4 Herbal Mocktails to Spice Up Any Party

By Amy Fisher, R.D.

This holiday season, spice up your parties (or an average Tuesday) with these herbal mocktails. Supporting your health while celebrating with loved ones never tasted so good!* From Echinacea to Gotu Kola, Skullcap to Ginseng, these fancy drinks feature some of our favorite Liquid Herbal Extracts.

Whether you sip on one as you wrap gifts or as you ring in the new year, these libations are merry and bright, ideal for the holidays and all winter long! 

Restore Your Cool Iced Cocoa

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Cool down your TurmericBoost with this holiday-inspired iced cocoa. This drink is perfect for those nights when you can’t decide between a fancy beverage and dessert!

Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder, plus more to garnish
  • 2 teaspoons raw honey
  • 1 serving Gaia Herbs TurmericBoost Restore
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 candy cane, crushed, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender; blend until thoroughly combined and then chill for approximately 1 hour before serving.
  2. When ready to serve, place crushed candy cane on a small plate. Wet the outside rim of a chilled martini (or similar style) glass. Hold the glass by the base or stem and rotate the rim in the candy cane to coat.
  3. Remove the Iced Cocoa from the refrigerator, and shake or stir well to combine before serving. Pour mixture into glass and serve cold or over ice. Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Grapefruit-Echinacea “Margarita”

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Smoky, spicy and tingly (thanks to the Echinacea), this grapefruit mocktail will soon become your signature drink. Sip on it all through the winter immune season.*

Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey syrup (see recipe below)
  • 40 drops Gaia Herbs Certified Organic Echinacea Supreme Liquid Herbal Extract
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup seltzer
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish 
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except for seltzer in a shaker and shake well, until combined.
  2. Add seltzer, and stir to combine.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Pour grapefruit mixture over ice, and garnish with rosemary sprig.

Christmas Kale-ito

Spicy Kaleito herbal Mocktail with Gotu Kola

Dress up your kale-ito with a few simple ingredients, plus Ginseng for energy support and Gotu Kola to support mental alertness.*

Serves 1

Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well to combine.
  2. Rim chilled glass with sea salt (optional).
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Pour mixture over ice, and garnish with lime peel twist and serve.

Blood Orange Spritzer

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This sparkling spritzer combines two favorite winter fruits-blood oranges and pomegranates-for a sweet and tangy sip. We add Skullcap Herb to support calm.*

Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup seltzer
  • 1/4 cup blood orange juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 30-40 drops Gaia Herbs Certified Organic Skullcap Herb Liquid Herbal Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: citrus salt for rimming the glass, orange zest, and pomegranate arils
Instructions
  1. Fill glass with ice.
  2. In a shaker combine blood orange, pomegranate, lemon, honey, Skullcap Herb and vanilla extract to combine.
  3. Add seltzer, and stir well to combine.
  4. Rim glasses with citrus salt (optional).
  5. Pour mixture into glass over ice, and garnish with orange zest and pomegranate arils.

Honey Syrup

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Add honey to a small pot, heat honey and add water.
  2. Stir until combined and let cool. Makes 1/4 cup.

 


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Amy Fischer MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and nutritionist, nutrition writer, educator, photographer and healthy living enthusiast. She is a recipe and content developer and digital influencer of plant-based whole foods at thegreenfisch.com. She works to promote preventative health and wellness through an anti-inflammatory diet. She also works at a one of the largest teaching hospitals in NYC as a clinical dietitian in adult acute care. Amy received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She completed her dietetic training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Prior to living in New York City, where she currently resides, she has lived in China, Switzerland and France. For more green living inspiration, you can connect with her on Instagram and Twitter.