The Future of Gin is Safe: Seed Bank to Conserve Juniper

Plant conservationists add juniper to the Millennium Seed Bank

The future of Gin is safe thanks to conservation work being done by the UK National Tree Seed Project.

The Future of Gin is safe thanks to Juniper conservation

In a world faced with climate changes and disease, the survival of some of our favorite plants used in alcohol production are at risk. But thanks to the work of the plant conservationists at the UK National Tree Seed Project, we won’t have to worry about the future of Gin.

The UK National Tree Seed Project announced that it has collected and preserved the seeds of juniper plants from across the UK. These seeds will be stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, the world’s largest global plant life preservation complex, located in Wakehurst, Sussex.

The Millennium Seed Bank aims to protect plants to prevent their extinction when their native habitats are at risk. In the case of juniper, a deadly fungus, called phytophthora austrocedri, has been damaging the juniper plants in various parts of Scotland.

Juniper is one of the main ingredients of gin, which has been growing in popularity over the last decade. While gins like New Wave gins put less emphasis on juniper and more on other botanical flavors, the spirit must contain juniper in order to be considered a gin.

Although juniper is not currently under threat of extinction, Project Officer, Simon Kallow, called the project’s measure to preserve juniper seeds as “a type of insurance policy”, which would also enable people to conduct research and conservation work related to juniper.

If kept under the proper conditions, seeds can be kept alive for hundreds of years. Since it began in 2013, the project has preserved 5.8 million seeds from 6,500 trees in the UK. The group plans to continue collecting and preserving the seeds until 2018.

So gin lovers, raise a glass knowing your favorite spirit can be enjoyed for years to come thanks to the UK National Tree Seed Project.

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Crafting the Perfect Classic Gimlet

Just what the doctor ordered

From scurvy-fighting, to Pinterest worthy, this Gimlet, made with Hendricks gin and homemade lime cordial, is a simple cocktail enjoyed by gin lovers everywhere!

This classic Gimlet recipe is just what the doctor ordered

This Gin cocktail has a fascinating story that takes us back to the high seas. The Gimlet was originally invented to battle scurvy. In the 1860’s, Mr. Lauchlin Rose created a lime juice based cordial for sailors to take on long voyages. Sailors, being sailors, began to add liquors such as Gin, Rum, and Whiskey to the cordial and the Gimlet, as we know it, was born.

Lime cordial is a simple combination of lime juice and simple syrup. This mixer can be enjoyed in cocktails or over ice with club soda. You could substitute the lime cordial for 1 ounce of Rose’s Lime Juice, but if you have sulfite allergies I’d stick to homemade, as Rose’s contains sodium metabisulfite.

When crafting the perfect Gimlet, one must pay attention to the type of gin used. Many traditional Gimlet recipes are made with Navy Strength English [either London or Plymouth] gin. Navy Strength gin is 57 percent alcohol, so it can pack a punch.

If you aren’t a fan of that, a New Wave gin, like Hendrick’s, might be right up your alley. New Wave gins put less emphasis on juniper and more on other botanical flavors, so if your issue with Gin is the juniper, this might be the type of gin to try.

With a tip off to Victorian style and curiosity, Hendrick’s gin is as delicious as their packaging is pretty. I’m guilty of keeping a box or two because of the artwork. I’m a fan of Hendrick’s because its cucumber flavor makes this gin more enjoyable. It also pairs deliciously with our homemade lime cordial in this classic Gimlet recipe.

So thank a sailor next time you raise a glass and enjoy a Gimlet.

Try this recipe for this super simple Gimlet cocktail!

Classic Gimlet

Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2½ Ounces Gin
  • ½ Ounce Lime Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Lime Wheel for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Coupe Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

Preparation

Classic Gimlet: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until perfectly chilled [about 30 seconds]. Strain over ice into a chilled Coupe glass. Garnish with lime wheel and enjoy.

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 158 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 10.3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.1 Total Sugars (g) 8.8 Protein (g) 18 Sodium (mg) 1.4

You won't have to worry about scurvy with this Gimlet recipe

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Best Cheese and Wine pairings for epic snack trays

Our Top Tips for Pairing Wine and Cheese

Cheese and wine is a way of life!

