match your interests. Think of it this way, you’ll never regret this purchase, like you would a late night out at the bars. Mobile mocktail carts come in a variety of prices. If you’ve got a little extra money to splurge, check out Crate & Barrel’sAdina Brass Cart with White Concrete Shelves. You’ll be the envy of all your mocktail party guests with this beautiful cart.

  • Glasses for All Occasions
  • Depending on your favorite cocktails, you may want to stock your mocktail cart with a variety of glasses in order to serve different mocktail creations! For the book worm, you could stock your cart withClassic Literature Rocks Glasses or if you’re the queen of retro look into the peachValencia glass set by Lenox. How you mix and match your flutes, coupes, and hurricane glasses is totally up to you. Just make sure you consider which types of mocktails you’re most interested in making before making your purchase.

  • A Variety of Fruity Mixes
  • The best mocktails are made with love and syrups! Much like a regular bar, you’re going to need Grenadine for your mocktail bar. Grenadine is fruity, sweet, and colorful—the makings of a great mocktail. For a different flavor profile, keep passion fruit syrup on hand to make delicious non-alcoholic passion fruit and mint coolers. On cooler days, you might not be feeling the fruity vibe, so keep hazelnut syrup on hand, so you can cozy up with a coffee and hazelnut mocktail.

  • A Bartender Kit
  • Hey, Non-alcoholic Bartender! You’re going to need a bartending kit to be able to make specialty mocktails. A kit should include a shaker, jigger, strainer, bar spoon, muddler, citrus juicer, and channel knife. The citrus juicer will be particularly important if you’re planning on making fruity mocktails, because it will ensure that your citrus is as fresh as it gets. Your drinks might not be alcoholic, but they can still pack a flavorful punch.

  • Escape™ Non-Alcoholic Spirits and Premixed Mocktails
  • You’ll want to stock your cart with only the finest non-alcoholic spirits for your creative mocktail creations. Since you’ve designated a whole bar cart to mocktails, you’ll have plenty of room for our variety of options. You can choose from seven types of non-alcoholic spirits to flavor your mocktail. From non-alcoholic cognac to non-alcoholic mezcal, you can make all of your favorite mocktails taste like their alcoholic counterparts, without the commitment to calories.

    Not feeling like doing your bartender tricks? We’ve got premixed mocktails that take all the work out of making a mocktail and will quench your thirst. Try our Mojito mocktail orOld Fashioned Mocktail to help you unwind like a girl boss, without the consequence of a hangover before your morning meeting the next day.

    Now that you’ve got everything you need for your mocktail bar, invite the gals over for a soiree. With your professional looking mocktail bar setup, your friends will want girl’s night to always be at your house.


    «Urbanista» Mocktail – Signature Collection

    The beautiful edible flowers and earthy elderberry syrup are delicious and juicy.

    Urbanista Mocktail - Signature Collection

    When crafting mocktails, we love to explore new and exciting ingredients. We think about what’s popular as well as what’s classic. We consider not only the flavor of the beverage but the appearance.

    We really want our signature mocktails to excite and surprise you.
    Urbanista Mocktail – Signature Collection

    We really want our signature mocktails to excite and surprise you. We feel our Urbanista mocktail really ticks all the boxes.

    Urbanista was created to highlight the flavors of elderberry. Elderberry is a small, dark pink, almost black berry that is incredibly healthy. The young berries are filled with antioxidants and vitamins that will help boost your immune system while you’re eating your mocktail.

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    Urbanista cocktail recipe

    Elderberry is said to relieve cold and flu symptoms as well, making it the perfect drink if you’re feeling under the weather but still craving something delicious.

    Speaking of cravings, berries are worth the cravings. The berries have a beautiful, sweet but tart flavor that is often compared to blackberries and grapes.

    Urbanista Mocktail - Signature Collection
    Urbanista Mocktail

    They also have a delicious light, earthy taste with berry flavors. Apple juice, fresh raspberries and lemon all match the wonderful taste of elderberry.

    Urbanista Mocktail - Signature Collection

    Elderberries are considered to be the next big berry flavor in the culinary world. It is fashionable, delicious and very beautiful. This drink would be a perfect fit for the big city or at any backyard party. Enjoy!

