Craft Mocktails

Crowd pleasing, refreshing summer drinks! A non-alcoholic twist on craft cocktails; perfect for kids and adults!

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Lemonade Base

3
cups sugar
3
cups water
3
cups fresh lemon juice
9
cups cold water
Ice
1
bottle (1 liter) sparkling water, chilled

Mixed Berry Mocktails

2
cups mixed berries (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
1
lemon, thinly sliced

Cucumber-Mint Mocktails

1
cup fresh mint leaves
2
cups thinly sliced cucumber

Mango-Lime Mocktails

2
medium mangoes, seed removed, peeled and chopped
1
lime, thinly sliced

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and 3 cups water over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 To make Mixed Berry Mocktails: Place 1 cup berries in pitcher. Muddle with back of wooden spoon. Add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar mixture, 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups cold water, remaining berries and lemon slices. Refrigerate 30 minutes to chill. To serve, fill 8 glasses half full with berry mixture. Add ice and sparkling water to fill glasses.
  • 3 To make Cucumber-Mint Mocktails: Place mint leaves in pitcher. Muddle with back of wooden spoon. Add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar mixture, 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups cold water and cucumber slices. Refrigerate 30 minutes to chill. To serve, fill 8 glasses half full with cucumber mixture. Add ice and sparkling water to fill glasses.
  • 4 To make Mango-Lime Mocktails: Place 1 cup chopped mango in pitcher. Muddle with back of wooden spoon. Add 1 1/2 cups of the sugar mixture, 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups cold water, remaining mango and lime slices. Refrigerate 30 minutes to chill. To serve, fill 8 glasses half full with mango mixture. Add ice and sparkling water to fill glasses.

Expert Tips

These refreshing drinks can be personalized in any way--add more sparkling water to reduce the sweetness, or mix and match your favorite fruits.

For an easy garnish, spoon some of the fruit from the pitcher into each glass.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.