A mock tail is a delicious beverage that is typically made by mixing two or more fruits. Typically associated with summers, mock-tails are now found on the menus of almost all restaurants. It is one of the best ways in which one can consume different fruits; each loaded with their own set of nutrients. The possibilities of combining various fruits to make a refreshing mock-tail are endless. What’s more, mock-tails can also prove to be healthy beverages and you can lose weight, repair your gut and even replenish your skin. In this article we list out a few unique and easy mock tail recipes that can be made at home.
Peach Lime Chiller
2 tbsp. nectar of peach
Extract the juice from 2 limes with the help of the citrus juicer. Now add the lime extract, the juice of 2 lemons and 2 tablespoons of peach nectar into a jar. Add crushed ice to 500 mL of water and serve chilled
The peach lime chiller is one of the simplest mock-tail recipes for summer. It is ideal for people looking to beat the summer heat. While the lime in the beverage rejuvenates your skin, it also lowers your blood sugar levels, reduces heart disease and inflammation and fights infections. The lemon on the other hand keeps you hydrated, aids digestion and prevents kidney stones from forming.
The Cooling Cosmo
2 thinly sliced cucumbers
4 cups of Coconut water
1/2 cup of Lime juice
1/4 cup of Chopped mint leaves
Combine the coconut water and the thinly sliced cucumber pieces in a jar. Add the juice of half a lime and the chopped mint leaves. You can also add some sugar or stevia (a healthy substitute for sugar) if you like. Refrigerate it for an hour or two and serve chilled.
This is one of the most refreshing mock-tail recipes as it combines both coconut water and cucumbers. While the humble cucumber is high in important nutrients like vitamins and minerals, it also contains antioxidants and is low on calories. Coconut water on the other hand promotes heart health and reduces blood pressure.
Chunks of half a pineapple
Extract half pineapple juice and add about 100 grams of basil leaves and the juice of 2 freshly squeezed limes into the juice. You can also add sugar or stevia to balance the sourness of the lime and pineapple. Now add crushed ice and some water and serve.
An easy to make fruit mock-tail, pineapple punch can help you reduce belly fat, if you avoid adding the sugar. Pineapples also support your immune system and promote bone strength. Basil leaves can ease joint pains and inflammation and also relieve you from stress and anxiety.