Spiced Orchards Mocktail

Spiced Orchards Mocktail
Staff Writer
Courtesy of Fig & Olive

The Spiced Orchards mocktail.

From the brand-new spa-inspired mocktail program at Fig & Olive Melrose Place, bar manager Michael Loomis remixes fresh juices with seasonal ingredients — in this case, apples with Thai basil, lemon, and ginger. 

1
Servings
72
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces unfiltered apple juice
  • 1/2 Ounce elderflower syrup
  • 1/2 Ounce lime juice
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 6 pieces Thai basil
  • 1/2 bar spoon (a pinch) powdered ginger

Directions

In a mixing glass, muddle Thai basil with lemon wedge. Add apple juice, elderflower syrup, lime juice, and powdered ginger. Shake vigorously for 6 seconds and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a few sprigs of Thai basil and zest with lemon.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
12g
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
45mg
60%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
44µg
1%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Sodium, Na
7mg
0%
Water
121g
4%

Spice Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Spice Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.