Paloma is Spanish for “dove” and the drink is one of the smoothest around. It’s noted for not being too sweet nor too tart. Our Paloma Fizz Mocktail has a hint of Rosemary in it via the rosemary simple syrup that was surprisingly easy to make. It’s another refreshing drink perfect for an afternoon bar-b-que and would complement spicy foods very well. Doves are often a symbol of hope in many countries and religions. Sometimes it’s an uphill battle to quit drinking alcohol; to completely change the way you live. But it can be done. There is hope. The Paloma Fizz is a great way to forge on.
Not going to lie, this may be the easiest mocktail to make in our series. So if you are feeling slightly lazy or are just low-maintenance, this is the drink for you! The tonic water touched up with a hint of mint makes for an ideal spring and summer day time refreshment. And because the ingredient list is so common, this mocktail is something that most bartenders will be able to stir up should you find yourself out and about.
A traditional cosmopolitan is famous for being deceptively boozy. With all the flavors mixing together in that frosted martini glass, it’s hard to remember that there is vodka mingling amidst the hot pink. So you have another cosmo and then another and before you know it, you’re staring angrily at your purple bath mat for being “too loud” during your head ache as you reach for your second bottle of water the next morning. Hangovers are literally the worst.
But that’s the great thing about the Cosmopolitan Charade (and all mocktails for that matter), there are no hangovers the next morning. That’s right hangover, you’re canceled.
While talking with a friend of our agency the other day, she mentioned how hard it was to make people accept that she did not want a drink while they were out at a bar. Her friends tirelessly insisted that she do a shot with them or have something other than ice water but our friend remained strong for she had an early morning run the next day.
Everyone has different reasons why they can't or simply don't want to drink alcohol. Maybe you're in recovery, or you're breastfeeding, or you're in the middle of a hard core training plan, or you're on a diet (so many carbs in alcohol). Either way, you don't want a drink. But it is fun having something colorful and tasty in your hands to drink or ward off peer pressure.
And that is where mocktails come in. The Bitter Orange Vesper is considered an aperitif so it's ideal for sipping before dinner. Our first thought after the first sip was....refreshing. Recipe and tutorial below.