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Floradora Mocktail

Floradora Mocktail
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Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 1

Grenadine

  • 8 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon malic acid
  • Scant ½ teaspoon orange flower water

Step 1Combine the juice, sugar, malic acid and orange flower water in a container and blend until the solids are dissolved and the mixture is fully combined.

Floradora Mocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Ginger ale
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Step 1Combine the lime juice and grenadine in an ice-filled shaker, and shake until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Tom Collins glass and top with ginger ale. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Note: Adapted from a recipe by Tobin Shea of Redbird. Malic acid can be found in health stores and in the vitamin section of many well-stocked grocery stores.

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