The new season means lots of socializing, and I was looking for a healthy alcohol-free way to take the edge off without drinking. This healthy adaptogenic herbal mocktail is the perfect way to recreate the energising and pacifying sensations you crave—without the hangover !
The social atmosphere is what makes the warmer months so much fun. We have party boats, brunches, bbqs and dinner parties on the agenda in the upcoming weeks. I've always turned to alcohol for the buzz that a few drinks gives me. The lowered inhibition makes it so much easier to engage and enjoy myself. But as I've entered my 30s, it's hard for me not to feel exhausted the next day - after one or two cocktails.
Why we're choosing mocktails these days:
Don’t get me wrong, I like a pool side cocktail just as much as the next person. And I love the fun and flavor that cocktails bring.
That said - over the weekend I decided to host at the beach house without the booze. I packed my Three Spirit active botanical drinks to mix up some mocktails for our guests. I knew this crowd would appreciate the ingredients and benefits in these drinks, and I love how these elixirs use medicinal ingredients and adaptogens.
Thanks to the blend of ingredients, these mocktails are an all natural mood altering elixir. And since we were hanging on the beach, we were really focused on feeling relaxed and practicing self care. Emphasis on the relax. The best part of consuming alcohol is how you feel chilled out, which to be frank - is the reason why many of us turn to a drink in the first place. These mocktails were not only delicious, they actually lifted our spirits and helped us connect.
And as far as self care goes? You can enjoy these drinks without worrying about alcohol harming your health or making you feel dehydrated later from too much consumption. You can feel really good about the stuff inside. They're full of ingredients that support functional health, and we just felt at peace and in control enjoying them around our families.
In todays post I'm sharing a mocktail that lifted our spirits and helped us connect. I called this drink full bloom, as the very definition of a plant in full bloom is: to become more apparent or fully expressed (as in flavor or aroma) the perfect analogy for a plant based social elixir.
Why we chose three spirit social elixir for this cocktail:
This dark herbal elixir is the ultimate social companion and mood elevator. Natural, blissful feeling with lion’s mane mushroom, yerba mate and damiana.
How you'll feel:
A little floaty and flirty from damiana, tulsi and cacao which combine to lift spirits and reduce inhibitions. After three doses, you’ll be the life and soul of the party!
How it tastes:
From powerful plants comes powerful flavours. Bright, dry spices on the nose lead to rich, complex dark apple and cacao notes.
Ingredients in this full bloom mocktail:
- Three spirit social elixir - lift spirits and reduce inhibitions
- Basil simple syrup - a sweet and herbaceous flavor that really balanced the dark notes in social elixir
- Freshly squeezed lime - citrus brings it all together
- Tonic Water - to add some fizz, feel free to replace with your favorite light citrus soda or ginger ale instead.
How to recreate:
- Add ice, freshly squeezed lime juice, basil simple syrup, and three spirit social elixir to a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously to chill and mix well.
- Pour into a glass of choice over ice.
- Top with tonic water, garnish with edible flowers or herbs and enjoy!
Where to find Three Spirit:
Three spirit can be purchased directly from their site online, and they recently launched in Williams Sonoma! Stop by their store if you're ready to mix this up right away.
You can use code FROLICANDFARE for 15% off! [affiliate link]
I know my readers will be also happy to know that all Three Spirit blends are:
- Ethically sourced & sustainably packaged
- Has no artificial colours or flavours
- Vegan & gluten free
- 2 oz Three spirit social elixir
- 1 oz Basil simple syrup
- 1 small lime, freshly squeezed
- 2 oz Tonic Water
- Garnish of choice
Add ice, freshly squeezed lime, your basil simple syrup, and three spirit social elixir to a cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously to chill and mix well.
Pour into a glass of choice over ice.
Top with tonic water, garnish with edible flowers or herbs and enjoy!
Drink right away
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 78Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgFiber 2gProtein 1g