The holidays are upon us, with promises of hearty meals and plenty to drink. What if we gave our livers a break this year?
With these 4 alcohol-free cocktails created in collaboration with the Auberge Saint-Gabriel, you’ll be the life of the party while looking out for your health. Our main ingredient: Eska sparkling water, unflavoured or flavoured, just as pure as our natural spring water.
The Mojithohoho : a mocktail made with Eska unflavoured sparkling water that’s guaranteed to keep the cold at bay
Who says you can’t enjoy the classic drinks of summer when the thermometer drops to -30? Thumb your nose at Mother Nature with this herbal and delectably fresh mojithohoho, crafted using Eska unflavoured sparkling water drawn from the same esker as our natural spring water.
Simple syrup: what is it?
An important ingredient in many cocktails is aptly named: you can easily prepare a simple syrup at home. The Boire agency features different versions, including honey-vanilla-ginger and rhubarb. A brilliant DIY gift idea for Christmas!
- Juice of 1 lime
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ½ tsp of simple syrup
- Eska unflavoured sparkling water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Fresh basil leaves
- Add the simple syrup, mint, basil, lime, and lemon juice to a glass.
- Smash ingredients with a wooden pestle.
- Add ice cubes and fill with Eska unflavoured sparkling water.
Choice of garnish
- Bouquet of mint or basil
- Branch of thyme
The Piña falala: head south for the winter with this mocktail made with Eska sparkling water with natural lime flavour
Enjoy a sunny stopover with a piña falala. The invigorating combo of pineapple and ginger in this mocktail will stir your senses, and its velvety texture is a perfect accompaniment to your favourite Christmas playlist. Add a thin slice of jalapeno pepper, and boom!, you’re immediately transported to a tropical destination.
- 1 c of frozen pineapple pieces
- 1 tbsp of minced ginger
- Juice of one lime
- ½ c of water
- Eska sparkling water with natural lime flavour
- Mix all the ingredients in a food processor.
- Fill 2 glasses with ice cubes and separate the puree equally between the two
- Finish with Eska sparkling water with natural lime flavour and mix with a spoon,
Choice of garnish
- Pink pepper
- Slice of jalapeno pepper
- Lime wedge
- Slice of ginger
The Edelweiss: celebrate local ingredients with this mocktail made with Eska sparkling water with natural lime flavour
You’ll want to sing at the foot of some snowy mountains like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music: the Edelweiss, with its soft floral notes, is a perfect cure for the winter blues. Long live local flavours!
The flowers and fruit of the elderberry: little-known local products
Did you know that the elderberry, a medicinal plant used since ancient times, graces Quebec’s landscapes in late June with its delicate white flowers? With its refreshing hint of citrus, honey, and lychee, the elderberry flower syrup used in this recipe is a perfect local ingredient. A perfect complement to Eska water, a 100% Quebec-based source of natural hydration.
- 30 ml elderberry flower syrup
- 15 ml lemon juice
- Eska sparkling water with natural lemon flavour
- 1 egg white
- Add all ingredients to a shaker, except the Eska sparkling water.
- Shake vigorously to create an emulsion with the egg white.
- Add ice cubes, then shake a second time to chill the mixture.
- Filter with a strainer into a glass.
- Add Eska sparkling water with natural lemon flavour.
Choice of garnish
The Chaïaïaï: this mocktail featuring Eska sparkling water with natural orange flavour is guaranteed to warm up even the coldest winter day
Tradition says that our parents and grandparents once received oranges in their Christmas stockings, but this year we prefer them in our glass! Let the warm spices of chai tea and the gentle bubbles of Eska sparkling water with natural orange flavour lift your evening with this well-balanced mocktail.
Chai tea: a special ingredient for a seemingly mundane mocktail
Originating in India, chai tea contains a spice blend, called masala, with cleansing properties. What are its benefits? It stimulates memory, improves digestion, reinforces the immune system, and, most of all, mesmerizes with its exotic taste and scent.
- 2 teabags of chai tea
- 1/2 c sugar
- Juice of 1 orange
- Eska sparkling water with natural orange flavour
- Brew two tea bags of chai tea in a mug of boiling water and add sugar.
- Let sit for 10 minutes, remove tea bags, then let cool. Add the juice of 1 orange.
- Pour the chai tea syrup into 4 glasses filled with ice cubes.
- Fill with Eska sparkling water with natural orange flavour and stir with a spoon.
Choice of garnish
- Star anise
- Orange zest
- Cinnamon stick
These healthy and sassy mocktail recipes are perfect for the holiday season. Bottled in 100% recycled and recyclable plastic, Eska sparkling water is a perfect choice for making mocktails aligned with your environmental values. The hardest part is deciding which one you’ll serve at your different parties!
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