Just Say No Mocktail

If you’ve have had too many late nights out, you may have to “just say no.” Offer up this minty elixir to guests who just say no, and they won’t feel bad about abstaining.

| December 2017

  • This mocktail recipe is perfect for someone who wants to enjoy the flavors of a cocktail and abstain from the alcoholic option.
    Photo by The Countryman Press
  • Clean Cocktails by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli.
    Photo by The Countryman Press

Clean Cocktails (The Countryman Press) is the solution to watching your weight while staying off the wagon. Beth and Tara have cracked the code to having it all: fitness and fun. Replacing refined sugars with fresh ingredients, Nydick and Roscioli pour their vibrant personalities into every glass.

Recommended Barware

  • Highball glass or Mason jar


  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 fresh sage leaves
  • 8 ounces carrot juice
  • 1⁄2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Ice
  • Garnish: Mint and sage leaves


  1. Muddle all but 3 each of the mint and sage leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add the carrot and lemon juices, turmeric, and ice and shake for 10 seconds.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into 3 ice-filled highball glasses or Mason jars, garnish each with any remaining mint and sage leaves, and serve.

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Excerpted from Clean Cocktails, © by Beth Ritter Nydick and Tara Roscioli by The Countryman Press, used with permission from The Countryman Press.

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