Mocktail Magic: Hurst Shares His Signature Recipies

micah_webWhat exactly is a mocktail you ask?

Oxford Dictionary defines mocktails as:
“A nonalcoholic drink consisting of fruit juices or other soft drinks.”

Also known as virgin drinks, mocktails are made almost exactly the same as cocktails, just without the alcohol. They are often used as alternatives to regular cocktails, and mixers of these drinks can be called mixologists. EMU has its very own mixologist. You know him as the Residence Director of Cedarwood, but Micah Hurst has a myriad of other talents, including mixing delicious mocktails for the students of EMU. Featured to the left and the right are some of his signature recipes, with all of their ingredients and instructions on how to prepare them like a professional. Micah practices his skills in numerous different contexts around campus. He recently mixed mocktails for Springfest and has been known to do them for hall activities.

Margarita

Ingredients:
•Ginger Ale
•Master of Mixes Margarita Mix •Salt
•Ice

Steps to Prepare:
1. Put in 1/3 of a cup of ice
2. Put in 1/3 cup of Ginger ale 3. Fill the rest with Margarita Mix
4. Stir

•If you want to put salt around the rim of your cup, you will need to use a glass cup and apply salt before attempting to make the drink.

Piña Colada Mix

Ingredients:
•Master of Mixes Piña colada Mix
•Ice
•Sprite/Lime Up

Steps to Prepare:
1. Fill the cup up 1/3 with ice.
2. Add 1/3 Sprite
3. Fill the rest with Piña Colada Mix
4. Stir

Mexican Sunset

Ingredients: •Ginger Ale
•Ice
•Orange Juice •Rose’s Grenadine

Steps to Prepare:
1. Put in 1/3 ice
2. 1/3 Ginger Ale
3. 1/3 orange juice
4. In short pours, put in grenadine so that the orange from the OJ and red color of the grenadine start to slightly mix, but still with a still clear distinction between the colors.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Ingredients:
•Ice
•Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
•Ginger Ale
•Ice

Steps to Prepare:
1. Fill cup 1/3 with ice
2. Put in 1/3 of a cup of Ginger Ale
3. Put in 1/3 Master of Mixes Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
4. Stir upwards to mix the drink most effectively.

-photo by Devon Fore


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