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10 vegan mocktail recipes to support your immune system during virtual happy hour

Quick Take

Our team is finding that following a routine is key to our mental health right now. And while virtual happy hours at home are always a fun thing to look forward to, alcohol in excess isn't so great for our immune system. The good news? The right vegan mocktail can be just as refreshing and fun  and even boost your immunity along the way.

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Why mocktails?

4 blender vegan mocktail recipes to support your immune system

3 stirred mocktail recipes to support your immune system

3 muddled mocktail recipes to support your immune system

How to make your vegan mocktails extra special

Why mocktails? 

Our team is finding that mocktails are coming in clutch during self-quarantine and here's why:

  • They help you stay sharp and healthy during your Virtual Happy Hour
  • If you work from home, mocktails are a fun way to mark the end of your workday... it's 5:00 somewhere!
  • Healthy vegan mocktails boost your immunity with Vitamin C loaded citrus, fruits, and fresh herbs.
  • They're a great way to treat yourself to a fancy adult beverage without weakening your immunity.
  • They help you learn a new skill: Mixology! 

First up, 4 blended vegan mocktails to support your immune system

1. Vegan virgin pina colada 

Blend together:

1/2 frozen banana
2 dates or 1 teaspoon of date syrup 
½ cup of frozen pineapple chunks 
1+ cups of coconut milk 

Get fancy: Place a pineapple slice on the rim and sprinkle with shaved coconut.

Fun fact: Pineapple can work as a cough suppressant 

2. Vegan virgin strawberry daiquiri

Blend together:

2 cups of frozen strawberries
1 TBS of lime juice
1 TBS of lemon juice
2 dates or 1 teaspoon of date syrup 
1 cup of lime seltzer 

Get fancy: Place a slice of strawberry and a lime wedge on the rim of the glass

Fun fact: Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants which can prevent disease  

3. Vegan virgin frozen creamsicle  

Blend together:

6 ice cubes of orange juice 
2 teaspoons of maple syrup  (optional) 
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract 
1 cup of coconut milk 

Get fancy: Place an orange wedge on the edge of the glass. 

Fun fact: Oranges contain Beta-Carotene which is good for your skin!

4. Vegan virgin watermelon margarita

Blend together: 

2 cups of diced watermelon 
4 ice cubes 
2 tablespoons of lime juice
1 tablespoon of maple syrup  (optional) 

Get fancy: Place a lime or watermelon wedge on the rim of the glass, and salt rim. 

Fun Fact: Watermelon seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense seeds, so blend them up with your Frozen Marg! 

3 stirred vegan mocktail recipes to support your immune system

1. Vegan virgin vanilla cherry spritzer

Mix together: 

¼ a cup of tart cherry juice (no sugar added)
½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of seltzer 
Pour over ice 

Get fancy: Chop up a few black cherries let sit at the bottom of your drink 

Fun fact: Tart cherries are great for muscle recovery and can aid in healthy sleep patterns.  

2. Vegan virgin cucumber lime spritzer

Mix together:

2 cups of seltzer
1 tablespoon of lime juice
1 teaspoon of maple syrup (optional)
6 slices of cucumber 
Garnish with fresh dill, parsley or mint 
Pour over ice

Get fancy: Place a cucumber slice and lime wedge on the rim.

Fun fact: Limes are a good source of magnesium and potassium, and can fight infection

3. Vegan virgin rosemary grapefruit spritz 

Mix together:

1 cup of grapefruit juice (no sugar added)
1 cup of seltzer
½ teaspoon of maple syrup or 1 teaspoon of date syrup (optional) 
Pour over ice 
Garnish with 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 

Get fancy: Place a grapefruit slice on the rim 

Fun fact: Grapefruits contain hefty amounts of Vitamins A and C which boost immunity! 

3 muddled vegan mocktail recipes to support your immune system

1. Vegan virgin basil smash

Mix together:

5 fresh basil leaves, muddled 
1 cup of seltzer
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of maple or date syrup 
Pour over ice

Get fancy: Place a lemon wedge on the rim 

Fun fact: basil supports liver function and can help detox your body

2. Vegan virgin blackberry mojito

Mix together:

5-10 mint leaves, muddled
2 cups of seltzer 
1 tablespoon of lime juice
2 teaspoons of maple or date syrup 
5-8 blackberries (blueberries, raspberries, or watermelon chunks work too)
Pour over ice 

Get fancy: Place a lime wedge on the rim of the glass, and add a fresh sprig of basil to the top

Fun fact: Blackberries contain some of the highest concentration of antioxidants of any fruit 

3. Vegan virgin peach Bellini

Mix together:

Blend or muddle ¼ cup of fresh or canned peaches with enough water to cover 
Add to 2 cups of seltzer water 
1 splash of lemon juice 

Get fancy: garnish with a mint leaf and a slice of fresh peach 

Fun fact: Peaches are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that prevent aging and disease

 

How to make your vegan mocktails extra special:

  • Use a fancy glass!
  • Garnish: Use a cross-section of fruit instead of a wedge for garnish.
  • Flavor the rim: Use either the fresh herb or fruit associated with the drink, and press it around the rim. 
  • Add a “twist”: Add a twist to any recipe that calls for citrus fruit. Use a peeler or sharp knife (be careful!) to cut a long strip of the rind. Twist it to release the fragrant oils, rub it around the rim, and drop it into your drink.
  • Use flavored ice cubes: If you’re thinking ahead, you can make deliciously flavored ice cubes to add to your drink!

Here are some of my favorite flavored ice cubes:

    • Herb cubes: Fresh herbs + water
    • Fruit cubes: chopped fruit + water
    • Tea cubes: Herbal teas like hibiscus or rose 
    • Fruit juice cubes: Your favorite fruit juice 
    • Lemon wedge cubes: lemon wedges + water

    BONUS vegan mocktail recipe: Blueberry Beet Spritzer

    Mix together:

    1/4 a cup of MamaSezz Breakfast Smoothie
    2 cups of seltzer
    A splash of orange juice 


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    By Caroline DiNicola Fawley

    Caroline is a plant-based chef, recipe designer, and whole food plant-based nutrition educator, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

     

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