three Nice Craft Mocktails in O.C.

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3 Great Craft Mocktails in O.C.
{Photograph} by Emily J. Davis

Emily Delicce
Apple Tech Assist, $8
The beverage guide for Seabirds Kitchen South Coast Plaza (presently open for dine-in and takeout) constructed the cocktail menu with shrubs; that’s, fruit or vegetable juices preserved with herbed vinegar and sugar. The result’s a mocktail that’s vibrant and earthy in addition to wholesome. Costa Mesa, 714-708-2166

Luis del Pozo
Tropic All Thunder, $10
Riffing on classics is what Gracias Madre’s (quickly closed; reopening to be introduced) bar supervisor likes to do together with his mocktails. His Tropic All Thunder is predicated on a mai tai with pineapple, papaya, house-made vanilla syrup, and oat milk to present it the creamy texture of orgeat, the staple ingredient within the Hawaiian basic. Newport Seashore, 949-386-8100

Steven Hayden
Lavender Lush, $9
The beverage director at Bronze Quail (closed till additional discover) picks juniper, chamomile, and different botanicals from his yard backyard to make faux-gin and booze-free amaro. He then shakes or stirs them right into a mosaic of refreshing flavors that matches the decadent menu. Fullerton, 714-635-9025

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