Lavender Lemonade Mocktail

This bright and refreshing mocktail is made with tons of great ingredients with great health benefits. Lavender can help fight stress, reduce headaches, improve sleep, and so much more, while lemons contain more potassium than apples or grapes, and blueberries are full of antioxidants!


1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1 1/2 tbsp Lavender Simple Syrup (Recipe below)

1/4 tsp Grenadine

3 dashes Bitters


Club soda or tonic water


Lavender Simple Syrup

Combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tbsp dried lavender to a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat. Let mixture cool in the pan and then strain out the lavender. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to ten days

Mocktail (per 1 serving)

Combine the ingredients above in shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with fresh lavender, blueberries, and lemon slices. (Try muddling the blueberries in your glass to enhance the beautiful colour of this mocktail!)

Watermelon "Mockarita"

I'm lucky enough live somewhere where we always have amazingly warm weather--and I'm SO grateful. If you're missing those summertime ☀️ sunshine ☀️ vibes, this margarita inspired mocktail might just uplift your mood.


1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 tsp agave
1/3 cup sparking water

Lime slices or mint leaves to garish


In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks so that you have 4 cups of watermelon puree. Add lime juice and agave and mix again. Pour into 4 cups. Top each with sparkling water. Garnish each glass with a lime slice or mint leaf.

Spicy Bloody Mary

For those craving a more savory option, or who may have over-indulged the night before, this healthy Bloody Mary is sure to satisfy. If your "hair of the dog" Sunday brunch go-to is the Bloody Mary, why don't you try the alcohol-free (and waaay healthier) version?


4 ounces fresh tomato juice (if buying from the store, try for low sugar and sodium, or make your own)

2 ounces fresh carrot juice (you can also try celery juice)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

½ tablespoon cracked black pepper

1 to 2 teaspoons turmeric, to taste

1 tablespoon finely chopped basil, parsley, or cilantro (optional)

½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon Horseradish (or more if you like more heat, also optional)

3 to 4 drops olive oil

Lime or lemon wedge, sea salt (or celery salt), and black pepper for rimming the glass

Garnish of choice

This is your chance to get creative and go beyond the requisite celery and lemon wedge! Pickled anything is amazing—try green beans, asparagus, carrots, okra, and baby onions. You can also add protein—turkey bacon or shrimp are interesting options.


Run the lime or lemon wedge around the rim of the class, and then turn upside down into a small plate with the salt and pepper. Carefully combine the remaining ingredients in the glass, add a couple of ice cubes, a sprinkle of pepper, and your garnish!