Five of the Best Cocktails & Mocktails for Summer

Try something new this summer with these refreshing cocktail and mocktail recipes that are easy to make and sure to be enjoyed by the whole family. Whether you prefer sweet and fruity or sharp and tangy, we have you covered!

Ingredients

For the Pimm’s Spritz Soda

  • 2oz Pimm’s No.1

  • 3oz Prosecco

  • Splash of ginger ale

  • Mint leaves to garnish

For the Ginger Spritz Soda

  • 2oz Lillet Blanc

  • 3oz Prosecco

  • Splash of ginger beer

  • 1 slice peeled ginger

For the Grapefruit and Kombucha Mocktail

  • 100ml grapefruit juice

  • 100ml kombucha

  • 50ml sparkling water

  • ½ teaspoon coconut sugar

  • Fresh rosemary

For the Peach Bellini Mocktail

  • 2 peaches, peeled and quartered

  • 350ml cloudy sparkling apple juice

  • 1 lime, zest peeled and juiced

  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar

For the Strawberry, Basil and Elderflower Tonic Aperitif Mocktail

  • 400g strawberries (chopped in halves)

  • 5 tbsp elderflower cordial

  • 15-20 basil leaves

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

  • 800ml Fever Tree elderflower tonic

Method

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For the Pimm’s Spritz Soda

  1. Pour Pimm’s and Prosecco unto a rock glass filled with ice, top with ginger ale and stir to combine. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

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For the Ginger Spritz Soda

  1. Place the ginger slice against the inside of a rock glass, fill with ice and add the Lillet blanc and prosecco. Top up with ginger beer and stir gently to combine.

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For the Grapefruit and Kombucha Mocktail

  1. Combine the grapefruit juice, kombucha, water and coconut sugar and adjust the sweetness if needed. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and a rosemary sprig and pour in the mocktail.

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For the Peach Bellini Mocktail

  1. Combine the peaches, 250ml of apple juice, lime juice, sugar and a couple of ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses adding the remaining apple juice and garnish with the lime zest.

Strawberry Mocktail

For the Strawberry, Basil and Elderflower Tonic Aperitif Mocktail

  1. Leaving the green tops on the strawberries, place in a vacuum bag, along with the elderflower cordial, caster sugar and basil leaves.

  2. Place the bag in a Miele Sous Vide Vacuum Sealing Drawer and select the highest vacuum setting (99% air removed) and highest seal setting. Remove from the drawer and place in fridge to marinate for 20 minutes.

  3. After 20 minutes, remove from the fridge and with the back of a spoon crush the strawberries in the bag. Pour the contents into a sieve, and collect the juices at the bottom of a bowl, this is the base of the drink.

  4. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour 4-5 tablespoons of the strawberry and basil mix over the ice. Top up the glass with elderflower tonic, garnish with a basil leaf and serve.

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