Making your own mocktails is a creative and fun activity to do in the kitchen that caters for all your family, friends and guests, offering a non-alcoholic alternative for those who may not want to drink or would like to cut down their alcohol consumption.
When creating your own mocktails, be cautious of mixers—like soft drink and orange juice—as they can be high in sugar and calories. Mixers like soda water and freshly squeezed lime juice are naturally lower in sugar, plus they add a nice fizz and zest to your palate.
Remember: alcohol-free doesn’t have to be boring. Get creative with sweet, savoury or even spicy ingredients. Here are three delicious and healthy mocktail recipes that are guaranteed to be a holiday hit:
To get you started on your mocktail making, we’ve put together a handy video of how to make our Passionfruit Mocktail below. Take a look:
If you’re looking for the perfect platter to pair with your mocktails, check out our guide to building the perfect platter here.
Cheers to a happy—and healthy—festive season!
By Karissa Deutrom, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Healthy Lifestyle Portfolio Lead at Cancer Council SA