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Sun’s out, Summer Mocktails

You know that moment when you’re the designated driver, or you’re trying to ‘be good’ and you go to a bar and order a tonic water, and get a warm bottle of tonic chucked into a crappy glass (whilst your mate gets a stylishly oversized gin glass, with crushed ice, lime and juniper berries artfully scattered in for good measure). Or when you go to that bbq and find yourself a warm bottle of Diet Coke which is sitting on the side, whilst your other half sips chilled San Miguel from the icy bottle. You get the picture – non alcoholic drinks are an afterthought, which means that the non drinkers amongst us definitely get the short straw.

Well the sun is shining, Bank Holiday is approaching and you know we love a bit of glamour, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to spice up your non-alcoholic drinks. Say goodbye to the flat lemonade!

Summer Fruits Splash

  • Soda Water
  • Frozen Summer Fruits
  • Splash Blackcurrant Cordial (we like the Belvoir range)
  • Ice
  • Sprig of Mint

Add to a lovely jug, leave for a few minutes to infuse the fruit and pop into your favourite wine glass!

‘Faking it’ G&T

  • Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
  • Cucumber
  • Ice
  • Seedlip ‘Gin’ to taste (Seedlip is the first distilled, non alcoholic Gin. It tastes remarkably similar and is instantly refreshing – give it a go!)

Pink Lemonade

We’re a bit obsessed with the Twinings Cold Infusions. Chuck them in your water bottle and you have a lovely, calorie-free flavoured water. You can keep topping up too! So, we thought what if you add fizzy water (aren’t we adventurous!!). Turns out it tastes amazing – add some ice and fruit and a swig of mint and you can fool yourself into thinking you’re sipping a cocktail.

  • Sparkling water
  • Twinings Pink Lemonade Cold Infuse (from the tea isle in your supermarket)
  • Ice
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Sprig of mint

Enjoy! We love it when you share your creations with us, so please tag us in your Insta pictures and use #mumsinreallife

Happy Saturday, lovely people. X