These Will Get You Drunk

Be careful, the below cocktails are super strong – wait April Fools…they’re mocktails. When it’s warm out, it’s nearly impossible to have friends over without a hankering for a cool, fresh drink. You know the dilemma; you feel like a cocktail but don’t feel like popping your bedside advil the next morning pre-work.

That’s why we’re giving you a few great mocktails for your weekday, courtesy of Vincenzo Marianella of Los Angeles’ Love & Salt. You’ll feel all the fresher the next morning and still be able to enjoy some weeknight entertaining. For those interested in the cocktail version – well – you know what ingredients to add…

“For the syrup beside the honey I recommend Monin syrups because they are easy to find and decent/good quality, Otherwise, you can find locally-produced syrups and adjust the quantity in the recipes (depending on how much sugar content the syrups have).” – Vincenzo Marianella

mocktail cocktail

Nuts in a Vice

Glass: Highball

Method: Build in the glass, stir and top with crushed ice

Garnish: Mint sprig and thin orange slice

10-15 mint leaves

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

3/4 oz almond syrup

2 oz fresh Orange juice

3 oz Soda water

non alcoholic drinks

The Grape White Hope

Glass: Highball

Method: Build in the glass, muddle, stir and top with crushed ice

Garnish: 2 grapes thin sliced and sage sprig

4-6 White seedless grapes

2-3 sage leaves

3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz elderflower syrup

2 oz Organic pear juice

3 oz soda

recipe ginger beer

Off the Funking Chain

Glass: Highball

Method: Build in the glass, muddle the jalapeño only once, add the other ingredients, stir and top with crushed ice

Garnish: 2 rings of jalapeno thinly chopped and a very thin 1/4 moon slice of grapefruit

1 thin slice of jalapeno

2 whole passion fruit

2 oz grapefruit juice

3/4 oz honey syrup (3/4 oz honey mixed with 1/4 oz of water)

3/4 oz fresh lime juice

4 oz of ginger beer