The sun is shining, BBQs are burning and our children can finally play outside all night long. Summer is well and truly underway. But what could really put the icing on the cake? How about a cool daiquiri, margarita or mojito?
This summer we want you to enjoy a few thirst quenching cocktails, with all the family. Read our list of fun and tasty mocktails to mix up your drink choices, whether it be at your next children’s party, family BBQ or just because it’s a Monday! Of course, you can always add a spirit in those drinks for people over 18!
This cooling drink not only tastes good, but looks impressive too. By tipping this drink into a hollow watermelon shell will make your children feel like they are on a beach in the Caribbean. This fruity mocktail is made up the following:
- 1 large or 2 small watermelons
- 250ml lemon juice (from a bottle or squeeze your own)
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 1l bottle soda water
- 1 lime, cut into slices
- Small handful mint
- Crushed ice
Simply blend the flesh of the watermelon and combine with the other ingredients, serve in the hollowed out watermelon with some ice and a sprig of mint on top – ensure to leave any left overs in a jug so people have help themselves to more!
Apple, Elderflower & Mint Sparkle
A grown up taste for your little ones, both perfect for a large crowd or small family gathering. Perfect for a picnic, simply combine:
- 75ml elderflower cordial
- 1l cloudy apple juice
- small handful mint leaves, roughly chopped
- bottle sparkling water
View the BBC Good Food full recipe.
This classy cocktail fools any children into thinking they are enjoying a ‘grown up drink’! A yummy citrus taste with a cherry on top takes you back to a Grenadian sunset.
- ¼ cup of orange juice
- ½ cup of Sprite
- Cherry for garnishing
Simply mix together ingredients into a cocktail glass, with a cherry on top to serve!
Take a trip to Spain with this delicious non-alcoholic sangria. All you need is:
- 1 medium sized apple, finely sliced
- 1 cup raspberries, chopped
- 1 cup blueberries, chopped
- 1 can of club soda
- 1 can of cold ginger ale
- Apple cider
Simply add all of the ingredients to a pitcher, serve with fruit and ice. Your children will think they’ve joined a Spanish summer party.
Another of our favourite mocktail recipes, is the classic Pina Colada! Only better, because your children can enjoy too.
Simply blend together:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple diced
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk
- 3 cups of ice cubes
Pour into your cocktail glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges – yum!
Another of your favourites – only non-alcoholic. Get the fresh taste of summer with this virgin mojito recipe, perfect for when the sun is shining and your children want to join in with the festivities.
- 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- Ice cubes
- 200 ml of Sprite
Mix with ice cubes and add a sprig of mint to garnish.
Lastly, this sweet treat will be the best incentive for your little ones to eat their greens, it is both chocolatey and cool.
- 2 ounces of chocolate and mint ice cream
- 1 ounce of coconut cream
- A handful of crushed ice
- 2 ounces of Half & Half
- 2 teaspoons of chocolate syrup
Simply combine the ingredients into your pitcher glass and stir until smooth.
We hope you have a summer packed full of fun for all of the family, we’d love to know which of our ideas you tried and which of your own mocktail concoctions worked wonders. If you’re still looking for ideas to keep your children busy this holiday, read some more of our latest blog posts for further inspiration, whether you’re travelling on long journeys, they want to get stuck in with the gardening or become little chefs and help with dinner!
Discover our assorted designs of dishwasher, microwave and washing machine safe name tags to keep your children tidy and organised, also to ensure you don’t get your adult cocktails with the mocktails for the little ones. We have a variety of fun themed name labels your children absolutely love, from iron-on, stick-on to woven name labels, we have a name label for everything!