Mocktails are becoming the norm, as chefs, mixologists, restaurants, health buffs and media alike are embracing the non-alcoholic movement. In fact, US alcohol sales have been declining for three years in a row! Why is this trend catching on now? Some people are simply looking to avoid the evils of a hangover, some never drank alcohol in the first place. Of course, there are the moms who are preggo and nursing, but also the designated driver, the person who works out early in the morning, the one avoiding booze for health reasons, and the friend on a cleanse. We’re also seeing a preference towards quality over quantity, ie consumers would rather drink one 12 oz. craft soda with real ingredients than a styrofoam cup of brown bubbles filled with mystery ingredients.
As much as we like to think of DRY Sparkling soda as a mocktail on its own, we realize that the act of mixing up a drink makes it feel a little extra special! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite non-alcoholic recipes that are perfect for your next baby shower, barbecue, holiday party, or night in. The best part is – they are SUPER easy, customizable and never too sweet.
DRY Sparkling Mom-osa
We created this mocktail for every baby shower and brunch where you want to sip out of that celebratory champagne glass… minus the champagne. And don’t let the name fool you – this drink is for anyone, “Dad-osa” and “friend-osa” just don’t quite have the same ring to them.
Ingredients: 4 oz. chilled DRY Sparkling in your favorite flavor 4 oz. orange juice
Instructions: Simply pour DRY Sparkling into your glass, then add the orange juice. Garnish with your favorite berries, mint or edible flowers. Drink up, then repeat.
Whether you’ve just finished up yoga, spin class, barre, or putting on yoga pants, our Go Green mocktail will make you feel like a super star. The addition of Cucumber DRY Sparkling takes your green juice from a basic, post-workout drink to a sparkling mocktail. This one is guaranteed to excite your taste buds and leave you refreshed.
Instructions: Fill a tall glass halfway with ice and green juice. Top it off with Cucumber DRY Sparkling and a lemon garnish.
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Your spring and summer gatherings just got way better. Adding Lavender DRY Sparkling to lemonade gives it a bubbly, floral, upgrade that your taste buds are sure to enjoy.
Ingredients: 6 oz. Lavender DRY Sparkling 6 oz. lemonade
Instructions: Fill half of your glass with lemonade and top with Lavender DRY Sparkling. Top with a lavender or rosemary sprig for an extra, swoon-worthy, touch.
Berry Sorbet Float
If you love a classic float, we’ve got a twist for you! Instead of ice-cream, our float is made with berry sorbet and topped with DRY Sparkling for a bright (and bubbly!) finish. Bonus: DRY Sparkling sodas are full of flavor, but contain just four ingredients and about 60% less sugar than traditional sodas – making this a float nice and light.
Ingredients: 6 oz. DRY Sparkling in your favorite flavor 3-5 oz. berry sorbet Fresh berries for garnish
Instructions: Grab your favorite flavor of DRY Sparkling soda and pour it over the berry sorbet, then garnish with fresh berries and you’ve got one of the prettiest and simplest mocktails around.
You know that refreshing dessert made with grilled pineapple, vanilla ice cream and a mint garnish? Well, this mocktail combines all of those flavors! This drink is meant to be sipped anytime you need your own little taste of paradise.
Instructions: Pour the pineapple juice into a glass filled with ice and top with Vanilla DRY Sparkling. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and mint.
Want more DRY mocktail ideas? Check out these recipes from our pal Effie Guermeza or our non-alcoholic take on a Moscow Mule, the Ginger and Mint Cooler. And if you mix up one of our signature mocktails, we want to see! Include #DRYSparkling in your posts on social media so we can check out your creations.