It’s just not summer, unless you have an ice-cold fruity drink in hand. While many of us like to enjoy a cocktail every now and then, sometimes you need something sans alcohol (sadly, we can’t live on mojitos). Whether you’re not a drinker or you just need a break from the booze, these 3 summery mocktails will ‘not’ disappoint. Keep reading to discover your new favourite warm-weather refreshment.
Coconut, cucumber, lemon and mint cooler
Ingredients: 1 coconut, Mint leaves, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Lemon
Method: Break a coconut & empty water in a jug. Scrape off coconut meat using a spoon, Chop it finely and add it to coconut water. Add mint, honey and lemon juice as well as lemon. Mix and stir well, serve.
Spicy watermelon mint agua fresca
Ingredients: 2 cups cold water, 2 cups watermelon (rind removed), seeded and chopped, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, juice of 1/2 lime (no more than 1 tablespoon), 1/4 cup mint leaves, 1/2 jalapeño, roughly chopped, Ice cubes or crushed ice (optional)
Method: Combine all of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Pour mixture through a strainer into a pitcher, forcing through most of the pulp. Chill and serve.
Ingredients: A large chunk fresh ginger, 1 stick lemon grass, 1 lemon, 2 tbsp ginger syrup, sparkling water, ice
Method: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a glass. Finely slice the ginger and add to the glass. Pour in the ginger syrup and sparkling water. Add the ice and garnish with slices of the remaining half a lemon.