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Earlier I gave you some yummy chocolate drink recipes. Here are some great mocktails. The great thing about these are you don’t end up with a hangover. Maybe you could make up a jug and share. Some are party sized recipes the others are individual serves. So treat your mate to a sexy drink. Give it a luscious exotic name and enjoy. For more great tips visit us
Berry and mint punch
1 1/2litres raspberry cranberry juice 3 cups soda water 1/4 cup lime juice (equal to 1-2 limes) 1 punnet raspberries 1 punnet blueberries 1 cup mint leaves 1 extra lime, thinly sliced crushed ice to serve
Combine raspberry cranberry juice, soda water, and lime juice in a large jug or punch bowl. Add berries, mint leaves, and lime slices. To serve, half fill glasses with crushed ice and top with punch. Stir and serve.
Sparkling mint juleps
(a traditional cocktail from the southern states of the USA)
1 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves 1 cup water 750ml soda water Ice cubes and mint sprigs to serve
Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat without boiling until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for five minutes. Pour into a small jug and place in the fridge until chilled. Once chilled, strain through a sieve into a large serving jug, add soda water, ice cubes and mint leaves and stir.
Creamy cherry smoothie
2 cups cherries pitted 1 cup vanilla yoghurt 1 litre orange juice Ice cubes
Place the cherries, yoghurt and juice into a blender with ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses or a serving jug. Special Tip: Try adding some summer fruits to your mocktail mix for a special ‘summer spritz’ – try mango, peach, pineapple, melon, or berries, and don’t forget lots of ice to stay cool.
These sumptuous mocktails will give you the buzz without the alcohol.
Serving Suggestion: Decorating your glass with fruit is a great touch! Or try dipping the top of the glass into 1cm of juice and then dipping the glass into some powdered sugar for a sweet sipping experience!
500g strawberries hulled, 1 cup cranberry juice 5 cups lemonade
Put strawberries and cranberry juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into 4 tall glasses and top with the lemonade. Serves 4.
1� cups Milk 2 tb Lemon juice 1 tb Grenadine 1 tb Sugar, granulated 6 Ice cubes Measure milk, lemon juice, grenadine, sugar and ice cubes into blender. Blend until ice is gone. Serve immediately. Serves 3
Equal parts of: Orange juice Raspberry Red cordial Lime Green cordial Lemonade
Add crushed ice into the glass before the drink. Get a spoon and hold it in the glass, and pour the different ingredients slowly onto the spoon. This will help you keep the layers separate. Serves 4
100ml cranberry juice 50ml pineapple juice 15ml lemon juice 50ml soda water
Pour the juices into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a high ball glass and top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wedge.
100ml pineapple juice 100ml cream 1/2 banana Dash of cocnut cream 1/2 cup strawberries
Blend all ingredients (except strawberries) with ice until smooth. Put the strawberries in the bottom of the glass and add blended mixture. Garnish with a strawberry.
1� litres grape juice 1 litre soda (or lemonade) 1/2 pineapple (cut bite sized) 1 orange, sliced 1 tray ice cubes
Combine juice and soda in a large jug. Add fruit and ice cubes. Stir and serve.
75ml apple juice 75ml soda 1 whole lime 1 spring fresh mint leaves 1 tsp Vanillin sugar
Add the quartered lime, Vanillin sugar and mint sprigs to a highball glass and muddle with a muddler. Add several ice cubes and pour in the apple juice. Top with soda (adjust to taste), and stir. Garnish with an apple slice and a lime wedge, and serve.
1 cup (375 mls) mineral or soda water, chilled 1 cup pineapple juice, chilled 1 banana 9 mint leaves 12 ice cubes
Pinch of nutmeg Blend banana, 5 mint leaves, pineapple juice and nutmeg and combine with minerai water. Add ice cubes, garnish each glass with mint leaf, stir and serve immediately. Serves 4.
3 cups (750 ml) unsweetened pineapple juice, chilled 3 tablespoons of strawberry icecream 1 banana 4 red cocktail cherries
Blend ice cream and chopped banana with pineapple juice for 30 seconds. Garnish with cherries and serve immediately. Serves 4.
2 cups (500ml) dry ginger ale 2 cups ginger beer Ice cubes 4 lemon slices
Combine ginger ale and ginger beer. Serve as a long drink with ice and garnished with a slice of lemon.
Tang of the Tropics
2 cups (500ml) orange juice,chilled 2 cups grapefruit juice, chilled 2 cups pineapple juice, chilled 2 passionfruit: pulp (or tablespoons passionfruit cordial) 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons honey 2 cups lemonade, chilled Slices of citrus fruit
Combine juice, fruit pulp and honey. Add lemonade, garnish with fruit slices and serve immediately. Serves 2.
2 cups strawberries 3 cups (750ml) orange juice 4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
Crushed ice Blend ingredients until smooth. Serves 4.
Lemon Sunrise Punch
Mint leaves 1 lemon or lime 1 cup (250 ml) unsweetened lemon and lime barley water, chilled 1 1/2 litres lemon squash, chilled 1 1/2 litres soda water, chilled
Sugar to taste (optional) Set whole mint leaves in ice cubes. Slice lemon or lime thinly. Combine barley water, lemon squash and sugar, drop lemon slices in punch and just before serving, add soda and mint ice cubes. Serves 12.
8cups watermelon 1/2 cup (125ml) lime juice 1/2 cup unsweetened apricot nectar 3 tablespoons honey (optional)
Lime slices for garnish Combine all ingredients in a blender. Serves 12.
1litre Cola 8 scoops vanilla ice cream 6 tablespoons lime juice
Lime slice for garnish Blend ice creem and juice until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with cola. Serves 4.