A CLASSIC REIMAGINED WITH A GUT-FRIENDLY INGREDIENT THAT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!
When at a bar and I am not sure what to order and just cannot decide based on the menu, one of my foolproof orders is a bourbon smash. When dry January came around, I knew I wanted to create a version at home that is on brand for The Tash Mashup. A non-alcoholic version, of course.
We're all about interesting flavor combos and when you find a brand that does your heritage proud like Wildwonder, your girl gets REAL EXCITED. You can actually taste the fresh fruit in the can - and wow, does jammy strawberry and bright passion fruit juice go together like a dream! We then add a few key ingredients that are found in a smash including lemon, mint, and some zero-proof bourbon, and wow - TONS OF FLAVOR with minimal effort.
And when it comes to staying on brand...a portion of Wildonder's profits goes directly toward empowering women and marginalized communities. Wildwonder is incredible and I have been a fan since I watched them on Shark Tank! All of the flavors are unique and delicious.
That's not all. Wildwonder beverages also support your gut and immune health in addition to being caffeine-free. There are 5 grams of prebiotics and 1 billion live probiotics in each can! Like what? I feel like functional mocktails are truly something else but this one? One that tastes and feels like this? She's a keeper!
I feel like this one would also carry itself well into February, I for sure would love this served at Galentine's, especially considering the Strawberry Passion Wildwonder includes botanicals that elevate your mood! It's never been easier to make a non-alcoholic smash at home that makes you feel amazing and tastes like this - I KNOW YOU WILL BE JUST AS OBSESSED WITH THIS RECIPE!
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, add in your strawberries and lemon wedges.
Slap your mint to release its oils and then add to the cocktail shaker followed by strawberry jam and the zero-proof bourbon.
Add ice and shake vigorously for 15 seconds or until well chilled.
Pour into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube.
Pour Wildwonder Strawberry Passion sparkling drink to top.
I opted to garnish with half of a passionfruit on a cocktail pick, but you can also garnish this one with more fresh mint and/or a lemon wedge.
~ Serves 1
You can opt to not use zero-proof bourbon and make the drink without it, but the recipe will change. Not in a bad way though! If you are not using bourbon, I'd just recommend using 1 tablespoon (or less) of the strawberry jam.
I know...its a LOT of mint in this recipe. I've found that it works best this way when making a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, but you can use less mint if desired.
If you cannot seem to find the Strawberry Passion Wildwonder, you can opt to use a strawberry and/or berry-forward kombucha to top. Alternatively, you can top it with some passion fruit juice and some club soda (1 oz of each). As a last resort, you can also just simply top with some citrus soda like Sprite or Limca.
The jam I found adds a nice tartness to the beverage but can be made without. If you don't have jam on hand, just leave it out rather than using a different flavor of jam! Feel free to experiment but I just wanted to let you in on my reco to get the best results. :)