Seen on FOX 13: 'Summer Mocktail Recipes to Support Heart Health'

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Robert Riley, MD, MS, Overlake interventional cardiologist, and Maria Cammarota, Overlake clinical dietitian, came together on FOX 13's Good Day Seattle to share the health benefits of choosing an alternative to drinking alcohol. In this segment, Cammarota assembles two refreshing "mocktails" that are both hydrating and loaded with nutrients, while Dr. Riley details how alcohol consumption can impact the heart, specifically. 

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Below are the recipes for the two mocktails featured in this segment! 


Summer Citrus Mojito
  • Two slices + 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger 
  • 1oz of lemon juice, two slices of lemon 
  • 1oz of lime juice, two slices of lime
  • One orange or fresh orange peel + zest 
  • Grapefruit wedge for decoration and spritz of juice (omit if necessary for medication)
  • One cucumber cut into long, thin slices and/or diced 
  • 10-15 mint leaves 
  • 4oz water/coconut water 
  • 4oz seltzer or soda water 
  • Several cubes of ice 


In a mason jar or glass, place fresh mint, ginger, orange, lemon and lime zest + slices and muddle (with back of a spoon or muddler) until fragrant. Add water, close jar and shake. Add in additional mint, cucumber and grapefruit slices. Top with soda water. Mix. Add ice cubes. Chill and serve.

Serves 2: 50 kcal, 6g carbohydrate (0g added sugar, 0g sugar alcohols), 3g fiber per serving 


Very Berry Lemonade
  • 12 large, fresh strawberries 
  • 20 fresh raspberries 
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger (slices and zest)
  • Dash of cinnamon 
  • 10-15 mint leaves 
  • One large lemon (slices, juice and zest) 
  • Long cinnamon sticks
  • Water + soda water to top off 


In the bottom of glass, add 1/2 of strawberries and raspberries, a few leaves fresh mint, ginger. Combine with juice and zest of lemon + cinnamon. Muddle until fragrant. Add 1/4 cup water and stir, then add remaining strawberries, raspberries and lemon slices + mint. Stir. Top with soda water. Add cinnamon stick and serve.

Serves 2: 75 kcal, 8g of carbohydrates (0g added sugars, 0g sugar alcohols), 3g of fiber per serving.