Here’s to hoping everyone had a productive Dry January – but how about continuing it into February and possibly all through 2019?! No matter the reason why you’ve stopped drinking (health, recovery, or other), focusing on continuing the sober streak into the second month of the year is a resolution I can definitely get behind and today I’m sharing How I Co-Created a Mocktail at the Fairmont Copley Boston!
Mocktails, zero proof beverages, N/A drinks – they all refer to beverages that do not contain any alcohol in their ingredients, meaning they are safe to drink if you are leading a sober life! They become “trendy” come January because everyone is trying to pursue a healthier lifestyle and resolutions tend to be in reference to not drinking alcohol. But for those of us that continue this booze-free lifestyle throughout the year, finding deliciously balanced drinks at restaurants and bars at times becomes difficult. Thankfully, said restaurants and bars are becoming aware of the growing population of customers that don’t consume alcohol and are focusing on creating mocktails – even full mocktail menus – for their patrons!
One of those spots in Boston is OAK Long Bar + Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Recently, I partnered up with their team to brainstorm and create a mocktail that was perfect for the winter season in New England and this is what we came up with:
- a pinch ground cloves
- 2 tablespoons fresh cranberries
- 4 ounces coconut water
- 1½ ounce cranberry juice
- ½ ounce almond (orgeat) syrup
- sprig fresh rosemary
- Build in mixing glass, add pinch cloves. Shake to integrate.
- Add coconut water, cranberry juice, and almond syrup. Shake!
- In highball glass, add layer of fresh cranberries to the bottom of the glass.
- Fill with crushed ice over cranberries.
- Strain shaken beverage over ice.
- Garnish with rosemary sprig and serve!