It would be amazing if there were a Marnie Rae Mocktail recipe book, yes? 😉

In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite mocktail recipe books. Friends, there aren’t hundreds of them to choose from. In fact, I’d say there’s less than 50. It makes the choosing so much easier but I’ll give you my Top 5, because I know you like easy:)

Dry by Clare Liardet

The Blackcurrant Shrub, the Pear and Rosemary on the Rocks, the Roasted Peach Lemonade…the mouth-watering drink list goes on and on. While this recipe book list is in no particular order I will say, this book is probably my #1. So much creativity behind ingredients, quick tips on glassware and tools, and even a few unique simple syrup recipes – if you’re looking for something beyond tonic and muddled fruit then this book should definitely be on your bar.

Mocktails by Caroline Hwang

This is the latest in my cocktail recipe book collection and I’m loving it! The recipes are simple yet creative, I think you’ll really enjoy them! The design of the book is minimalist and takes the guesswork out of the recipes.

Clean + Dirty Drinking by Gabriella Mlynarczyk

This books has recipes two ways: Clean (sans booze) + Dirty (with booze).Many of these recipes are a bit out of my league in regards to ingredient combinations but boy will it get your creative juices flowing! It includes some wonderful tips for creation (shaking, swizzling, muddling) and also gives info on the health benefits of some of the ingredients.

The Bartender’s Guide to Mocktails

Easy and beautiful drinks that are perfect for the at-home bartender. You’re guests will be so impressed:) One of my favorites because it’s. so. simple. Drinks don’t have to be rocket science y’all. Delicious and pretty – my two criteria for an A+ drink:)

The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

This isn’t a mocktail recipe book specifically but if flavor combinations aren’t something that comes naturally to you (not just for mocktails but for food) then you’ll want this book in your kitchen. Do you have a plethora of fresh plums from your tree? Look up plums in the Flavor Bible and find all the herbs, spices, wines, fruits, meats, etc. that pair well. You’ll be hooked on this book, so many combinations that I never dreamed of.

I think the thing that excites me the most about these books is that I am seeing CHANGE. Some of the early recipe books I have are the typical fruit juice, syrupy sweet drinks that we’re ready to say goodbye to. It’s inspiring to see the creativity out there and that this is something people are interested in. Changing the world, one mocktail at a time:)

-Marnie Rae

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