Three Easy Mocktail Recipes
Three easy summer mocktails
- 1L Pineapple and Coconut Juice
- 1L Mango Juice
- 1L Soda Water
- Summer Fruits Cordial
- Apple and Blackcurrant Cordial
Lemon and Ginger
- 1L Diet Ginger Ale
- 1L Diet Bitter Lemon
I’m writing this on Sunday evening feeling rather full. We had a lovely BBQ with Billy’s family for his sister, Libby’s, 21st birthday. I’ll be doing a cute birthday cake at the end of the week so stay tuned!. Since there was already plenty of food and people were driving, Billy and I make some non alcoholic cocktails.
I’ve only had mocktails at the UK blog awards. I had to do a bit of a google for some more inspiration. Eventually we left the house with the idea of a lemon, lime and ginger, a tropical and a berry themed one. We used ingredients I hope you will find in any supermarket and maybe even in your drinks cupboards.
I think the overall favourite was the summer fruits because I topped that up quite a few times. The lemon and ginger seemed to go down well too as it was quite a tangy, refreshing drink. I absolutely loved the pineapple, coconut and mango because as I might have mentioned before, coconut is my second favourite food after chocolate. I was worried that other people wouldn’t like it so I made sure there was plenty of choice.
We served the drinks in cute glass pitchers from Tesco (only £2 each) with plenty of ice, coloured straws and a paper umbrella here and there.
I’d say we used about one part summer fruits cordial to three parts soda water and then added just a little apple and blackcurrant to taste. This one’s tricky because people like their cordial different strengths so doing it to taste is probably your best bet. Add ice and chopped strawberries or I’ve just had the idea to combine the two and use frozen berries.
Lemon and Ginger
You don’t have to use diet versions but the two other drinks are really sugary so it's nice to have a low sugar option.
Again this is one you might need to taste test because I guess different brands have different flavours and strengths. We used Morrisons and the bitter lemon came through much more than the ginger ale so we topped it up with the ginger. I’d start with half and half and see how it is. Add wedges of lemon and lime and of course some ice for the final touch!