So I've had a little more time on my hands recently and I remembered that I had some images of a mocktail photoshoot that I had done and never posted about. I've been using my cocktail picks pretty regularly to make mocktails since I've been home more.
About two years ago, I developed a weird thing where I get REALLY bad headaches whenever I had any alcohol. It started with beer, so I thought - it's ok - I'll just avoid that and drink other things. Well... no luck there. No wine, no tequila, no vodka. So after mourning that for a little while, I had to figure out a plan B. Luckily, that's about when the mocktail movement was picking up, and a friend of mine introduced me to shrubs, drinking vinegars, and seedlip.
Here are a few drinks that Lisa of Binary Star Systems and I came up with:
1/2 Oz Meadowland Goldfinch Simple Syrup
1 Tsp Honey
4oz Sparkling Water
Meyer Lemon squeezed to taste, and sliced as garnish
2oz Metolius Chai Mix
2oz Sparkling Water
2oz Half & Half
Cinnamon to Taste
2oz Portland Syrups Marionberry
6oz Sparkling Water
Meyer Lemon Squeezed to taste, and sliced as garnish
These are just a few of the drinks I've been making to as part of our nightly happy hour. One big benefit of not being able to have any alcohol... no more hangovers!
I hope everyone is staying safe out there, and finding new ways to keep yourself occupied and sane!