Smoky Ginger-Cucumber Highball Mocktail

Summertime Mocktails

Summer is the ideal season for boosting beverage sales. Ice cold beer and fruity cocktails are top of mind during a warm day’s happy hour. Take advantage of the season and expand these sales to customers searching for non-alcoholic and functional beverages. Offer signature mocktails with carefully-crafted ingredients that deliver bold and refreshing flavor. Cucumber and citrus are ideal flavors for summer beverages. Infusing a house-made simple syrup of ginger and chipotle pepper adds flavor, value, and boasts nutritional benefits. Add a garnish of fresh microgreens to further increase nutritional appeal for a trend-setting summer beverage.

 

Smoky Ginger-Cucumber Highball Mocktail
Highball mocktail with a smoky ginger simple syrup, cucumber, orange bitters, fresh citrus, club soda, and microgreen garnish.
Servings
1
Servings
1
Smoky Ginger-Cucumber Highball Mocktail
Highball mocktail with a smoky ginger simple syrup, cucumber, orange bitters, fresh citrus, club soda, and microgreen garnish.
Servings
1
Servings
1
Ingredients
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Instructions
Smoky Ginger Simple Syrup
  1. Heat all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; cool and refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 week. Makes about 1 cup.
For Serving
  1. Muddle cucumber and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add lime juice, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons Smoky Ginger Simple Syrup to shaker; cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Add ice and cucumber ribbon to highball glass; strain cucumber-citrus mixture into glass and top with club soda. Garnish mocktail with orange twist and microgreens.
Recipe Notes

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Ingredient Order Numbers

Granulated Sugar #380424

Chiptole Peppers in Adobo Sauce #045605

Ginger #097216

Cucumber #097163

Lime #096208

Lemon #096186

Club Soda #017971

Orange #096281

Fresh Origins Cilantro Microgreens #010696

Fresh Origins Wasabi Microgreens #097349

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