Super Bowl Mocktail Recipes
All this week we are celebrating and sharing al things Super Bowl! Super Bowl ranks as one of the biggest drinking nights in the year…and that can be hard for your guests if they are recovering from addiction, or if they just don’t enjoy drinking. Mari from St. Jude’s Retreats recently reached out to ask if EPM would share some Mocktail Recipes and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share their Super Bowl Mocktail Recipes!
Mocktails to Rock Your Superbowl Celebration!
The holidays are over, but if you already need a break from the daily grind, don’t worry. The Super Bowl is coming up, and like any national holiday, there are plenty of traditions to celebrate. From football and funny commercials to good friends and comfort food, Super Bowl parties are full of ways to have fun — but drinking alcohol doesn’t have to be one of them. If you’ve decided to make some changes in your lifestyle to moderate or stop drinking alcohol, this decision doesn’t need to impact your ability to enjoy the Super Bowl. In fact, you can use your sober Super Bowl as an opportunity to try new things, like the following festive alcohol-free mocktails.
“Hail Mary” Mocktail
Blood Mary who? This spicy mocktail is named after the longest pass in the playbook, but it’s more of a sure thing than its namesake. A few Buffalo wings won’t hurt after you get all your veggies in with this delicious disguise.
1/2 cup of diced green bell pepper
1 cup of diced fennel
1 cup of diced cucumber
1 cup of diced celery
1 1/2 pounds of cherry tomatoes
Pinch of salt and pepper
Tsp. or Tbsp. of hot sauce (optional for taste)
2 stalks of celery (optional garnishes)
Serves 9 to 10 (3 oz servings)
1. In a juicer ( or even better a blender) dump the first five ingredients (all the vegetables) and run it until you have one quart of delicious vegetable juice.
2. Next, squeeze the entire lemon into the juice and mix, then add the salt and pepper and stir. If everyone wants a spicy Hail Mary, add as much hot sauce as you want; if not, wait until the mixture has been chilled for an hour, then serve each drink with optional hot sauce addition.
3. Garnish each glass with a celery stick.
Lemon-Lime Sack Mocktail
If you have kids or craft loving friends, this drink could also be a fun project for them on game day. In fact, the garnishes and cups are the most important part of the equation! If you’re not a fan of lemon and lime, add green food dye to any clear soda for the same effect
1/2 gallon lime juice—bottled or fresh
1/2 gallon carbonated lemonade
Serves 16 (8 oz. servings)
Clear plastic cups
Black permanent marker or white paint marker
Ribbon with your team’s colors
1. Mix the lime juice, lemonade, and ice in a pitcher and fill each glass up to the first yard line. Stick a straw into each.
” Football field cups” – Draw nine horizontal yard lines down the side of each cup. Number them in increments of ten, with the middle line marked “50”, the two on either side of it marked “40”, etc. The first and last should have a “10”. Now draw tiny, short lines between each line, like the marks on a ruler.
” Team Straws”- To make the decorated straws tie the ribbons on top or hot glue a printed logo of your team to the bendy part of the straw.
Quick Mock Blue Curacao
5 oz. orange juice
1-2 oz. blue food coloring
1 liter container
Makes approximately 30 oz. mock blue curacao
1.Combine orange juice, food coloring and water to make desired blue hue. Use in place of the alcoholic blue curacao.
Puritan Patriot Mocktail
1 oz. grenadine
2 oz. cranberry juice
3 oz. mock blue curacao
Glasses with ice
Makes 1 serving.
1.Place grenadine and cranberry juice in a shaker and mix. Pour over a glass with ice.
2. Add mock curacao to the drink to keep the colors separate and top off with lemon-lime soda.
12th Man Mockaritas
1-2 oz. non-alcoholic agave nectar or tequila syrup
¾ oz. mock blue curacao
Sweet and sour mix to top
1 lime, halved with one half of the lime cut into wedges for garnish
Makes 1 serving.
1.Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a cocktail shaker with nectar or syrup and the mock blue curacao. Pour into a salt rimmed glass and top off with sweet and sour mix to taste. Garnish with remaining lime half.
3 cups white grape juice
1 bottle sparkling apple or pomegranate-apple cider
Juice of 1 lemon
1/8 tsp brandy extract
Cut-up fruit of your choice—apples, halved grapes, orange sections, whole cranberries
Serves approximately 10-15 8 oz. servings depending on volume of fruit
1.Mix all of the above in a pitcher and chill until game time.
If you prepare any of these family-friendly drinks, you’ll score big points with football fans of every age! Enjoy the game!