Right now there is a zero-proof cocktail, or “mocktail”, movement rising. An expanding number of bars and restaurants, across the country, are wanting to create a more inclusive drinking experience for those who don’t drink alcohol or for those trying to cut back. Mocktails don’t have to be boring and can be just as enjoyable as a regular cocktail. Don’t believe me? Just check out the “Mocktober” hashtag on Instagram!
I enjoy creating and sipping on good cocktail or a glass or two of wine once the kids are in bed but sometimes I want to create and enjoy a drink without feeling the side affects of a regular cocktail. It’s also important to make sure you’re not consuming too much alcohol. Liver disease is on the rise in young adults and heavy drinking is mostly to blame. That’s why I’ve been spending more time on creating unique mocktails that are full of flavor and you can enjoy all day long!
I wanted to create a mocktail that would be really fun for fall. If you haven’t noticed, I definitely love cocktails that are served up in a couple glass. You just feel fancy as hell sipping a drink from a couple glass so I wanted this mocktail to feel just as fancy as a sidecar. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to highlight my Fig & Thyme cocktail syrup that I have been working on! Figs pair great with a lot of fall flavors so I added in some apple cider, lemon juice, and ginger ale and found myself with an amazing fall mocktail that you can enjoy all day long! I already plan on serving this drink at Thanksgiving this year you should definitely try it for your next get together!
2oz Apple Cider
1/2oz Fig & Thyme Cocktail Syrup
1/2 Fresh Lemon Juice
3oz Ginger Ale
In a cocktail shaker, add in the apple cider, cocktail syrup, and lemon juice. Fill with ice and shake until cold. Fine strain into a couple glass and top with ginger ale. You can garnish this mocktail with a dehydrated fig, thyme, or lemon twist! Enjoy!