Refreshing Summer Mocktail Recipes
Today’s blog is all about mocktail making. By making mocktails it is a good way to cut down on your intake of alcohol. These recipes are perfect for the summer!
Sparkling Pom Collins Mocktail
- 60ml pomegranate juice
- 30ml soda water
- Pomegranate seeds
- 1 lime
- Squeeze lime into Glass
- Add ice
- Pour in 60ml pomegranate juice
- Add 30ml soda water
- Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds
- Stir, enjoy!
Virgin Mary Mocktail
This non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary is a tomato juice drink that you can sip all day and night.
- 180ml Tomato Juice
- ½ Lemon
- Dash Salt and pepper
- Several drops Tabasco sauce
- 6 basil leaves
- 1 celery stick
- 1 pickle
- Squeeze half a lemon into a glass
- Add salt and pepper
- Add a couple of dashes of Tabasco Sauce
- Add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce
- Tear 4 basil leaves and add them to the glass
- Add ice
- Add Tomato Juice
- Top the glass with a shaker and shake contents thoroughly
- Get a tall glass, add ice and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass through a strainer
- Garnish with celery stick, basil leaves, lemon and pickles
- 1 large or 2 small watermelons
- 250ml lemon juice
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 1l bottle soda water
- 1lime, cut into slices
- Handful of mint
- Crushed ice
- Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way.
- Mash the flesh through a sieve into a bowl. Put the flesh in a blender (or use a tall jug and hand blender) with the lemon juice and sugar, whizz to a purée, then stir in the soda.
- Heap some ice into the hollowed-out watermelon and fill it with the lemonade mixture.
- Serve the rest in a jug with the lime slices and mint. Have a bowl of extra crushed ice on the side so people can help themselves
- orange juice
- sugar free lemonade
- orange slices or other fruit to serve
- Lay out as many glasses as you need.
- Cut slices of orange or other fruits of your choice ready to decorate the glasses.
- Fill each glass about a third of the way up with orange juice.
- Add lemonade to fill the glass, leaving a small gap for the grenadine.
- Very slowly and carefully pour a small amount of grenadine into each glass. You may find it easier to pour a small amount of grenadine into a shot glass or other small glass first and pour from there. The grenadine should sink to the bottom to form a pretty red layer.
- Add a slice of orange to the side of each glass and finish off with a straw or two and foil cocktail sticks if you have them.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Hope you find these recipes delicious. Suitable for all ages and remember having mocktails is a great way to cut down on drinking alcohol!