Thirsty Thursday: Refreshing Mocktails

The first thing I did this morning upon waking was look at my Weather Channel app and guess what it told me? That it is -18°F and it feels like -39°F with the windchill.

Schools are closed but work is still open. The cold weather does make us tougher though I do have to admit. That is me trying to stay positive right there. When the above zero days shine their faces on us, it feels like a heat wave. Bring on the heat wave tomorrow!

Speaking of heat wave, let’s use our imaginations today. Imagine you are on a soft sandy beach in the Caribbean. You have a lounge chair set up on the beach so that the ocean hits at your feet just enough to cool off from the sizzling sun. In your right hand is your favorite book, and in your left hand is a refreshing cocktail or mocktail. 🙂

You lay there all day because you have nothing else to do (don’t forget the sunscreen!), just sipping away at your mojito and gazing out at the blue waters.

Are you there? Let that thought get you through your day. Dream a little dream!

Need some mocktail ideas? I have got you covered. I’m currently not drinking alcohol because it tends to wreak havoc on my digestive system, so I compiled a handful of non-alcoholic beverages that are refreshing and will help you to live in your imaginary moment whenever you want.

Crank up the heat and whip up one of these beverages! It’s what I plan to do this weekend!

Click on the links to view the recipe and source.

1. Strawberry Watermelon Spritzer 

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2. Mint Limeade

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3. Non-Alcoholic Sangria

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4. Pomegranate Spritzer (Thanks, Sarah!)

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5. Blueberry Spritzer

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6. Blueberry Mojito

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Who says you can’t have a taste of the tropics in your very own home? You can do whatever you want.

I’ll be here today…



In my mind.

Happy Thursday!

If you could travel ANYWHERE today, where would you travel?

Any good mocktail recipes?

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Jessie

    Those temperatures sound HARSH – but the drinks you posted sound divine! I’d love to be back in Hawaii with my best friend or at a pub in Ireland.
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  2. This weather is just nuts! Here it was 1 degree this a.m., but they said it felt like -8 degrees with the wind chill. Ugh!

    I’d definitely go to the tropics! Somewhere sunny and warm and I’ll be sipping one that strawberry watermelon spritzer. Want to come!? 😉
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    1. Melanie

      Yes! Bora Bora or Fiji. Oh my goodness. Sounds amazing.

  3. Ok now I want to go lie on a beach and drink mojitos all day long. This weather is so unnecessary! Where is spring?!? If I could travel anywhere right now it would definitely be Mexico!!
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    1. Melanie

      It makes us tough though remember that and it makes us appreciate our warm weather that much more! 🙂

    1. Melanie

      Perfect! I made the “sangria” for a girlfriend and myself this weekend. We will see how it turns out!

    1. Melanie

      I hope you have a countdown somewhere in your home!

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