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Three Easy Ocsober Mocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home to Celebrate Spring!

Three Easy Ocsober Mocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home to Celebrate Spring!

Springtime is here, so let’s shake off those winter blues with a few ANGOSTURA® aromatic bites and celebrate”Ocsober” for the finer things with a few choice ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters mocktails.

The sweet scent of flowers blooming in the air, leaves changing from gold to bright green, a light breeze on a warm day… Yes Spring is finally here! After a cold and often dark winter (thanks, Eishkom!), there’s nothing like the arrival of warmer weather to put a smile on your face.

With spring officially started on the 23 September, we can feel the seasons changing.

“A season of renewal and revival, there’s no better time to take things easy by enjoying light cocktails,” says Vanessa Nel, the marketing manager of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. “Which is where your favourite bitters brand comes in handy.”

Even though a bottle of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters has an alcohol content of 44.7%, each dash contains such a small amount of alcohol that it’s technically non-alcoholic (and 100% vegan!). Meaning that, whether you are detoxing or just changing your lifestyle, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters offers the perfect balance of flavours to take your mocktail experience from so-so to delish.

So, celebrate spring by inviting your nearest and dearest over to enjoy the fine weather and a few refreshing mocktails. It’s what spring brunches were made for, after all.

Ocsober Mocktail Recipes: #1 – Orange Blossom

(Serves 1)

Ocsober Mocktail Recipes orange blossom mocktail
  • – 240ml ginger ale
  • – 2 tsp lemon juice
  • – 1 tsp grenadine
  • – 4 dashes of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters
  • – Ice
  • – a cherry (for garnish)
  • – an orange wedge (for garnish)

Fill half a highball glass with ice. Add your ginger ale, lemon juice and grenadine before topping with four dashes of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. Stir and garnish with a cherry and orange wedge before serving.

Elderflower and Lime Spring Ocsober Mocktail Recipe

(Serves 1)

Ocsober Mocktail Recipes Elderflower and tonic water
  • – 3 – 4 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • – 1 lime (juiced)
  • – 2 to 3 dashes of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters
  • – A rosemary sprig
  • – 140ml tonic water
  • – Ice
  • – 1/2 lime (sliced, for garnish)

In a tumbler, add your elderflower cordial, the juice of one lime and ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. Clap the rosemary between your hands to release the aromas and then stir the sprig in your glass, leaving it in. Top with ice and tonic water and garnish with lime slices. Give it one last stir and serve.

Ocsober Mocktail Recipes #3: Ginger Beer, Bitters & Berries

(Serves 1)

Ocsober Mocktail Recipes ginger beer, bitters and berries
  • – 1/2 fresh lime (juiced)
  • – 1tsp honey
  • – 180ml ginger ale
  • – 2 dashes of ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters
  • – Ice
  • – 5 – 8 berries of your choice either fresh or frozen (plus extra for garnish)
  • – 2 – 3 fresh mint leaves (plus extra for garnish)

In your highball, combine fresh lime juice and honey until completely dissolved. Then muddle your blueberries and mint together before topping with ice, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters and ginger beer. Finish it off by garnishing with extra blueberries and mint, and enjoy!

For more information on the Angostura range and delicious food and cocktail recipes, please visit www.angosturabitters.com. Follow Angostura South Africa on Facebook /Angostura South Africa and Instagram @AngosturaZA for fun facts, recipes and brand updates.

>>>Download Printable Version of the recipes here<<<

About ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters

The proud history of the House of ANGOSTURA® began almost two hundred years ago in 1824, when founder Dr. Johann Siegert first produced aromatic bitters in the city of Angostura in Venezuela. Recognised over the centuries by the granting of Royal Warrants of Appointment to the royal households of Great Britain, Prussia, Spain and Sweden, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is the world’s market leader, an essential ingredient in premium cocktails, and a mainstay of cocktail culture.

The House of ANGOSTURA® also produce an international range of rums with five distinctive blends: Angostura 1824®, Angostura 1919®, Angostura® 7-Year-Old, Angostura® 5-Year-Old and Angostura® Reserva. The newest product in the portfolio is the multi award-winning Amaro di ANGOSTURA® – a blend of their finest bitters and rums, leveraging their unsurpassed heritage.

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