Watermelon Mocktail Magic

The festive season is a time of joy, celebration, and delightful flavors. While traditional holiday beverages have their charm, this year, why not add a refreshing twist to your festive menu? We’ve discovered a fantastic Watermelon Mocktail recipe from Mindful Mocktail that’s not only delicious but also a perfect non-alcoholic option for everyone to enjoy.Mocktail, non-alcoholic, festive recipe

IngredientsWatermelon mocktails are pretty, pink and naturally sweet.

  • Fresh or frozen watermelon: super hydrating, packed with nutrients and beneficial plant compounds, this delicious fruit is even lower in sugar than berries! Pick fresh or frozen watermelon for the same delicious result. If you’re using frozen watermelon, make sure it’s fully thawed before use.
  • Soda water or kombucha: fizzy soda water is an excellent option if you prefer to let the flavor of your watermelon lime mocktail shine through. Choose a plain or flavored kombucha if you’re looking for a little more tang and a probiotic boost. Select a low or no-sugar kombucha where possible.
  • Apple cider vinegar: as well as being packed with antioxidants, apple cider vinegar adds a lovely bite to this recipe.  Apple cider vinegar is a byproduct of alcohol, so just a dash can add a similar taste and mouthfeel as alcohol. Choose an unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the mother for the most health benefits.

Equipment You’ll Need

With just 3 simple ingredients and easy to make, this kid-friendly watermelon mint mocktail might soon be on repeat.

  • Shaker or mason jar: if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, feel free to use a mason jar or a container with a tight lid like a drink bottle also works.
  • Muddler or wooden spoon: a muddler makes light work of fresh watermelon, but it’s not necessary to make watermelon mocktails. The back end of a wooden spoon works perfectly well too. You just need something to release the watermelon juice and flavor. If this sounds like hard work, then blend until smooth instead.
  • Strainer: an ordinary fine kitchen strainer is ideal. If you strain once and find you have lumps, simply strain the mixture again.

How To Make It

Option 1 – Shaker

  1. Place watermelon and lime into a shaker. You can use a mason jar, drink bottle or anything with a tight lid if you don’t have a shaker.
  2. Muddle to extract as much juice as possible from the watermelon.
  3. Clap mint together in your hands a few times to release the oils from the mint. Add to the shaker.
  4. Add 2-3 cubes of ice to the shaker and shaker well to combine (about 20-30 seconds).
  5. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and a slice of lime.
  6. Strain the watermelon mixture into an ice filled glass.
  7. Top up with soda water (or kombucha if you like!).
  8. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar (optional) and stir well to combine.

Option 2 – Blender

  1. Blend watermelon, lime and mint at high speed.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled glass.
  3. Top with soda water or kombucha. Add a splash of apple cider vinegar (optional). Stir gently.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and extra mint.

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