In the middle of summer you only think where you can get a good cooling. The outdoor pool and cold drinks after work are the best reward after a hard day’s work. It would only be desirable if there were also healthy versions of summer drinks. Those who are looking for healthy alternatives and natural cooling in summer can get to know our Mocktails Ideas 2021 right away. You read that right: mocktails and not cocktails. What is the difference between the two and can you also prepare delicious and healthy mocktails yourself? The English verb “to mock” gives the origin of the name Mocktail and means exactly that – to imitate something. Mocktails are only imitated and offer non-alcoholic and very healthy refreshment in the summer days. It goes without saying that everyone can prepare their own favorite recipe every day.
Mocktails Ideas 2021 – the healthy and tasty side of summer
Herbs and fruit mixtures enrich the delicious summer drinks and mocktails Ideas 2021
In many of the previous articles we have reported on herbs which have the properties of naturally cooling our body. Summer is also the season in which many local fruits and vegetables ripen. They are not only ideal for healthy and easily digestible dishes, but can also be used as the main ingredient for aromatic and refreshing drinks. You can mix practically anything and put it together seasonally. Regardless of whether you prefer apricots or watermelon, all summer fruits are ideal for the fantastic mocktails ideas. In general, you could use all medicinal and culinary herbs for your summer mocktails and try out the whole range of flavors. However, herbs such as dill, fennel or mint help with optimal cooling. If you can remember the edible wild herbs, you would also use lavender and its magical properties as part of your summery mocktail creations.
The cucumber and the mint have the natural properties of cooling our body
Summer drinks and mocktails ideas 2021- You can easily implement these recipes yourself
How to prepare mocktails and whether you need a recipe for them? When you have a recipe for something, it is of course easier, but we suggest the following: If you have one or more popular cocktails, find the recipes for it and mix all the ingredients together without alcohol! As an example we take the classic Bloody Merry. Try to make your own juice from fresh tomatoes and season it with salt and pepper. Decorate the glass with celery stalks and parsley! If you would like it, you can also add basil leaves. Mocktails are also popular with chilled herbal teas, fresh fruit juices and aromatic and alcohol-free liqueurs. Sugar and syrup, also with herbs, give the summer drink a good final touch. Whole pieces of fruit and herb leaves can be added to the taste of all summer beverages and they can be nicely decorated. We leave the rest to your personal taste.
The combination of medicinal herbs and fresh seasonal fruits is a real summer festival for our senses
If you don’t dare to mix tastes, you can try the colors
Cooling down is guaranteed with dill and cucumber
Boldly combine flavors and colors and enjoy creative summer drinks
Sometimes you feel like trying totally contradicting taste combinations. Listen to your body and mix exactly what you are hungry for. Many of you only know the cucumber as a salad ingredient, but honestly, it tastes totally refreshing in a glass with a little tonic water, lime juice and a small bush of dill or fennel green.
Certain herbal liqueurs that are free from alcohol can also be consumed as a digestif
Trendy mocktails ideas draw attention to many healthy ingredients
Those who are familiar with essential oils are welcome to add a few drops of rose, lavender or geranium oil to their summery creations. The sweetness of the fruit can tolerate something bitter, just as the sour taste can get a salty note as an addition.
A sufficient amount of ice cubes is of course required for every imitated cocktail. Nowadays there is such a large selection of ice cube molds that you can create the craziest mocktails with them. A good idea would be fruit juice instead of freezing water or adding herb leaves or edible flowers to the molds.
Mix and try a new mocktail every day! We wish you good luck and a great summer mood!
Even if you don’t have a mocktail recipe, you could create your own according to the season
The aromatic fruit and herb syrups are a good addition to any mock-up part
Finely decorated and presented in an appetizing way, the exotic mocktails are even more seductive
Twice a year the elder gives us – once with its fragrant flowers and a second time with its healthy berries
Dried fruits and flowers are also great ingredients for creative mocktails
An attractive decoration in the colors of summer has a refreshing effect on the mind
Remember that our eyes eat or drink with them
If you like your summer drink creamier, you can stir some yogurt or cream into the glass
With a pile of ice cubes, the summer drink looks perfect and can be enjoyed straight away
Use all of nature’s gifts to mix healthy summer drinks
Be brave and creative
Pamper your senses and train your perception