4 Easy Mocktails For Summer

by Jessin Jayan 3 months ago in cocktails

Refreshing Mocktails you can make right now.

4 Easy Mocktails For Summer
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After the parting of Spring, Summer is finally here. With a clear blue sky and the bright sun along with the taste of succulent fruits, Summer is a season full of mesmerizing beauty. It's the season of outdoor activities. Sipping Pina colada on the beach bench watching the ocean sparkling like a silky blanket made of diamonds under the sun is nothing but paradise on Earth.

Since the pandemic, I don't think most of us are able to go out and have fun like how we used to. So in this article I will give you 4 easy Mocktail recipes for you to try at home right now and bring Summer into your home.

Mocktails are mocked or imitated versions of Cocktails which are alcoholic drinks. That is how Mocktails got its name. But unlike Cocktails, Mocktails are non-alcoholic mixed drinks which are prepared with different fruit juice, syrups, and essence.

Mojito

This is the Mocktail version of the classic Mojito Cocktail. The drink originated from Havana, Cuba. It was used primarily against tropical illnesses. With a refreshing frizzy texture and flavor, this drink is a perfect Summer Mocktail.

Ingredients:

  • Lemon - 1
  • Mint leaves - 5 to 8 leaves
  • Soda
  • Sugar Syrup - 1 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Put some lemon wedges and mint leaves in a glass.
  • Crush them gently with a rolling pin to extract the juice. The more you grind, the more bitter the flavor.
  • Add sugar syrup.
  • Put crushed ice into the glass.
  • Pour soda and top with more crushed ice.
  • Give it a gentle stir and garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaves.

Blue Lagoon

This is another Mocktail version of the classic Cocktail Blue Lagoon which was started by an American bartender Andy MakElhon at the beginning of the 1960s. Later on, the very popular European Blue Curacao liqueur, which adds the cocktail an amazing color has been mixed with the drink. The Blue Lagoon is such a fairy looking drink that looks like an ocean is contained inside a glass.

Ingredients:

  • Blue Curacao Syrup - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon - 1
  • Mint Leaves - 5 to 8 leaves
  • Sugar Syrup - 1 tbsp
  • Crushed Ice
  • Soda or Sparkling water

Preparation:

  • Put lemon wedges and mint leaves in the glass
  • Grind and extract the juice with a roller pin
  • Add sugar syrup
  • Add Blue Curacao syrup
  • Add crushed ice
  • Pour soda or sparkling water
  • Stir well and garnish with a lemon slice

Shirley Temple

Unlike all the other Mocktails which are derived from other Cocktails, Shirley Temple was made as a Mocktail from the beginning itself. The drink was named after the popular child actress Shirley Temple who started her career in the 1930s. The non-alcoholic drink was made by a bartender at Beverly Hills restaurant to serve her while she was dining there with her parents and older celebrities.

Ingredients:

  • Grenadine Syrup - 1tbsp
  • Lime Juice - ½ tbsp
  • Crushed Ice
  • Ginger Ale
  • Maraschino Cherry - 1 or 2

Preparation:

  • Put crushed ice in a glass
  • Add Grenadine syrup and lime juice
  • Pour ginger ale and stir gently
  • Finally, garnish with Maraschino cherry

Cinderella

This is a very popular Mocktail which has a luscious taste and refreshing flavor to it. The yellowish-orange color of the drink makes it look so soothing for the eyes.

Ingredients:

  • Crushed Ice
  • Pineapple Juice - 25ml
  • Grenadine Syrup - 1tbsp
  • Orange Juice - 25ml
  • Lemon Juice - ½ tbsp
  • Soda
  • Sugar Syrup - 1tbsp

Preparation:

  • Add crushed ice in the glass
  • Add pineapple juice and Orange juice
  • And Grenadine syrup and lime juice
  • Pour soda and stir gently
  • Garnish with a lemon slice

With these easy but enticing drinks, make your summer complete. Regardless of your age, everyone in your house can equally enjoy these non-alcoholic drinks. Have a wonderful summer and stay safe.



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Jessin Jayan
Jessin Jayan
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Jessin Jayan

A culinary arts student who has an exceptional love for words and a sweet tooth for delicious food.

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