Picture this: the sun is shining, music is playing and you’re sat outside with an ice-cold drink in hand. Blissful, right? Well it’s about to get even better. Whether you’re hosting a baby shower, having an alcohol-free evening or need a drink for the kids’ table, a fruity, fresh mocktail is a great way to go.
Non-Alcoholic Cocktails: How to Make Mocktails at Home
Looking for a special summer drink? Keep the kids happy and treat yourself too with our delicious mocktail recipes. From minty mojitos to fruity cosmos and a SPAR special, there’s something for everyone in our selection of mocktail recipes. Fancy something a little stronger? Check out our 10 classic cocktail recipes for every occasion.
Minty Mojito Mocktail Recipe
A refreshing burst of lime and mint, this mojito mocktail is the perfect choice for alfresco dining, and one of our favourite mocktails for kids.
- 1tbsp sugar
- Small handful of fresh mint
- The juice of 3 limes
- Soda water, to taste
- Crushed ice
- Add the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice to a glass and muddle them together to release the flavour of the mint. Not got a muddler? Use the end of a wooden spoon or rolling pin!
- Fill two tall glasses with ice (ideally crushed) and divide the lime and mint mixture between them. Then, top up with soda water and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Top tip: Put the mint leaves in one hand and clap to release more flavour and a minty smell, then rub them around the rim of the glass for the full mojito experience.
Cosmopolitan Mocktail Recipe
Destined for a party or summer BBQ, this cosmopolitan kids’ mocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
- 30ml orange juice
- 15ml lemon juice
- Ginger ale
- 2 pieces of orange peel
- Shake the orange juice, cranberry juice and lemon juice together in a mixer with ice.
- Strain the mixture into two martini glasses and top up with ginger ale.
- Garnish with a piece of burnt orange peel – or a slice of lime if you’d prefer.
Espresso Martini Mocktail Recipe
A classic cocktail with an alcohol-free twist. The perfect choice for a sophisticated dinner party or an evening in the sun – although we’d recommend keeping this one away from the little ones!
- 60ml cold Espresso coffee
- 30ml vanilla syrup
- 30ml water
- A couple of coffee beans
- Fill a mixer with ice and add the coffee, vanilla and water.
- Shake well until the mixer is cold to touch and then strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with coffee beans.
Mango and Peach Punch Mocktail Recipe
Serving up some mocktails for kids? Our peach melba mocktail recipe is the ideal alternative to dessert if you’re too full for the real deal…
- 4 peaches
- 250ml mango juice
- 250g raspberries
- 25l lemonade
- Fresh mint
- Chop three peaches and place them in a food processor with the mango juice. Blend until smooth.
- Transfer the liquid to a sieve over a bowl, and using the back of a spoon, press it through the sieve to leave you with the liquid.
- Crush half the raspberries in a bowl and thinly slice the last peach.
- Add ice cubes to a large jug, followed by the peach slices, peach and mango purée, crushed and whole raspberries and then top with lemonade.
- Stir and add the mint.
Elderflower Collins Mocktail Recipe
Energising apple with a hint of elderflower makes this mocktail one for your list – especially for the kids.
- 75ml elderflower cordial
- 1l cloudy apple juice
- Handful of chopped mint
- Sparkling water
- Mix together the cordial and cloudy apple.
- Add a small handful of mint leaves and stir.
- Top with sparkling water.
SPAR’s G&G Mocktail Recipe
A delicious blend of rhubarb cordial and ginger beer – complete with your own homemade cordial! Don’t fancy rhubarb? Try this recipe with some sour apples, pineapple or pear – it’s one of the most versatile kids’ mocktails!
- 1kg Rhubarb
- 2-3cm of Ginger per 1kg of rhubarb
- Granulated white sugar
- Ginger beer
- Wash and chop the rhubarb into long chunks and place in a large saucepan
- Peel, slice and add a small amount of ginger in the pan.
- Add 100ml of cold water to every 1kg of rhubarb.
- Bring to the boil with the lid on and let simmer until the rhubarb turns soft. When you reach this point, take it off the heat.
- Line a sieve with a clean tea towel (or muslin cloth) and rest over a large bowl. Pour in the fruit and liquid, and leave in a cool place overnight to drain.
- Add 500g of sugar to every litre of liquid that has drained, warming it to allow it to dissolve slowly.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, add a bit of water and check the sweetness. If you think it needs a bit more, go for it.
- Serve up with ginger beer for a delicious rhubarb and ginger mocktail.
Pick up all the ingredients for your non-alcoholic cocktails at SPAR
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