Mocktails might just be the perfect accompaniment to summer’s relaxed vibe, because you can drink them at any time and they’re perfect for everybody. Here’s a roundup of a few beautiful looking recipes, for whether you want to throw a summer gathering or just relax in the garden with a good book.
Jessica from How Sweet Eats knows that summer is all about that sweet peach flavour and by mixing it with soda water and mint, she turns it into a super refreshing mocktail.
If you’re looking for a mocktail with some bolder, stronger flavours, then why not try this spicy grapefruit ginger fizz from Gimme Some Oven. That zesty, spicy (maybe even slightly bitter) flavour is great for those of you who are not huge fans of overly sweet drinks.
This elderflower lemonade from Jamie Oliver is so beautiful and would look perfect garnished like this at a summer wedding or garden party. Equally, you could always skip the garnish for an easy, refreshing lunchtime pick-me-up between online Zoom meetings.
Strawberries are an iconic summer fruit here in England, and this cross between a strawberry lemonade and a virgin mojito looks amazingly refreshing for a hot summer’s day.
If a mocktail seems overly complicated, you could always make a very simple mixed drink and finish it off with some summery ice cubes filled with edible flowers. They’re an easy addition that will upgrade your drink and make it look like it was inspired by a wildflower meadow.
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot, usually splitting her time between the UK and Peru. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.