St. Patrick’s Day Mocktails
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is often synonymous with green beer and Irish whiskey, but you can get in the spirit with a few festive and alcohol-free “mocktails” that are fun for the whole family. Below is a look at some of our favorite green mocktail recipes that anyone can savor.
Green Tea Mojitos
Typically, mojitos do contain rum, but they are still quite refreshing without the alcohol. Swap out rum for a shot of green tea mixed with muddled mint and sugar, lime juice, and club soda. Serve in a tall glass over ice with a sprig of fresh mint for an extra splash of green in this 100-calorie drink.
Freshly squeezed lemonade is given a hint of cool sweetness with beautifully green basil leaves that should garnish the drink. You can mix an intense basil flavor by muddling fresh leaves in the glass or making a simple syrup with dried basil. A glass comes to 150-200 calories, depending on how sweet you make your lemonade.
Honey, cucumber, and mint combine to make a pale green cocktail base perfect with soda, lemonade, or tea. With such a light base for the drink, you can mix up cocktails with less than 150 calories each.
Enjoy all of these mocktails with your family this St. Patty’s Day and have a fun and healthy holiday!