Foodies and Wine Lovers everywhere agree, cheese and wine are made for each other. Here are our top tips for harmoniously pairing wine and cheese.

Our Top Tips for Pairing Wine and Cheese

Pairing cheese and wine is an ancient culinary tradition. And every wine enthusiast should have a basic understanding of how to pair their favorite wines with cheeses. Knowing which wines pair well with cheese comes down to a few things like temperature, flavor, and body of both the wine and the cheese.

Here are some of the best ways to pair wine and cheese together for every wine and cheese lover.

Know the best temperature to serve your wine and cheese

Much like with wine, the flavors and smells of cheese can change based on the temperature they are served. Many taste better when served close to or at room temp, so it’s a good idea to let cheese rest out of the fridge before serving.

Sparkling wines, whites, and Rosés are best when served cold, between 45 and 55 degrees. Reds, on the other hand, are better when served close to, but not exactly at, room temperature at about 62 to 68 degrees.

Best temperature for this cheese: White Cheddar – Room temperature

Best temperature for this wine: Cabernet Franc – Chilled 15 minutes, served at 60°F

 

Soft Cheeses Call for lighter-styled wines

Need a wine to enjoy with some nice brie? Lighter-styled wines, whites and light-bodied reds, make great flavor partners to softer cheeses. These creamy, more delicate cheeses like brie and ricotta can be easily over powered by fuller-bodied wines, so you might want to stay away from your Cabs and pick up a Pinot Noir instead.

Try this pairing: Moscato – Brie

Try this pairing: Chardonnay – Havarti

 

Serve Semi-Soft Cheese with dessert wines

The fruity and hearty flavors of dessert wines pair excellently with the mild flavors of semi-soft cheeses. These cheeses are often served warm, over food, which makes the temperature of your wine an important consideration, as many dessert wines are served chilled between 45 and 55 degrees.

Try this pairing: Riesling – Gouda

Try this pairing: Zinfandel – Gorgonzola

 

It’s all about the bod with firm cheeses

That’s a great way to remember that when dealing with firm cheese it’s best to stick with sweet and full-bodied wines. Firm cheeses often have sharper tastes with nutty flavors that pair well with the sweet wines. Many extra firm cheeses have sharp and salty testes, which is best enjoyed with a medium-bodied wine.

Try this pairing: Sweet White – Swiss

Try this pairing: Merlot – Jarlsberg

 

 

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Enjoy this delicious Italian Hot Toddy, Amaretto tea.

Amaretto Tea: An Italian Hot Toddy

Let’s get cozy with a spiked tea recipe

With January declared “Hot Tea Month,” it only seems appropriate to share a special spiked tea recipe! Staying in the spirit, we’re mixing up an interesting Italian Hot Toddy recipe called Amaretto Tea.

Amaretto pairs wonderfully with tea and milk in this Italian Hot Toddy recipe

If you’re still in hibernation mode, I don’t blame you. The cold weather that winter brings is enough to make me scurry under a pile of blankets. While we still have a couple months to go until the temperatures start to rise, enjoying a hot cup of tea is one sure way to warm you up.

Tea has been the drink of choice for many over the thousands of years since its discovery in Asia. There are over 3,000 varieties and five basic categories of tea: black, green, oolong, white, and puer. With this many options, it’s no wonder that tea is only second to water for the most consumed beverage in the world! (Can you believe that coffee drinkers?!)

Amaretto Tea is sure to hit the spot when you’re craving a warm cocktail with a unique flavor. Amaretto is a liqueur the originated in Saronno, Italy and its name in Italian means “a little bitter.” The meaning behind its name is deceiving though as the taste is described as a rich, velvety almond flavor. It is made using a base of almonds, apricot pits, or a combination of the two.

Keep the tea for this recipe basic (Lipton’s works wonderfully) so you don’t mix flavors that would compete with the amaretto. Tea contains tannin which makes it acidic, while the amaretto and cream are sweet. This helps to balance out the flavors. I happened to think this combination tastes similar to a chai latte but with the extra kick of liqueur.

Even though the ingredients in this recipe have a detailed background, the drink itself is very simple to make. So, when you’re cozy in your house on a cold winter night, give this hot toddy a try. I promise it won’t disappoint.

Warm up with this Amaretto Tea Hot Toddy recipe!

