Mocktails have been a growing trend for people who want to enjoy the social aspect of having a drink without the negative side effects from soda or alcohol. And what better time to enjoy a refreshing beverage than the warm summer months.
Mocktails are typically lower in sugar and calories than alcoholic cocktails and can be made with fresh fruit and natural sweeteners like SweetLeaf® Water Drops® or SweetLeaf® Monk Fruit Water Enhancers. If you are looking for a heathier but delicious alternative to alcohol, a mocktail is a great option.
We whipped up three fun recipes for you to try this summer using fresh fruit and SweetLeaf® Water Drops® or SweetLeaf® Monk Fruit Water Enhancers. Instead of sweetening with sugar or syrup, these drinks use the sweetness from fresh fruits and SweetLeaf® zero calorie stevia and monk fruit water enhancers. Perfect to enjoy with friends or relaxing on your own.
3. Strawberry Kiwi Frozen Daiquiri
Try making this no-added-sugar frozen daiquiri with fresh strawberries, kiwi, and coconut water. It is a delicious and refreshing way to cool off on a hot day. Strawberries and Kiwis are a reliable source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help boost your immune system. Adding SweetLeaf® Water Drops® Strawberry Kiwi will sweeten your drink without added sugar keeping it lower in calories and free from unnecessary sugar. In addition, coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes keeping you hydrated!
2. Sugar-Free Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer is a popular drink made traditionally with half sweetened iced tea and half lemonade which can add up to over 44 grams of added sugar in just a 16oz glass. Instead, try this sugar free version made with SweetLeaf® Monk Fruit Old Fashioned Lemonade Squeezable. By using Monk Fruit as an alternative, you naturally sweeten the Arnold Palmer without the added sugar.
3. Peach Mango Mimosa
This juicy mocktail recipe is made with sparkling water and fresh squeezed oranges, making it a source of vitamin C and has no added sugar. By adding SweetLeaf® Water Drops® Peach Mango the flavor of the orange juice is perfectly balanced with the sweetness. It is a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the taste of mimosas without the high sugar content in regular mimosas.
So, try these mocktails before the summer ends and share with your friends and family. We hope they inspire you to get creative and experiment with different flavors and ingredients to find your new favorite summer refresher.
Enjoy your summer and stay hydrated!