SEATTLE — The second week of January has officially been named National Mocktail week. Founder of National Mocktail week Marnie Rae joins New Day Northwest to talk about the Mocktail Movement and show us how to make three Mocktails that will be the life of any party.

Rae has been sober for 15 years and had difficulty finding drinks she could order at bars when she went out. This inspired her to start National Mocktail week to encourage businesses and individuals alike to incorporate Mocktails into their menus so those who don’t consume alcohol can still order a drink with friends.

Rae has Mocktail recipes and more on her blog.

Get the recipes Rae made on the show below: 

September Sunrise by Simple Goodness Sisters

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops cardamom bitters
  • 2 ounces Martinelli's or other premium brand apple juice
  • 1/2 ounce rhubarb vanilla bean syrup from Simple Goodness Sisters
  • 2 oz. club soda (Topo Chico, Fever Tree, or similar)

Directions:

  • Shake cardamom bitters, Martinelli's, and rhubarb vanilla syrup in a shaker over ice for 10 seconds and strain into a glass of ice, or stir well in a glass filled with ice (crushed if you can!) to get it very cold.
  • Top with 2 ounces club soda.
  • Add a small squeeze of lemon juice from a thinly sliced lemon wheel (round wheel, not a wedge, as it should only be a little bit of the acidic lemon added)
  • Garnish with a whole pair that has been sliced down the center so that a cross-cut of the pair remains (optional, cut out the seeds/core of the whole sliced pear out by leaving a cut out of a heart shape)

The Dry Dandy by Marnie Rae

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 sprigs of mint
  • 3-4 slices of cucumber
  • Dry Soda Cucumber flavor
  • Lime juice

Directions:

  • Take a mint leaf or two and slap it in the palm of your hand to release the mint oils.
  • Rub the mint leaves around the inside of the glass that you’re going to serve the drink in (chimney or pint).
  • Fill the glass partway full of ice and the put the mint that you already used over the ice with a cucumber slice or two.
  • Then top off with more ice.
  • Pour cold Dry Cucumber Soda over the ice but leave room for a little bit of lime juice on top.
  • Add approximately 2 teaspoons of lime juice.
  • Take a long spoon to lightly stir the drink to mix it, it’s very fizzy so put the spoon in the drink to the bottom of the glass then pull it out and that’s mixed enough.
  • Garnish with more mint (take a piece that’s longer so you can tuck it into the glass so it drapes over the rim) and another cucumber slice.

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