Cocktail minus the alcohol is equal to a refreshing mocktail. These nonalcoholic beverages can be enjoyed by everyone, age no bar. Spruce up your drink with juices, sodas, and syrups to make them fun and enjoyable. Excellent to be served for family gatherings and other celebrations, these mocktails are easy to prepare and delicious to gulp down. Here are some of our favourite mocktail recipes to keep your cool this summer.
1. Sparkling Cranberry Punch
This perfect summer drink can be prepared with just three readily available ingredients. Start by adding cranberry juice in your mocktail jar, blend it with sparkling water and pink lemonade concentrate. Get your serving glass ready with ice before pouring the mixture. Finally, garnish the drink with lemon wedges and cranberry. Your favourite mocktail recipe is prepared to be served.
2. Pear Cider
Pear is one of our favourite fruits, and if it is yours too, this cider will become your instant favourite. Take 10 whole pears, remove their seeds and the stem to prepare them for the drink. Then in a large stockpot, mix pears, sugar, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, vanilla pod, and allspice. Cover this mixture with water and cook it for an hour. Mash the mixture further and let it boil. After about two hours of boiling and letting it cool, strain the mixture. Your drink is ready to be served together with cinnamon.
3. Jasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea
Antioxidant-rich green tea has become staple at most households, and so this refreshing mix is going to be an easy make. Prepare your mocktail glass with ice cubes and squeeze the lime juice into it. To it add the chilled green tea and ginger beer. Mix them well and garnish the drink with lime wedges. Ta-da, your drink is ready to be served.
4. Grapefruit Cinnamon Soda
Grapefruit has many health benefits and is power packed of antioxidants. This drink is one of our absolute favourite healthy mocktails too. Make a combination of grapefruit zest, turmeric, sugar and mash them together to get a syrup. Along with the syrup, add fresh juice, ice and pour soda on top. Mix the drink well before serving.
5. Watermelon Lemonade
An effortless drink, watermelon lemonade is more than refreshing. This perfect drink for the summers is an easy make with just a few ingredients. All you need to do is combine half watermelon juice and half lemonade, mix them well and serve it with ice cubes. Don’t forget to garnish your drink to make it look professional.
6. Mocktail Mule
This is the nonalcoholic version of the spicy ginger cocktail. Get started by mixing lime and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker, to the mixture add lime juice and shake well again. Strain the mixture into your mocktail glass and top it off with ginger beer.
7. Virgin Piña Colada
When it comes to cocktails, there’s no way you can miss out on Virgin piña colada. But, how do you get a nonalcoholic version of this drink? Blend pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut cream, and white sugar or honey together. Blend it well until the mixture is smooth. Your drink is ready to be served and garnished with pineapple slices.
8. Purple Punch
Imagine yourself sipping your favourite mocktail by the beach. Well, Purple Punch will definitely transport you to the beach in no time. This refreshing drink is simple to make mocktail. In a pitcher, muddle mint, blueberries, and lemon. Once that’s done, prepare your mocktail glass with ice and pour the mixture, mix it with Red Bull Purple Edition Sugarfree drink. Don’t forget to garnish your drink with mint leaves and lemon wedges.
9. Citrus Strawberry Mocktail
This refreshing summer drink is both smooth and citrusy. All you need to prepare this mocktail is strawberry syrup, lime soda, lime juice and macerated strawberries for flavour. Mix these ingredients well and serve it with ice. Garnish your drink with lime sugar on the rim of the glass.
10. Cucumber Ginger Mocktail
Just like the gin and tonic combination, cucumber and ginger mocktails are equally flavourful. Start by bringing sugar and water to a boil in a saucepan and ensure the sugar is fully dissolved. Once the sugar syrup is ready, slice cucumbers and gingers and boil it in water too. Let the mixture chill for two hours and then strain it into a bottle. Then to 1 shot of syrup, add 3 shots water. Blend them well and your drink is ready to be served.
11. Cucumber Lemonade
This tangy drink is packed with Vitamin C and is a great drink to help boost your immune. To prepare this drink, start by blending small chunks of cucumber with water. Then discard the pulp using a strainer. To the watery mixture, add lemon juice, sugar, and more water. Stir it well and get it chilled before serving the drink. Just a slight warning, no matter how much ever sugar you add, it’s still going to be tangy.
13. Virgin Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon is the most refreshing fruit during summers. With watermelon as a hero ingredient, Virgin Watermelon Margarita is going to be a sure hit in your household. Blend cubes of watermelon to get a puree of the fruit slices. To that, add lime juice and sparkling water, mix again!
This easy to make mocktail is going to rule your summer pool parties. To prepare Blueberry Mojito, muddle fresh blueberries. To that add, mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup. Blend the mixture well and top it off with club soda before serving the drink. And just like that one of the best summer mojito is ready!
15. Virgin Paloma
Let’s end the list of easy and best mocktails with a grapefruit drink. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, agave syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Shake the mixture well and pour it into your mocktail glass. Top the drink with soda and your mocktail is ready!