We’ve got a confession to make: We think mocktails are just as good as the real stuff. It’s no secret that non-alcoholic drinks have the reputation of being a little boring, but here’s the thing: A drink is only as fun as the person sipping it. And you sir/ma’am, look like fun — no matter what’s in that glass. Next time you’re at Ole Red Gatlinburg and feel like taking a walk on the wild-but-not-too-wild side, we’ve got you covered with our line of six mocktails.
Until you come see us, we’ve got your mocktail fix with this recipe for the refreshing and fruity Ole Red Confession — everyone has to have one, right?
Ole Red Confession Mocktail
Recipe created by Ole Red Gatlinburg restaurant manager Katie Beck
Yield: 1 beverage
¼ ounce strawberry puree
½ ounce sweetened lime juice
¼ ounce simple syrup
6 ounces lemonade
2 lemon wedges
1 ounce lemon-lime soda
Maraschino cherries, for garnish
Lime wedge, for garnish
Rim a chilled pint glass with juice from a lime wedge and sugar and fill with ice. In a shaker, squeeze the juice of two lemon wedges. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add strawberry puree, lime juice, simple syrup, lemonade, and soda. Shake to incorporate. Strain over pint glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and cherries. Drink and enjoy!