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Please enjoy these recipes for the Mocktini Happy Hours scheduled every Wednesday night during our CMMC Essentials class at Southern Connecticut State University.

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Frozen Apple Stuxnet

  • Salt, to serve
  • 1 lime, halved
  • 2 cups (500ml) Ashton Valley Fresh Sparkling Apple Juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated lime rind
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 4 slices green apple
  • Lime zest, to serve
  • Place salt on a plate. Run the cut side of the lime around the rims of serving glasses. Dip in the salt to coat.

Black Energy

Ingredients: * 510 mg (two capsules) black activated charcoal * 1 oz Honey Syrup * 1.75 oz Lime Juice * 2.25 ozBeet Juice

Directions: * 1. In a small bowl, break apart the charcoal capsules and discard the outer layer. * 2. Whisk together the charcoal and honey syrup until combined (it will be jet black in color). * 3. In a shaker, combine the charcoal-honey syrup with the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. * 4. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Place sparkling apple juice, tequila, if using, lime rind, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly among the glasses.

Decorate with apple slices and lime zest.

Shadow Hammer Slammer


  • 1 can of seltzer
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions * 1. In a pitcher, add ice, seltzer,  and two juices. * 2. Stir to dilute slightly from the melting ice. * 3. Fill red solo cups or cocktail glasses with ice and put two to three cherries in each glass. * 4. Fill with the Shadow  Hammer Slammer drink.