Amaretto Tea

Yields: 1 Serving
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Ounces Hot Tea
  • 2 Ounces Amaretto Almond Liqueur
  • 1-2 Ounces Cream
  • Cinnamon for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Café glass
  • Spoon

Preparation

Amaretto Tea : Pour hot tea into a cafe glass. Add amaretto and cream. Stir everything together. Garnish with Cinnamon and enjoy.

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 152 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 11 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 9

Try this delicious Italian Hot Toddy, the Amaretto tea cocktail.

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The French Ginger Cocktail

Blondes don’t always have more fun

If you appreciate the citrusy-sweet flavor of a French Blonde cocktail, you are going to love her little redheaded sister.

Gin cocktails, like this French Ginger, have a lot of herbal-floral flavor combinations. They can be sweet, tart, tangy, and even bubbly. While gin might not be everyone’s favorite spirit, the flavors of this French Ginger cocktail might have you rethinking your dislike of gin.

What makes the flavor palate of the French Ginger cocktail so appealing is its balance. Like it’s sister the French Blonde, the French Ginger blends the herbal qualities of elderflower liqueur and gin and the citrusy bite of Lillet Blanc [White Lillet] and lemon bitters with the sweetness of fresh grapefruit juice, but with the added kick of ginger liqueur.

If you’ve never tried elderflower liqueur, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by its delightful floral notes. It is used in many different cocktails and pairs very well with dry champagnes and gins. It also helps to even out the flavors of the White Lillet, grapefruit juice, and ginger liqueur. It also goes really well with rosemary, but that’s a cocktail for another day.

St. Germain is a very popular brand of elderflower liqueur with a $30+ price tag, so it’s definitely on my splurge list. If your local liquor/ABC store carries mini bottles of it, that’s a great way to try it without breaking the bank. One mini bottle has enough elderflower liqueur for about two French Ginger cocktails.

Enjoy this cocktail all year round neat or over ice.

Mix up this recipe for the French Ginger cocktail!

The French Ginger

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • ½ Ounce St. Germain
  • ½ Ounce Ginger Liqueur
  • 1 Ounce London Dry Gin
  • 1½ Ounces White Lillet
  • 2 Ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Few Dashes Lemon Bitters
  • Grapefruit Section for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker

Preparation

French Ginger Cocktail: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until perfectly chilled [about 30 seconds]. Strain over ice into a Rocks glass. Garnish with grapefruit section and enjoy.

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 152 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 11 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 9

The French Ginger cocktail blends citrusy sweetness with the bite of ginger and gin.

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Classic Black Russian Cocktail

Originals are sometimes more classic

This mixture of Vodka and Kahlua has been pleasing the American cocktail palate since the outbreak of the Cold War. It’s a bit of a versatile cocktail that’s best enjoyed as a Nightcap.

This simple, 2-ingredient Black Russian cocktail has everything you’d want in a classic nightcap.

Everyone loves a good nightcap! They are like the cherry on top of a perfect evening. This simple, 2-ingredient Black Russian cocktail has everything you’d want in your bedtime drink.

As the original “Russian” cocktail, the Black Russian has quite the history behind it. The cocktail was developed in the 1940s by Gustave Tops, a bartender at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels, when he created the drink for Perle Mesta, the American ambassador to Luxembourg.

Mesta was known as “the hostess with the mostes” for throwing some of the best parties in Washington D.C. It was at these parties where she supposedly served Black Russians to her guests. Thanks to Mesta, the Black Russian took off in popularity and soon after its sister cocktail, The White Russian, was born.

The Black Russian is considered a classic vodka cocktail. In fact, only the Black Russian is listed as official in the Contemporary Classics section, while the White Russian is listed as a variation of the drink recipe. Both variations are categorized as digestifs, also known as after dinner cocktails.

Traditionally, this cocktail contained five parts vodka to two parts coffee liqueur, per IBA specified ingredients. The vodka was then poured over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass and then topped with the coffee liqueur. Today, there is much more liberty with the ratios of ingredients use. Take advantage of this and create the perfect cocktail to suit your palate.

Want to try something a little different with your Black Russian? Pinterest is full of flavor variations for the Black Russian. There are even variations of this cocktail where whiskey and stout are substituted for vodka. We haven’t tried them that way yet, but if it looks good we say try it!

