Sweetheart Mocktail

5 minutesServes 2
Sweetheart Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 c strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • ¼ c fresh mandarosa mandarin juice, from 2 mandarins
  • 2 tbsp elderflower syrup
  • 6 oz sparkling water, chilled
  • 6 oz orange sparkling water, chilled
  • Orange twists and fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions

Place strawberries and mandarin juice in a small bowl and stir to combine. Using a potato masher or large wooden spoon, mash strawberries to release their juices. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer, pressing again strawberries to release the remaining juice. Divide strawberry mixture between two chilled coup glasses. Top with 1 tbsp each elderflower syrup and stir to combine. Add plain and orange sparkling water, evenly. Garnish with fresh strawberry and orange twists.

Cocktail variation: Follow the recipe above, replacing the elderflower syrup with elderflower liqueur and the orange sparkling water with chilled champagne.