3 Amazing Mocktails To Make With Honey
Mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) have become very popular in recent years, especially for people that are looking to reduce their alcohol consumption or need to avoid it on a night out when they driving. Why should the designated driver have to drink orange juice or cola all night while others are enjoying all manner of exciting cocktails? A good mocktail will give you all the fun and flavour without the alcohol. The best mocktails are a special blend of ingredients and flavours, and not just a familiar cocktail blend with the alcohol left out.
A mocktail is not only for nights out, they can be enjoyed at home any time of the day! These are just three of our favourites. We've used a selection of our honeys to add a delightful sweetness and gorgeous flavours along with the honey notes.
Pink Honey and Rhubarb Lemonade
A delicious and refreshing old fashioned lemonade with a twist.
- 120g of Fresh Rhubarb
- 100g of Just Bee Lemon & Ginger Vitamin Honey
- 100ml of Lemon Juice
- A Pinch of Salt
- Ice Cubes
This mocktail is made in a large pitcher
First we need to make a rhubarb and honey syrup. Cut the rhubarb into slices and add to a medium sized saucepan, then add 120ml of water, a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. Once boiling reduce the heat and allow the rhubarb to simmer for around five to six minutes.
Sieve the rhubarb juice, dispose of the solids and return to the saucepan, add 100g of Lemon & Ginger Honey. Heat gently while stirring until all the honey is dissolved into the rhubarb juice. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a jar, jug, mug or anything suitable you have to hand. Then chill covered in the fridge for at least an hour.
When you are ready to serve, grab your pitcher and add the honey and rhubarb syrup, 100ml of lemon juice, 500ml of water and stir until mixed, then add a handful of ice cubes. Feel free to garnish with any spare fresh rhubarb sticks you have and or slices of fresh lemon. To serve pour into tall ice filled glasses.
Mint and Honey White Russian
A winter fireside coffee and cream treat.
If pink lemonade is just a little too summery for you this time of year, then this mocktail might suit you better and would be a real treat for visitors over the festive season that aren't drinking alcohol. This mocktail is made individually, so the actual amounts you'll need will depend on your own tastes, how many you are making and how generous your glass size is! But if you have the following ready you'll be set to go!
- A Pot of Strong Black Coffee
- A Small Pot of Double Cream
- Peppermint Extract
- Vanilla Extract
- Just Bee Turmeric+ Honey
- Ice cubes
Start with a nice sized whiskey glass or short tumbler and then fill about a third of way with freshly brewed strong coffee, add a ½ a teaspoon of Just Bee Turmeric+ Honey and stir until dissolved. Add a drop or two of both the peppermint and vanilla extracts. Then add a few chunks of ice.
Next we are going to 'float' some double cream on top, so hold an upturned teaspoon over the glass (you can rest the handle on the edge to keep it steady) and pour a couple of teaspoons of fresh double cream over the back of the spoon. This will help the cream disperse across the top of the drink and allow it to 'float' on the top. Give the drink a very gentle stir and you should be left with impressive looking swirls. Perfect for sipping by the fireside on cold evenings!
Honey and Cranberry Mocktail
A brightly coloured fruit delight!
- 500ml of Cranberry Juice
- 250ml of Pineapple juice
- 100g of Just Bee Honey with Valencia Orange
- 100g of Fresh Cranberries
- A Few Slices of Fresh Orange as Garnish.
- Ice Cubes
This delightfully refreshing mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic drink for seeing in Christmas or the New Year. The red colour is really wonderful and looks really festive! It's great for the kids too, a much healthier option than cola and more exciting than fruit squash.
This mocktail is made in a large pitcher.
First add the cranberry juice and pineapple juice to a medium sized saucepan, heat gently on a low heat and stir in the honey until it has dissolved. Allow to cool a little then add the honey and juice syrup to a jug or something suitable and chill covered in the fridge for at least an hour.
When you are ready to serve and add a handful of ice cubes and the fresh cranberries to your pitcher. Pour in the mixture from the fridge and finish off with a few slices of fresh orange.
Making a Versatile Honey Syrup
Simply add a jar of Just Bee Honey into a saucepan, then using the empty jar, add a jarful of water. Heat gently until all the honey has completely dissolved into the water, then once cooled pour it all into an airtight container, jar or bottle and store in the fridge.
You can use this honey syrup as a replacement in any cocktail or mocktail recipe that calls for sugar syrup and why wouldn't we want to replace sugar syrup with delicious honey syrup?