Try these four different mocktails this summer – alcohol pairings included, too!.
Summer in Bellingham means it’s finally time for backyard BBQs and beach days. Step one of a fun party is refreshments, but many people choose to limit or completely omit alcohol. I don’t drink much myself, but I adore cocktails. Fortunately, we have a wide selection of fun alcohol-free mixers and bases to delight everyone in your crowd. Each mocktail recipe will also include a spirits option to turn these into full-fledged cocktails.
Bright & Sunny Mule
This one uses a local favorite, Bright & Sunny Ginger Beer. Very refreshing, great for kids too.
This take of the French 75 features non-alcoholic Hop Tea, made with Citra hops from Yakima. The white tea gives it a bit of a caffeine kick as well. Be picky with your Elderberry Syrup. Some options include lots of herbal additives that will alter the flavor.
Almost a mocktail all its own. This apple cider vinegar-based concentrate just needs a little soda water for a delicious fizzy tonic. You don’t need much, it packs a punch! Made locally right here in Bellingham.
Tepache is a non-alcoholic beverage made from fermented pineapple rind, then sweetened. We carry a wide variety of styles from Mexico-based De La Calle, and we can’t get enough of them. Try the OG Pineapple Spice to start, or toss in some of the Chamoy for a spice kick.