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June 8, 2017

When Life Gives you Lemons – Mocktail!

Healthy Drink Recipe: The Millionaire Mocktail | Beauty Bets

Remember that month I went without boozin’? Seems so very long ago but alas it was just in October when I said goodbye to the bottle for 4 weeks and reaped the benefit of a healthier lifestyle (my skin looked so good, you guys). I’ve returned to imbibing here and there but definitely have a newfound respect and appreciation for longer stretches without over-indulging.

Perhaps you’re trying to cut back, are pregnant, don’t drink or are just in the mood for something refreshing that isn’t Frosé ? Whichever it is, I’m excited to share one of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks with you. This is like the sober girl’s version of a Millionaire Sour (I recommend one…you know, when you’re in the mood for whiskey).

Healthy Drink Recipe: The Millionaire Mocktail | Beauty Bets

Millionaire Mocktail
The secret to this recipe is a killer, lemon-y simple syrup. To make Lemon Simple Syrup, simply dissolve ¼ cup of granulated sugar in ¼ cup of water in a saucepan over low heat. Trying to lay off the sugar? Mix it with honey or your favorite healthy sweetener instead. Once dissolved, mix in ¾ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Store your syrup in a cute glass container.

You will need:

2 oz Lemon Simple Syrup
2 oz Diet Ginger Ale
¼ cup of crushed ice
¼ shot of Grenadine

Mix all ingredients into a fancy glass to mix everything in. The portion size of this mocktail is relatively small, feel free to double up or top with additional ginger ale!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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