Gastronomy

Wellness step #4: Appreciate a good mocktail

As the holidays are just around the corner, I have put together a sophisticated mocktail to enjoy with your loved ones.

Have you ever wondered about your relationship with alcohol? Do you drink because you feel like it? By social obligation? Or by habit? These questions arise and yet we do not always think about them in the present moment. It is rather the next day when a headache limits our activities that we wonder why we took that one last drink.

Far be it from me to teach a lesson, on the contrary I would like to open up the conversation so we can all benefit more from our Christmas break. Every year, it is the same thing, as the holidays approach, we fall into excesses of all kinds! Whether it be overeating, spending too much or staying up too late…. It’s hard to escape them.

It is however possible to fully appreciate the holidays by being ready! To avoid headaches and regrets, just have some recipes and ingredients handy to vary your consumption from alcoholic cocktails, to low alcohol or nonalcoholic drinks.

Among these ingredients, I particularly appreciate Seedlip products. These are the first distilled but non-alcoholic spirits. They are perfect for making non-alcoholic cocktails, filled with amazing aromas. You can find Seedlip products at Vinum Desing, Indigo, Amazon, amongst others.

In my mocktails, I also like to add some Fees Brother’s bitter since it is not alcohol based. It also brings a lot of depth to the mix.

With these products and a little imagination, you should be able to surprise your guests during your upcoming parties! Here is a recipe created especially for the holiday season.

Zesty Holiday

Ingredients

2 oz Grove 42, seedlip

1 oz orgeat syrup

1 oz lemon juice

3 dashes of grapefruit bitter, Fee Brothers

Garnish: maraschino cherry

Steps

1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker.

2. Add ice cubes and shake vigorously.

3. Double-filter in a refill cup using a fine strainer.

4. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

I wish you a very happy holiday season. For more cocktails and mocktails recipes, visit my website 1ou2cocktails.com