Friday, December 17, 2010

Vitaminwater Mocktails

Carols, cocoa and claus, all sure signs that the holiday season has arrived. Between cookie exchanges, dinner with the in-laws and brunch with the girls there is no doubt that your hosting duties are adding up! So if you are looking to take a break from the booze bottle yet be known as the hostess with the mostest, check out these delicious mocktail recipes made with our fave bevy, Vitaminwater!

1. the work appropriate mocktail - safely add a little sass to the office get-together by mixing a "shiver and spice":

ingredients:

  • vitaminwater defense (raspberry-apple)
  • black tea
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon sugar

method: wet half the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice, and dip in cinnamon sugar until half the glass is rimmed. add 3 oz. vitaminwater, 3 oz. black tea (unsweetened), 0.5 oz lemon juice into a mixing glass. add ice. stir vigorously.strain mixture into the cocktail glass.

2. for holiday brunch - toast your a.m. party crowd with a "first-call mimosa"

ingredients:

  • vitaminwater essential (orange-orange)
  • cranberry simple syrup*
  • sparkling water

method: fill collins glass with ice. add 4 oz. vitaminwater. swirl in .5 oz of cranberry syrup. top with sparkling. garnish with an orange wheel and cranberry sprig.

(* to make cranberry syrup. mix 2 cups of sugar with 2 cups boiling water. stir until sugar is dissolved. reduce 1 cup of fresh cranberries in a saucepan. add sugar/water mixture and bring to a simmer before letting it cool.)

3. to welcome 2011 - have a bold and bubbly new year's eve celebration by sipping and sharing a booze-free "naughty by nature"

ingredients:

  • vitaminwater xxx (acai-blueberry-pomegranate)
  • lime juice
  • elderflower sparkling water (available at most grocery stores)
  • cracked pepper

method: add 3 oz. vitaminwater, 0.5 oz. lime juice and cracked pepper into a mixing glass. add ice. stir vigorously. strain into a champagne flute and top with elderflower sparkling. garnish with lime leaf.

Glacéau Vitaminwater's holiday hydration doesn't end at mocktails - the new 355ml multipacks are the perfect stocking stuffers that will come in extra handy on new year's day!

1 comment:

  1. This is fabulous - great ideas, Ladies! xo

    Dave

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