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Video: 2 Sparkling Superfood Mocktails

November 28th, 2020

For a celebratory sip all ages can enjoy (and a brighter morning after), mix up a mocktail. On this episode of Prep School, Chef Megan Mitchell swaps spirits for superfoods with two non-alcoholic cocktails made with better-for-you ingredients.

Crisp and refreshing, the Lavender Cucumber Spritz features Aura Bora Lavender Cucumber Sparkling Water, flavored with real herbs, fruits, and flowers (instead of artificial flavorings). For gut-friendly fizz, the Cherry Hibiscus Smash is made with probiotic Revive Kombucha—which is caffeine-free and contains just five grams of sugar—along with vitamin-rich Navitas Organic Pomegranate Powder.

Lavender Cucumber Spritz

Yield: 2
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Thrive Market Organic Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon lavender buds
1 Persian cucumber
1 lime
12-ounce can Aura Bora Sparkling Water, Lavender Cucumber flavor
Ice
Fresh lavender sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

First, make the lavender simple syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, and lavender buds. Cook until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let steep until cool, then strain through a fine mesh strainer into a jar and set aside to chill.

To make 2 drinks, add 10 1/2-inch slices of cucumber to a cocktail shaker or large jar along with the lime juice and muddle for 30 seconds. Add the Aura Bora and 3-4 tablespoons of the lavender simple syrup. Stir to combine.

Fill 2 highball glasses with ice. Strain the mixture evenly between the 2 glasses. Garnish with a few thinly sliced cucumbers and a lavender sprig and serve.

Cherry Hibiscus Smash

Yield: 2
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

1 pint organic blackberries
2-inch piece peeled ginger, finely grated with a zester or microplane
1 small lemon
1 can Revive Kombucha, Cherry Hibiscus flavor
1 teaspoon Navitas Organic Pomegranate Powder
Ice
Thrive Market Organic Ginger Cubes

Instructions

Add 8 blackberries, grated ginger, and lemon juice to a jar. Muddle for 30 seconds. Next, add Revive Kombucha and Navitas Organic Pomegranate Powder and stir to combine.

Make a garnish by spearing one blackberry and one ginger cube with a toothpick. Repeat with a second toothpick.

Fill 2 glasses or copper mugs with crushed ice, then strain the mixture evenly between the glasses. Garnish with the toothpicks and serve.

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Lily CombaLily Comba has never met a baked good she didn't like. When she's not baking, you'll find her writing, taking a Pilates class, or collaborating with the editorial and social team as a Senior Content Writer at Thrive Market.

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