Easy to do concoctions The now and then nontails.
Here's a simple and refreshing nontail recipe that you can easily make at home:
Sparkling Citrus Refresher
1 cup sparkling water or soda water
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey or simple syrup (adjust to taste)
Orange slices and mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
In a glass, combine the sparkling water, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey or simple syrup. Stir well until the sweetener is fully dissolved.
Add ice cubes to the glass, filling it to your preference.
Give the mocktail a gentle stir to chill the mixture.
Optionally, garnish the glass with orange slices and a sprig of fresh mint for added visual appeal.
Sip and enjoy your sparkling citrus refresher!
Feel free to experiment with the recipe by adding a splash of other fruit juices or muddled berries for additional flavor variations. Cheers to your homemade nontail creation!
Berry Bliss Nontail
1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon agave syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
1 cup sparkling water or soda water
Mint leaves, for garnish (optional)
In a blender, combine the mixed berries, lime juice, and agave syrup or honey. Blend until smooth.
Strain the berry mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any seeds or solids.
Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the strained berry mixture over the ice.
Top off with sparkling water or soda water and gently stir to combine.
Optionally, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint for a pop of color and aroma.
Sip and enjoy your refreshing Berry Bliss nontail !
Bubbly Herb Spritz
This nontail combines the aromatic flavors of herbs, the sweetness of elderflower, and the zing of lemon for a delightful and bubbly experience.
1 ½ oz non-alcoholic spirit (e.g., Monday Gin Substitute, Seedlip Garden)
½ oz elderflower syrup
½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3-4 fresh basil leaves
3-4 fresh mint leaves
Lemon twist / wheel, for garnish (optional)
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves and mint leaves gently to release their flavors.
Add the non-alcoholic spirit, elderflower syrup, and lemon juice to the shaker. Fill it with ice cubes.
Shake well for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.
Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
Top it off with soda water for a refreshing fizz.
Optionally, garnish with a lemon twist for an added citrus aroma.
Serve and enjoy !
Smoked NA Whiskey Sour
This recipe captures the essence of a traditional Whiskey Sour with its tangy lemon, sweet syrup, and a hint of smoky undertones from the non-alcoholic whiskey substitute.
2 oz non-alcoholic whiskey substitute (e.g., Monday Whiskey Substitute)
1/2 to 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Dash of aromatic NA bitters, like : 'All The Bitter'
1/2 to 3/4 oz egg white (optional)
Lemon slice and maraschino cherry, for garnish (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
Add the non-alcoholic whiskey substitute, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a dash of NA Aromatic (like: 'All The Bitter') bitters to the shaker.
Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill the mixture.
Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice cubes.
I generally use 3/4 oz egg white. (Use fresh eggs) Please NOTE: Raw egg consumption can or may cause food poisoning from salmonella.
> Tips: Break / whisk the egg white a little, this ensures proper measurement of the egg white as the egg white becomes easy to pour and cut when necessary.
>When egg white is used , I dry shake for 10 seconds and then shake with ice, so that the egg white properly combines with other ingredients, creating a frothy texture.
> A “dry shake” refers to shaking ingredients in a cocktail shaker without ice.
> Please do use a couple of drops of aromatic bitter to cover / subdue the smell of raw egg
Optionally, garnish with a lemon slice and cherry for a classic touch. You can burn the lemon wheel a little for the smokiness.
Sip and savor the smoky flavors of the Smoky Whiskey Sour - of course non-alcoholic!
Spicy NA Mezcal Margarita
This nontail recipe brings the smoky and vibrant essence of mezcal, balanced with tangy lime and a hint of spiciness from the jalapeño. It's a refreshing and zesty nontail that captures the spirit of a classic Margarita. Cheers to a delightful and non-alcoholic mezcal experience!
2 oz Monday Mezcal Substitute
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz agave syrup
2-3 slices of jalapeño (adjust according to spice preference)
Salt or Tajin chili powder, for rimming (optional)
Lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
Rim a glass with salt or Tajin chili powder by running a lime wedge along the rim and dipping it into the seasoning.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeño slices to release their heat and flavor.
Add Monday Mezcal Substitute, lime juice, and agave syrup to the shaker. Fill it with ice cubes.
Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to infuse the flavors.
Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice cubes.
Optionally, garnish with a lime wheel / wedge for an extra touch of citrus.
Sip and enjoy the spicy twist of the Spicy Mezcal Margarita !
Chocolate Mint Martini
This indulgent drink combines the rich flavors of chocolate and refreshing mint, creating a luscious dessert in a glass. It's perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth and enjoying a moment of pure bliss.
2 oz non-alcoholic chocolate liqueur or syrup
1 oz non-alcoholic crème de menthe syrup
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
Whipped cream, for topping
Chocolate shavings or sprinkles, for garnish (optional)
In a blender, combine the non-alcoholic chocolate liqueur or syrup, non-alcoholic crème de menthe syrup, vanilla ice cream, and milk.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour the mixture into a martini glass or dessert glass.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Optionally, garnish with chocolate shavings or sprinkles and fresh mint leaves for an extra touch of decadence.
Serve and enjoy your delightful Chocolate Mint Martini dessert drink!