Just cause you’re not going out for drinks doesn’t mean your taste buds have to suffer. With a good bottle of orange bitters and creativity, you can whip up mouth-watering non-alcoholic cocktails right in your kitchen – proving that mocktails aren’t just kid’s stuff.
In this blog post, we’ll explore four amazingly delicious recipes featuring an orange bitters base and give some extra tips so that anyone— mixologists included—can get ready to sip on a refresher. Whether you’re kicking back after work or entertaining guests in your home bar, these drinks are sure to please.
1 – Mojito
A great alternative to the traditional mojito is one made with an orange bitters base. The non-alcoholic mojito has all the flavor of the classic cocktail but with none of the buzz. This tasty drink starts with two ounces of non-alcoholic white rum and eight mint leaves in a glass.
Add ½ ounce of simple syrup, ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice, and two full droppers of orange bitters for a unique twist. Finally, top it off with three-to-four ounces of club soda for some fizz, and you have a perfect summer cooler that everyone at your next gathering can enjoy.
2 – Passionfruit Martini
If you want something different and refreshing to sip on, then a Passionfruit Martini should be right up your alley. Assembling this cocktail starts by scooping the fresh passion fruit pulp into a shaker before adding passion fruit syrup, lime juice, simple syrup, vanilla extract, and orange bitters. Shake it all up before straining it into a martini glass. To finish it and give some good fizz to your drink, float a non-alcoholic sparkling wine over the top.
3 – Carmen Miranda Sour
Not only is a Carmen Miranda Sour full of refreshing flavors, but it’s also easy to put together. All you need is freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. A bit of orgeat syrup brings out the flavors even more, and then you add three full droppers of orange bitters for an extra kick. Whichever way you shake it (or stir it), this citrusy concoction will tantalize and satisfy your taste buds.
4 – Agave Margarita
Lastly, an Agave Margarita is the ideal drink for those who are looking for something other than an alcoholic beverage. This easy-to-make drink is made with simple ingredients, including non-alcoholic tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and orange bitters.
The orange bitters provide the perfect base to bring out the sweeter notes of this beverage while adding a savory twist that highlights the unique flavor profile of this margarita. For a delightful experience, finish your glass with a small pinch of salt to enhance the flavor and aroma.
Use Orange Bitters To Make These Delicious Mocktails
With these four recipes, you can entertain family and friends with the perfect non-alcoholic beverage. Whether you want a sweet and sour drink or a cool and refreshing citrus option, use these recipes to create them with ease easily.
And best of all, each recipe uses orange bitters as the base, making it easy to tweak flavors to create your unique mocktail recipe. So when it comes time for your next gathering, think beyond lemonade–try one of these delightful mocktails. Your guests will surely enjoy something unique and delicious once they try out any of these delightful orange-bitters-based drinks. Thanks for reading.