be Well: delicious and easy to make mocktails

If you’re looking to add festive and refreshing mocktails to your Fourth of July menu - we have fun recipes. Stephanie Reda, from Hal's New York, has the tips to make the drinks that will WOW your party guests.

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2024, 1:32 PM

Updated 22 days ago

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If you’re looking to add festive and refreshing mocktails to your Fourth of July menu - we have fun recipes. Stephanie Reda, from Hal's New York, has the tips to make the drinks that will WOW your party guests.
Recipes:
Minty Lime NOjito
EQUIPMENT:
Pitcher (plus wooden spoon)
  • 4 short glasses
INGREDIENTS:
¾ cup fresh lime juice (from 6 limes)
¾ cup simple syrup
½ cup packed fresh mint leaves
2 (2-inch) strips lime zest
4 cups ice cubes
2 cups Hal’s Lime Seltzer
Lime slices and mint sprigs, for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS:
Combine lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves and lime zest in a pitcher; using the handle of a long wooden spoon, lightly crush the mint and zest. Add ice cubes and divide mixture among 4 glasses, top with SELTZER, stir to mix well. Garnish with lime slices and mint sprigs, if desired.
Spicy Watermelon HALapeño Mocktail
EQUIPMENT:
Blender
4 short glasses
INGREDIENTS:
2 cups diced watermelon
1/2 jalapeño diced (seeds removed)
½ tsp agave
Hal’s Watermelon Seltzer
Ice
Salt or Tajin
Mint (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Take the watermelon, jalapeno, agave, plus a pinch of salt and add to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place ice in 4 small glasses. Divide watermelon mixture among the four glasses. Top with SELTZER. Stir with a spoon or straw to combine.
  3. Garnish with extra watermelon and mint, if desired.
  4. Line the glass rims with Tajin if desired for some extra spice!
Classic Shirley Temple (AKA When Hal Met Shirley)
EQUIPMENT:
4 tall glasses
INGREDIENTS:
  • Ice
  • 2 Tbsp grenadine
  • ½ cup Hal’s Ginger Ale
  • 2 – 4 oz Hal’s Lime Seltzer (optional)
GARNISHES:
Maraschino Cherries (with stems)
Lime slices
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Take an 8-10 oz. Glass and fill it with ice, nearly to the top.
  2. Start with 2 Tbsp grenadine to the glass with ice.
  3. Next, add about ½ cup of Ginger Ale over the grenadine and ice. (If desired, you can use half Seltzer and half Ginger Ale to cut the sweetness!)
  4. Finish your Shirley Temple with a maraschino cherry and a slice of Lime (I like to give my citrus wedge a light squeeze before adding it to the glass. That little kiss of citrus helps offset the sweetness of the drink!
  5. Stir with a straw or drink stirrer and sip away!


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