Before you say, “No way, rosé, I like my mommy (or daddy) juice,” consider these mocktail recipes.
Story by Becca Edwards
When we think about spring cleaning, our minds typically conjure up images of a pristine walk-in closet, labeled and stacked Tupperware or a complete purge of that miscellaneous drawer in the laundry room. But what about spring cleaning our liver? This often-overlooked organ plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body and studies have linked liver cleansing with several health benefits such as reducing belly fat. One excellent way to tidy up your liver, and therefore improve overall liver function, is limiting alcohol intake. But before you say, “No way, rosé, I like my mommy (or daddy) juice,” consider these mocktail recipes.
Minty Madness: Mountain Mojito
½ ounce lime juice
½ ounce agave
½ ounce blood orange puree
4 fresh mint leaves
Splash of sodium-free club soda
 Muddle the mint along with the lime juice and agave in a Collins glass.
 Add ice and the rest of the ingredients.
 Top with sodium-free club soda.
 Garnish with fresh mint.
Thank You Berry Much: Rosemary Blueberry Smash
1/8-1/4 cup of blueberries
1 rosemary sprig stripped
1 ounce honey
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
4 ounces sparkling mineral water
 Gently muddle blueberries, rosemary leaves and honey in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
 Add lemon juice and shake, covered, with ice vigorously for 10 seconds.
 Strain through a mesh strainer into a tall glass of fresh ice.
 Top with sparkling water and stir to incorporate.
Bitter Sweet: b.e.WELL Faux Rosé
1 GT’s Synergy organic Kombucha
1 pamplemousse-flavored Le Croix
The juice of 1 small lemon
5-10 dashes of Hella Co. ginger or orange bitters
 Combine the Kombucha and pamplemousse-flavored Le Croix.
 Add fresh lemon juice and bitters.
 Mix and serve in a rose wine glass.
The Nightcap: b.e.WELL Relax Potion
1 bag of Pukka Relax tea
1 can of blackberry-flavored Spindrift sparkling water
1 ½ ounces of pomegranate juice
2 drops doTERRA lavender essential oil
 Steep one bag of Pukka Relax tea for 5 minutes then chill.
 Add blackberry-flavored Spindrift sparkling water.
 Add pomegranate and doTERRA lavender.
 Serve in a red wine glass.
The Lip-Smacker: Virgin Paloma
1 ½ ounces lime juice
1 ounce grapefruit juice
1 ounce agave syrup
A healthy pinch of sea salt
 Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice.
 Strain over ice into a Collins glass and top with soda.
Vacation Libation: Coconut, Cucumber, Lime and Mint Cooler
4 cups of coconut water
2 cucumbers sliced very thinly
1/2 cup of lime juice
1 dropper of liquid stevia (optional)
1/4 cup of chopped mint leaves
 Combine coconut water, cucumbers, lime juice, stevia and mint leaves.
 Let chill for 1 to 2 hours and then serve.
Sweet & Sour: Virgin Watermelon Margarita
1 medium seedless watermelon cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons agave
1/3 cup lime-flavored Le Croix
 In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks so that you have four cups of watermelon puree.
 Add lime juice and agave and mix again.
 Pour into four cups.
 Top with lime-flavored Le Croix.