Strawberry Basil Mocktail

Strawberry Basil Mocktail

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strawberry bail mocktail

Strawberry Basil Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This was born of a need to use up the ageing strawberries in the fridge, plus whatever was growing in the garden.  Found a recipe at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-basil-mocktail/ and adapted it in the laziest possible manner.

Delightfully refreshing, the lemon, sugar, strawberry and basil all work together well, especially when well-chilled after shaking.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 strawberries
  • handful of basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • soda water
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Muddle the strawberries, basil, and sugar at the bottom of your shaker.
  • Add lemon juice and ice and shake until chilled.
  • Half-fill glasses with ice
  • Strain into glass
  • Garnish with a slice of strawberry and basil leaf

 


Keywords: basil strawberry mocktail

Mocktails in the tiny are always romantic 🙂

Pomegranate mojito mocktail

Pomegranate mojito mocktail

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pomegranate mojito mocktail

Pomegranate mojito mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Drinks like this make you remember:
– How good lime is
– How important it is to muddle.

The flavour lasts right until the end when you muddle. So you start with a cool refreshing fizz, and end with a delicious sweetness. Yum.


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Ingredients

  • 2 mint leaves
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Dash agave syrup
  • 60 ml pomegranate juice
  • 120 ml lemonade
  • Optional Pomegranate seeds and mint sprig to garnish

Instructions

  • Muddle the mint leaves, syrup and lime in the bottom of a glass.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice
  • Add the juice and lemonade and stir.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint.

Keywords: pomegranate mojito mocktail

pomegranate lemonade ingredients
Hot mulled cider

Hot mulled cider

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Hot mulled cider

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: boil, stir
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

This recipe was based on one at http://pallensmith.com/recipes/recipe/hot-mulled-cider/ – I basically halved the recipe and Australianised it. Paul has a fantastic range of recipes on his site, with YouTube videos so you can watch him make it.

It really was hard to just have one of these. A lot better than expected – this is a great recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 1 litre apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • orange slices to garnish

Instructions

  • Simply mix all the ingredients (except the garnish) in a saucepan
  • Stir over medium heat until it begins to boil
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with orange slices to serve

Keywords: gluhwein mocktail, hot mulled cider

Luckily Woolies has the juices in 1 litre boxes.

Make sure it doesn’t boil too long or you’ll lose the clarity. Reduce heat and simmer.

Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina Colada

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virgin pina colada mocktail

Virgin Pina Colada

  • Author: chris
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

A thick, refreshing, flavoursome, creamy mocktail. Perfect for summer by the pool.


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Ingredients

  • 120ml coconut cream
  • 3 slices pineapple
  • a dash of agave syrup
  • Half cup of ice
  • shredded coconut to garnish

Instructions

  • Throw the coconut cream, pineapple, syrup and ice into a gutsy blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour into glass and garnish with shredded coconut

Keywords: virgin pina colada mocktail, pineapple coconut cooler

There are so many variations on this recipe, it was a toss of the coin as to which one to start from. Most used coconut milk and pineapple juice for a light effect, but I think the ice has the same effect, and cools it down even further.

The shredded coconut garnish was a little distracting, when drinking from the glass, but the straw would have fixed that. Mind you, Millie said the garnish was the best part, so it’s definitely got to stay, even if it’s just for the looks.

Here are some other alternatives:
http://www.happyandharried.com/2017/04/04/pineapple-coconut-cooler-virgin-pina-colada/
https://www.mckenziesfoods.com.au/recipe/pina-colada-mocktail/
https://www.ourpaleolife.com/pina-colada-smoothie/

virgin pina colada ingredients
Blackberry Honey Mint Mocktail

Blackberry Honey Mint Mocktail

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Blackberry Honey Mint Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Ooh yeah. A little fussy, but great great flavour. There is a lot of honey in this one, but blends nicely with the lemon and blackberries. Worth it.

From http://www.bowlofdelicious.com/2016/04/21/honey-blackberry-mint-mocktails/
This makes two mocktails.


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Ingredients

  • 8 fresh blackberries, plus more for garnish
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) honey
  • a handful fresh mint leaves (about 10)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended.
  • Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix.
  • Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice
  • Top each glass with 1 cup of soda water
  • Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves

Keywords: blackberry mint honey mocktail

I almost followed the instructions, muddled everything together in a steel bowl, so that I had more room, instead of the shaker.
In hindsight, using a shaker would have worked better, getting all of the flavours together.
But it looked pretty.

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

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Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: muddle, shake
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Others have liked this, but maybe I was a little heavy handed with the vanilla. A poor second to the honey blackberry mint mocktail.  This recipe was based on https://www.lafujimama.com/blackberry-vanilla-mocktail/, with its beautiful imagery.


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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Soda water

Instructions

  • Muddle the blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla and honey, in the bottom of a glass
  • Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer, and again through a coffee filter until clear
  • Pour over ice, and fill glass with soda water
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries and mint leaves

Keywords: blackberry honey mocktail

It really depends on the ingredients. I think this vanilla extract was quite strong, compared to the standard vanilla essence, and I put a bit too much in, overpowering everything else.

Persevered and made it, but somehow it wasn’t quite there.
Check out the honey blackberry mint mocktail instead.

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