Non-Alcoholic Cocktails (A wide selection to choose from)2012-08-03
Non-alcoholic cocktails (I”mocktails”) are fun to make, delicious to drink and great for a quick thirst-quenching treat or party.
Experimenting with new tastes and ingredients is a great way to teach children about food, and they’ll love choosing from the fancy names and whipping them up into something delicious!
What you’ll need:
- A shot glass (to ensure equal measures)
- Cocktail shaker (use a glass with a makeshift lid if you don’t have one at home)
- Ice and garnish (try lemon slices, pineapple chunks, orange and cherries)
- Blender (to mix all of the ingredients to the right consistency)
All of the following recipes are for one serving, so you can increase the ingredients to cater for more.
Acapulco Gold: Shake together 6 shots of pineapple juice, 1 shot of grapefruit juice, 2 tablespoons of coconut cream, 2 tablespoons of fresh cream and a scoop of crushed ice. Serve unstrained.
Appleade: Chop up 2 large apples and pour a pint of boiling water over them. Sprinkle in a tiny dash of sugar and leave to stand for a few minutes. Strain the liquid, leave to cool and serve with lots of ice and apple/lemon garnish.
Atomic cat: Add 4oz of orange juice and 4oz of tonic water to a long glass and fill with crushed ice.
Avocado Milkshake: Combine 1 litre of milk and 2-3 halved and peeled avocados in a blender and mix until smooth.
Banana Smoothie: Put 1 banana, a pinch of nutmeg, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a cup of milk and two cups of crushed ice in a blender and whip into a thick smoothie.
Berry Surprise: Blend 1 cup of strawberries, a cup of pineapple chunks, half a cup of raspberries and a splash of lime cordial together and serve over ice.
California Smoothie: Place 7 large strawberries in a container and freeze for an hour. Put 8oz lemon yogurt, half a cup of orange juice and the frozen strawberries in a blender and mix until smooth. Add ice and chopped strawberries to garnish.
Capucine: Shake a shot of peppermint cordial and 4 shots of cream in a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice and decorate with grated chocolate.
Chocolate & Blueberry Smoothie: Combine 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of hot water in a bowl and mix until the cocoa is dissolved. Place the cocoa mixture in a blender with 1 cup of milk, 4 tablespoons of frozen blueberries and 4 cubes of ice and blend for 40 seconds.
Cinderella: Mix 2 shots of pineapple juice, orange juice and lemon juice in a shaker, add ice, soda water and a dash of grenadine to give it a lovely berry colour. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry.
Earth Shake: Put 1.5 cups of pineapple juice, half a cup of pineapple chunks and 1 large peeled and chopped carrot into a blender for 30 seconds and serve with ice and a straw.
Fruitburst: Machine blend 1 apple, 3 carrots and a mango until smooth, then add 7 shots of freshly squeezed oranges and 6 strawberries and blend on a low speed. Sieve and serve over ice.
Grapefruit ice cream soda: Add 2 tablespoons of grapefruit juice to a glass with a small pinch of sugar and stir until the sugar has thoroughly dissolved. Top up with soda water and a generous spoonful of vanilla ice cream.
Grapefruit Mojito: Put some fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a glass and then add a generous amount of crushed ice. Stir 2 tablespoons of grapefruit juice with 0.25 teaspoons of honey until the honey is entirely dissolved. Transfer the dissolved honey/grapefruit juice to a cocktail shaker with 4 additional tablespoons of grapefruit juice and give it a good shake with ice. Strain into a tumbler glass and serve.
Golden Glow Punch: Mix 3 shots of orange juice, 3 shots of lemonade, a shot of apple juice and 2 shots of ginger ale in a bowl and serve over ice.
Jungle Juice: Place 1 banana, 4 tablespoons of orange juice and a dash of ginger in a blender and whizz on a medium speed until liquefied. Pour into a glass (with ice if it’s a hot day) and enjoy!
Kiwi Cooler: Blend 3 cups of crushed ice, 2 tablespoons of coconut cream and 2 peeled and sliced kiwis. Chill in the fridge for half an hour and serve with sliced kiwi.
Lemon Daisy: Put 1 shot of lemon juice and 1 large dash of grenadine into a glass, stir together and add ice. Top the glass with half lemonade and half soda for a fizzy, fruity extravaganza.
Mickey Mouse: Add 3oz tomato juice, 1 dash of lemon juice, half a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and 3 drops of Tabasco in a cocktail shaker and fuse together. Pour into a glass over ice and add a lime wedge on the side.
Morning Star: Put 1 teaspoon of honey, half a teaspoon of sugar, 3 pineapple chunks, 10 shots of pineapple juice and a cup of mineral water in a blender and whizz until smooth.
Orangatang: Place half part orange juice and half cranberry juice in a blender and whizz until thoroughly mixed together. Serve with a straw and crushed ice.
Passion Fruit Spritzer: Pour 4oz of passion fruit juice into a flute glass and top with soda and a lime wedge.
Peach Smoothie: Put 15oz sliced peaches, 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, half a cup of orange juice and a small dash of milk in a blender and whizz until soft.
Pomegranate ice: Pile lots of cracked ice high in a glass and add 4 shots of grenadine. Serve with a straw.
Rainbow Punch: Put 3 tablespoons of orange juice, 3 tablespoons of grapefruit juice, a dash of grenadine and 1 tablespoon of lime juice into a cocktail shaker and shake the juices together. Strain into a glass and top up with soda water for a fruity, colourful concoction.
Scarlet Lady: Blend 4 oz of watermelon and 5 red grapes in a food processor until smooth, then add 3 shots of grapefruit juice and re-blend until smooth. Strain into a glass with chopped grapes to decorate
Seabreeze: Shake 4 parts cranberry juice and 2 parts grapefruit juice with ice and pour into a tumbler.
Strawberry Lemonade: throw a shot of lemon juice, a pinch of sugar, 10 strawberries and a cup of water into a blender and mix until smooth.
Strawberry Sparkle Punch: Puree 4 cups of strawberries in a blender and place in a large punch bowl. Dissolve 3oz jelly in boiling water and stir in 6oz lemonade. Add the mixture to the punch bowl stirring in 28oz of cranberry juice, 2 cups of cold water and 28oz of ginger ale.
Tangerine Dream: Mix 3 shots of grapefruit juice, 3 shots of orange juice and 2 shots of lemon juice in a glass and fill with ice cubes.
Toothless Shark: Pour half a tablespoon of grenadine into a long glass and separately blend 6 tablespoons of orange juice with half a tablespoon of lime juice. Carefully pour the orange and lime juice into the glass for a colourful layered effect the kids will love.
Traditional lemonade: children will never want the bottled variety after they’ve tasted this! Mix two shots of lemon juice with one small shot of sugar syrup and top up with soda.
Ugly Bug: Mix three tablespoons of grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, orange juice and prune juice together in a glass and chill in the fridge until deliciously cool.
Vanilla Banana Smoothie: Put two chopped bananas and a cup of vanilla ice cream in a blender, add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 cup of milk and half a cup of fresh orange juice. Mix until thick and smooth.