5 Mocktails for When You Need Something a Little Different

first_img70 oz water30 oz sugar3 rosemary sprigs5 oz maldon saltMethod: Bring to a low boil. Turn off immediately and allow to cool. Strain and store in the fridge. Lasts 2 monthsEastside(Created by John McCarthy for Greydon House, Nantucket) 1 oz cucumber1 oz limeTop sparkling waterMethod: build in highball glass over cube ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice, slap a mint sprig and insert.Mangu Chao(Created for and available at Chao Chao, NYC)3 oz mango kaffir shrub*Club sodaMethod: Pour shrub into highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with salt rim and lime wheel.*Mango kaffir shrub2 cups mango1 cup Kaffir lime leaves2 cups sugar1/2 cup mirin1 1/2 cups rice vinegar Method: Bring to a simmer then strain.Mexican B.B. Gun(Created by James Horn for Añejo, Tribeca) 1 oz house-made grenadine1 oz fresh limetop with soda waterMethod: Build in highball glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge.(Photo credit: Nick Voderman) 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 10 Reasons Why Yuzu Should Be Your New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient January is a time when some people take a week or a month off from drinking to let their liver relax a little.After the holiday season when there are parties, office gatherings, and family get-togethers, if makes sense. To make it through any of the above, usually a good glass of whiskey is needed. A good glass of whiskey, though, quickly becomes two. Then there’s a beer or three, then a glass of champagne for the toast, and pretty soon you’re throwing up in the bathroom that only your boss can use and telling yourself, “It’s rally time, boys,” before getting back out there, grabbing the cheapest bottle of wine by the neck, and downing it as you attempt to show the intern how to do the Stanky Leg. It is for those times—or, really for the days after those times—that mocktails can come to the rescue.More flavorful than drinks like water, and healthier than sugary drinks like soda, the drinks below are the perfect thing for drinking when you’re not drinking.Casablanca(Created by Ray Sakover for Slowly Shirley, NYC, pictured)3/4 oz lemon1/2 tsp turmeric juice1/4 oz honey1 oz date-demerara syrup2-3/8 oz Moroccan syrupMethod: Build in a Collins glass over pebble ice. Garnish with a date wrapped in lemon twist and cinnamon/ mint palm tree.Salted Rosemary Paloma(Created by Naren Young for Dante, NYC) 2 oz grapefruit juice½ oz salted rosemary syrup*Top with PerrierMethod: Build on ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice and citrus salt rim.*Salted Rosemary Syrup 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather center_img Editors’ Recommendations Easy 3-Ingredient Cocktails You Can Master 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer last_img read more