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6 Fruity Summer Mocktails Made with Low Sugar

With easy to follow recipes, so you can try them at home…

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19 August 2018

Healthy fruit mocktails

Perfect for parties and barbecues, or just for chilling out on a hot day, these refreshing fruity mocktails are colourful, thirst quenching and so simple to put together. And, wherever possible, the sugar levels have been kept fairly low.
Each recipe, apart from the ‘tropical fruity fizz’ which serves 4, makes one long cool drink; just scale up the ingredients for the amount you’d like to make.

There is something for everyone, both adults and children: children may especially enjoy the ‘strawberry and watermelon slush’, sweet and thick, whereas the ‘sparkling pink grapefruit and cranberry’ and the ‘apple and elderflower’ have a sharper taste, probably appealing more to the adult palette.

Why not have fun inventing your own! Here are 6 fruity mocktails (with low sugar) and their easy to follow recipes…

Tropical Fruity Fizz

  • 1 ripe nectarine
  • 3 rings of fresh pineapple
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • A small handful of strawberries and raspberries
  • 150ml orange juice
  • 150ml mango juice
  • Soda water
  • 1 lemon
  • Ice cubes
  1. Halve the nectarine, remove the stone and cut the flesh into bite sized pieces.
  2. Peel, core and slice the pineapple into thick slices. Chop 3 of the slices into pieces.
  3. Peel, quarter and slice the kiwi fruit.
  4. Slice up any larger strawberries, rinse the raspberries.
  5. Mix the chopped nectarine, pineapple and kiwi fruit and spoon into 4 tall glasses, until about a third full.
  6. Mix the orange and mango juices and pour in to fill the glasses for another third.
  7. Top up with soda water and add a few strawberries, raspberries and ice cubes. Garnish with lemon slices.
Tropical Fruity Fizz

Ginger, Lime and Blueberry Mocktail

  • 30g blueberries
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of runny honey
  • Ice cubes
  • Low calorie ginger ale
  1. Place the blueberries and a few thin slices of lime into the bottom of a long glass.
  2. Squeeze the juice from the rest of the lime, reserving one slice for garnish, and mix with the honey. Pour into the glass.
  3. Add a few ice cubes, top up with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with the remaining slice of lime.
Ginger, Lime and Blueberry Mocktail

Strawberry and Watermelon Slush

  • 100g strawberries
  • 50g watermelon
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia, or other sweetener
  1. Roughly chop the strawberries and the watermelon, removing the seeds from the melon.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of juice from the lemon, cutting a slice for garnish first, and the sweetener to the fruit and then pulse to a puree.
  3. Add a good handful of ice cubes and pulse briefly until well combined with the fruit but not completely smooth.
  4. Garnish with lemon and a strawberry and drink straight away before the ice melts.
Strawberry and Watermelon Slush

Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Cranberry

  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • Half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon of runny honey
  • 50ml water
  • Ice cubes
  • Sparkling water
  1. Finely zest and juice half of the pink grapefruit and place together in a small saucepan.
  2. Add half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a tablespoon of cranberry juice, a teaspoon of runny honey and 50ml of water.
  3. Heat together gently until simmering, strain to remove the zest and then allow to cool.
  4. Put ice cubes into a glass, pour over the syrup, top up with sparkling water and stir.
  5. Garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit.
Sparkling Pink Grapefruit and Cranberry

Apple, Elderflower and Mint Sparkle

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon of elderflower cordial
  • 50ml apple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Tonic water
  1. Gently crush or press a few mint leaves in the bottom of the glass to release the juices.
  2. Squeeze in a tablespoon of lime juice, and then stir in a tablespoon of elderflower cordial and 50ml of apple juice.
  3. Add some ice cubes, top up with tonic water and stir.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.
Apple, Elderflower and Mint Sparkle

Raspberry and Apple Lemonade

  • 75g fresh raspberries
  • 75ml cranberry juice
  • 1 lemon
  • Sugar free lemonade
  • Ice cubes
  • A sprig of mint
  1. Gently crush the raspberries in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add the cranberry juice and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, reserving 1 slice of lemon for garnish.
  3. Add ice cubes, top up with lemonade and stir.
  4. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Raspberry and Apple Lemonade