Fruit Collins Mocktail
This recipe is a non-alcoholic nod to the Tom Collins. Get as fancy as you want creating some infused simple syrup, and combine it with citrus juice and soda.
2 oz infused simple syrup (see below)
1 oz fresh citrus juice
Garnish with abandon
Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add the simple syrup, citrus juice, and simple syrup, top with soda, and stir. Any fresh garnish is gonna look fancy AF here, so treat yourself (or your guests) and stick a little cucumber spear or basil leaf in that glass. Edible flowers like calendula and nasturtium also go a long way here.
Here are some other suggested flavour combinations—for the juice, garnish, and infused simple syrup:
|Simple syrup infused with
|Lemon twist or wheel, rosemary
|Grapefruit twist or wheel, thyme
|Lemon twist or wheel, lavender
|Lemon twist or wheel, strawberries, thyme
|Lime twist or wheel, fresh basil
|Lime twist or wheel, raspberries, cucumber
|Orange twist or wheel, cranberries
Recipe by Jessica Schacht from The Five-Bottle Bar, copyright © 2022 by Jessica Schacht.