Inside: An easy mocktail recipe for kids that they’ll love!
I’ve named this as an easy mocktail for kids but if you are looking for a non-alcoholic cocktail for yourself then this is super tasty for all ages. I actually made it when I was pregnant a few years ago. I had searched and searched through lots of mocktail recipes to see which ones I would like and found this one and my absolute favourite, the Pina Colada Mocktail.
Are Mocktails healthy for kids?
The UK ‘Eatwell Guide‘ states that “fruit juice and smoothies should be limited to no more than a combined total of 150ml a day.” This is around half a glass so doesn’t equate to much. That is why I add sparkling water (or tap water if they prefer) to increase the volume.
Adding the ice to the glass means it is just a posh slushie really but my kids love having their own mocktails – they feel grown up!
Simple mocktail recipe for kids
Honestly, this is the simplest drink to make, you could have a batch waiting in the fridge so you can help yourself all day!
- Orange juice
- Cranberry juice
- Apple juice
- Sparkling water/ tap water
Start off by blitzing up the ice until it is like a happy pile of snow. Scoop that into a pretty glass (you have to have the pretty glass don’t you?!) and you are ready to add the juices!
For the mocktail mix, I simply used apple juice, orange juice and cranberry juice in equal measure – mixing it with sparkling water to dilute the amount of juice per glass (I don’t add it for adult versions- I would swap it for lemonade).
This is where the fun comes in and why mine love making them. I use a shot glass to measure out each juice (one shot per fruit juice), with 3 shots roughly making 150ml. I then measure the sparkling water to a 1:1 ratio, topping it up to double the amount.
If you were making a big batch for a party you just need to make sure you have an equal amount measured out for each fruit juice and then doubling the amount by adding the water.
Pour the mocktail mix over the crushed ice, add a slice of orange to garnish and voila! Easy huh?
Food processor to blitz up the ice
Cocktail tumblers or any glass suitable
A shot glass
A jug for larger batches
Let me know if you make it! I’d love to hear if you have any other favourite mocktail recipes.