Sometime you just need a stiff drink…and sometimes you pour a mocktail.
I’ve shared before that I deal with chronic migraines and am still trying to figure out all of the triggers. Hormones, weather, certain foods…I’m also realizing alcohol can bring on an attack.
Cocktails and non-alcoholic spirits are becoming more common in my beverage routine. Not that I drank a lot of alcohol before, but it is nice to have a fancy drink every once in awhile.
Let’s Talk Mocktails
I want to clear up some common misconceptions about folks who choose to drink mocktails…
- The person in not automatically against alcohol
- If a woman orders a mocktail, it does not mean she’s pregnant (so don’t ask)
- It does not mean the individual is a recovering alcoholic
- It does not mean the person is a “party pooper”
Not everyone enjoyed alcohol and not everyone can physically tolerate alcohol (i.e. migraine sufferers)! Those individuals still want to be able to enjoy pretty, bubbly beverages and that’s why mocktails exist.
Grab a Glass!
- 2 16 oz glasses
- Measuring cup
- Cutting board
- 2 paper straws
- 12 oz natural ginger beer (no sugar added)
- 10 oz pomegranate juice
- 1 grapefruit – 1/2 juiced and other 1/2 sliced for garnish
- 1 cup ice
Yield: 2 drinks
Slice grapefruit in half. Juice 1/2 of the grapefruit and remove any seeds. Pulp is good! Slice the remaining half for garnish. Place 1/2 cup ice in each glass. Divide ginger beer between glasses. Evenly add the grapefruit juice and any pulp to the glasses along with 5 oz pomegranate juice. Stir to blend. Place straws and enjoy!