    Urbanista Cocktail Recipe - Signature Collection

    Urbanista Cocktail Recipe – Signature Collection recipe


    • Put the berries at the bottom of the cocktail with lemon juice. clutter together.
    • Add elderberry syrup and apple juice to a blender and fill with ice.
    • Shake the bottle for 20 seconds.
    • Run a slice of lemon around the edges of two low-ball cups, then dip the edges of the cup in the sugar.
    • Fill each cup halfway with ice.
    • Strain the mocktail into each glass, then add the lemon slices for garnish. Float and fold in each cup. Enjoy!

    Tips and tricks

    • • What kind of edible flower will work. Think about the color of the flower and how it would look next to the pink cocktail.
      • You can also use fresh elderberry to decorate glass
    • Tools:
      • Geiger / measuring instrument
      • Cocktail shaker
      • Shaker strainer
      • Small plate or beveled cocktail
    • field of use:
      Cocktail Party, Afternoon Drink, Summer Drink, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Fourth of July, Memorial Day

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    The Best Blue Lagoon Mocktail (With a Healthy Version)

    This beautiful blue mocktail is non alcoholic and tastes just as good as it looks. With a healthy and classic version, you can enjoy this virgin blue lagoon in any way you please.

    I’ve had so many requests for a blue lagoon mocktail over the last 18 months but I never quite knew how to approach this drink. A traditional Blue Lagoon has blue curaçao, lemonade and vodka – so essentially full of sugar and booze. It doesn’t really fit with my motto of ‘drink yourself healthy’.

    So I went on the hunt for other ways to recreate this classic and ended up with a healthy-ish version and a not so healthy version. Both are just as simple as the original, and just as delicious too!

    Note: the mocktail in this post is the healthy version made with blue spirulina. If you use the blue curacao syrup, the tint of blue will be slightly different.

    What Does a Blue Lagoon Mocktail Taste Like?

    When it’s made properly, this classic drink will taste refreshing and sweet. With it’s delicious flavor and striking colour, it’s like capturing summer in a glass.

    If you’re a sweet tooth, you’ll love the original (aka ‘not-so-healthy’) version of the recipe. To be honest, it’s a touch too sweet for me, I much prefer healthy, low sugar mocktails.

    The healthier version is still sweet (it’s made with sugar-free lemonade), but not as sweet as the original. Blue spirulina gives the drink it’s incredible colour, making it a perfect blue mocktail recipe for baby showers. Always consult your doctor before taking spirulina while pregnant.

    How to make it

    The classic version

    A classic blue lagoon is made with blue curacao syrup, lemonade and vodka. It’s usually served in a tall glass with a tropical fruit garnish.


    • 1 tablespoon blue curaçao syrup
    • 1oz/30mls of your favorite alcohol-free spirit, preferably non alcoholic vodka (optional)


    Pour the blue curaçao syrup and the alcohol-free spirit of your choice (if you’re using it) into your glass and slowly top with lemonade. Stir gently, add ice, garnish, and serve.

    The healthy version

    Healthy blue spirulina creates that iconic blue color in this recipe. With low sugar lemonade and your choice of alcohol free spirit, this easy mocktail can be whipped up in minutes.


    • 1/2 teaspoon blue spirulina : I buy mine from health food shops and it can also be purchased online.
    • 1 cup sugar free/low sugar lemonade
    • 1 shot of your favorite alcohol-free spirit (optional)

    If you don’t like the idea of ​​using lemonade, any pale liquid will work. Think tonic water, pale kombucha, etc.

    Place the blue spirulina in your glass then add the lemonade. Stir gently. You might find the drink foams up a bit as the 2 ingredients react with each other, so just scoop the foam out – although my boys thought this was ‘supercool’ and wanted to eat it instead!

    Add your favorite alcohol-free spirit if using and stir again.

    Add ice, garnish, and serve.

    Frequently asked questions

    Is blue curaçao syrup alcoholic?

