By Michelle Harris

Thanks to a hot new trend, “mocktails” let you enjoy alcohol free creations that also pack a nutritional punch!  Michelle Harris, star in Alive & Well TV series, has added powerful antioxidants like Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup in many of her mocktails to help support a healthy immune system.  Using healthy fruit and natural sweeteners along with nutritious add-ons take any drink to the next level.

The Hibiscus Raspberry Black Elderberry Infused Tea with Mint Blueberry Ice Cubes is great to make by the glass or pitcher.  It’s a drink the entire family will enjoy and it’s packed with nutrition and fruity goodness.

  • Pre-freeze ice cubes with blueberries and fresh mint.
  • Brew hibiscus raspberry tea and allow to cool overnight
  • Pour over blueberry mint ice cubes
  • Add 2 tsp black elderberry syrup and enjoy.

The Orange, Pomegranate, Sambucol Black Elderberry-tini is a fresh, healthy take on martinis!

  • Dip rim in sugar or edible gold sugar
  • Add 1 part pomegranate juice, one-part non-alcoholic orange liqueur (I used Lyre)
  • Pour in shaker with ice, use strainer and pour into glass
  • Add 2 tsp black elderberry syrup
  • Serve

Black Elderberry Vanilla Cream Soda

  • Add 2 tsp Sambucol Black Elderberry syrup
  • 1 natural vanilla cream soda
  • Add 1 small scoop of non-dairy (example: cashew) ice cream
  • Top with non-dairy whipped topping for some extra creaminess!
  • Serve while cold

Iced Golden Latte is a delicious alternative to iced coffee for the summer.  Using almond or oat milk, cinnamon, ginger and the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric create a creamy delight.  Served over ice in warmer months, this iced golden latte is sure to become a favorite.

  • Brew and chill a turmeric tea
  • Add cinnamon and ginger to taste
  • Mix half tea and half almond or oat milk
  • Add 1oz alcohol free almond liqueur (Lyre’s)
  • Sweeten to taste
  • Serve chilled or over ice

For a beautiful touch, garnish or add ice cubes made with fresh fruit, edible flowers or herbs. They look amazing and add an even greater nutritional boost.

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