Conventional wisdom tells us that cold weather equals hot drinks — the classic hot chocolate, warm apple cider, peppermint mochas. And drinking something warm when you’re cold is a reasonable intuition but, an icy beverage can also pair well with your winter spirit. So whether you are hosting a dry holiday party or just want to make something fun for people of all ages — The Merrythought’s Winter Mocktail is where it’s at. Read on for the recipe and some holiday bar decor inspiration!
Makes 1 Mocktail
2 oz white cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon agave nectar, honey, or mint simple syrup
mint leaves, for garnish
sugared cranberries, for garnish
1. Add cranberry juice, lime juice, and sweetener to a cocktail shaker with ice; cover and shake until ice cold.
2. Strain juice mixture into an ice-filled glass. Top off with club soda.
3. Garnish with mint leaves and sugared cranberries. Stir before drinking.