Drinks that will impress your friends all tend to have one thing in common: they’re uncommonly delicious. Check out these recipes and make these interesting drinks on your own at home.
1. Blueberry Moscow Mule Mocktail
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If you’ve never had the trendy Moscow Mule, there’s no better time to try this amazing drink. Tangy, tart, slightly sweet, and refreshing, it’s the perfect beverage to sip on while relaxing by the pool on a hot day. Make a big batch or whip up a single serving in a matter of minutes with the recipe here.
2. Minty Arnold Palmer
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Beat the heat with this invigorating version of the Arnold Palmer. Half-tea and half-lemonade is the basic recipe for this non-alcoholic beverage. Use the tea of your choice, squeeze a small lemon, add mint syrup, and water. Herbs such as rosemary, thyme or mint would make grand garnish choices.
Find the recipe here.
3. Coconut Lavender Lemonade
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Tropical, herbal, sweet, and oh-so-good! This beverage is as gorgeous as it is delicious, thanks to the combination of freshly squeezed lemonade, coconut water and lavender simple syrup. For an adult version, add some coconut rum or vodka to kick this drink up a notch.
Make your own here.
4. Non-alcoholic French 75
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Named after the small, but powerful French 75 canon (aka the 75-millimeter M1897 field gun), the delicate look of this beverage belies its champagne and gin combo. This recipe features a non-alcoholic twist on the French 75, made with fresh lemon juice, tonic water, and a splash of citrus bitters. It has a similar flavour profile, but packs a powerful punch!
5. Dirty Chai Latte
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If you’re a chai lover but prefer to live on the caffeinated side, this dirty chai latte is just what you need. This beverage involves a shot of espresso for an extra jolt of caffeine and a deeper, richer flavour and texture. Coffee and tea in the same beverage might sound strange, but adding milk and a dash of cinnamon on top makes for a warm and comforting beverage. It’s the perfect alternative to hot chocolate if you are looking for something less sweet.
Use an alfi® carafe to keep your drinks cold or warm for hours while you enjoy a lazy afternoon with your friends.
6. Lychee Ginger Cooler
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Looking for a healthier option? Try this recipe by Allswell Singapore which is made up of soda water, lemon juice, grated ginger and Allswell Lychee Aloe Vera Drink. You can also store the mixture in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours on a shallow baking dish with a cling wrap or lid over it, stirring it every 30 minutes. Over time this creates the classic slushie texture - a great treat for the summer!
7. Cherry and Ginger Ice Tea
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You probably never imagined how cherries and ginger can come together. If you’re adventurous enough, try this unusual recipe by Mixologist, Eder Neto, which just requires 5 minutes to prepare. Simply pour in the recommended amount of ginger, cherry, jasmine, lime and grapefruit juices, along with 2 tablespoons of vanilla and chilli sugar, shake them well in a shaker tin, and it is ready to serve!
“It sounds odd right? It tastes the opposite."