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Paloma mocktail with honey mint simple syrup
June 21, 2024

Paloma Mocktail with Honey Mint Simple Syrup

Paloma Mocktail with Honey Mint Simple Syrup

Blog by Laura Hearn, Nutrition Assistant in The Clear Skin Solution + Recipe by Katie Stewart, Founder KSW Inc.

As summer approaches, we look forward to gatherings, BBQs, potlucks, and a plethora of social situations. It’s the season of vibrant flavors, refreshing drinks, and enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. While these events often involve alcohol, which can negatively impact your skin and overall health, we have a delicious secret weapon to keep you glowing all summer long: The Paloma Mocktail with Honey Mint Simple Syrup. This refreshing, skin-loving drink perfectly complements the summer vibe without any of the downsides of alcohol. So, get ready to sip your way to radiant skin and enjoy every sunny moment!

The Skin-Loving Trio: Citrus, Mint, and Honey

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits, like grapefruit and lime, are the life of the party in this mocktail. They’re not just zesty and refreshing; they’re also packed with Vitamin C, which boosts collagen production to keep your skin looking fab and youthful. Plus, citrus fruits help detoxify your liver, flushing out toxins and keeping your body’s systems running like a well-oiled machine.

Mint

Mint adds a burst of refreshing flavor to any drink. But it’s more than just a tasty herb. Mint aids digestion, which is a key focus for our clients inside The Clear Skin Solution. A balanced gut microbiome reduces inflammation and helps prevent those pesky acne flare-ups. Mint also calms the digestive system, easing bloating and discomfort after meals.

Honey

Raw honey is a natural sweetener loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes the digestive tract, supports the immune system, and contributes to radiant skin. Additionally, honey’s wound-healing and antibacterial properties make it beneficial for promoting faster skin healing. Plus, it adds that perfect touch of sweetness to make this mocktail irresistible!

Sip Your Way to Glowing Skin

Staying hydrated is crucial, especially during the hot summer months when our bodies are more prone to losing water through sweat. Proper hydration plays a multifaceted role in maintaining our overall health, particularly by supporting the body’s natural detoxification pathways, keeping our skin plump and hydrated, and facilitating the transport of essential minerals throughout our body. 

Hydration isn’t just about drinking water; it’s also about maintaining a balance of essential minerals, or electrolytes, that facilitate various bodily functions. While plain water is essential, enhancing it with ingredients like lemon juice, a splash of coconut water, or even a hydrating mocktail like our Paloma Mocktail can provide additional electrolytes and nutrients that help your body function optimally.

Key Minerals for Hydration

  • Sodium: Regulates blood pressure and volume, retains water in the body, and maintains fluid balance inside and outside of cells.
  • Potassium: Maintains fluid balance, supports nerve transmission and muscle contraction, and works with sodium to create electrical impulses for cell communication.
  • Magnesium: Vital for over 300 enzymatic reactions, stabilizes cell membranes, and influences the movement of sodium and potassium in and out of cells.
  • Calcium: Important for bone health, muscle contractions, nerve signal transmission, and fluid balance.
  • Phosphorus: Works with calcium to build strong bones and teeth, helps produce ATP for energy, and regulates acid-base balance.

This Paloma Mocktail, with its sparkling water base and hydrating ingredients, is a delicious way to boost your hydration levels while enjoying a flavourful beverage. It not only quenches your thirst but also replenishes essential minerals, ensuring you stay hydrated and healthy all summer long.

Looking for additional Mocktail Inspo? Give these a try!

Paloma mocktail with honey mint simple syrup

Paloma Mocktail with Honey Mint Simple Syrup

Enjoy summer social gatherings with our refreshing skin-loving Paloma Mocktail with Honey Mint Simple Syrup.

Ingredients

For the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup fresh mint

For the Mocktail:

  • ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice (about one grapefruit)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp mint simple syrup
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ice

For the Garnish (Optional):

  • Grapefruit slices
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Coarse sea salt and grapefruit zest (for the rim)

Instructions

Prepare the Mint Simple Syrup:

  • Gently warm the water on the stove; it should be just warm, not hot, to touch.
  • Remove from heat, then stir in the raw honey until it’s fully dissolved (this helps preserve the honey's beneficial properties).
  • Add fresh mint leaves, giving them a light bruise with your fingers before dropping them in to release their oils.

Juice Your Grapefruit & Lime:

  • While your honey syrup is cooling down, squeeze enough grapefruit to get 1/2 cup of juice and do the same with the lime to get about one tablespoon of juice.

Prep the Glass:

  • On a flat plate, mix coarse sea salt with grapefruit zest.
  • Rub a lime wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip it into the salt-zest mix to coat the rim.

Assemble the Mocktail:

  • Combine ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice, 1 tbsp lime juice, 2-3 tbsp of the mint simple syrup and a pinch of sea salt in a mason jar or cocktail shaker. If you like, gently muddle fresh mint in the jar/shaker for an extra minty kick.
  • Add ice to the prepared glass.
  • Shake the mixture well, then strain into the glass over the ice.
  • Top off with ½ cup of sparkling water.

Optional Garnish:

  • If desired, add a slice of grapefruit, a wedge of lime, and a sprig of fresh mint.

Notes

  • For a sweeter flavour: Adjust the honey in the mint syrup to taste.
  • For a more minty flavour: Use more fresh mint in the syrup or muddling step.
  • Time Saver: Use store bought grapefruit juice and skip making the mint simple syrup. Instead, blend the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and honey directly in a blender. Then, simply muddle some fresh mint directly in your glass before adding the blended mixture and then topping with sparkling water. Garnish as desired.

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