Thursday, March 22, 2012
Style File: Mocktails
Last week we showed you the hottest bar in town, but even in a city where nightlife is abundant, many people are passing on the booze to be healthier. So what do you do if you still want to socialize and party? In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey mixes up a concotion for fun called Mocktails.
WSVN -- Not everyone is poppin bottles in the club. These days, these women may look like they're sipping cocktails, but they're sneaky they're actually drinking Mocktails.
Gillian Wrightson: "A mocktail is a cocktail that doesn't have any alcohol in it. We like to use things that have anti-oxidants, fresh ingredients."
Amy Berntsen: "You're still socializing. You have a drink in your hand, nobody knows you don't have alcohol in it."
For all those peeps trying to be more healthy, the new Lantao Social Club at the Surfcomber Hotel has created their own Mocktail menu in addition to their real cocktails.
Gillian Wrightson: "The first drink I'll be making today is our Lantao Punch. We have our Vita CoCo water, which is hydrating, and then we also have the pomegranate in it as well, which has the antioxidants."
You can replace the traditional mint julep wth their buckingham julep.
Gillian Wrightson: "Instead of using Bourbon like a traditional Mint Julep, we use Kombucha, and fresh brewed breakfast tea. The Kombucha adds probiotics so it's good for your system and it's also a good detoxifier."
Laura Cleary: It's completely refreshing, it's very crisp."
There's even a faux champagne drink called the pacific buddha for those who love bubbles.
Gillian Wrightson-Bartender: "We start off with a melon ball scoop of passion fruit sorbe we top that off Vita Coco water and for a little added sweetness, we use our lemongrass syrup which we infuse in house. We top it off with our club soda, which gives it the fizz makes it like a champagne cocktail."
Amy Berntsen: "You're bettering your body and you don't get that hangover."
And who doesn't want to drink to that?
Belkys Nerey: "Extra bonus, the Surfcomber Hotel has just undergone a huge renovation so while you're sipping your mocktail, check out the Lantao Restaurant and the hotel's great spaces to party."
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lantao Social Club at the Surfcomber Hotel
1717 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Broken Shaker
2727 Indian Creek Drive
Miami Beach 305-531-2727.
Open through June 2012