Easy mocktail recipes with Highland Spring

This time of year is a busy one. There’s lots of organising to do and rushing around. Even more reason to look after ourselves when we’re getting ready for Christmas and the festive break. I love mocktails, especially with sparkling water. These really don’t take long to prepare. Impress your guests as they’re also perfect for mealtimes, dinner parties and hangovers.img_9492

Here’s seven reasons why I love mocktails:

  1. Staying hydrated…Research from Highland Spring shows how important it is for us to feel good. Feeling good starts with healthy hydration, all year round. When you’re 100% hydrated, you’re much more likely to be on top of your game – mentally, physically and emotionally. Yet according to the Highland Spring research, 66% of us don’t think we drink enough water on a daily basis.img_9504
  2. Healthy goals…Enjoying an alternative to alcoholic cocktails feels much healthier.
  3. Fewer hangovers…Mocktails won’t leave you feeling fuzzy the next morning (and afternoon!)
  4. Use up the fresh fruit…Making mocktails are a good way of using up fruit and having your five-a-day. Apples, grapes, berries, oranges and satsumas are all fruity ways to jazz up a mocktail. Vegetables can also get involved. Cucumber and celery are great for mocktails too.
  5. Sparkly bubbles…If you love sparkling water, it’s easy to make a variety of different mocktails with this base. You don’t need to add that much juice to add a bit of flavour.
  6. Ready in a flash…Mocktails are easy to conjure up. It’s easy to make them look stylish and pretty with minimal decorations. You also don’t need that many ingredients for them to taste good.
  7. Get tropical…Pineapple, melon and lychees are also fab in sparkling water mocktails. When I’m on a night out, lychee flavoured mocktails are my favourite as the taste reminds me of Mauritius.

So, check out my easy non-alchoholic recipes. No fancy stirring required, just pop everything in a jug or straight into the glasses. If you want stronger flavours then let the ingredients marinate in a jug for 20 minutes before pouring. Add ice and retro cocktail umbrellas if you wish…

Ginger and lime spritzer

  • Half a glass of ginger beer
  • Half a glass of Highland Spring sparkling water
  • One slice of fresh lime
  • Juice from half a fresh lime
  • Grate a bit of ginger for extra zing
  • Raspberries or blueberries for decoration

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Apple and raspberry fizz

  • Half a glass of apple and raspberry juice
  • Half a glass of Highland Spring sparkling water
  • One slice of fresh lemon
  • Mint leaves
  • A couple of fresh raspberries – pop in the glass or slide onto the edge of the glass for decoration.img_9545

Pomegranate and blueberry buzz

  • Half a glass of pomegranate juice
  • Half a glass of Highland Spring sparkling water
  • A couple of fresh blueberries – pop in the glass or slide onto the edge of the glass for decoration.

Merry apple mock-mohito

  • Half a glass of Highland Spring sparkling water
  • Half a glass of apple juice
  • Handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Two tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Sweeten with a bit of muscavado soft brown sugar
  • Decorate with apple slices on the rim of the glassimg_9485

Remember, you don’t need proper martini glasses to enjoy your mocktails. I use normal tumbler glasses and wine glasses make mocktails look fab too.

Do you like mocktails? If so, which of the above is your favourite recipe or do you have any other recipes to share? Leave a comment below and share the mocktail love.

This blog post is in collaboration with Highland Spring for their Feel Good Challenge where we were provided with a supply of Highland Spring water to enjoy as a family. I had fun drinking all of these mocktails whilst I took the photos for this blogpost. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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