The Best Mocktail and Cocktail Recipes Using JACK Syrups
I really don’t drink hardly ever anymore. However, as a hostess I really do like having things on hand for when we have guests over and they want a little something special with their meal. (You know, nothing crazy!) I also really enjoy the taste of specialty drinks when we are having a fancy dinner or hanging out with friends, but I don’t necessarily always want to partake in the alcohol. Enter: JACK Syrups. I have quickly found that their delicious cocktail syrups are perfect to have on hand to make amazing drinks for your next dinner and game night with a couple friends. Whether you want to celebrate with or without the alcohol, everyone will feel included with a little something special in their glass.
Today on the blog, I’m so excited to share with you some amazing mocktail recipes. These will be perfect for your next dinner with friends or date night at home. They are so good, you’re going to look like a real mixologist. I promise you won’t even miss the alcohol! But if you or your guests are wanting a little something extra, that’s okay too. Just add it in!
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About JACK Syrups
JACK is a small locally owned company from New York that makes small batch, from scratch cocktail syrups using only real, whole ingredients. What I love so much about JACK is their mission to bring people back together the old fashioned way, over a good drink and a good conversation. (Which you know that is what I am extremely passionate about here at A Hosting Home!) Not to mention, for every bottle purchased they also give $1.00 to animal charities – because they believe all animals deserve to be a part of the party!
JACK Cocktail Syrups were created for two-step cocktails that are a great for everything from a small party to a large gathering. Hosting is a lot of work. They wanted to help people make easy and delicious cocktails in just two steps so you can spend more time with people than your kitchen. It’s never been easier to throw a cocktail together in seconds that will have a fresh, made from scratch taste.
JACK Cocktail Syrup Flavors –
THE JACK – THE JACK is their most traditional cocktail syrup used to make an old fashioned. They infuse whole oranges, real cherries, and Fee Brothers bitters into their from scratch syrup mixture – paying homage to the original from scratch taste of the Old Fashioned from the 1800s, while making it simpler to make.
Strawberry Lime– Whole strawberries and limes are submerged into their from scratch syrup mixture, which gives this syrup a subtle and sweet strawberry lime taste.
Caramel Coffee – Caramel Coffee is JACK’s flagship product and where the idea of JACK originated. It uses brown sugar and whole coffee beans which are submerged into their syrup mixture – perfectly intertwining the sweetness of sugar with the bold taste of coffee.
Simple Cinnamon – The name speaks for itself. They take whole cinnamon sticks and infuse them into their from scratch syrup mixture which gives it the perfect, fiery taste of cinnamon.
Make sure to follow JACK Syrups on Instagram. They post amazing recipes daily featuring their syrups!
The Best Mocktail Recipes Using Jack Syrups
These amazing mocktail recipes would be absolutely perfect for your next dinner with friends or date night at home. These recipes are so good, you’re going to look like a real mixologist. I promise you won’t even miss the alcohol. But if you or your guests are wanting a little something extra, I’ll tell you how you can easily make it a cocktail under each recipe!
Make sure to also follow along on Instagram. I’ll be sharing videos on how to make these mocktail recipes soon!
Sparkling Ginger Apple Cider Mocktail
Over ice, combine 2 oz of apple cider with 2 oz of ginger ale / ginger beer. Add in 1 tablespoon of Jack’s “Simple Cinnamon” Cocktail Syrup. Stir. Garnish with thin apple slices and a cinnamon stick.
Make it a cocktail by adding a splash of bourbon. This is a super easy recipe to make a larger batch of for a dinner party or gathering simply using a 1:1 ratio of apple cider and ginger ale.
Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
Muddle together mint leaves with 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Add in 2 tablespoons of Jack’s “Strawberry Lime” Cocktail Syrup. Add ice and top with sparkling water. Stir. Garnish with lime wheels and strawberry slices.
Make it a cocktail by adding a splash of white rum.
Zero Proof Old Fashioned
Make it a cocktail by using bourbon. (1:1 ratio with Ritual Zero Proof) If using bourbon, use 1 tablespoon of syrup.
Salted Caramel White Russian Mocktail
Squeeze caramel sauce around the rim of the glass. Mix together 1 tablespooon of Jack’s “Caramel Coffee” Cocktail Syrup with 4 oz of strong brewed coffee (cooled) or your favorite iced coffee over ice. Add a splash of vanilla extract and lightly stir. Float 3 oz of heavy cream. Serve and stir when ready to drink.
Make it a cocktail by adding in splashes of Kaluha and vodka.
Well there you have it, friends! I hope you enjoy these mocktail and cocktail recipes using Jack Syrups as much as we did. I am so excited to be able to have these on hand for when we are able to start hosting again. But in the meantime, they are absolutely perfect for small dinners with family and friends as well as those intimate date nights at home after the baby goes to bed. Let me know what you think of these recipes in a comment below! I can’t wait for you to try them.