This Valentine’s Day appropriate cocktail has all the flavor but none of the alcohol – full of deep raspberry flavors, a hint of grapefruit and topped of with pink pepper tonic to give it a grown-up taste and a bit of sparkle. So good you won’t even miss the alcohol!
If you listened to my episode of BFF with the Chef, you know making mocktails is a new hobby of mine. I have so much fun thinking up all these flavor combos, and as I’m a quite impatient person I really like how quickly you get to your final result. No cooking and baking and waiting and waiting and waiting – just mix some stuff together, taste, and start over if you didn’t like it.
And since there’s no alcohol – I can do it on a Tuesday morning, and have as many trial-and-errors as needed without getting drunk or pouring it down the drain.
Since I started making more mocktails at home I’m always on the lookout for different flavorings to add to them. You know, we’re going for tasty and grown-up even without the alcohol – which is no simple feat. So when I found Schweppes Pink Pepper Tonic at my grocery store I knew I had to try it!
And let me just say – YUM! It’s so perfect for making
Another favorite when going for non-alcoholic yet grown-up in taste is grapefruit. I love grapefruit, in basically everything. Gimme a good grapefruit juice over OJ any day! But for non-alcoholic cocktails it’s truly a lifesaver.
I’ve made mocktails with fresh pressed grapefruit juice before – this time I instead went for a grapefruit tonic, which is kinda like a grapefruit soda but a
The third component here is a delicious raspberry mixture, and I can already see myself making a non-alcoholic daquiri from this come summer. It’s super easy to make – just mix together raspberries, lemon juice, mint leaves and some water – and it gives this drink such a deep and delicious raspberry flavor and the perfect red color.
And that’s all there is to this beautiful Valentine’s Day
Be My Valentine Sparkling Raspberry Grapefruit MocktailPrint Pin Rate
- 200 ml frozen raspberries
- 0.25 lemon juice of
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 3 Tbsp water
- 12 cl grapefruit tonic or other grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice
- 20 cl Schweppes Pink Pepper Tonic
- 2 swizzle sticks
- 2 raspberries
- 2 small mint leaves
- Add the frozen raspberries, lemon juice, mint leaves and water to a blender and blend until smooth.
- In each glass, add 4 Tbsp of the raspberry mixture and 4 Tbsp of grapefruit tonic. Mix together carefully with a spoon.
- Fill up the glasses with Schweppes Pink Pepper Tonic and decorate with raspberries and mint leaves on swizzle sticks. Serve immediately!