    I am regularly asked – does blue curacao have alcohol? While the liqueur blue curaçao is alcoholic, most blue curaçao syrups are non-alcoholic. They add the color and flavor of the liqueur without any alcohol. Be sure you check the label on the brand you choose though just in case.

    What type of glass should I serve a Blue Lagoon Mocktail in?

    The traditional glass for this classic cocktail is the hurricane glass. This is sometimes referred to as a tulip glass. If you don’t have a tulip glass, try a highball glass instead.

    What garnish should I use?

    There are many ways to garnish your virgin Blue Lagoon, the sky really is the limit. Lemon or orange slices are always an excellent choice. You can serve it with either of those plus a couple maraschino cherries thrown in for good measure.
    For something more floral and fancy, orchid blossoms will look incredible and add that WOW-factor. But if that’s too much for you, mint sprigs will add that herbal, bespoke touch.

    I hope you enjoy your blue lagoon mocktail as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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    The Best Blue Lagoon Mocktail

    This blue mocktail has a healthy and classic version, so it suits everyone!


    Course: Drinks

    Cuisine: American

    Servings: 1


    Classic Version

    • 1 . blue curacao syrup
    • 1 cup lemonade
    • 30 mls alcohol free vodka optional
    • Fruit or flowers to garnish

    Healthy Version

    • 1/2 test blue spirulina
    • 1 cup low sugar/sugarfree lemonade
    • 30 mls alcohol free vodka optional
    • Fruit or flowers to garnish


    Classic Version

    • Pour the blue curacao and alcohol free vodka (if using) into your glass.

    • Slowly top up with lemonade.

    • Stir gently, add ice, garnish and serve.

    Healthy Version

    • Place blue spirulina in your glass, then add the lemonade. Stir gently. You might find the drinks foams up a bit as the 2 ingredients react with each other. If this happens just scoop the foam out.

    • Add your alcohol free spirit (if using) and stir.

    • Add ice, garnish and serve.


    Serving: 250g | Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 42g



    Healthy Ginger Lemonade – The Mindful Mocktail

    With just 4 ingredients, homemade ginger lemonade is super easy. It’s low in sugar, healthy and very tasty.

    It’s no secret that I love recipes for low-sugar drinks. But what I love the most are the low-sugar drinks with health benefits.

    This easy ginger lemonade is the perfect drink to serve health-conscious guests, as it has all the good stuff and no occult ballistics. Even better, it’s easy to make and can be made in advance.

    This recipe is:

    • easy: With minimal, easy-to-source ingredients, you can make this recipe with little or no experience in the kitchen!
    • correct: With purifying lemon and nutrient-rich ginger, this simple lemonade is not only refreshing but good for you as well.
    • Low in sugar: This recipe is sweetened with monk fruit sweetener, an all-natural sweetener with no net carbs. This means that lemonade is very low in both calories and sugar. Noticeable: You can use regular sugar or another sweetener if you prefer, just be aware of the sugar content.
    • Perfect for Guests: Prepare a double batch of this lemonade in advance and spend less time preparing and more time entertaining when your guests arrive.

    What is ginger lemonade?

    Traditional lemonade is made with lemons, sugar, and water – which makes it delicious but lacks in nutritional value. Many people think lemon juice is sparkling, likely due to what’s stocked on supermarket shelves these days! But the traditional lemonade still stands, so I kept that tradition alive for this recipe.

    Ginger and lemon are a match made in food pairing heaven, so it makes sense to combine the two, and I bet you’ll agree that the result is delicious!

    If you love everything ginger, be sure to check out my ginger mocktail, it’s always a hit. Or, if you’re a fan of lemons, don’t miss the healthy lemon mocktails.


    Who doesn’t love a low-ingredient recipe?! This drink only calls for 3 times plus water.

    Fresh lemon juice: I used 1 cup of lemon juice which is enough for me. If you prefer a more tart flavour, feel free to add more. You will get the best result if you squeeze the lemon right before assembling the drink. Please, I beg you, do not use bottled lemonade. I haven’t found a good one yet. Even if the ingredients say “100% lemon juice”, it always tastes very chemical…not like real lemons.