This is how you make this classic Black Russian cocktail recipe!

 

Black Russian

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Coffee Liqueur
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Strainer

 

Preparation

Classic Black Russian: Add vodka and coffee liqueur into a mixing glass with ice. Stir till chilled. Strain into a Rocks glass, and add a few ice cubes. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 167 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 9.9 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 9.8 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 6

Classic Black Russian, the perfect 2 ingredient after dinner cocktail

 

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Perfect White Russian Cocktail Recipe

Simplicity can be so satisfying

With only 3 ingredients, this classic nightcap will have you saying, “Ваше здоровье!” – That means ‘To your health’ in Russian.

This classic White Russian cocktail is the perfect 3-ingredient after dinner nightcap.

Everyone loves a good nightcap! They are like the cherry on top of a perfect evening. And this simple, 3-ingredient White Russian cocktail is the perfect cocktail to add to your list of favorite nightcaps.

The White Russian cocktail has an interesting history. Father of the “Russian” cocktails, Gustave Tops, created the cocktail back in the late 1940’s for Perle Mesta, then U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg, at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels. It was later popularized [and saved from near extinction] thanks to the movie The Big Lebowski, where The Dude throws back several White Russians throughout the movie.

The simplicity of its ingredients makes the White Russian the perfect little nightcap. There are many different flavor variations for it as well. Pinterest is filled with flavored White Russians from classic Vanilla all the way to Pumpkin Spice White Russians.

Many classic recipes for the White Russian use a coffee liqueur like Kahlua. I recommend Patrón XO Café Dark Cocoa for its hints of chocolatey flavor and jazzier taste. Other ways you can mix it up is to substitute milk or Baileys Original Irish Cream for the heavy cream.

Cream or milk-based cocktails aren’t for everyone. Sometimes they can upset stomachs, and add extra calories to your cocktails that you may want to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight or don’t want a hangover. But lucky for you this lovely cocktail has a creamless alternative: The Black Russian.

This is how you make this perfect White Russian cocktail recipe!

 

White Russian

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 1 Ounce Coffee Liqueur
  • ½ Ounce Heavy Cream
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Rocks Glass
  • Bar Spoon

 

Preparation

Perfect White Russian: Add vodka and coffee liqueur to a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with heavy cream and stir to combine. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 219 Fat (g) 7.2 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 27 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 25 Protein (g) 1 Sodium (mg) 11

Classic White Russian, the perfect 3 ingredient after dinner nightcap

 

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Why Every Woman Needs to Know About the "Angel Shot"

Why Every Woman Needs to Know About the ‘Angel Shot’

Ladies can feel safer knowing there’s an Angel on their side

Having a bad date or feeling unsafe? Bartenders are forming secret codes to help get their female patrons out of sticky or potentially dangerous situations.

Ordering this shot could save your from a sticky situation

With the rise of drug-facilitated date rape stories in the news, many women feel unsafe while out on a bar date. But now, thanks to the clever thinking of bartenders everywhere, ladies can feel a little safer meeting their Tinder matches for a drink.

Bars and restaurants across the globe are forming secret codes to help their female patrons get out of sticky situations. The “angel shot” at the Iberian Rooster restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL is one of those secret codes.

Now this shot isn’t the alcoholic kind – it’s a discrete way for you to tell the bartender you need help. There are a few different ways you can order your “angel shot” that has a specific meaning:

  • An angel shot neat – A bartender will escort you to your car.
  • An angel shot with ice – The bartender will call a taxi or Uber for you.
  • An angel shot with lime – The restaurant staff will alert the police.

According to the restaurant’s owner, Russell Andrade, no one has yet to order an angel shot – which is definitely a good sign. A similar safety code called “Ask for Angela” was the inspiration behind the angel shot.

Why Every Woman Needs to Know About the

Image from Isobel O’Brien/Twitter // Lincolnshire ask for ‘Angel’ poster

“Ask for Angela” was a poster campaign created by The Lincolnshire Rape Crisis center to help women discretely inform the bar staff that she feels unsafe. The staff will then help you out without making too much of a fuss.

Hopefully, more movements like these will continue to grow and spread to more establishments across the country.

