The first word that comes to the mind when you think of mock tails is ‘refreshing’. A concoction of some of the most delicious fruits, mock tails are perfect on a hot summer’s day. They are the ideal beverage you can serve your guests at a party. Since mock-tails are essentially liquid in form, they keep your body well hydrated, especially during the summers or during humid temperatures. Besides, the principle ingredients in this beverage are fruits and vegetables, loaded with minerals and vitamins which make them a healthy option. Here are a few easy mock-tail recipes you can concoct at any given time to beat the heat.
Wine lovers know that Sangria is just cut up fruits added to a glass of vine. Virgin Sangria only resembles wine, but the fruits used are not fermented like when wine is made. Nonetheless, it tastes deliciously refreshing.
- 3 cups pomegranate
- 1 cup orange
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- Sparkling water/soda
Blend the pomegranate and oranges together and sieve the pulp until you get a liquid-like consistency. Break the 2 cinnamon sticks into tiny pieces and add them to the blend. You can either add crushed ice to the mock-tail or refrigerate this lip-smacking fruit mock-tail before serving. Virgin Sangria is perfect for any weather!
Very Berry Pine Mocktail
Berries are known for their refreshing sweet and sour taste. You can mix together various berries or choose a particular berry as the hero ingredient in your very berry mock-tail. Their tangy taste coupled with their exotic vibe can transport you into a tropical country with a single sip.
- 3 cups of berries (Black/ blue/ red/ strawberries or an assortment of any/all berries)
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp honey/sugar
- Sparkling water/ soda
Blend the berries together until you get a thick paste. Sieve the berries by removing any leftover pulp. Now add the pineapple juice, lemon and honey to the mix. Add a little sparling water and keep stirring the concoction. Continue adding sparkling water until you get the desired consistency. This is a fun mock-tail recipe for parties.
Peach and lime chiller
A recipe that can offer that much needed respite on a hot-summer’s day, the peach and lime chiller can be made within seconds and can be stored in the refrigerator for days.
- Peach nectar
- Soda or flat water
Simply add the peach nectar with lemons in a jar. Add some crushed ice and flat or sparkling water to the blend. Refrigerate the mock-tail and serve chilled. The great thing about the peach and lime chiller is that you can mix the proportions of the ingredients around as you like. You can make it sweeter by adding more peach nectar or increase the tanginess by adding lemon. The peach and lime chiller is one of the best and the easiest to make mock-tail recipes for summer.