This Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Non-Alcoholic Drink recipe is the perfect balance between tart and sweet. Made with a delicious easy spiced pear + thyme simple syrup as the base along with fresh lemon juice and topped with ginger beer plus a final touch of garnished pear slices, lemon wedges, and thyme sprigs. This homemade drink will leave you feeling refreshed on any given day or for any occasion minus the need for alcohol. A true family staple! All vegan ingredients.
When it comes to drink recipes, I'm always looking for fun, delicious ways to spruce things up especially with family-friendly ones that are alcohol-free. This Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Non-Alcoholic Drink recipe one for the books and surely will leave you feeling all kinds of refreshed, no matter the season. The best part about mocktails or non-alcoholic drinks is that you can create a frizz-like feel or leave things simpler without it depending on the preferences of everyone in your household.
Growing up, juice was always one of my favorite things and while I've spent practically all of my adult life not drinking any form of alcohol, I can admit that I haven't felt deprived at all. This is where fancy mocktails come in, especially in social settings where you don't want to feel left out. Just a handful of the right ingredients and a good glass or two----and wallah. You have the perfect non-alcoholic drink with all the feels. If you're in need of some inspiration, you should try this Refreshing Green Goddess Mocktail Recipe, Festive Thanksgiving Punch Mocktail for the holidays, and Espresso Martini without Kahlua [Mocktail] for an extra bit of fancy! All in all, you won't be disappointed by the range of flavors and feels of each drink. And this particular drink is a great pear recipe to add to your list for the cooler or warmer weather.
So if you're sitting here thinking, what is a mocktail? Let me explain. A mocktail is like a party in a glass, minus the hangover. It's a delicious and refreshing drink that's packed with all the flavor and complexity of a traditional cocktail but without any of alcohol.
Whether you're a designated driver, a health-conscious human, or just someone who wants to enjoy a delicious drink without the buzz, mocktails are the perfect solution.
Mocktails can be healthy, depending on the ingredients used. Fresh juices, herbal teas, and natural sweeteners like honey can provide vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, mocktails made with high-calorie syrups, sodas, and artificial flavors can be less healthy. Y'all know my mocktail menu for Orchirds & Sweet Tea I like to keep it natural and healthy. Even in this pear recipe, you'll enjoy the natural sweetener option.
Want to make your Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Non-Alcoholic Drink look extra special? Here are some easy and pretty garnishes to try-
Even though this Pear Ginger Lemon + Thyme Non-Alcoholic Drink is based on using Bartlett pears, you can also switch things up and add a slightly new flare in their flavor profile by adding any of the following pears for a bit more sweetness or tartness:
Yes, I know. I wasn’t aware of this either, however, lemon and ginger combined does wonders to our brains. Overall, they are great at soothing specific nerves and improving our mood. As a result, it allows us to think more clearly, and the antioxidant properties eliminates oxidative stress and helps to lower our chances of Alzheimers and dementia.
When it comes to antioxidants and certain vitamins, we know that this obviously helps with skincare. However, when it comes to lemon and ginger combined, specifically, you are able to drink them together to improve your skin health or apply them topically to your irritated skin for healing. Also, because of their antibacterial and antiviral properties, you can use both ingredients to prevent any infection of the skin.
While each ingredient has been used individually to help your overall hair health, combining them actually boosts your vitamin A and C, which helps to promote hair growth. They both also help to reduce dry skin and dandruff naturally, so this is a great alternative to using specific products that may be overall harmful and not entirely natural.
When it comes to ginger specifically, which has it’s anti-inflammatory properties, it can also act as an pain reliever and helps your body recover from body pain, menstrual cramps, surgeries, and other illnesses. So the next time you find yourself contemplating on whether to take another pain killer, try using ginger (tea specifically) as a natural home remedy.
Ginger specifically, have been linked to keeping your blood sugar levels at bay, which is good for anyone who suffers from Diabetes. However, research shows that lemon also plays a great role in helping to control Diabetes as well. The soluble fiber and Vitamin C in lemon helps to reduce your blood sugar levels, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.
One of the greatest phenomenons when it comes to ice cubes has been seeing super clear ice cubes from those clear ice cube systems or molds and wanting to try it, but not necessarily wanting to have a huge contraption in my freezer. Haha. Anyone else feel my pain? Whelp, no need to worry----I've done my research and tested it out a bit and have found some solutions to help those of us who don't have any fancy system to making clear ice cubes. Here are a few ways:
Tip #1: It's best to use water that is distilled or super filtered to avoid gasses and dissolved oxygen, which are the two things that cause our ice to "fog up" when frozen.
Tip #2: Boil your water and freeze your water hot. Again, much to my previous point, this removes any dissolved oxygen or gasses. Just be sure to carefully pour the hot water into your ice cube tray or mold-----preferably one made from materials that naturally insulates like silicone. Also, ensure that your tray lays FLAT while freezing.
Tip #3: Slow freeze your ice cubes. This should be done for about 24 hours, which allows any impurities to be forced out of the ice---resulting in much clearer ice.
If some people at your party want to make a more traditional drink with alcohol, it's easy to do. Just add an ounce of vodka, rum, tequila, or your favorite alcohol to each glass.
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