Unwinding with a drink after a long day at work is practically an American tradition. Whether it’s happy hour at a local bar or a glass of wine in your own home, lots of people find an after work drink relaxing. However, you don’t need alcohol to help reduce stress. With the right ingredients, you can make your own mocktails with natural stress-reducing properties.
Listed below are 6 fun mocktail recipes for you to try!
- Blueberry maple mojito mocktail. Antioxidants are great for reducing stress (especially vitamin C and vitamin E). Blueberries are packed with these nutrients, which means that a blueberry mocktail is great for after work relaxation. If you’re interested give this yummy recipe a try. It calls for mint leaves, lime juice, maple syrup, blueberry juice, club soda, and frozen blueberries.
- Minty orange mocktail. Oranges are another fruit packed with the antioxidant vitamin C, and they are known to lower cortisol levels too. If you would like an orange-inspired mocktail, try this recipe. All you need is fresh squeezed orange juice and lime juice, as well as mint leaves and ginger ale or club soda.
- Kiwi mint nojito. Are your cortisol levels running high? The antioxidants in kiwis may be just what you need. This recipe for a kiwi mint nojito is not only delicious— it’s also quite simple. For this tropical drink, you’ll need is a kiwi, limes, mint leaves, simple syrup, club soda, and ginger ale.
- Pomegranate pink lady. Pomegranates have folate, copper, and potassium, which are known to help with depression. So for better mental health, consider having a pomegranate pink lady. To make this drink, use one pomegranate, pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup, club soda, and orange wedges.
- Roasted peach and strawberry fizz. Strawberries are loaded with potassium and vitamin C, which are known to help reduce stress. So, if you have some extra time after work, try making this scrumptious drink. It’s made with peaches, strawberries, apple juice, sparkling water, and ice. While this recipe takes a little more time than the others (because you have to roast the fruit), it’s definitely worth it.
- Raspberry lemon cooler. Raspberries also have antioxidants that can help with stress. If you’re interested in making a raspberry flavored drink, try this recipe. It’s made with frozen raspberries, honey, lemon juice, water, ginger beer, and lemon wedges.