Mocktails using Baja Micheladas to make Non-alcoholic Drinks
If you know how to make a classic cocktail, you know how to make it a zero proof cocktail with Ritual. It’s as easy as 1:1. But if you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! You can use one of several Baja Micheladas flavors to make new versions of non-alcoholic drinks.
A great nonalcoholic (NA) drink has all of the elements of a great alcoholic one. Taste is deeply personal, but there are key components that make a drink feel balanced, namely a harmonious blend of acidity, sweetness, bitterness, salinity, and water. These layers of flavor play off one another, blossoming as you sip or eat or lounge. The drink excites your palate and challenges you to figure out what exactly makes it so dang delicious—and why you can’t stop drinking it.
The trick is to create that nuance without using alcohol as a base. Alcohol has a signature burn—difficult to replicate—that helps slow down the drinker. Bitter, sour, or spicy flavors can achieve a similar effect. All of the experts we spoke with highlighted bitterness as a key element.