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Melati Citrus Mocktail Recipe: A Refreshing and Healthy Botanical Drink

27 Feb 2023


Introducing Melati - The Botanical Aperitif

Melati is a botanical aperitif that's perfect for anyone looking for an alcohol-free alternative to traditional spirits. Made with a unique blend of botanicals, including jasmine, chamomile, and lavender, Melati has a complex and satisfying flavor that's perfect for sipping on its own or mixing into a delicious mocktail.

What is a Botanical Aperitif?

A botanical aperitif is a type of non-alcoholic drink that's made with a blend of natural botanicals, such as herbs, flowers, and fruits.The botanicals used in these drinks can provide a wide range of flavors and aromas. They are often chosen for their potential health benefits as well. Some of the botanicals commonly used in aperitifs include chamomile, lavender, jasmine, lemon balm, rose, and many others. 

The combination of these botanicals creates a complex and satisfying flavor that's perfect for sipping on its own or mixing into a delicious mocktail. These drinks are designed to be sipped before a meal to stimulate the appetite and aid digestion. Additionally, many botanical aperitifs are made with all-natural ingredients and are free from preservatives and artificial flavors, making them a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional alcoholic aperitifs.

Why combine Citrus with a botanical aperitif Mocktail?

Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, are packed with vitamin C and other essential nutrients that can provide numerous health benefits. These fruits can also add a refreshing and tangy flavor to any mocktail, making them an excellent choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious drink.

Melati Citrus Mocktail Recipe: A Refreshing and Healthy Botanical Drink

To make a Melati Citrus Mocktail, you'll need:

  • 2 oz Melati - Botanical Aperitif
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz honey
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slices and mint leaves for garnish


  1. In a shaker, add Melati - Botanical Aperitif, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey.
  2. Add ice cubes to the shaker and shake well.
  3. Strain the mixture into a serving glass filled with ice.
  4. Top the mixture off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with orange slices and mint leaves.
  6. Stir and enjoy!

Beverage made with Melati- Nonalcoholic Botanical Aperitif next to orange wedges and a bottle of Melati

Tips for Serving the Perfect Melati Citrus Mocktail

When serving the Melati Citrus Mocktail, be sure to use high-quality glassware and garnish it with fresh orange slices and mint leaves. This will enhance the presentation of the mocktail and make it even more enjoyable to drink.

To add a unique touch to the mocktail, try adding a splash of pomegranate juice or a few drops of bitters. This will add a sweet or bitter element to the drink, enhancing the flavors and textures.

When hosting a gathering, consider serving the Melati Citrus Mocktail alongside a selection of healthy appetizers, such as grilled vegetables or whole grain crackers and hummus. This will complement the flavors of the mocktail and provide your guests with a satisfying and healthy snack.

The Melati Citrus Mocktail is a refreshing and flavorful drink that's both delicious and healthy. Give it a try and discover the benefits of a botanical aperitif! Bon aperitif!

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