Mocktail recipes for summer
At the first sign of summer, we’re busy dusting off the BBQ and the mood for outdoor entertaining sets in. Whether it’s family or friends who’ll be joining you in the garden we’re always on the look-out for the latest fun ways to keep your guests happy and refreshed. So why not shake and stir our deliciously fruity mocktail concoctions with our ‘Top 5 Non-alcoholic Drinks Guide’. They make the perfect start to any BBQ, there’s no need for alcohol and they’re packed full of healthy, wholesome fruit too!
With the rise of people giving up the punch, mixologists have had the challenge of splashing the same amount of sparkle into a mocktail without having to add alcohol, and consequently have created some of the most mouth-watering blends of sugar and spice we’ve tasted in a long time. So while the kids are playing in the garden, why not try some of the following refreshing summer thirst-quenchers…
Amongst the varied Sangria recipes out there, this non-alcoholic version is perfect for adults, and also provides a healthy fruity alternative for the kids.
Planning a summer BBQ or family gathering? This non-alcoholic Sangria is brimming with pomegranate, orange, lemon, lime, and apple and is a revitalising option to sip on a warm day. Topped with cinnamon and sugar, the added sweet and spice elements create the perfect ‘party on the tongue’ moment.
Super Berry Smoothie
Smoothies now feature on the mocktail list too so why not let the kids get involved in whisking up fun fruit-based smoothies for a kick of vitamins and refreshing burst of flavour. The Mixed Berries Smoothie contains frozen berries, strawberry yogurt, milk and honey whizzed together (see our Smoothie Mix and Go
for the perfect mix). At the last minute, stir in some porridge oats to thicken up and fill you up too!
If you feel adventurous, you can add extra fruits and spice to suit your taste-buds. A great one for the kids…
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
Coconut Lavender Lemonade is tropical, herbal, sweet and satisfying! On the rare occasion when you can sit and relax or lounge in the sun this beverage is sure to quench your thirst. The freshly squeezed lemonade is made with coconut water and lavender syrup. It’s absolutely stunning to look at and yummy too. Simple yet elegant; this cocktail is one to share with your mummy friends on a summer playdate.
Sweet tooth? This jam-packed fruity mocktail is sure to pack a punch with cranberry juice, blood orange juice and sparkling apple juice, then add the finishing touch with a sprig of mint and splash of lime.
One for the citrus lovers, this mocktail screams flavour too and really packs a punch with its summer flavours.
Enjoy as many of these as you can possibly handle… as there are no consequences the next day!
Passion Fruit Summer Drink
Passion fruit sums up the essence of summer with its sweet-like taste and colourful appearance. With the addition of freshly squeezed oranges, this sunny mocktail will satisfy your desire for an uplifting and energising drink to enjoy on those rare occasions when the kids are preoccupied.
Top it up with sparkling soda, a couple of ginger sticks and a mint leaf.
Serve in a jug for the perfect centrepiece for all the family to enjoy, even the little ones!
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