With the clean slate of the new year and resolutions in full swing, we’re kicking off a month of mocktails, à la Dry January, comin’ at ya every Friday. It starts with this citrusy concoction which I dreamt up while getting my daily fix of sparkling water (something about those bubbles!) and thinking about how much better it would taste with more flavors in the mix. Whether you’re kicking alcohol for the month, or like me, just want a new twist for your daily topo chico, this citrus mocktail is equal parts delicious and refreshing. Plus, unlike its boozy cousin, can be enjoyed in copious amounts, any time of day.
*photos by Kate LeSueur
At first glance, this drink has a lot going on, but the flavors meld so smoothly to create a refreshing concoction.
What size glass you use will really depend on how bubbly you prefer your drink. Serve it in a highball if you like things fizzy, or a short glass for a stronger fruity taste.
Hope you get a chance to try out this mocktail, and if you decide to add a splash of booze, we won’t tell (and highly recommend an ounce or two of gin.)