With January just around the corner, here are some fun mocktails from different bars, restaurants and hotels in great travel destinations. Just in case you’re thinking about a Dry January.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
Mocktail: Swirly Shirley
Description: This take on a classic is long refreshing, sustainable and low in sugar, which is perfect for dry january! The drink contains dehydrated rhubarb slice, ginger ale, non-alcoholic campari and lemon juice. It’s repurposed for sustainability from one of the alcoholic cocktails at Library by the Sea. Using a rotary evaporator, they distill alcohol from Campari.
Quote: “The Swirly Shirley is our riff on a much-ordered non-alcoholic drink named for an amazing lady who wasn’t just a child-megastar, but also worked as a diplomat, ambassador and latterly the Chief of Protocol for the United States – Shirley Temple. We’ve dried out and spiced up the classic with fresh rhubarb and ginger in a house made cordial, thanks to an added hit of extra complexity with the herbal bittersweet notes of Campari, distilled to be non-alcoholic.” – Jim Wrigley, Beverage Manager
Bistro Alder at Hotel Dossier (Portland, OR)
Mocktail: Green Machine
Description and ingredients: This mocktail uses fresh cold pressed kale, celery, cucumber, apple, ginger, raw apple cider vinegar and soda water garnished with a lime. The sharpness from the vinegar sets you in the cocktail mood and the spicy kick of ginger adds to its taste.
Quote: “This mean green machine packs
Toro at Viceroy Snowmass (Snowmass Village, CO)
Mocktail: Strawberry Mockito
Description and ingredients: This mocktail is fun and full of flavor. It contains lime juice, strawberries, mint and Sprite. Garnish it with a lime wheel and strawberry for a fully finished look.
Quote: “From the mint to the strawberry and lime, this drink is well balanced for everyone at home, even the kiddos!” – James Harvey, lead bartender at Viceroy Snowmass
Devereaux at Viceroy Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Mocktail: Cashmere Mittens
Description and ingredients: It is a non-alcoholic beverage using Kentucky 74, brown butter, toasted pecans, lemon, orange and clove.
Quote: “It’s a labor of love with a homemade buttered pecan sauce that will warm your insides like a good pair of mittens. This drink is rich, velvety and most importantly delicious.” – Andrew Bone, F+B Manager at Devereaux
Mocktail: Keen & Tonic
Description and ingredients: Seedlip Garden 108, Indian Tonic, Orange Peel and Mint
Quote: “Kleen & Tonic as our Taproom connectors call it! This traditional garden herbal blend will bring you inner peace. Sugar Free, Allergy Friendly and very low calorie.” – Gloria Murillo, Director of F&B & VP of Miscellaneous
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe, California)
Mocktail: No Proof It To Me
Description and ingredients: This delicious mocktail contains gingerberry Kombucha, fresh lime, and mint soda water.