Summer is just around the corner and with the sun comes the season for ice-cold drinks on scorching summer evenings… Sipping delicious cocktails with friends beside a countryside pool, in the midst of a meadow filled with the song of crickets, or even on the beach watching the sand turn pink in the sunset.
But that was before. Before getting pregnant. This year, martinis and rum won’t be accompaning you on holiday.
Fear not! We’ve got an exquisite alternative for you. The mocktail. Commonly known as: the non-alcoholic cocktail. These drinks are on trend. From London to New York there are bars specializing in non-alcoholic cocktails. Bartenders have a real expertise in these drinks, they could almost fool you.
Before heading off on your holidays, pop a cocktail shaker in your suitcase. Here are 3 recipes to get things going!
Ingredients for one mocktail:
3-4 raspberries and one for garnishing
5-6 mint leaves
2 tablespoons of syrup (instructions below)
A few scoops of ice-cream
¼ cup raspberry juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ cup sparkling water
To make the syrup, mix 1 cup of caster sugar with 1 cup of water in a medium-sized saucepan.
Heat at a medium temperature, stirring often, until the sugar is completely dissovled. Leave to cool.
Put the raspberries, mint leaves and the syrup into a large glass.
Mix together with the back of a wooden spoon, trying not to break up the mint leaves.
Fill the glass with ice-cream.
Add the raspberry juice and the lime juice, then fill with the sparkling water.
Garnish with a lime quater, raspberries or whatever you fancy!
Ingredients for 2 mocktails:
½ cup fresh orange juice
0,5 litre sparkling water
4 cm fresh ginger, thinly sliced
1 clementine, peeled and divided into segments
Pour the orange juice and sparkling water into your glass, and garnish with the clementines and the ginger. To enhance the flavour you can add a sprig of rosemary.
Watermelon, lemon and rosemary mocktail
After removing the seeds, blend the watermelon.
Add the juice of a lemon.
Add a srpig of rosemary to your glass and leave to infuse.
No need to add sugar- the watermelon is sweet enough by itself.