If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol dependence or addiction, making the shift to a sober lifestyle can be difficult. Fortunately, there are many supportive resources to help you progress toward better health. Call the caring team at Summit Estate Recovery Center at 800.701.6997 or reach out to us online to get information about our top-rated alcohol addiction treatment options. In the meantime, here are three of the best mocktail recipes for the season to kickstart your enjoyable sober spring.
Mocktails with Friends Can Be a Top Sober Activity for Springtime
If you are endeavoring to quit drinking, this is one of the best decisions you can make for your mental and physical health, relationships, and quality of life in the long term. However, it can be challenging to fill the void where alcohol once consumed your time and brought a sense of relaxation. These three tasty non-alcoholic beverages can help.
With a creamy component, this little beauty is a bit heartier than our other selections and will help you feel satiated at the same time it quenches your thirst.
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream or, for a dairy-free option, coconut cream
- 3 tablespoons store-bought berry syrup, or 1 cup of fresh berries and 1/3 cup of sugar to make your own
- Chopped ice
- Sparkling water – choose an Italian brand for some authentic flare
- If desired, make berry syrup from scratch: Mix one cup of berries with one-third cup of water and boil together in a small saucepan until the berries become smooth. Next, strain the reduction into a bowl and discard any remaining fruit fiber. Place the liquid part back into the saucepan and add one-third cup of sugar. Boil the mixture again until the sugar fully dissolves. Cool the syrup fully before using it.
- Pour three tablespoons of berry syrup into a glass.
- Fill the glass about three-quarters full with chopped ice.
- Gently cover with sparkling water, leaving half an inch to an inch at the top of the glass.
- Finish with heavy cream or coconut cream.
- If desired, garnish with crumbled berries and a small edible spring flower such as a Johnny Jump Up.
- If desired, make this drink extra-special with an old-timey striped paper straw.
Refreshing and piquant, this delicious non-alcoholic take on the Moscow Mule is great for those who like a drink with a little bight.
- 2-3 shakes of bitters
- .75 ounces of store-bought ginger syrup or two parts cold-pressed ginger juice to one part white sugar to make your own
- .5 ounces fresh lime juice
- Selzer water
- Crushed ice
- If desired, make ginger syrup from scratch by mixing two parts cold-pressed ginger juice with one part white sugar until the latter dissolves fully. You can also sub in ginger beer if ginger juice and ginger syrup aren’t readily available.
- Place bitters, ginger syrup or ginger beer, and lime juice into a shaker with ice and shake it about five times to gently blend and cool the ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a tall glass and slowly add seltzer water until it’s about halfway full.
- Finish with ice and garnish with a lime wedge and, if you’re feeling bold, a couple of pieces of thinly sliced raw ginger.
A festive light-colored beverage, this mocktail is refreshing and effervescent. It’s perfect for an elegant afternoon with friends or as an accompaniment to tapas.
- 3 ounces white soda
- 3 ounces sparkling apple cider
- .5 ounce orange juice
- 3 leaves of fresh peppermint
- 2 teaspoons diced apple
- 2 teaspoons diced orange
- Crushed ice
- Tear up mint leaves into small pieces and add them to a glass along with diced apples, diced oranges, and orange juice.
- Pour sparkling cider and soda water over the top.
- Finish with ice.
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If you’re struggling with alcohol dependence or addiction, remember you’re not alone. With some commitment and support, you can get through this and make a new sober life for yourself. Call the caring team at Summit Estate at 800.701.6997 or message us online to get the conversation started about alcohol addiction treatment today.