Summers are all about fun and splash and water and yummy fruit. Enjoy the hot days with these amazing mocktails and some family bonding…
With the temperatures rising high with each passing day and not less than a week left for the much-awaited summer break. This is the time when a lot of activities come into action. From splashing in the pool to a cool ice cream to fishing and cycling and playing in the mud and the list can just be endless. As a kid, I remember sticking my face in front of the water cooler as I was very fascinated with the contraption. Apart from all the activities, it is also time for family bonding.
While all the activities are in full action children are thirty and usually flushed. However, selecting the right beverage could be a tough task. So apart from the water here are 5 amazing mocktail recipes to pump back energy in your little one:
- Mango Frappe – Mangoes are summer fruit and children love it. This is super easy to make and is sure to give instant energy.
Ingredients – 1 Mango (peeled and cut)
¾ cup of orange juice
¼ cup of lime juice
1 and ¼ cup of club soda
Procedure – Puree the mango, add orange juice and lime juice and blend for a minute. Add ice and club soda and pulse the mixture until well blended. Serve chilled.
- Choco Mocco Mocktail – Chocolate is an all-time favorite but serve it with a twist by adding cool mint. This is sure pure indulgence of ice cream and chocolate.
1 ounce of coconut cream
2 teaspoon of chocolate syrup
Procedure – Combine all the ingredients in a pitcher and stir till smooth mixture is obtained. Meanwhile, coat the rim of the glass with chocolate syrup. Pour the smooth mix in the glass and serve immediately.
Ingredients – Small watermelon, cubed
2 and a half cups of almond milk (unsweetened)
Procedure – Freeze the cubed watermelon overnight. Blend the frozen watermelon with almond milk to attain a smooth mix. Pour into the glass and garnish with mint leaves.
- Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade – This drink is difficult to resist with its bright red color and high on nutrition. The fruit is packed with vitamin C and K and a good dose of folic acid along with potassium and manganese.
Ingredients – 1 cup fresh lemonade
1 cup ginger ale
3 strawberries (chopped)
1 strawberry for garnishing
Procedure – Mix lemonade and ginger ale in a glass with crushed ice and chopped strawberry. Garnish the drink with the strawberry. Serve chilled.
- Faux Champagne – This is a non-alcoholic version of the sparkling wine which is produced from grapes.
Ingredients – 1cup ginger ale
1 cup white grape juice
1 cup orange or pineapple juice
Handful of frozen grapes
Procedure – Combine ginger ale, grape juice, and orange or pineapple juice. Pour into a glass and garnish with frozen grapes and a curly straw.
While summers are here to stay so cool off with these mocktails. Not only the kids but the whole family will enjoy these as there is an option for everyone from a sinful chocolate drink to the non-alcoholic champagne.