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Easy Guava Mocktails With Lemon

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 3 tablespoons guava nectar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 1 cup of your favourite sparking kombucha

Method

  1. Place guava nectar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
  2. Clap the mint together in your hands and add to the mixture. Press gently a couple of times with a muddler.
  3. Add some ice and shake ingredients together until combined.
  4. Fill a glass with ice and pour guava mixture in. 
  5. Top with kombucha. 



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Orange Ginger Mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/3 cup orange juice 
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ginger ale

Method

  1. Clap the mint in your hands to release the scent, then place into a cocktail shaker. 
  2. Add orange juice, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to the shaker.
  3. Add a few ice cubes to the shake and shake until combined. 
  4. Pour into an ice-filled glass and top with ginger ale. 
  5. Garnish with orange slices and mint. 



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Strawberry Mojito Mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1 cup soda water
  • Extra mint and strawberries to serve

Method

  1. Muddle strawberries and sugar/sweetener in a glass to release the juices. Try to get the strawberry pieces small enough to fit through a straw. You can use a blender for this step if preferred.
  2. Add the lime juice and stir to combine. 
  3. Clap the mint together in your hands to release the scent (you'll know it's worked when your hands smell minty!).
  4. Fill your glass with ice and soda water. Stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with extra mint and strawberry slices. 



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Watermelon, Strawberry & Lime Mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 cups watermelon 
  • 8 strawberries
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until combined. 
  2. Pour into an ice filled glass and garnish. 

Tip: Add some mint for extra kick! 


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Pomegranate Fizz

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Ingredients

  • 60 mls pomegranate juice
  • Half a lime cut in wedges
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 250 mls diet ginger ale

Method

  1. Place lime wedges and pomegranate juice in a tall glass. Muddle until all the juice has been pressed out of the lime. If you don’t have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon or similar.
  2. Clap mint leaves together in your hands a few times to release the scent and add to the glass. Give the mint a gentle press a couple of times with the muddler.
  3. Add plenty of ice to the glass and top with ginger ale. Stir well.
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mint and lime.


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Watermelon Crush

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 25 mls lime juice
  • 10 mint leaves
  • Splash of apple cider vinegar, optional


Method

  1. Muddle watermelon, lime and optional apple cider vinegar in a shaker or mason jar until all the juice is released from the watermelon. If you don't have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon.
  2. Clap the mint leaves together in your hands to release the scent and add it to the watermelon mixture. Give the mint a gentle press with the muddler.
  3. Add a few ice cubes, replace the lid and shake well.
  4. Strain into a small ice filled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel and extra mint.

Note: if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can blend the watermelon, lime, apple cider vinegar and mint together, then strain into an ice filled...

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Rose Lemonade

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This pretty, refreshing drink is perfect for one or a crowd. It looks so pretty served in a jug for guests, just increase the quantities.

Ingredients

1/3 cup water 

1/3 cup sweetener of your choice

1/3 cup rose dried rose petals (found in health food shops)

Lemon juice

Sparkling water

- Add water and sweetener to a small saucepan and dissolve over medium-high heat. Don’t let it boil - you don’t want to water to evaporate!

- Turn heat to low, add rose petals and stir.

- Leave on low until the colour fades from the petals. It will only take a few minutes. You can remove from the heat and leave it longer to seep if you want a deeper flavour/colour.

- Strain and leave to cool.

To Serve

- Place 2 TBS rose syrup into each glass.

- Add...

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Blueberry, Mint & Lime Mocktail

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Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 10-12 blueberries
  • 8 mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sparkling water or kombucha
  • 1 tsp sweetener of choice (opt)

Method

  1. Place blueberries, mint, lime and sweetener (if using) into a glass.
  2. Muddle together for about 1 minute to release the juice from the blueberries and lime, and the flavour from the mint. If you don’t have a muddler, use the back of a wooden spoon or similar.
  3. Top with sparkling water or your favourite kombucha and stir gently.
  4. Add ice and garnish with some extra blueberries and mint.


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Glowing Green Mocktail

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 cms grated ginger
  • 3 cms grated cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 125 mls sparkling water
  • 125 mls diet ginger beer

Method

  1. Muddle ginger, cucumber, and lime in a bowl. If you don't have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon.
  2. Clap the mint leaves together in your hands to release the scent and add it to the ginger mixture. Give the mint a gentle press with the muddler.
  3. Strain mixture into a glass and add ice.
  4. Top with half ginger beer, half sparkling water.
  5. Garnish and serve.

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