Festive Mocktails That Are Good For Your Skin and Health

It’s the season for parties and as much as we want to socialize, drink and dance the night away, we want to keep it festive while keeping it light. Maybe most of you tried their hardest to keep their healthy habits in check for the rest of the year and we don’t want to ruin it just because it’s the holidays.

I must admit that it’s a little rare to be in a party that has creative non-alcoholic offerings. Mocktails have a reputation for being boring compared to their boozy counterparts, but as long as it is made with a variety of spices, fruits, herbs, juices, and even vegetables, they can be as exciting. The possibilities are actually endless! I’ll let you in on a little secret, but you can still spike them with a bottle or two of spirits and they will still be healthy!

Here are a couple of mocktail recipes that you will really enjoy and are actually good for you.

The Golden Rose

Ingredients:

  • Splash Sibu Seabuckthorn berry purรฉe
  • Squeeze of 1/2 juicy lime or lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Darkhorse Organics Rose Gold Honey, plus more to taste
  • Ice
  • Sparkling spring water

Directions:

  1. Combine seabuckthorn berry purรฉe, lemon or lime, and honey in the bottom of a lowball glass or tumbler.
  2. Mottle to blend.
  3. Taste (it will be intense!) and add more honey if desired.
  4. Add ice to the glass and top with sparkling water.

Lemon Kiwi and Pineapple Swirl

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • 3 teaspoons pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon (or more if you like it sweet) raw honey
  • 1 can La Croix sparkling lemon water
  • Optional: ice cubes with fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the kiwi and place into a small food processor or blender.
  2. Add the pineapple juice and raw honey (honey should be warmed a few seconds in the microwave so it is in a liquid state)
  3. Pulse or blend to make a thin, well-blended puree.
  4. Pour 3/4 cup sparkling water into each glass. Divide the puree and pour in each glass.
  5. Serve with mint ice cubes if desired.

Pretty in Pink

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost
  • 1/2 dropper Urban Moonshine Original Bitters
  • 1/2 tsp pine pollen
  • Ice
  • Sparkling spring water

Directions:

  1. Combine Hydration, bitters and pine pollen in the bottom of a lowball glass or tumbler.
  2. Mottle to blend.
  3. Add ice to the glass and top with sparkling water.

Frozen Peach Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or you can use frozen)
  • 1 cup sparkling apple juice, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons SPLENDAยฎ Sugar Blend
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Directions:

  1. Place sliced peaches in the freezer for 1 hour.
  2. Combine peaches, 1 cup sparkling apple juice, SPLENDAยฎ Sugar Blend, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and add about 1/2 inch of additional sparkling apple juice.

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