3 Fresh Spring Mocktails to Enjoy With Your Teen
By Nicole Abaca
Spring is here and it’s a great time to enjoy a bunch of activities to enjoy with your teens. If you want to stay closer to home, there’s nothing better than sipping mocktails on a sunny day in your backyard! Creating mocktails bartender-style with your teen is not only a fun activity but a good opportunity to bond with them. We featured our four favourite recipes to make spring mocktails with your teen!
We recommend using pretty glasses, fancy straws and decorations to recreate that “grown-up cocktails” vibe.
Out of this world, delicious! Ideal for an outdoor lunch.
1 (16 ounces) pack of frozen whole strawberries.
½ cup water.
¼ cup lime juice.
¼ cup light blue agave nectar (see Tip)
⅛ teaspoon salt.
Lime slices for garnish.
1) Add all the strawberries, water, lime juice, agave nectar and blend.
2) Add the ice and blend until it is smooth as you like it.
3) To make it bar-quality, decorate your glass! Wet the rim of each glass with a lime wedge around it and invert the glass to coat the rim with either salt or sugar.
– Light blue agave nectar can be found near other sweeteners in the grocery store.
– Instead of salt, you can use sugar for the glass rim.
Fresh lemon slices.
Fresh lime slices.
Fresh orange slices.
2 cups of cranberry juice.
2 cups grape juice.
1 cup orange juice.
1/2 cup lemon juice.
4 cups San Pellegrino sparkling mineral water OR lemon-lime soda.
1) Add the Cranberry juice along with the grape, orange and lemon juice.
2) Once mixed, add the fruit slices.
3) Place the pitch in the fridge and let it chill for 1 hour minimum.
4) Before serving add the sparkling or mineral water.
– You can use a non-alcoholic wine instead of cranberry juice.
– If you prefer a sweeter sangría, use soda. If you prefer a less sweet sangria, use sparkling mineral water.
This mocktail is the easiest to prepare. You might want to replace your morning orange juice with it. It’s the perfect match for any type of brunch.
4 to 6 ounces of orange juice.
1/2 to 1-ounce grenadine to taste.
Orange slice for garnish.
1) Fill a tall glass or a pitcher with big chunks of ice.
2) Add orange juice leaving a little room at the top.
3) Pour grenadine over the juice (slowly). Don’t stir it. It will sink to the bottom in the beginning and slowly rise to the top as you drink.
4) Garnish with an orange slice.
– Use a long and transparent glass to enjoy the colour effect.
– If you want to try a sweeter version, you can add some orange mango juice for a tropical twist.
If you are craving more variety of mocktails, here is the website with 60+ recipes you can refer to.