3 Inflammation-Fighting Mocktails To Serve Up This Summer

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned alcoholic cocktail. Even though it’s common knowledge that alcohol may bring with it some unpleasant side effects, many people still find it difficult to say no to a well-made cocktail.

Leaving alcohol might seem like a daunting task, but luckily mocktails exist as an alternative to help fill the void. Mocktails are nonalcoholic beverages that are delicious and serve as a healthier substitute to traditional cocktails.

They are called mocktails as they mock or mimic the appearance of traditional cocktails and have been rising in popularity, especially after movements like Dryuary popped up, which invite people to abstain from alcohol in the first month of the year.

You can also use mocktails to bring down inflammation. By using foods that help inflammation, you can prepare your own delicious inflammation-fighting mocktails.

In this article, we will show you three inflammation-fighting mocktails that you can serve up this summer. Keep on reading to find out the benefits these mocktails have to offer!

Why Should You Give Mocktails A Try?

Mocktails have many health benefits as they have a lot of fruits and nutrients. The best part is you don’t have to worry about having a dreadful hangover the next morning.

The nutritious ingredients used to make mocktails include fruits, herbs, soft drinks, and sometimes even anti-inflammatory foods. 

Using mocktails as a substitute for cocktails can help you cut down your alcohol intake. Drinking too much alcohol can result in many dangerous health conditions such as liver damage and gut inflammation, to name a few.

So after considering the wide array of benefits mocktails have to offer, why not give them a try? Both your body and liver will thank you for it.

Here Are Some Inflammation Fighting Mocktails You Should Try

  • Virgin Mary Mocktail With Turmeric 
  • Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler
  • Ginger Tumeric Tonic Mocktail

Virgin Mary Mocktail With Turmeric 

Virgin Mary is an alcohol-free Bloody Mary. The same tangy, spicy, and flavorsome drink we all know and love, just without the alcohol.

The recipe is pretty straightforward if you already know how to make a Bloody Mary. Simply remove the vodka from the mix, and voilà you have a Virgin Mary mocktail ready to drink.

The main ingredients are tomato and lemon juice and are essential in this recipe, but you might want to add a few extra ingredients to build up the taste.

The spice can be adjusted according to your preference, and there’s no hard and fast rule about which sauce to use, although we use Worcester sauce in this recipe.

The combination of vegetable juice and turmeric, one of the best anti-inflammatory foods, makes this mocktail healthy and refreshing.

The Stuff You’ll Need

  • A quarter cup of veggie juice with tomato as the chief ingredient.
  • Half a teaspoon of turmeric.
  • A tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Half a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Half a teaspoon of celery salt.
  • A dash of freshly cracked black pepper.
  • For garnish, you could use anything you want. We usually add celery sticks and pickle spears as garnish.
  • As many ice cubes as you prefer.

The Directions:

  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Pour the tomato and lemon juice into a glass with ice cubes.
  3. Stir.
  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce, turmeric, celery salt, and stir again.
  5. Add the cracked black pepper and use the garnish of your choice.
  6. Ready to serve and relish.

Pomegranate Ginger Sparkler

Pomegranate juice is amongst the top known foods that help inflammation within the body. Many studies have shown that Pomegranate juice contains many anti-inflammatory substances and has antioxidant properties.

The polyphenols present in pomegranate juice can help accelerate muscle recovery after injury or exercise. The ginger kombucha used in this recipe contains loads of probiotics essential for a healthy intestinal lining.

So if you’re searching for a healthy, bright, and refreshing mocktail with flavorsome pomegranate, then this mocktail is for you. 

The Stuff You’ll Need

  • Half a cup of ginger kombucha
  • Four tablespoons of pomegranate juice
  • A quarter cup of water
  • Garnish is up to your preference, but we like to use blueberries
  • As many ice cubes as you prefer

The Directions:

  • Prepare all the ingredients
  • Add the ginger kombucha, pomegranate juice, and water
  • Stir
  • Add as many ice cubes as you need
  • Add the garnish of your choice
  • Ready to serve and relish

Ginger Tumeric Tonic Mocktail

This mocktail is made with turmeric and ginger, two well-known anti-inflammatory foods that make this mocktail healthy but delicious.

Turmeric has curcumin in it, which helps decrease inflammation, and has been in use for centuries as a medicinal herb because of the numerous health benefits it carries.

Including black pepper in this recipe is essential because curcumin absorption is usually difficult, and pepper helps its absorption.

The Stuff You’ll Need

  • A blender
  • One cup of coconut water
  • Half a cup of lemon juice
  • Half a cup of orange juice
  • Three teaspoons of honey
  • Two teaspoons of chopped and peeled ginger
  • One teaspoon of chopped and peeled turmeric
  • Some freshly cracked black pepper
  • As many ice cubes as you prefer

The Directions:

  • Prepare all the ingredients
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender
  • Blend until you feel it’s smooth
  • Add as many ice cubes as you prefer into two glasses
  • Fill up the two glasses with the mocktail
  • Ready to serve and relish

The Takeaway

Mocktails are delicious, fun, refreshing, and packed with healthy nutrients. Not only do they taste just as satisfying as cocktails, but you don’t have to worry about the detrimental effects of alcohol on your health as well.

Hopefully, the recipes we discussed in the article can show that mocktails can be delicious, healthy, and fun. The three inflammation-fighting mocktails mentioned above are perfect for parties and always worth trying, especially in the summer.

The ingredients used in mocktails are generally packed with high nutritious value and have several health benefits. The best part about mocktails? You get to choose what ingredients to use and receive their health benefits accordingly.

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