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Discover the Benefits of Lavender Simple Syrup in Mocktails


A pretty pink bottle of lavender infused syrup with a sunset on the bottle on the left, a peach mixed drink on the right. They sit on a shiny wooden bar top and various other components of the bar can be seen in the background.
Lavender Fields Simple Syrup and our Signature "Peach Fizz" Mocktail.

Happy Hour Made Happier - The Many Benefits of Mocktails

Let's be honest...there is no better way to find your happy place at the end of the day than to lounge with a tasty beverage by your side. For some it's the flavor, for some its the ritual, for some it's the social element. Sometimes, however, that tasty beverage has sneaky effects that actually counteract the zen state you're looking for. In this article, we'd like to show you how we wind down with a trend that's been soaring in popularity over the last 5 years, and our special ingredient that makes all the difference - The Lavender Infused Mocktail.

 

What is a Mocktail?

Mocktails are non-alcoholic concoctions that combine the art of mixology with the use of fresh and exciting ingredients. Beyond being a trend, they are a testament to the evolving world of flavors and experiences that can be enjoyed without the influence of alcohol.

As the demand for non-alcoholic options grows, mixologists and bartenders have stepped up their game to create robust mocktails that offer a delightful alternative to those who prefer not to drink alcohol. There are several benefits to savor when indulging in mocktails, including inclusivity, creativity, and health benefits.


Incorporating Lavender Simple Syrup

Lavender Simple Syrup is a shortcut to finding your zen. Made with our own New Hampshire grown lavender, then bottled with sugar, water, and a little bit of citric acid to keep things fresh, the therapeutic qualities of lavender are the star of the show, delivered in a sweet, botanical, sunset pink package.



A pretty bottle of pink lavender infused simple syrup on a warm white background, with a garnish of 3 lavender sprigs on the bottom corner.
Pumpkin Blossom Farm's Lavender Simple Syrup

Popular Mocktails include


Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Fresh lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and still or sparkling water


Strawberry Lavender Mojito

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons lavender simple syrup

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 cup sparkling water or club soda

  • Ice cubes

  • Strawberry slices and lime wedges for garnish


Lavender Bee's Knees

  • 1 tablespoons lavender simple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup cold chamomile tea

  • Ice cubes

  • Lemon slices and lavender sprigs for garnish


Lavender Rose Gin and Tonic

  • 2 Ritual Gin Alternative

  • 1/2 oz rose simple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon lavender simple syrup

  • Tonic water

  • Ice cubes

  • Fresh lavender sprig and rose petals for garnish


Lavender Iced Tea Refresher

  • 2 black tea bags (or your favorite tea variety)

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/4 cup lavender simple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • Ice cubes

  • Lemon slices and lavender sprigs for garnish


Choosing The Right Ingredients

Cutting out alcohol is already a leap in the right direction - but you can get even more benefits from your mocktail when you choose ingredients for reasons beyond their flavor. Opting for ingredients such as fresh herbs, fruits and spices not only infuse your mocktail with vibrant color and flavor profiles - but also provide nutrients and antioxidants. Lavender especially is a powerhouse when it comes to therapeutic benefits due to its high concentration of terpenes, and aromatherapy qualities.


Terpenes and Other Soothing Benefits of Lavender


What is a Terpene?

Terpenes are a very large and diverse class of organic compounds found in plants such as flowers, fruits and herbs. They're responsible for their characteristic scents and flavors, and serve various functions to the plants that produce them.


Why do we love them?

Terpenes can offer us various potential benefits, effects are often associated with aromatherapy and medicinal applications. These include stress relief, mood enhancing and calming properties through scent, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, synergetic properties, and flavor enhancing abilities.


Benefits:


Calming Effects and Mood Enhancement - Multiple studies have been conducted on lavender, suggesting positive impact on neurotransmitters such as serotonin, reduction of stress hormones such as cortisol, effects on the autonomic nervous system and anxiety relieving qualities.


Improved Sleep - Lavender is rich with soothing scents and calming chemicals, which makes it the perfect ingredient to help you wind down.


Antioxidants - Lavender is rich with antioxidants that combat oxidative stress


Headache Relief - Lavender has been used throughout time as an all natural pain alleviator


Anti - Inflammatory Effects - Lavender contains antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body and also has mild analgesic properties that relieve pain


Digestive Benefits - Lavender is thought to have smooth muscle relaxing properties, which aid in digestion and alleviating digestive discomfort.




A Lavender Mocktail's Bestie - Ritual Zero Proof Gin


Here at the farm, we've incorporated a Zen Bar in our barn where we offer ready made mocktails infused with Lavender Simple Syrup. We loved the flavors, however we realized that something was missing. That's how we found Ritual Zero Proof - specifically their gin alternative. Ritual has all the botanical elements and full bodied flavor you'd expect from a gin, but without any of the alcohol. With Ritual, we can make cocktails without compromise (or a hangover!). It has become a staple at the Zen Bar, and our guests say they can't tase the difference. If you're interested in trying it for yourself, click the link below!






Embracing the world of mocktails not only opens up a realm of delightful flavors but also brings a host of healthful benefits to the table. As we've explored the refreshing journey of indulging in alcohol-free creations, the addition of lavender simple syrup emerges as a game-changer. Beyond its aromatic charm and allure, lavender introduces a myriad of advantages, from its stress-relieving properties to its unique, sweet and botanical flavor. So, as you embark on your mocktail adventures, let the subtle and soothing notes of lavender simple syrup elevate your sipping experience, making every moment a celebration of flavor, well-being, and exploration.


























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