Mocktail recipes: 3 fruity concoctions to tickle your tastebuds

A cocktail glass filled with a pink drink and topped with a rosemary sprig sits on a white table.

Mocktail hour

Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, your friend’s annual garden party, a simple summer celebration or the end of your work day, there’s always an occasion for fruity fancy drinks that will make you smile at the first sip—no alcohol required.

That’s right, mocktails are having their moment. What is a mocktail? It’s all the fun and flavor of a traditional cocktail without the alcohol. It’s a growing trend that is appealing to those who eschew the calories or unwanted effects of alcoholic beverages but are drawn to the creative flavor combinations.

People are learning that traditional bartenders aren’t the only ones who can get fancy with drink recipes. Below you’ll find smoky concoctions, fruity blends, and citrusy elixirs that are shaken, not stirred.

They include specific flavors of XS™ Energy Drinks and XS mix-ins, but don’t feel like you have to follow the recipe to a T. Use these as inspiration to create your own signature beverages, no matter what the occasion.

Ready to get started? Gather your bartending tools and start creating!

Smoky Citrus Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 sprig rosemary sprig
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz cranberry juice
  • ½ oz pomegranate juice
  • ½ oz orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • XS Energy Citrus, to taste
  • Optional garnish: 1 egg white or 2 T. aquafaba, whipped

Directions:

Singe the end of the rosemary sprig with a flame and place under overturned cocktail glass to capture the smoke and aroma. Pour simple syrup and juices into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine and chill.

Pour into prepared cocktail glass and top off with your preferred amount of XS Energy Citrus. Garnish with singed rosemary sprig and whipped egg white or aquafaba, if desired. Enjoy!

A tall glass filled with XS Cranberry-Grape mocktail sits on a wood circle. It's garnished with an orange slice and a mint leaf.

Sangria Elixir Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen berries
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • ½ oz orange juice
  • ½ oz lemon juice (or from half a lemon)
  • 6 oz XS Energy Cranberry-Grape
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional garnish: mint, orange slices
  • Muddler

Directions:

Add berries, orange and lemon juice to your drink glass and muddle gently. Add cranberry juice and ice. Top with XS Energy Cranberry-Grape and garnish with mint and orange slices, if desired. Enjoy!

A pina colada mocktail garnished with a slice of pineapple sits on a marble counter. A plant frond is visible in the background.

Pina Colada Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups ice
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 1 packet XS CocoWater Pineapple/Coconut
  • ½ oz lemon juice (or from half a lemon)
  • Optional garnish: fresh pineapple slice or other sliced fruit, maraschino cherry

Directions:

Add pineapple, ice, coconut cream, XS CocoWater and lemon juice to blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish as desired. Enjoy!

To learn more about the XS products mentioned here and see other flavors to include in your drink recipes, click on the links below. And to see more recipes that may spark your interest, check out additional blogs at Amway Connections.


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