Maple Cactus Mudslide: A Frozen Mocktail

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Looking for a fun twist on your average mudslide? Here's a maple cactus mudslide mocktail, the perfect frozen blended treat! With white chocolate, maple syrup, and a splash of cactus water, it's everything you want in a mudslide and then some! This one is perfect for brunch! | Mocktail Recipe | Maple Syrup | Brunch drink |

I love a challenge. Sometimes, that challenge is to use a strange ingredient in a new recipe. And when my son found a carton of cactus water at the store, I had to use it in a fun new way. Now, I’ve been meaning to make a delicious maple drink for awhile, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! It may sound a little strange, but prickly pear cactus water is already free of prickle (since it’s store-bought), and this mocktail is all about that white chocolate maple flavor with a refreshing hint of that cactus water. Trust me, you’ll love every element of this Maple Cactus Mudslide frozen mocktail. It’s perfect for brunch!

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Electric Blue Kiwi Margarita (Virgin Style!)

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If you want all of the margarita fun and flavor and none of the alcohol, you'll love this totally virgin electric blue kiwi margarita! Hello, spring and summer! This has plenty of flavor-- lime and kiwi, blue and bright green, it's party-ready in no time. Virgin margarita recipe made quickly in your blender! | Virgin Kiwi Margarita |

I cannot be the only non-drinker that loves watching Tipsy Bartender. He’s passionate about his work, and he always combines innovative, awesome flavors in his drinks. But I never get to try his fun recipes because, as I said, I don’t drink. But when I saw his Kiwi Margarita recipe, I knew I had to re-create it for all of my non-drinking friends! It’s too bright, too fun, and too delicious not to re-create, virgin-style! With Cinco de Mayo less than a month away, you’ll be all set with this delicious recipe.

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Coconut Sharks in the Water– a twenty øne piløts Inspired Mocktail

MamaPlusOne is not endorsed by or affiliated with twenty øne piløts. We are just fans who really wanted to share a drink inspired by the band, and hope you enjoy this Coconut Sharks in the Water mocktail!

If there's a tear in your heart, if you wish you could turn back time to the good old days, if your friends are heathens, if you sit silently in the trees, this mocktail is for YOU. A delicious mocktail inspired by twenty øne piløts and their other ridiculous song (if you don't count the Taco Bell Saga because who wants a taco mocktail, anyway?), Coconut Sharks in the Water. This coconut sharks in the water drink has a fun surprise-- a little bit of blood! (Well, it's grenadine, but shhh... don't tell). Share this mocktail with all of your twenty øne piløts obsessed friends! Perfect for teen birthday parties and Music Award watch parties!

If you listen to the radio, you’ve probably heard of twenty øne piløts. Well, unless somebody stole your car radio. I’m just going to warn you now, this post is going to be filled with some twenty øne piløts references. If you aren’t a twenty øne piløts fan, that’s okay– this mocktail would be SO delicious for summertime parties and pool parties, but if you are a twenty øne piløts fan, you’re going to get what I’m saying.

If you’ve been a twenty øne piløts fan for awhile, you’ve probably heard the song… not the Taco Bell Saga but the other one. Coconut coconut sharks in the water, coconut coconut sharks in the water, coconut coconut sharks in the water, frens. Yeah, that one. Well, after my son and I got to see twenty øne piløts in concert, I decided we definitely needed to make a twenty øne piløts-inspired drink to share our story of seeing them live, and that’s how the Coconut Sharks in the Water mocktail was born!

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Kiss Under the Mistletoe Milkshake Mocktail Shots

Love milkshakes? These adorable Kiss Under the Mistletoe Milkshake Mocktail Shots are adorable mini options when it comes to winter indulgence. And they're delicious! These simple-to-make milkshakes are perfect for winter parties, Christmas parties, and more. They're the perfect party drink at Christmas!

I can’t be the only one who loves bite-sized indulgences at Christmas time. I am one of those people who just can’t make a decision, especially when it comes to the dessert table, so I really love being able to take a bite of this and a bite of that… that’s what makes these Kiss Under the Mistletoe Milkshake Mocktail Shots so perfect– they’re bite-sized (sip-sized?) milkshakes that are PACKED with holiday flavor in a shot-sized serving, so you can indulge, but still have room for pie after.

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Cranberry Orange Spritz Mocktail

Need a tart, sweet, fizzy little drink for your next holiday party? This cranberry orange spritz fits the bill! It's a mocktail that takes minutes to make and is positively delicious. Make it by the glass or by the big batch in a punch bowl, and keep the Christmas party going all night long!

I love a good fizzy mocktail. There’s just something about a tart, sort of sweet, fizzy little drink that screams “Holiday Party!” And trust me, this super simple drink is exactly what you’ll want at your Christmas party this year. A little cranberry, a little orange, a little fizz to tickle your nose before you hit up the mistletoe… this cranberry orange spritz is going to become your go-to Christmas mocktail, trust me.

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Mr. Grinch Mocktail (with Only 3 Ingredients!)

I received the KinderPerfect card game for free to feature in this blog post. All opinions are my own.

Having a Monday that feels like a Thursday? This Mr. Grinch mocktail will keep your crabbiness away during the season of holiday cheer when you're feeling more like a grinch than a cheermeister. And with only 3 ingredients, it'll definitely make your heart grow 3 sizes-- perfect for a last-minute holiday party drink!

