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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
- ¾ cups frozen raspberries
- 0.25 lemon juice of
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 3 tablespoon water
- 6 ounces grapefruit tonic or other grapefruit soda or grapefruit juice
- 10 ounces 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 tablespoon of the raspberry mixture and 4 tablespoon 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!
Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.