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

Ingredients

  • 60ml pomegranate juice
  • 30ml soda water
  • Pomegranate seeds 
  • 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Squeeze lime into Glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Pour in 60ml pomegranate juice
  4. Add 30ml soda water
  5. Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds
  6. 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.

Ingredients

  • 180ml Tomato Juice
  • ½ Lemon
  • Dash Salt and pepper 
  • Several drops Tabasco sauce
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 pickle

Instructions 

  1. Squeeze half a lemon into a glass
  2. Add salt and pepper
  3. Add a couple of dashes of Tabasco Sauce
  4. Add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  5. Tear 4 basil leaves and add them to the glass
  6. Add ice
  7. Add Tomato Juice
  8. Top the glass with a shaker and shake contents thoroughly
  9. Get a tall glass, add ice and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass through a strainer
  10. Garnish with celery stick, basil leaves, lemon and pickles

Watermelon Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 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 

Instructions

  1. Cut the top off the watermelon and hollow it out using a large spoon, fishing out any pips along the way. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Heap some ice into the hollowed-out watermelon and fill it with the lemonade mixture. 
  4. 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 

Sunrise Mocktail 

Ingredients

  • orange juice 
  • sugar free lemonade 
  • grenadine
  • orange slices or other fruit to serve 

Instructions

  1. Lay out as many glasses as you need.
  2. Cut slices of orange or other fruits of your choice ready to decorate the glasses.
  3. Fill each glass about a third of the way up with orange juice.
  4. Add lemonade to fill the glass, leaving a small gap for the grenadine.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!