Ever have one of those Mondays that feels so stressful, so exhausting, that you feel like it should be placed at the END of the week rather than the beginning? Yeah, me, too. Because it’s the holidays, the days of sugar and excitement and SANTA, my son is currently standing on a couch in his underwear, covering his ears while he screams the lyrics to Jingle Bells. Note to self: Hide the candy canes before we go into sugar overload. Yeah, it’s one of those Mondays. Luckily, I’ve got just the mocktail to help with that whole situation… because sometimes mommy needs a time out. Plus, this Mr. Grinch mocktail only has 3 ingredients, so by the end of the glass, you’ll feel more like a holiday CheerMeister than a Grinch… trust me.

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Surprisingly Easy Salted Caramel Cocoa

Love salted caramel mochas and salted caramel cocoa? It's incredibly easy to make at home! Check out this easy DIY Salted Caramel Cocoa recipe so you can have a coffeeshop favorite at home with sea salt, homemade caramel, and delicious chocolate. #CupForCrushingIt #ad

Fall temperatures are finally starting to get colder. I mean, seriously, we’ve spent most of the autumn in the 70s and 80s, so it hasn’t ever really felt like fall. The one saving grace is that the leaves are starting to turn red and orange, and I’ve been able to enjoy some fall drinks like Pumpkin Spice Cocoa and this Salted Caramel Cocoa… eventually, you may even decide to skip your favorite coffeehouse stop altogether, because trust me, this is SO, so easy to make.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix (for coffee or cocoa)


Hello, fall... this pumpkin spice mix is amazing in hot cocoa and coffee, and it's super simple to make. Whip up a batch and keep it in the fridge for days you don't have time to make it to the coffeeshop, and use a Dixie To Go cup from @DixieProducts to be sure you can take it with you. #CupForCrushingIt [ad] | pumpkin spice latte | pumpkin spice cocoa | pumpkin spice coffee |

I pride myself on always being on time. Even if it means leaving my house incredibly early and sitting outside a place for half an hour because I arrived too soon, I pride myself on being on time. It’s just something that was instilled in me from a young age, and it’s important to me. But sometimes things don’t go as planned… and that’s when it’s time to just totally forget everything else that’s bringing me down and Crush It.

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Simple Sweet Sun Tea

Nothing refreshes quite like sweet sun tea in the summer. It's SO easy to make-- with just 2 ingredients and some water! Make summer a little bit sweeter with this refreshing beverage.

One of my favorite things about summer in college was driving down south to visit my gram. While spending time with her is a treat in itself, I have fond memories of dinner and talks on the back patio with sweet sun tea. It’s simple to make– there’s only two ingredients!– and absolutely delicious.

Nothing refreshes quite like sweet sun tea in the summer. It's SO easy to make-- with just 2 ingredients and some water! Make summer a little bit sweeter with this refreshing beverage.

Start with a large pitcher that will hold at least a gallon. A glass pitcher works best, but if you don’t have one on hand (I didn’t!), you can use your favorite covered pitcher.

Place 5 bags of black tea in your pitcher. I use a little piece of tape to secure the bags so they don’t just go nuts in the container. Then, pour in 2 cups of sugar.

Fill the pitcher with a gallon of water.

Nothing refreshes quite like sweet sun tea in the summer. It's SO easy to make-- with just 2 ingredients and some water! Make summer a little bit sweeter with this refreshing beverage.

Then, place the pitcher outside in a sunny spot and let it steep for a few hours– I like to leave mine for 6 or so hours just to be sure it’s nice and steeped for some nice, rich flavor. The sunlight will help the sugar truly dissolve– it’ll heat up the water a bit and really help push it towards being nice and sweet without any gritty flavor you’d usually get from an iced sweet tea that didn’t get a chance to sit in the sun a bit.

Nothing refreshes quite like sweet sun tea in the summer. It's SO easy to make-- with just 2 ingredients and some water! Make summer a little bit sweeter with this refreshing beverage.

Once you’ve got a nice, rich amber color, it’s time to pop your pitcher of sun sweet tea into the fridge until it’s chilled– I like to make mine the day before I’d like to serve it, but really, if you’re serving over ice it doesn’t matter too much! For me, it wasn’t a summer holiday without a little bit of sweet sun tea, and even now, I’ll enjoy some on the regular. It’s just simply so perfect– that little touch of summer charm that every family gathering needs.

Simple Sweet Sun Tea
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Ingredients
  1. 5 black tea bags
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1 gallon water
Instructions
  1. Place tea bags into glass pitcher (or any pitcher you have on hand).
  2. Add sugar, then fill with water.
  3. Stir, then set outside, covered, in sunlight for several hours.
  4. Serve chilled.
Notes
  1. Consider muddling in some mint or other herbs in it for a new twist on the flavor.
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Nothing refreshes quite like sweet sun tea in the summer. It's SO easy to make-- with just 2 ingredients and some water! Make summer a little bit sweeter with this refreshing beverage.

Cheers and have a great 4th of July, everyone! What’s your go-to summer drink? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Bing Bong Blasters: Cotton Candy Mocktails

Do you love Inside Out? These Bing Bong Blasters are inspired by the beloved Imaginary Friend, and are made with cotton candy, just like Bing Bong! Check out these awesome cotton candy mocktails that are perfect for any age.

Who’s your friend that likes to play? Who’s rocket makes you yell hooray?

BING BONG! I have to tell you, Bing Bong is one of my absolute favorite characters from Inside Out. He’s just so witty, and I won’t give any spoilers, but he clearly loves Riley and wants her to be okay, too. And that’s why I had to create a perfect mocktail that is great for sipping while you watch the movie, or for enjoying at Inside Out birthday parties, or really, anytime you need a special treat. Plus, since Bing Bong is part cotton candy, it has a nice portion of that in it, too!

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