Summer mocktails are the perfect way to spice up your party. Offer your guests a welcome refreshment while out in the sun with zesty fruit filled goodness. Let SPAR help you decide on the best mocktails for summer garden parties this year.

How To Make Mocktails

A combination of refreshing fruits and tasty juices are the key to making mocktails perfect for your next garden party. 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.

Ingredients:

1 litre sparkling lemonade

1 litre sparkling water

340g sliced strawberries

1 sliced cucumber

Method:

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 attending your summer party? Choose the traditional iced tea style drink for a summer mocktail to sip on while soaking up the rays. Ensure hands are full with your delicious mocktails for parties with help from this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

340g of fresh blueberries

3 tablespoons of honey

2 green tea bags

2 black tea bags

Sparkling water

120g ginger beer

360g water

Method:

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 addition to any summer party. Keep guests happy with an elegant drink in their hands from our easy mocktail recipe.

Ingredients:

10-12 leaves of fresh mint

1 teaspoon of honey

1 lime

1 tablespoon of sugar

Soda water

Apple juice

Lime juice

Elderflower cordial

Method:

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 casual garden party with friends, make sure drinks are never empty with our mocktail recipes for summer. Now you know how to make mocktails for parties, 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 party food, too!