ACURA WELCOMED US WITH IMPRESSIVE MOCKTAILS
Once we arrived at the Westin, we were greeted by a massive mural and Acura RDX parked out front, the perfect spot to snap a quick selfie. Then, once we checked in, Acura had decked out the rooftop pool into their custom welcome lounge, complete with an array of refreshing “mocktails” to sip on. We loved the Southern Charm Cooler (coconut, cucumber, lime, and mint) and Music Row Mojito (a mojito-style mocktail with blueberry) so much, we decided we needed to learn how to make mocktails of our own. So without the alcohol, how can you make an at-home mocktail just as enjoyable?
1. Use fruit and herbs. Muddling fresh ingredients will infuse tons of flavor into your mocktail. Depending on your palate, break up berries, mint, or citrus before pouring the rest of your ingredients in, making for a naturally tasty (and refreshing) drink.
2. Shaken, not stirred. Shaking isn’t just for cocktails. By shaking your noncarbonated ingredients in a cocktail mixer, you’ll give your mocktails a frothy texture, truly taking them to the next level. Strain over ice, then serve.
3. Use your best glassware. It might not be a real cocktail, but it can still look just as impressive. Skip the plastic cups and opt for your very best highball glass or champagne flute. This will impress your guests and have them feeling like part of the party.