Vampire’s Pleasure Mocktail Recipe

Delight your Halloween guests with this spooky, sparkling, citrus mocktail! 

1 mocktail
6 ounces package fresh raspberries, or about 1 cup frozen
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Coconut Sugar
1⁄2 cup orange juice
1⁄4 cup GT's Multigreen kombucha
1⁄4 cup sparkling water

1. Purée raspberries with lemon juice in a blender. Pour into a small saucepan and mix in the coconut sugar. Warm over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture thickens, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a glass container and refrigerate until cooled to room temperature, or until needed.

2. Combine orange juice, kombucha, and sparkling water in a highball glass. Using a spoon, apply about 1 tablespoon of raspberry purée around the rim of the glass (so it drips down the inside of the glass in spots) and serve.

Source: Lani Jacobs-Banner

Tips for What to Do With Excess ingredients: One recipe of raspberry puree is enough for at least 8 mocktails. It is also a great topper for pancakes, a nice mixer for yogurt, or even to top ice cream. One bottle of kombucha is enough for about 4 mocktails.