Photo (from left): Bloody Bull, Fiery Ginger and Apple Boost, Pomegranate Negroni
Mocktails are a refreshing and delicious take on cocktails without the booze. Maybe you're not in the mood for a true cocktail. Maybe you're taking some time off from drinking (Dry January, anyone?). Maybe you don't drink at all. No matter the reason, these flavorful beverage recipes from Clare Liardet's Dry: Delicious Handcrafted Cocktails and Other Clever Concoctions are worthy of mixing up for your next brunch or when you just need a boost.
Dry: Delicious Handcrafted Cocktails and Other Clever Concoctions
by Clare Liardet
Clare Liardet: This is a super tasty version of a Virgin Mary—it’s almost a liquid lunch. I recommend transferring it to a thermos and taking it on a long morning walk in the fresh air to revive you halfway. If you do use a thermos, chill the Bloody Bull beforehand and don’t use ice, as the drink will become too diluted.
CL: I love the taste of ginger in the morning and have a guilty love of ginger beer at any time of the day. This is an instant, healthy, fizzy ginger hit, with none of the vast amounts of sugar found in commercial brands of ginger beer. It’s completely invigorating.
CL: The cherry concentrate gives an extra layer, but isn’t essential. However, I recommend keeping the cherry concentrate in the fridge as a sugar-free cordial. It’s also delicious with hot water.