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This refreshing Pink Grapefruit Mimosa recipe can be a cocktail or a mocktail

Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosas

Citrus + Sweet + Bubbly = Perfection

Whether you’re taking part in Dry January or want to upgrade your mimosas, you’re going to love this Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktail/Mocktail combo!

Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktail/Mocktail recipe

Classic mimosas can get a little drab. I blame cheap champagne and $5 Sunday brunch drink specials. But this ultimate grapefruit mimosa recipe blends a delicious combo of citrus juices and bubbly Prosecco to create one awesome cocktail.

Prosecco is a step above champagne in my opinion. For me, the Prosecco creates the “ultimate” part of this ultimate grapefruit mimosa recipe, but by all means, if you don’t like Prosecco, use a dry champagne instead.

I like to keep things on the lighter side at the beginning of the year, so using freshly squeezed juices is a must in my cocktails! Store bought juice can be loaded with added sugar and calories that I don’t need in my life. And instead of simple syrup, I used honey as a sweetener for this cocktail recipe.

Dry January is dumb! There I said it. By February folks are back to drinking regularly, so it kind of kills any weight loss gains they would have made by cutting out alcohol entirely. Low-calorie cocktails, like this grapefruit mimosa, are a great option for folks watching their waistline.

But for those practicing alcohol abstinence this month, don’t despair! This Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosa recipe can be crafted as a cocktail-mocktail blend. Much like our Grapefruit Margarita recipe, this grapefruit mockmosa uses San Pellegrino, an Italian sparkling mineral water, as the bubbly essence of this mocktail.

Mix up this recipe for Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosas!

Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosas

Yields: 3 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 4 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 2 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 12 Ounces Chilled Prosecco [or San Pellegrino for Mocktail Version]
  • ¼ Ounce Honey
  • Grapefruit Section for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Stemless Glass or Champagne Flute
  • Bar Spoon
  • Small Pitcher

Preparation

Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosa Cocktail: Pour grapefruit, orange, lime juice, and honey into a small pitcher. Stir to combine, and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minute to 2 hours. Pour mixture a third of the way into a stemless glass or champagne flute. Top with chilled Prosecco. Garnish with section of grapefruit, enjoy!

Ultimate Grapefruit Mimosa Mocktail: Pour grapefruit, orange, lime juice, and honey into a small pitcher. Stir to combine, and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minute to 2 hours. Pour mixture a third of the way into a stemless glass or champagne flute. Top with chilled Sparkling Water [we use San Pellegrino]. Garnish with section of grapefruit, enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 102 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 3 Dietary Fiber (g) 0 Total Sugars (g) 3 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 11.5

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5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Try our Top 5 favorite mocktails!

Many people take part in Dry January (also known as Dryuary or Drynuary) are several days into their month-long abstinence of alcohol. Many people partake in Dry January as a healthy way to kick off the new year or as a cleanse after drinking heavily during the holiday season.

Well, whatever your reason for participating, we’ve got you covered with five fantastic mocktails to get you through the rest of the month. These are so good you won’t even know there’s no alcohol in them…

You can drink our 5 favorite mocktails for Dry January all year long!

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Mockmosa

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Mix That Drink

First up in our list of 5 best mocktails, the Mockmosa. Whether you’re still in the holiday spirit or just love a Mimosa with brunch, this version will make you think you’re sipping on the real deal.

 

Blackberry Vanilla Mockail

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // la Fuji Mama

This drink is all about balance. It pairs the tart flavors of blackberries and lemon with the warm, sweet flavors of vanilla and honey. Give it a try when you’re in the need of that perfect “cocktail.”

 

Coconut, cucumber, lime and mint cooler

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Town&Country

Refreshment is exactly what this mocktail will deliver. It provides the perfect blend of ingredients with coconut, cucumber, lime, and mint for a cool, fresh but not sour flavor.

 

Cuddles on the Beach

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Mix That Drink

The tamer version of Sex on the Beach. There are a few ways to alter this mocktail to perfectly suit your taste buds. After you mix up your preferred concoction, kick back and pretend you are on a tropical vacation.

 

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Mountain Mojito Mocktail

5 Best Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January

Image / Recipe from // Town&Country

Lime juice, agave, blood orange puree, and fresh mint leaves combine to create the perfect nonalcoholic mojito. This mocktail is so refreshing you won’t even mind the absence of rum!

 

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