2 Easy Mocktail Recipes for the Big Game
100 million people are about to be glued to their TVs. Watch parties around the globe will feature counters full of snack spreads, dips, soda, and enough pizza to last for months. Yes, it’s time for the big game, and every host should add a few mocktail recipes to their repertoire. Serving mocktails will guarantee you have the options to please everyone coming over for the barrage of tackles, close calls, and extremely expensive commercials.
For the uninitiated, a “mock cocktail,” or “mocktail,” is an alcohol-free alternative to your favorite cocktail. Mocktails come in handy whether you’re training for a fitness competition, are an expectant mother, or are claiming the role as the designated driver.
These easy recipes allow your guests to safely drive home after the nail-biting chaos of the big game and will be a hit with guests of all ages. Take your super-sized celebration to the next level with these healthy and easy mocktail recipes courtesy of QALO.
The Miami Mule is a tropical twist on the classic Moscow Mule. It packs a punch of flavor without impairing your ability to head home or articulate your anguish after a bad call. Warm, crisp, and refreshing, this healthy mocktail features fresh-squeezed citrus in honor of Miami, Florida, the host of this year’s Super Bowl.
What You'll Need:
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon blood orange juice
- 1/4 cup club soda
- 3/4 cup ginger ale
- Crushed ice
- Lemon slices to garnish
To make this master mocktail, start by filling a highball glass with crushed ice. Cut sizable slices from an orange, a lemon, and a lime.
Next, squeeze between 1-2 tablespoons of lime juice, lemon juice, and blood orange juice into your glass. Stir gently.
Top off your mocktail by pouring in your ginger ale and club soda. Garnish with a lemon slice and pair it with smoky, meat-centric appetizers for the perfect balance of flavor.
This reworking of the classic margarita retains all of the personality and pizzazz without the triple sec. Hosting adults and kids? Margarita Mocktails are popular options for children, as they get to join in on the grown-up fun.
What You'll Need:
- 1/2 cup limeade
- 1/4 cup natural lemon-flavored sparkling water
- 1/4 cup natural lime-flavored sparkling water
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Small bowl of room-temperature water
- Optional: salt & lime to garnish
First, determine how many Margarita Mocktails you want to make at once. The ingredients above are for one serving – as an illustration, let’s say you want to make four at once. Scale the recipe up at a 1:1 ratio, meaning you’ll need 2 cups of limeade and 1 cup of orange juice and each type of sparkling water to make four mocktails.
Pour your limeade, orange juice, and both flavors of sparkling water into a pitcher and mix well.
Rim each glass with salt, if desired, by turning the glass upside down. Dip it briefly into the water and then into salt.
Fill each glass 2/3 full of ice and pour in the Margarita Mocktail mix. Garnish with lime and drink immediately!
Mocktails create a safe, inclusive environment for kids and non-drinkers alike. You’ll have enough division already between the two teams – get everyone on the same page by serving at least a couple of mocktails. From the team at QALO, drink responsibly and enjoy the big game!