Top Five Friday

5 Excellent Mocktails for Summer

12 Jun. 2020
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Summer Mocktail

Summer is all about freshness; whether it’s swimming in the pool, eating a whole watermelon to yourself, or washing your bed sheets every week so they smell like clean linen 24/7. There’s just something about freshness that we love. 

We also love the fact that freshness rhymes with mocktail (ok, it doesn’t rhyme at all, but let’s pretend it does). Enjoying non-alcoholic drinks outside, or simply on your couch (hey, trust us, you don’t need a cool, Pinterest balcony to enjoy a drink) is another great way to stay refreshed. If you haven’t guessed it yet, at Cozey, we love mocktails. They’re great alternatives to cocktails, since you can basically have one at any time of the day, anywhere you are (i.e. at work at 2 pm on a Wednesday). Not only that, but you can have as many glasses as you want without regretting it the next morning. Cheers to that! 

This week’s Top Five Friday is a list of 5 great mocktails to sip during hot summer days. They’re fresh, pretty, and perfect for the hot months of June, July and August. If you try one, make sure to reach out to us! We love getting your feedback. 

Rosemary Blueberry Smash

blueberry smash

Ingredients 

  • 7-8 Blueberries
  • Rosemary sprig, stripped
  • 1 oz Honey syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 4 oz Sparkling water

Directions

  1. Muddle the blueberries with rosemary and honey syrup in the bottom of a shaker. 
  2. Add lemon juice and ice. 
  3. Then, Cover and shake for 10 seconds or so
  4. Strain and drain into a glass with fresh ice. 
  5. Garnish with blueberries and rosemary.

Ginger Beer Mocktail

ginger beer mocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice, chilled 
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup, chilled 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 1/2 cup ginger beer, chilled 

Directions

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Carefully pour in all the ingredients except the ginger beer. 
  3. Stir then top off with the ginger beer.  
  4. Gently stir.

Grapefruit Honey Spritzer

grapefruit spritzer

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz Honey simple syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Club soda

Directions

  1. Rub the rim of the glass with honey simple syrup or a grapefruit wedge.
  2. Dip rim of glass into sugar 
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add grapefruit juice, honey syrup, lime juice and ice. 
  4. Shake for 20 seconds and pour into glass. 
  5. Top with club soda. 
  6. Garnish with grapefruit wedge. Stir and enjoy!

Virgin Mojito

virgin mojito

Ingredients

  • 10 Mint leaves, large or 15 small
  • 2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Honey simple syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Lime slices optional

Directions

  1. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute. 
  2. Add the honey simple syrup.
  3. Add the sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit.

Virgin Moscow Mule

moscow mule

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Ginger beer
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons Club soda

Directions

  1. Mix ingredients in a copper mug 3/4 full of crushed ice.
  2. Stir together. 
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Final Words

We hope you enjoyed this list of our favourite mocktails for summer! And remember: if you try any, make sure to give us your feedback! We love getting in touch with you! Cocktails still sound better than mocktails to you? Feel free to add an ounce of your favourite vodka, gin or rhum to any of these drinks!

Top Five Friday

Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life a bit simpler and better.  After all, that’s what Cozey stands for.  See you next Friday!

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