With summer on the way it's time to unwind with this orange and pomegranate molasses mocktail. With just three ingredients it's a cool refreshing drink for the whole family! Alcohol free and healthy too.
Why Mocktails are Better than Cocktails!
I'll admit that I'm not much of a cocktail girl. Why ruin a perfectly nice drink by adding a touch of vodka? Cocktails look nice and often sound nice but when it comes down to it, I'd rather enjoy a few glasses of wine interspersed with non alcoholic drinks instead. Yes, although I like a glass of wine, I love non alcoholic party drinks too.
So, when I realised that this month's Recipe Redux challenge was cocktails and mocktails for May celebrations, I wondered where to start. Even with a simple drink like bucks fizz, I'd rather drink the Champagne and orange juice separately. Ok, I can see you shaking your head. Maybe you've seen me enjoying cocktails in the past and yes, I do sometimes enjoy them. It's just, they're not my first choice of drink. I'm really not the person to be giving you cocktail recipes!
Mocktails are great for kids too!
So, a mocktail it is! I'm pleased to say I don't have anything against mocktails. Apart from the fact that the ingredients just go together, the best thing about non-alcoholic drinks is that I can try them out on my kids too. As expected, I have mocktail loving kids!
I also think it can be shame that children and people who don't drink alcohol are missing out on the most interesting party drinks. Mocktails make great party drinks for those who don't want to drink alcohol but don't want to drink really sweet drinks all night. After all, a lot of soft drinks can be very sweet but this orange and pomegranate molasses mocktail is just right!
This orange and pomegranate molasses mocktail is a great place to start if you're also new to the whole world of drinks mixing. Fizzy orange is a classic drink and a real favourite with lots of children too. In this recipe, the fizz comes from soda water rather than a sweet drink like lemonade.
Pomegranate molasses is great in a mocktail
I decided to jazz it up a tiny bit more by adding a dash of pomegranate molasses to the mix. The sharpness of the pomegranate molasses is a perfect accompaniment to the sweetness of fresh orange juice. The resulting mocktail has a refreshing tart fruitiness.
This pomegranate molasses mocktail is the perfect alcohol-free party drink
Although I made these to enjoy with my children, I have to say that if I was the driver at a party, something like this would be the perfect choice. I don't have a particularly sweet tooth and find many non alcoholic drinks are just too sweet. But these! I could probably drink these all night!
Recipe for orange and pomegranate Molasses mocktail
Orange and Pomegranate Molasses Mocktail
- 100 ml fresh orange juice
- 200 ml soda water
- ½ tbsp pomegranate molasses
- Ice optional
- Pour the orange juice and pomegranate molasses into a glass. Add a dash of pomegranate molasses and stir.
- Add a few ice cubes if you have them.
- Drink through a straw!
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