Solar Eclipse Mocktail

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Visually stunning non-alcoholic beverage symbolizing a solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse Mocktail

AI Cocktail Info

Serving : 1 cocktail

ABV
0%*
Calories
120*
Net Carbs
25g*
AI Request:Solar eclipse mocktail
*Estimated by AI - may vary

Instructions

The Solar Eclipse Mocktail is a visually stunning, non-alcoholic beverage that symbolizes the majestic phenomenon of a solar eclipse. Its layers mimic the dark shadow of the moon crossing the bright sun, offering both a feast for the eyes and a refreshing twist for the palate. Served in a highball glass to showcase its beautiful gradient, this drink is perfect for any celebration or as an impressive signature drink at a thematic party. Ingredients: - 1/2 cup of orange juice, chilled - 1/4 cup of blackberry puree, chilled (to prepare, blend fresh or frozen blackberries and strain to remove the seeds) - 1/2 cup of sparkling water or club soda, chilled - 1 tablespoon of activated charcoal powder (food grade, ensures the dark color and is safe for consumption but optional) - 1 tablespoon of simple syrup, or to taste (adjust based on sweetness preference) - Ice cubes - For garnish: an orange slice and a few whole blackberries Instructions: 1. If you're using activated charcoal, mix it thoroughly with the blackberry puree until fully incorporated. This mixture will create the 'eclipse' effect. If opting out of charcoal, your drink will still have a lovely dark purple bottom layer due to the puree. 2. In a highball glass, carefully add ice cubes to fill it about halfway. 3. Slowly pour the orange juice over the ice, gently filling the glass to about two-thirds full. 4. Gradually add the sparkling water or club soda on top of the orange juice, allowing it to mix lightly. This creates the first layer of the 'solar' effect. 5. Carefully pour the blackberry (and charcoal, if used) puree over the back of a spoon or gently down the side of the glass to create a floating layer on top without mixing it into the lower layers. This will form the 'eclipse' shadow. 6. Garnish with an orange slice on the rim and float a few whole blackberries on top for added visual appeal. 7. Serve immediately with a stirrer on the side, allowing guests to mix their mocktail to blend the flavors or enjoy it layered, sipping through the different components. This Solar Eclipse Mocktail not only offers a delightful mix of flavors but also serves as a conversation starter, making it a perfect addition to any gathering or a special night in.

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