As alcohol has been proven to have a rather negative impact on our bodies, cooling yourself off with a mocktail this summer might be the wiser (and more delicious) choice.
Therefore, here are 5 of the best mocktails you can enjoy this summer, courtesy of BBC Good Food.
While mojito is an all-time favorite cocktail for many people, its alcohol-free version is equally delicious and easy to make. You just need some lime juice, a little mint, sparkling water and a tablespoon of sugar, and you’ll be enjoying this refreshing drink in no time. Check out the full recipe here.
Peach iced tea
This mocktail requires a bit more effort, but the result will definitely be worth it. To prepare this delicious refreshment you will need 4 or 5 ripe peaches, 4 teabags and 200 grams of sugar. You will have to use the peaches, the sugar and 250 ml of water to make a syrup, which you will then add to the ice-cold tea, stirring it well and adding more water, if necessary. This mocktail can also be made with raspberries. Access the full recipe here.
Apple, elderflower & mint sparkle
A fruity and refreshing combination, this mocktail is the perfect party or picnic drink to cool you off on a hot summer day. To prepare it, you will need elderflower syrup, natural apple juice, some mint leaves and sparkling water. Mix them all together, add some ice and enjoy it in a tall glass, in the shade of an umbrella by the pool. You can find the recipe here.
Homemade ginger beer
A refreshing summer drink with a kick, homemade ginger beer is meant to become a summer favorite in your house. Not to mention all the health benefits ginger will offer you in the long term. While it’s a bit more challenging to prepare, you will not regret it once you’ll have your first taste. So, check out the recipe and give it a try! You will not regret it!
Summer cup mocktail
A very cooling alternative an alcoholic cocktail, the summer cup mocktail is fruity and delicious, and can be prepared with the fruit of your choice. To make it, you will need a cucumber slice, some mint, a few frozen red berries, sparkling lemonade and ice, and you can garnish it with whatever floats your boat. Try the recipe and enjoy the summer!