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Cocktails & Mocktails because everyone deserves a great drink. The first cocktail was served in 1806: By definition it is a libation of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters. Over the years the term cocktail refers to all mixed alcoholic drinks. A mocktail is a fun and fancy way to refer to the same drink ‘sans the booze.’



Ice 1 1/2 c  water 1 c  sugar 1/2 c  cranberries, plus more if making sugared cranberries  lime seltzer lime and sugared cranberries for garnish

Ice 1 oz lime juice 1 oz pineapple juice 2 oz white grape juice Fresh mint leaves Fresh blueberries 3 oz lemon lime soda

Ingredients: Makes 2 servings


Ingredients: Makes 1 serving

Bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring to mix in sugar and creating a syrup.


Cook until berries burst and start to turn water pink

Add white grape juice, mint and blueberries.

Turn heat down to simmer and add cranberries.

(don’t overcook or it will thicken too much) — approximately 5 minutes. Strain cranberries and mash to release any last juices/color. Refrigerate.

For the drink:

Add approximately 2 oz. of syrup to glass. Add ice.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, lime juice and pineapple juice. Mix.

Shake all ingredients well and strain into a large glass filled with ice.

Top with lemon lime soda and garnish with a few fresh blueberries. Note: To make a cocktail, substitute the lime juice for 1 oz of coconut vodka and the blueberries in the second step with 1 oz of blue curacao.

Add seltzer and stir; adjust the syrup depending on how sweet you like your mocktails.

Garnish with lime and sugared cranberries. To sugar cranberries, roll them in the syrup, let them dry for about 10 minutes on a plate, roll in sugar. Note: To make a cocktail, add 1 oz of vodka or gin.

Leslie Philip, chief egg breaker and owner of Thyme & Place Cafe in Southern Pines, can be reached at or 910-684-8758.

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