Bottoms up! 3 fall-themed mocktails you need to try

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Happy non-alcoholidays! This is the time of the year for little get-togethers and dinner parties. More often than not, these occasions contain several things: good food, laughter, awkward conversations and booze — lots of booze. But just because you’re underage, or if you decide not to consume alcohol, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to water. Try these festive mocktails — cocktails but without the booze — for an equally satisfying beverage this holiday season!

Sparkling Pomegranate Screwdriver

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Allison Fong/Staff

Not the tool, but the cocktail — or should we say, mocktail! This one’s a festive spin on your traditional screwdriver — an orange juice and vodka concoction. Bubbly and sweet, this drink’s definitely a refreshing treat!

Ingredients

2 oz. pomegranate juice

4 oz. orange juice

San Pellegrino (Tangerine LaCroix works really well here too!)

Fresh orange slices and pomegranate seeds for garnishing

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Combine the pomegranate and orange juices in the glass. Gently stir and top it off with some San Pellegrino.
  3. Use the orange slices and pomegranate seeds to garnish.

Apple Pie Moscow Mule

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Allison Fong/Staff

Who said you couldn’t drink apple pie? No one. Follow your dreams and devour a glass or two of this sweet and cinnamon-y beverage! Take out those copper mugs, because it’s Moscow Mule time!

Ingredients

2 oz. apple cider

Juice from half a lime

1/2 bottle of ginger beer

Cinnamon sticks and apple slices to garnish

  1. Fill mug with crushed ice.
  2. Pour apple cider into the mug.
  3. Top it off with ginger beer and lime juice. 
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and apple slices.

Pumpkin Spice Fizz

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Allison Fong/Staff

Pumpkin spice latte? More like pumpkin spice mocktail! This cinnamon-y drink combines yummy flavors, such as pumpkin and ginger, for a sparkling holiday beverage.

Ingredients

2 oz. ginger beer

½ oz. lime juice

1 oz. pumpkin puree

Cinnamon stick

⅛ tsp of cinnamon

Drizzle of honey to taste 

Lime slices for garnish

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker or large mason jar.
  2. Shake it like a Polaroid picture.
  3. Strain over fresh ice into a glass.
  4. Garnish with slices of lime.

Whip up some of these delicious drinks for a fun and festive holiday season! Cheers!

 

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