Countdown to Pride: Mocktails in Every Color of the Rainbow

It’s two days until Pride, and I’m here to give you some beverage ideas and things to add to your grocery list ahead of any Pride gatherings where there might be sober folks! Whether you’re sober yourself or just have people in your life who don’t drink or go through periods of not drinking, there’s no reason the only nonalcoholic options on hand have to be canned seltzer! Sober pals will appreciate a little extra effort. And if you’re headed to a friend’s place and unsure if they’ll have anything fun for you to drink as a sober person, you should feel empowered to bring your own ingredients for a great mocktail or suggest alternative options to your friend! I love doing mixology at home, and any time I come up with a new elixir, I also think of an N/A version in case anyone requests! Below, you’ll find an array of mocktail recipes that fit different flavor profiles but are mostly made with simple ingredients you can pick up at the grocery store. They’re organized by color, with drinks in every shade of the rainbow, because listen, sometimes I just have to lean into being corny when it comes to Pride. Live laugh lesbian, and cheers queers!!!!!!!!


Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri


Raspberry Mojito Mocktail


Fizzy Cherry Mocktail


Watermelon Mint Mocktail


Citrus Orange Mocktail


Carrot Citrus Sunrise Mocktail


Carrot Orange Mocktail


Papaya Lemonade


Lemon Drop Mocktail


Pineapple & Lime Mocktail


Pineapple Mocktail Margaritas


Frozen Mango Pineapple Mocktails


Celery, Lime, and Mint Mocktail


Inside Out Virgin Mary Mocktail


Green Goddess Mocktail


Glowing Green Margarita Mocktail


Blue Lagoon Mocktail


Citrus Magic Blue Mocktail


Non-Alcoholic Blueberry Mojito


Lavender Lemonade


Violet Drink

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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  1. Grimace Shake Recipe: How To Make Purple Shake At Home in Just Easy Steps

    The Grimace Shake is a delicious and refreshing milkshake that is inspired by the iconic McDonald’s character. It is made with a blend of blueberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, and milk, and it is topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles. The result is a sweet and fruity milkshake that is the perfect treat for any occasion.

    Here is a recipe for making a Grimace Shake at home:

    Ingredients For Making Grimace Shake:

    1 cup frozen blueberries
    ½ cup frozen raspberries
    2 scoops vanilla ice cream
    ½ cup milk
    1 tsp blue spirulina powder (optional)
    Whipped cream, for topping
    Rainbow sprinkles, for topping
    Instructions:

    Add the blueberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, milk, and spirulina powder (if using) to a blender.
    Blend until smooth.
    Pour the shake into serving glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
    Enjoy!

    Tips:

    For more intense purple color, you can add more spirulina powder.
    You can also use fresh raspberries instead of frozen raspberries. If you do this, you will need to mash the raspberries into a paste before adding them to the blender.
    If you don’t have spirulina powder, you can use a few drops of purple food coloring instead.
    Get creative with your toppings! You can add other fruits, such as strawberries or blackberries, or you can use different types of sprinkles.

    https://animecurry.com/2023/07/13/grimace-shake-recipe/

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