The month of March has plenty of triggers when it comes to drinking. St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Spring Break, and so many other occasions can make us feel left out because of what is or isn’t in our glass. Banish the FOMO when you make these alcohol-free drinks in March!
Five March Alcohol-Free Drink Recipes
March means spring is near in the Northern Hemisphere and has many of us envisioning the wonder and beauty the season brings with it. You’ll have a taste of the season if you make this alcohol-free drink in March. Try our Emerald Delight for a fun mix of tang and fizz in your glass.
You’ll need –
☘ 2 Tablespoons Green Apple Syrup
☘ 3/4 c Sparkling White Grape Juice or Soda Water
☘ Combine ingredients in glass and stir gently
☘ Garnish with apple slices
Matcha Mojito Mocktail
Don’t be surprised if friends are green with envy over your Matcha Mojito Mocktail. The flavor this simple drink packs makes it tasty and refreshing. You can sip away all night with no worries about how you’ll feel the next day! Add this to your list of alcohol-free drinks to make in March!
☘ 1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
☘ 4 ounces hot water
☘ 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
☘ 3 Tbsp brown sugar
☘ 1 cup sparkling lime-flavored water
☘ 1/2 lime, juiced
☘ 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
☘ 10 mint leaves
☘ lime wedges and mint leaves for garnish
☘ This recipe makes two drinks!
☘ Whisk matcha powder and hot water together in a small bowl until completely dissolved and smooth. Set aside to cool.
☘ Combine brown sugar and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle together making sure to crush the mint leaves while mixing.
☘ Add the juice of half a lime to the shaker and mix.
☘ Add the matcha powder and water to the shaker, fill with ice, and mix again.
☘ Fill two glasses with crushed ice and strain the shaker mixture between two glasses. Top the glasses off with lime-flavored sparkling water. (To reduce sugar you can use plain club soda instead.)
☘ Garnish with lime wedges and mint leaves.
Near Beer With A Bite
If you haven’t tried Ginger Beer yet, now you can take it up a notch and make your own! This is a near-beer with a bite thanks to the spice of the ginger! This fast and easy drink will be one of your new favorites!
☘ 1/2 cup fresh ginger scrubbed and chopped roughly
☘ 1 lemon – chopped
☘ 1 1/4 cups water
☘ 1/2 cup raw sugar
☘ 4 cups sparkling water or sparkling lemonade
☘ Combine ginger (Tip – cut ginger into circles and then stack to chop again) and lemon in a bowl, add 1 1/4 cups water, and mix with an immersion blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve pressing the pulp to remove as much liquid as possible. Add the sugar to the bowl and mix again until smooth and well combined.
☘ Pour mixture into a jar with a lid or bottle and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Combine in a pitcher with sparkling water or sparkling lemonade before serving.
C & T – Cardamom and Tonic
When we have a favorite drink or flavor, it can be disappointing to not be able to recreate that experience alcohol-free. If you were a G&T drinker, you’re going to love this swap for a C&T. Drink up and enjoy when you get all the flavor with none of the after effects! Let us know how you like this alcohol-free drink in our March line up. Stock up on –
☘ 5 cardamom pods
☘ ½ cucumber
☘ 1 chamomile teabag
☘ 2/3 cup mint leaves , plus extra for garnish
☘ 1 strip lemon zest
☘ 5 cloves
☘ 10 sprigs rosemary
☘ 3 oz tonic water
☘ 3 dashes Angostura bitters
☘ Bruise the cardamom pods. (To bruise a cardamom pod, place the pods on a flat surface and gently push down with the flat side of a large knife, partially cracking open the pod. Bruising releases cardamom’s oils and helps it mix with the other flavors in the drink.)
☘ Slice the cucumber. Place cardamom and sliced cucumber in a large jar or pitcher. Add the chamomile teabag, mint leaves, lemon zest, cloves, rosemary, and Angostura bitters. Add 2 1/2 cups cold water. Infuse in the fridge for 2-4 hrs.
☘ When ready to serve, strain the infused water and pour 1/4 cup of it into each glass. Top with tonic water and ice.
☘ Garnish with mint leaves, lemon and cucumber, if desired.
Alcohol-Free Irish Cream Liqueur
A March alcohol-free drinks list wouldn’t be complete without a touch of the Irish! If you enjoyed sipping on Irish Cream – you still can. This alcohol-free version delivers the flavors you love! Make sure you have –
☘ 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
☘ 1/4 cup evaporated milk
☘ 2 tbsp maple syrup
☘ 2 tbsp freshly brewed espresso
☘ pinch of ground cinnamon
☘ 1 tsp vanilla extract
☘ pinch of finely grated orange zest
☘ Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker or jar with well fitting lid and add ice.
☘ Shake vigorously until cold.
☘ Strain into glasses.
☘ Serve over ice.
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