Jordan Salcito knows her way around a bar. She is not only the founder of RAMONA and Bellus Wines but also Momofuku's Director of Wine Special Projects. She is joining the TODAY team to shake things up with a few of her favorite virgin versions of classic cocktails: a gingery mocktail mule, juniper and tonic, fizzy margarita-inspired limeade and grapefruit spritz.
A great margarita is nothing without lime! This homemade lime simple syrup hits all the notes you want from a stellar margarita.
The ginger is still the star of the show in this alcohol-free version of a classic Moscow mule. The lime adds acidity and combining the two in an easy to make syrup ensures balance.
Gin & tonics are a classic because the combo allows the botanicals of a great gin to ring through. By subbing juniper tea for gin, you still have juniper and botanicals on full display in this drink without adding any alcohol.
This is a riff on our-low proof grapefruit wine spritz — just made to be nonalcoholic! Grapefruit is always refreshing in a spritz and an extra dry ginger ale keeps the drink bright. The bitters ensure balance.
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