Summer mocktails are the perfect way to transport you to the beach right from the comfort of your own home. Let SPAR help you decide on the what zesty filled mocktail to mix up whilst enjoying the sun this summer.
How To Make Mocktails
A combination of refreshing fruits and tasty juices are the key to making mocktails. Simply gather a selection of your favourites and get mixing for a variety of concoctions for every taste bud.
1. Strawberry Cucumber Refresher
For a refreshing way to keep the kids cool in the summer, why not try a fruit combination of their favourite things? With the fizz of the lemonade and the tasty zest of strawberries, this easy mocktail recipe is perfect for kids to sip on in between play time.
- 1 litre sparkling lemonade
- 1 litre sparkling water
- 340g sliced strawberries
- 1 sliced cucumber
- Take a large pitcher and add sparkling lemonade and water together.
- Tip in the strawberries and cucumbers and stir gently. Leave your concoction to mellow for about 30 minutes in the fridge, allowing the flavours to mix.
- Once ready, simply serve over ice.
2. Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea
Caffeine lover? Choose the traditional iced tea style drink for a summer mocktail to sip on while soaking up the rays.
- 340g of fresh blueberries
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 2 green tea bags
- 2 black tea bags
- Sparkling water
- 120g ginger beer
- 360g water
- Add your tea bags to 150g of boiled water and let them brew for a few minutes. Remove your tea bags and, once cooled, put your water in the fridge.
- Place a saucepan over heat and add water, honey and blueberries. Mash your blueberries and bring to the boil. Let your mixture cook for about 5 minutes.
- Using a sieve, collect the blueberry juice, ensuring to mash all the berries to release the juice. Chill your blueberry juice in the fridge.
- In a serving glass (preferably a martini or champagne glass), add tea and top with your blueberry juice. Pour in ginger beer and stir well.
- To serve, decorate your glass with ice cubes and any fresh blueberries left over.
3. Non-Alcohol Mojito
Still sporting the minty goodness of a classic mojito, this fruit mocktail is the perfect alternative.
- 10-12 leaves of fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- Soda water
- Apple juice
- Lime juice
- Elderflower cordial
- In a tall glass, squeeze your lime juice onto leaves and honey. Add apple juice, lime juice and elderflower cordial into the glass.
- Fill your glass with crushed ice and stir. Top up with soda water and serve cold, garnished with either a slice of lime and/or fresh mint.
Whether the kids are running around playing games, or you’re having a few friends round for a BBQ, make sure drinks are never empty with our mocktail recipes for summer.
Now you know how to make mocktails, the next step is to head down to your local convenience store and pick up the ingredients. Don’t forget to stock up on your BBQ supplies, too!
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