Non-Alcoholic "Mocktails" and Food

We wanted to add some fun treats and mocktails to our delectable food and drink recipes, so everyone can enjoy our Honey Simple Syrup and delicious drink concoctions!  We make these recipes in big batches for our events and the feedback we always get are: "Give me this recipe, please!"  So, here they are...Enjoy! 

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Non-Alcoholic Sangria


This is a perfect party-go-to when not all your guests can have alcohol.  With the flavors of cinnamon, pomegranate, orange and apple, this mocktail is bursting with Fall and Winter goodness!  It's easy to make, delicious and sugar free!  

How to Make It:

Serves  6

  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 2 Black Tea Bags
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/4 Cup H & L Honey Simple Syrup
  • 2 Cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 Medium Orange, Sliced
  • 1 Medium Lemon, Sliced
  • 1 Medium Lime, Sliced
  • 1 Medium Apple, Cored and Sliced
  • 3 Cups Seltzer Water 
  • Orange slices for Garnish

Pour the boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.  Discard tea bags and in a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, Honey Simple Syrup, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and orange, lemon, lime and apple slices.  If you like a real sweet Sangria, you might want to add another 1/4 cup of Honey Simple Syrup, 1/2 cup total. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  Just before serving, stir in carbonated water.  Serve in glasses over ice.  Garnish with an orange slice.  Enjoy!

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Honey Sweet Lemonade


Ahhh...nothing says summer like a frosty glass of freshly squeezed lemonade! Making your own lemonade with honey syrup to sweeten is a feel good recipe that's a cinch to make.  

How to Make It:

Serves 4

  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (about 5 large lemons)
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
  • 3/4 Cup Hudson & Lee Honey Simple Syrup
  • Fresh Mint

Stir above ingredients together in a pitcher, serve over ice and top with a sprig of mint.  Makes 4 Servings

Honey Berry Parfait


I honestly think that sitting down with a parfait after taking the time to construct one is like sitting down to a morning cocktail.  Taking the time to blend berries and stack in delicious layers is like squeezing fresh citrus fruits for a indulgent margarita, or making a frozen cocktail....worth all the effort once you're eating it (or drinking it!).  

This particular recipe is inspired by my yoga friend Mary, she told me about her original recipe and my gears starting turning, thinking about a Hudson & Lee honey simple syrup sweetened fruit parfait.  How perfect and guilt free to have as a breakfast treat or snack. 

I love how versatile our honey syrup is, not only does it make a delicious cocktail mixer, but it can be used in parfaits, meat, shrimp and vegetable marinades, dressings, smoothies, stir-frys, and the list goes on and on.

How to Make It:

Serves 1

The key to this recipe is the fruit sauce!  You want to use semi-defrosted berries (leave them out on your counter for 20 minutes) so they are partially defrosted, a little liquid but frozen enough to leave a crunch when you eat it.

 

Fruit Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup of Semi-defrosted (see *note above) Mixed Berries (blackberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries and/or raspberries) 
  • 2 Tsp Hudson & Lee Honey Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Tsp Lemon Zest

Add above ingredients to a blender and blend until sauce is mixed, leaving some liquid and some fruit chunks.

Parfait

  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt (or coconut yogurt for dairy free)
  • 1/3 Cup Granola
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Berries (blackberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries and/or raspberries)
  • Add the Greek (or coconut) yogurt to a parfait dish, pour fruit sauce over the yogurt, pour granola over the sauce and add the fresh berries on top.  Grab a spoon and dig in!