6 Refreshing Mocktail Recipes You Can Relish At Home This Summer

Nothing brings you down like dehydration in these hot summer months and the only way to beat the scorching heat is by drinking lots and lots of fluids. Not only does it help in replenishing strength and maintaining good health, but it also elevates the mood. While water is a great partner in summers, here are some interesting mocktail recipes that you can prepare easily with simple ingredients available at home. These are simple recipes that even beginners can ace. So, what are you waiting for? Ring in the summer season with these amazing yet super easy recipes.

Here Are 6 Refreshing Mocktail Recipes You Can Relish At Home This Summer:

1. Orange and Basil Mojito

This impeccable combination of mint and lemon juice is going to become your favorite go-to drink this summer. This summer cooler is full of surprises, as it offers a subtle taste of lime with a hint of that much loved tangy flavour. This exciting mix of flavors is your perfect partner if you’re struggling with ideas for a date night.

Ingredients

  • Fresh orange – 100 gm
  • Lime wedge – 50 g
  • Lime juice – 10 ml
  • Basil leaf – 5g
  • Mint leaf – 2g
  • Orange juice – 100 ml
  • Sugar/Stevia – 15 ml (As per choice, can be avoided)
  • Soda – 90 ml

Recipe

  1. Muddle orange chunks, lemon chunks and basil together in a glass
  2. Add lime juice and sugar syrup/stevia.
  3. Add crushed ice and stir it together
  4. Top up with soda
  5. Garnish with orange wheel and basil.

(Also Read: 9 Summer Drinks With Mango That You Can Easily Make At Home To Cool Off This Season)

Sip on this delightful orange drink with fresh Basil. Photo: iStock

2. Watermelon Mint Cooler

Watermelon is everyone’s favorite and so will be this drink with its minty cool freshness and a blast of sweet watermelon flavour. What’s better? Making it is so convenient that you would want to make this every day!

Ingredients

  • Watermelon chunks – 80gm
  • Lemon juice – 10 ml
  • Watermelon syrup – 10 ml
  • Soda – 90 ml
  • Sugar/Stevia -10 ml (As per choice)

Recipe

  1. Muddle watermelon chunks.
  2. Add lime juice and sugar syrup/Stevia (as per choice) and watermelon syrup
  3. Add crushed ice and stir it together
  4. Top Up with soda
  5. Garnish with watermelon chunks

(Also Read: Summer Special: 5 Nourishing Morning Drinks To Kick Start The Day)

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Watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits for summer. Photo: iStock

3. Fresh Pomegranate and Orange Popcorn Cooler

Give your evenings an interesting and flavourful twist with this bohemian brew and while you’re at it, just add popcorn to it! This refreshing drink gives you the freshness of fruits and a hint of nuttiness that you just can’t miss.

Ingredients

  • Pomegranate seeds-10 gm
  • Popcorn syrup -15 mL
  • Orange juice 100 mL
  • Orange slices 2
  • Crushed ice
  • Caramel popcorn -5 gm

Recipe

  1. Softly Muddle Pomegranate seeds
  2. Add popcorn syrup and orange juice
  3. Add crushed ice and stir it together.
  4. Add caramel popcorn
  5. Top up with crushed ice
  6. Garnish with orange slices.

(Also Read: Try This Summer Drink To Cool Down And Enjoy Its Various Health Benefits)

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Fresh pomegranate and orange popcorn cooler. Photo Credit: Whiz Cafe

4. Kiwi Cooler

A good source of Vitamin C, Kiwi is an immunity booster and helps in regulating blood pressure. This bubbly Kiwi Cooler brings home good health and flavourful fun to give your summers a spark!

Ingredients

  • Kiwi chunks- 50 gm
  • Lemon juice -10 mL
  • Mint leaves – 20g
  • Sprite -10 mL
  • Soda-20 mL
  • Crush ice

Recipe

  1. Softly Muddle Kiwi and Mint leaves
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Add crushed ice and stir it together
  4. Add sprite
  5. Garnish with mint and lemon slices.

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Kiwi Cooler. Photo Credit: Whiz Cafe

5. Virgin Mojito

How can one forget the much-loved, Virgin Mojito? This drink is a classic combination of lime juice, fresh mint, with a dash of excitement. It’s the drink that can never go wrong.

Ingredients

  • Lemon Chunks- 50 gm
  • lemon juice -10 mL
  • Mint leaves – 20g
  • Sprite -10 mL
  • Soda-20 mL

Recipe

  1. Crush the ice
  2. Muddle Kiwi, Mint leaves, Lemon chunks and white sugar/stevia
  3. Add lemon juice
  4. Add crushed ice and stir it together
  5. Add sprite
  6. Garnish with mint and lemon slices.

(Also Read: 6 Refreshing South Indian Summer Drinks You Need to Try)

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One of the classic mocktails, Virgin Mojito can be easily made at home. Photo: iStock

6. Guava Chilli Cooler

Finally, we have the Guava Chilli Cooler. For those who like sugar, spice and everything nice, this drink is a combination of Guava juice and Thai chilli sprinkled. Try this for a lip-smacking taste!

Ingredients

  • Guava Juice – 100mL
  • Fresh lemon juice – 10mL
  • Worcestershire sauce 2/3 drops
  • Black pepper – 5gm
  • Salt – 5gm
  • Tabasco – 2drops

Recipe

  1. Add Guava juice
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Season with Black pepper and Salt
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco
  5. Add ice and shaken it together.
  6. Salt to decorate the glass stemmed glasses
  7. Garnish with Thai Red Chill and lemon slices

(Also Read: On A Weight-Loss Routine? Add These 7 Coconut-Based Summer Drinks To Your Diet)

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Guava Cooler. Photo Credit: Whiz Cafe

About Author: Bhoopinder Singh is chef at Whiz Café by MQDC India.

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