If you’re celebrating Mother’s Day and you’re wanting something refreshing to sip on and relax with, I’ve got just the drink for you! The Blossoming Lemon Mocktail is fresh, effervescent, and SO pretty. Made with just a few ingredients like pink lemonade, sparkling water, and rosewater for a simple mocktail recipe.
Sip on this for any special occasion or whenever you don’t feel like drinking an alcoholic beverage but want something delicious to consume. And if you’re not expecting like myself, and want to make this into a cocktail, go for it! This mixed drink is super versatile. Keep reading to see what exact ingredients I used and how I would turn this into a cocktail.
How To Upgrade Your Mocktail
Who said mocktails are boring?? Here are some suggestions on how to level up your mocktails.
Use exciting ingredients: using fun ingredients like rosewater and pink lemonade is an easy way to elevate your mocktail.
Add a fun garnish: I LOVE adding pretty edible flowers to my mocktails, it really just adds a pop of color. I recommend pansies, violets, roses, chamomile, lavender, hibiscus, or daisies!
Top with bubbles: Find a way to make your mocktail fizzy and effervescent. I prefer using sparkling water like San Pelligrino or La Croix.
Rim your mocktail: Add some more color and spice by rimming your mocktail with fresh herbs and spices. I recommend using ingredients like sea salt, sugar, cinnamon, or tajin.
Ingredients for the Blossoming Lemon Mocktail
For an exciting Mothers Day refreshment, give the Blossoming Lemon Mocktail a try! See what exact ingredients I used, so you can recreate it.
Lemon peel: use a peeler to peel off a piece of the lemon’s skin, and express the lemon peel all over the coupe glass. This will give off a fresh, citrusy aroma and release the citrus oils. For more details on the process of expressing, click here.
Lemon wheel and edible flowers: garnish your mocktail with a lemon wheel and some edible flowers. I used pansies, violets, and some dried hibiscus petals. Click here for a guide on edible flowers!
How to Make the Blossoming Lemon Mocktail
Enjoy this mocktail in under 3 minutes in just 3 simple steps.
First, peel a piece of the lemon’s skin and express a lemon peel over a coupe glass. Add it to your glass. This will release the citrus aroma and oils. Next, add the pink lemonade, citrus sparkling water, and drops of rosewater to the glass. Gently stir and garnish with a lemon wheel and edible flowers, if desired.
Curious how you can make this into a cocktail? I recommend adding 1-ounce gin or vodka after expressing the lemon peel. Additionally, check out the Blossoming Bee’s Knees, it’s a gin-based cocktail with very similar ingredients.
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