Get festive for Cinco de Mayo with these mocktails

(Kimberly Park , Molina's Cantina)

Cinco de Mayo is Thursday, and people across Metro Detroit will be celebrating.

While a lot of history goes with the historic Mexican day, many Americans like to celebrate the day with friends.

If you choose not to drink alcoholic beverages, we made a list of fun festive mocktails you can make instead as you celebrate.

Mock Margarita

(courtesy of Sherryl Wilson)

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 6 ounces frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups crushed ice
  • One 2 liter bottle of carbonated lemon-lime soda
  • 2 thinly sliced limes

Directions:

Blend frozen concentrates with sugar and crushed ice on low. Slowly combine the lemon-lime soda. Pulse the beverage until smooth.

Strawberry-Pineapple Sangria Mocktail

(courtesy of Frugal Foodie Mama)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of white grape juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 5-6 large strawberries, hulled & halved
  • 1/2 of a pineapple, peeled and cored and then sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 4-5 cups of lemon-lime soda

Directions:

In a large pitcher, add all ingredients except the lemon-lime soda. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of four hours. Before serving, add lemon-lime soda.

Coconut Horchata

(courtesy of All Recipes)

Ingredients:

  • 8½ cups skim milk, divided
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2½ cups light coconut milk
  • 1¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Start by blending two cups of skim milk, rice and cinnamon sticks on low speed. Blend until rice and cinnamon are slightly chopped up. Then start increasing the speed till rice and cinnamon sticks are crushed up. Pour the mixture into a sealable container and refrigerate for 24 hours.

After being refrigerated, strain the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the remaining skim milk, coconut milk, sugar and vanilla extract.

Refrigerate until chilled.

Raspberry Limeade Mocktail

(courtesy of Socialite’s Closet)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • One cup of ginger ale
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • mint leaves to garnish

Directions:

First, mash the 1/4 cup of raspberries. Whisk in water to blend. When thoroughly blended, add lime juice, sugar and the rest of the raspberries. Stir till thoroughly blended and sugar is dissolved. Serve on the rocks with mint leaves as a garnish.

Honeydew Juice

(courtesy of All Recipes)

Ingredients:

  • 1 honeydew melon, quartered and seeded
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Directions:

Start by blending the honeydew in a blender. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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About the Author:

Elizabeth Washington is a Digital News Editor and has been with Local 4 News since April 2022.