4 Mouth-Watering Mocktails To Chug-A-Lug All Summer Long

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I love a fancy cocktail as much as the next person but what I don’t love is the hefty price tag that comes with ordering one at a bar. So when the peeps at Hansells sent me a few boxes of their new All Natural Fruit Syrups I decided to dust off my bartending skills (it’s been a long time) to recreate a few of my favourite cocktails – only this time without alcohol. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not making a stand against alcohol or anything as crazy as that. I just wanted to make some thirst-quenching drinks that my friends and I can enjoy all summer long without having to worry about a thing. And besides, you can always add in a sneaky shot or two of your favourite spirit to give them an extra kick if you feel the need! 

 

MANDARIN MOJITO

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Above: Virgin Mojitos make look like the real deal but there’s zero alcohol in them.

 

Ingredients

  • mint leaves
  • juice of two limes
  • Hansells All Natural Mandarin, Lime & Bitters Fruit Syrup
  • ice
  • ginger ale
  • soda water

Method

In the bottom of each glass, muddle two mint leaves, lime juice and Mandarin, Lime & Bitters Fruit Syrup. Add ice, a splash of ginger ale and top with soda. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint and a slice of mandarin. 

For an alcoholic version simply replace the ginger ale with approx 45 ml of white rum.

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Above: Mandarins may not be in season in summer but that’s not stopping us.

 

BLACKBERRY BRAMBLE

Above: Wow your friends this summer and quench their thirst in style.

 

Ingredients

  • basil leaves
  • Hansells All Natural Blackcurrant, Cranberry with a hint of Basil Fruit Syrup
  • ice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • tonic water
  • soda water
  • green apple and fresh blackberries to garnish

Method

In the bottom of each glass, muddle a few basil leaves with the sugar. Add a splash of tonic water and top with soda water. Place ice in a blender and blitz to produce crushed ice. Add ice to create an ice mountain. Pour Blackcurrant, Cranberry with a hint of Basil Fruit Syrup over the ice and garnish with a slice of green apple and fresh blackberries. 

Above: Adding a few fresh ingredients takes your mocktail from drab to fab in an instant.

 

Above: This is such an easy summer drink.

 

MOSCOW MULE MOCKTAIL

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Above: The fresh lime really makes this Moscow Mule stand out from the crowd.

 

Ingredients

  • fresh lime
  • Hansells All Natural Old Fashioned Lemonade with Key Lime Extract Fruit Syrup
  • ice
  • soda water
  • ginger beer

Method

In the bottom of each glass add squeeze of fresh lime juice and a splash of Hansells All Natural Old Fashioned Lemonade with Key Lime Extract Fruit Syrup. Add ice, a splash of soda water and fill to the top with ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of lime. 

For a real Moscow Mule simply replace the soda water with vodka.

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Above: It may look like it packs a punch but this Mule is one hundred per cent non alcoholic. 

 

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Above:  You can add a tsp of sugar to this recipe if you’d like to dial up the sweetness a tad.

 

RASPBERRY LEMONADE SPRITZERS

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Above: Greet your guests this party season with some delicious mocktails.

 

Ingredients

  • basil leaves
  • Hansells All Natural Lemon, Raspberry and Elderberry Fruit Syrup
  • ice
  • limonata (or Lemonade)
  • lemon slices for garnish
  • mint
  • raspberry jam
  • fresh raspberries

Method

In the bottom of each glass, muddle a few mint leaves with raspberries. Stir in a spoonful of raspberry jam and top with Limonite and Hansells All Natural Lemon, Raspberry and Elderberry Fruit Syrup. Stir to combine. Fill glass with ice and garnish with a slice of lemon and fresh mint leaves.

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Above: If you don’t like your mocktails to be too sweet then simply omit the jam.

 

 
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Above: This mocktail is a real hit with the kids too.

 

WIN! WIN! WIN!

To celebrate the release of Hansells’ new Fruit Syrups we’re giving away 2 x Hansells Fruit Naturals gift boxes to two lucky Insiders. Each box inclues a bottle of All Natural Mandarin, Lime and Bitters and Lemon, Raspberry and Elderberry Fruit Syrup and a fantastic mixer stick. 

To enter to win simply tell us in the comments below which Hansells All Natural Fruit Syrup sounds the yummiest to you and click HERE to subscribe to our free Insider updates. By the way you can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win. If you’re already a subscriber then great – you only need to comment below.

Everyone who has commented and subscribed automatically goes in the draw to win. A winner will be drawn and announced here on 21 December 2016.

Good luck!

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Thanks to everyone who entered to win. Our two lucky winners are:

Tania Flint

Michelle Stratford

Congrats girls. Please email us at win@thestyleinsider.co.nz so we can get your prizes on their way out to you pronto.

Enjoy!

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#makeityourway

 

Thanks to the peeps at Hansells for making this post possible.