I can remember my last full pint of beer in 2014 - thank god it was a really good one. About a week later I found out I was pregnant, and it has been the summer of Mocktails for me since then.

One night I met up with a former handbag design colleague and I was actually craving a Shirley Temple - The Original Mocktail. In today's foodie obsessed culture, artisanal cocktails rule the scene. Thus, if you decide to go sans alcohol one night you don't have to settle for a plain soda, the bartender will happily concoct a Mocktail for you. 

On this night, I just wanted and old classic (before it was called a mocktail).

Recipe: from CHOW

  • 1 1/4 ounces grenadine
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  1. Place the grenadine, lemon juice, and lime juice in a tall glass and stir with a cocktail spoon or straw until combined.
  2. Fill the glass with ice and top with the club soda. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Garnish with the maraschino cherries and serve immediately.

[ Compliments of The Dressing Room in the Lower East Side - one of the coolest bars around ]