Mocktail Recipe: Digital Nomad
By Elva Ramirez, author, “’Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking” - Jan 11, 2022
A recipe for pineapple sherbet in an 1891 cocktail book serves as the inspiration for a zero proof riff on shaved ice, with tasting notes that temper the zing of citrus with a whisper of chocolate. The result: A drink that’s as pleasant in the early afternoon as it is late at night, and appropriate for any season, whether it’s a cold winter or a bright summer day.
1.5 ounces grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon agave nectar
2 ounces Pineapple Sherbet (recipe follows)
1 ounce Classic HOP WTR, well-chilled
3 - 5 dashes chocolate bitters
Digital Nomad Mocktail
Remove sherbet from the freezer and let it soften slightly (about 10 - 15 minutes). In a mixing tin, combine grapefruit, agave and several ice cubes. Shake until mixture is cold and well-combined. Open tin, add about 1 ounce of HOP WTR, swirl in the tin.
Pour mixture, including ice into a couple With a spoon or knife, break up the frozen sherbet to make ice shavings. The slushier, the better. (Think of how one makes sno-cones or shaved ice.) Gently gather the ice shavings in a spoon or jigger, then place in the center of the drink. The ice shards don’t have to sit packed in the jigger, they will be slightly fluffy.
Add several dashes of chocolate bitters, and serve.
12 ounces fresh pineapple juice
12 ounces water
2 whole limes, juiced
Combine juices and water in a plastic quart container. Cover and freeze.