Summertime is the perfect season to enjoy a fancy cocktail on the patio, but don’t forget the kids! Whether you’re cutting back on alcohol yourself or want to give your little ones a special summer treat at your next barbecue, we have some great mocktail recipes to please the crowd.
Making mixed drinks can seem intimidating at first, but it doesn’t have to be hard work. You can use ingredients you have around the house and serve in a fancy glass, or experiment with some more complicated recipes if you’re feeling ambitious.
So Simple, So Good
You can mix the grenadine in to create a pink drink, or keep it collected at the bottom of the cup.
Fruit Punch (Without the Punch)
You can scale this rather large to fill a punch bowl or make just a few cups. (PS - Catching the fruit with a ladle in the punch bowl is a big hit at our house!)
Me, A Houseplant
Get your kids in on shaking the shaker. They love it!
*From Spirited Cocktails from Around The World by Adrienne Stillman
Kiwi Strawberry Spritz
Mocktails offer a fresh welcome to summer and will help you cool down on a hot day. They also pair really well with everything on your barbecue!
Matt has been in the beverage industry for over 22 years and is helping multiple craft brands grow and succeed in Alberta. He loves spending time in his backyard with his kids and a cold drink in hand.
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