6 Mocktail Recipes to Help You Survive Dry July

In celebration of the first week of Dry July, I have collated 6 fresh and easy mocktails to spice up your social life this month. These are perfect to make for a girl’s night in – I promise they will leave you feeling spicy fresh! For those who are currently crushing life and also taking part in Plastic Free July, don’t forget to leave out those straws!

1. Ginger Lime Fizz by Naturally Ella

What You Will Need: 
360 ml ginger beer
120 ml sparkling water
Fresh squeezed lime juice
Limes, for garnish

Combine ingredients in a pitcher. Taste and adjust lime juice as needed. Serve cold.

2. Fauxjito by ABC .

What You Will Need: 
3 fresh lime wedges
3 teaspoons brown sugar
10-15 mint leaves
75 ml ginger ale
75 ml apple juice

Fold the ice inside a tea-towel and use a rolling pin to crush it. Put some mint, sugar, one lime wedge and a little apple juice in fist and crush before putting them in a glass. Add the rest of the lime and mint, the crushed ice and pour the remaining apple juice and ginger ale. Garnish with lime wedge, mint sprig and cinnamon sprinkle.

3. Frozen Daiquiri by Genius Kitchen

What You Will Need: 
Fresh lime juice
90 grams frozen sliced strawberries in syrup (or fresh)
1 -3 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
Cracked ice

Fill a blender with cracked ice. Add lime juice, strawberries, and sugar. Blend until smooth. You may add a little water if too thick. Pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with an extra strawberry or an orange slice. Enjoy!

4. Sangria by I Heart Naptime

What You Will Need: 
1 lemon (sliced, with peel)
1 lime (sliced, with peel)
1 orange (sliced, with peel)
1 cored apple (sliced, with peel)
3 cups grape juice
3/4 cup apple juice
3/4 cup orange juice
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2-3 cups sparkling mineral carbonated water

Clean and cut up all the fruit. Add to a glass pitcher. Add grape, apple, orange and lemon juice. Gently mix. Refrigerate at least 1 hour (preferably 4-6 hours to let the flavours soak in). Right before serving, adding the sparkling mineral water. Gently mix non-alcoholic sangria together and serve.

5. Rainbow Coconut Water Spritzer from How Sweet Eats

What You Will Need: 
Handfuls of fresh raspberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches, pineapple lime slices, fresh mint, blueberries.

16 ounces coconut water 
8 ounces flavoured sparkling water like coconut or vanilla

Fill each glass with a bit of crushed ice, then add the fruit in rainbow colours. I like using the ROY G BIV guidelines! Once the fruit is in the glasses, add a bit more ice and fill each glass with about 4 ounces of coconut water.

Top each off with some flavoured sparkling water and serve. Garnish with extra fresh mint

6. Classic Bloody Mary by A Beautiful Mess

What You Will Need: 
Bloody Mary mix
Fresh rosemary
Garlic powder 
Black pepper 
Worcestershire sauce

First, prepare your glass with a salty rim. In shaker, mix the Bloody Mary mix (enough to fill your glass 3/4 of the way full), a splash of Tabasco, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of garlic powder, and a pinch of black pepper. Shake it and pour it over ice. Garnish with a stalk of celery, a piece of rosemary, and some olives. Enjoy! 

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