    Of course, if you find one you absolutely love, use it – and please leave a comment below with the name, because I’d love to find one.

    fresh ginger: Again, the fresher the better for this ginger lemonade. I like to store ginger in a zip-lock bag in the crisp area of ​​my refrigerator. Don’t peel it off, leave it whole and it will stay for weeks.

    Monk fruit sweetener: There are many reasons why I adore monk fruit sweeteners but primarily – they work as a 1 to 1 substitute for sugar, have no net carbs and taste exactly like sugar. Monkfruit also occurs naturally, so there are no hidden evils. I honestly think it’s one of the best sweeteners on the market.

    I used the classic monk fruit sweetener for this recipe.

    How about a drink appetizer?

    It’s no secret that I love easy drink garnishes, and I also think that some nice glassware makes drinks taste better – well, I know that’s not quite right. But let’s face it, we really eat with our eyes sometimes, right?

    For lemonade, I think keep it simple. I used some simple lemon rounds for me. If you want to get super luxurious, you can try an easy lemon twist and an edible flower.

    how to make it

    Cut the ginger into slices 4-5 mm thick. There is no need to peel it off.
    Place the ginger, water, and monk fruit sweetener in a medium saucepan. Heat it over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
    Bring to a simmer. Bring to a simmer, cover and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.
    Remove from heat and leave to marinate for another 15-30 minutes. The longer the soaking takes, the stronger the ginger flavor will be.
    Remove the ginger and add the lemon juice to the saucepan. Move it gently.
    Refrigerate for at least an hour.
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    I don’t have local monk fruit. What can I use?

    Honey is a great alternative. You can use it the same way you used monk fruit sweetener – by adding it to the pot along with the ginger and water. Keep in mind that honey is darker in color so the final color will be darker than what is pictured.
    You can also use stevia, coconut sugar, or your choice of sweetener. See the instructions on the package for transfer amounts.

    Can I make ginger lemonade in advance?

    Yes! I think ripening is better in this recipe, so it’s best to make it the same day you’re going to serve it. But if you need to, the next day will be fine too.

    Can I turn this into sparkling lemonade?

    surely. To do this, halve the water content, and then proceed to making the recipe as instructed. After cooling and just before serving, add 2 cups of sparkling water to the jug and stir gently.

    Other healthy drinks you can try:

    I hope you love this simple ginger lemonade as much as I do!

    2 jars of yellow ginger lemonade with lemon slices inside and bamboo straws

    The best ginger lemonade

    A healthy ginger lemonade is made with fresh ginger, lemon, and monk fruit sweeteners, so it’s low on sugar, too.

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    stakes: 4


    • 2.5-3 inches fresh ginger unpeeled
    • 1 cup Fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup Sweetener monk fruit powder or substitute (see notes)
    • 4 cups water


    • Cut the unpeeled ginger into circles 4-5 mm thick.

    • Warm ginger, water, and monk fruit sweetener in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

    • Bring to a simmer. Bring to a simmer, cover and let marinate for 10-15 minutes.

    • Remove from heat and leave to marinate for another 15-30 minutes. The longer the soaking takes, the stronger the ginger flavor will be.

    • Remove the ginger and add the lemon juice to the saucepan. Move it gently.

    • Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour, then serve with ice.


    • For best results, use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of bottled – bottled is absolutely tasteless!

    • I used sweetened monk fruit powder for this recipe. If you don’t have a monk fruit sweetener, honey is a great alternative. Just keep in mind that honey is darker in color so it may change the color of the lemon juice. You can also use stevia, coconut sugar, or your choice of sweetener but you may need to adjust the amount. Refer to the instructions on the package for transfer amounts.

    • Want to make it sparkling lemonade? Just halve the water content and continue to make the recipe as usual. Just before serving, add 2 cups of sparkling water and stir gently.


    service: 250g | Calories: 18Calories | carbohydrates: 5g | protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated fat: 1g | Unsaturated fats: 1g | Monounsaturated fats: 1g | sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 85mg | the basic: 1g | sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 12mg | iron: 1mg

    Nutritional values ​​are estimates only and do not include carbohydrates from sugar alcohols.