Remember that month I went without boozin’? Seems so very long ago but alas it was just in October when I said goodbye to the bottle for 4 weeks and reaped the benefit of a healthier lifestyle (my skin looked so good, you guys). I’ve returned to imbibing here and there but definitely have a newfound respect and appreciation for longer stretches without over-indulging.
Perhaps you’re trying to cut back, are pregnant, don’t drink or are just in the mood for something refreshing that isn’t Frosé ? Whichever it is, I’m excited to share one of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks with you. This is like the sober girl’s version of a Millionaire Sour (I recommend one…you know, when you’re in the mood for whiskey).
The secret to this recipe is a killer, lemon-y simple syrup. To make Lemon Simple Syrup, simply dissolve ¼ cup of granulated sugar in ¼ cup of water in a saucepan over low heat. Trying to lay off the sugar? Mix it with honey or your favorite healthy sweetener instead. Once dissolved, mix in ¾ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Store your syrup in a cute glass container.
You will need:
2 oz Lemon Simple Syrup
2 oz Diet Ginger Ale
¼ cup of crushed ice
¼ shot of Grenadine
Mix all ingredients into a fancy glass to mix everything in. The portion size of this mocktail is relatively small, feel free to double up or top with additional ginger ale!