Super Bowl Sippers: Alcohol Optional

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away! I always look forward to the Super Bowl but my excitement has nothing to do with football and only a little to do with ridiculous commercials and the potential for wardrobe malfunctions at the half-time show. It’s all about friends, family, food and drinks!

My only complaint about Super Bowl Sunday is that it is in fact on a Sunday which is quickly followed by Monday morning and the expectation that we will be at work on time.  Who plans these things?!? What’s wrong with Super Bowl Saturday?

Anyways, to improve your post-Super Bowl Monday morning, I made a few yummy mocktails. They are great if you don’t drink, don’t feel like drinking, are on a Whole 30 or just need something non-alcoholic to alternate between alcoholic beverages but still want to feel like you’re celebrating.

Of course, most of you will add alcohol. Go for it. Even with the addition of alcohol, these drinks will be lower in calories and sugar than most cocktails.


Spicy Grapefruit & Lime Spritzer

My sister is really the craft cocktail/mocktail creator in our family. She likes spicy everything so naturally she makes spicy cocktails. This recipe is inspired by some of her delicious creations.

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Yield: 1 mocktail/cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of jalapeño
  • 3 drops liquid stevia
  • 6 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Optional: 1 shot tequila or vodka

Instructions

  1. For a milder heat, remove seeds from jalapeño slices. For a more intense heat, leave seeds in jalapeño slices.
  2. Place jalapeño slices and liquid stevia in a shaker. Muddle with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon. The more you muddle the spicier the drink.
  3. Add the pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, sparkling water, a small handful of ice and vodka or tequila if using to the shaker.
  4. Shake, shake, shake.
  5. Pour into a fancy glass (or solo cup) over crushed ice and garnish with a lime slice.

Lime Mint Coconut Kombucha* Mojito

 

I remember trying a mojito for the 1st time while sitting at the pool eating a lobster roll in Key West. I have loved them since. I’m kind of a purist and not that into all the flavor varieties but the hint of coconut in the Kevita Mojita Lime Mint Coconut Kombucha is a perfect addition.

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Yield: 1 mocktail/cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 mint sprig
  • 3 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ cup Kevita Mojita Lime Mint Coconut Kombucha
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Optional: 1 shot white rum

Instructions

  1. Remove leaves from mint sprig.
  2. Place mint leaves and liquid stevia in a shaker. Muddle with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
  3. Add lime juice, Kevita Mojita Lime Mint Kombucha, a small handful of ice and rum if using to the shaker.
  4. Shake, shake, shake.
  5. Pour into a fancy glass (or solo cup) over crushed ice. Garnish with a lime slice and/or mint sprig.

 

*Kombucha contains a small amount of naturally occurring alcohol. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your healthcare professional before drinking kombucha.


One Ingredient Wine Alternative

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This kombucha* has a nice light raspberry and lemon flavor and a rich red color that makes it an easy alternative to a glass of wine.

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Ingredient

  • GT’s Trilogy Kombucha

Instruction

  1. Pour slowly into a wine glass.

*Kombucha contains a small amount of naturally occurring alcohol. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your healthcare professional before drinking kombucha.


I am not affiliated with the companies of any of the products used in this post. They are simply high-quality products that I choose to use.

Disclaimer: I am not a Registered Dietician or licensed medical doctor. I do not diagnose or treat disease, but instead make healthy lifestyle recommendations for balancing the body and promoting optimal wellness. No recommendation or comment made by me should be construed as being medical advice or diagnosis.

 

 

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