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Mocktail Recipes: Cocktail Terrace

(Photo Courtest: 21C) (Photo Courtest: 21C)

In lieu of cocktails, Cocktail Terrace, atop 21C downtown, has a number of refreshing recipes that can be served as mocktails. Beverage manager, Chris Brown is also showing FOX19 NOW viewers how to make some of the beverages boozy. Enjoy!

Blueberry - Vanilla Lemonade

  • 1/4 lb thyme
  • 6c water
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz vanilla paste or 2 scraped vanilla beans
  1. Add thyme and water in a pot bring to a simmer and cook for 15 mins.
  2.  Remove thyme and add remaining ingredients and cook for 20 mins.
  3. Strain, cool, and store

Banana - Orange Syrup

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 2c orange juice
  • 5c sugar
  • 5c water
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric
  • 6 star anise
  1. Blend bananas in vitamix to a fine purée. Make simple with water and sugar in a large pot. Add orange juice, banana purée and stir vigorously. Once combined add turmeric and star anise. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through a chinois and store.

Peach - Mango Pop

  • 1 lb frozen peaches
  • 1 lb frozen mango
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/8 c champagne vinegar
  • 2 1/2 c water
  1. Add all ingredients except the vinegar into a pot, bring up to a boil, and simmer about 8 min or until the fruit is almost mushy. Turn off the heat and add the vinegar. Stir the mixture then pour it in batches into the blender. Blend until pureed and smooth. Pour into molds.

Strawberry - Lavender Pops

  • 1 lb frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 c dried lavender
  • 1 c hot water
  • 1/2 c sugar
  1. Steep the lavender in hot water for 5 min. Strain off the liquid into a pot. Add strawberries and bring to a boil. drop temperature to med-low and simmer for about 3-5 min until strawberries have started to break down. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Turn off heat. Blend until smooth and pour into molds.?


Purple Rain

  • Juice Glass/ lemon wedge
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Blueberry syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice

Build in tin, add ice.  Shake and pour into glass and top with soda. 

Orange You Glad

  • Flute/Orange peel
  • 3/4 oz Banana Orange Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Cocchi Americano
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters
  • 4 oz Cava

 Add all ingredients to a flute and top with cava.

Open seasonally, 21C's rooftop Cocktail Terrace offers stunning views of downtown Cincinnati. The menu focuses on creative cocktails and also offers a small selection wine, beer, and bar snacks from Metropole.

Cocktail Terrace is open seasonally (and weather permitting) Monday – Saturday at 5pm. Guests can access via a specially marked door off Gano Alley which leads to a service elevator that goes up to the 11th floor rooftop. Must be 21+ years old, with valid ID, to enter.

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