Festive Ready Mocktails
Serve up unique and refreshing mocktails with these tips and tricks by our very own mixologist Kimberly.
Pretty up your drinks
Want to add a punch of colour and flavour to your otherwise simple drinks? Let floral ice cubes do the job. Fill an ice tray a quarter of the way with water, add flowers facing down, and freeze. Add more water to fill halfway, and freeze.
Add a cube of coloured ice or two to your lemonade or ginger ale, and voila, make fancy looking drinks your guests new favourite at the Diwali party.
Have you always wondered how to get that frothy look to your drinks at home? Do it the Aquafaba way.
Place the dried chickpeas in a bowl, add water and soak overnight. Put the chickpeas in a saucepan, add fresh water over, bring to the boil then simmer for approximately 40 minutes. Once cooked, drain and reserve the cooking liquid which will have some viscosity. And use it as the new wonder ingredient making traditional sours and fizzes possible without using an egg white.
Make your drinks look fabulous and let your guests wonder how you did it.
GUAVA COOLER RECIPE
- ½ cup guava juice
- 30ml aquafaba
- 4-5 cubes of ice
- 30ml grenadine syrup
- Grapefruit for garnish
- Thyme/ Rosemary for garnish
- Combine the guava juice aquafaba and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake till the aquafaba becomes frothy.
- Pour grenadine in glass, followed by the mixture from the shaker.
- Add grapefruit and thyme / rosemary as garnish.
Pro tip: Cocktail up with vodka.
Want to make that Instagrammable drink and master the art of garnishing this festive season? Give that iconic look to your classic mocktails with a twist of orange, rosemary herbs, flowers, citrus peels, fruit pieces, and so much more.
Add a little drama to your drinks and your friends will go for mocktails just to see what all you can create behind the bar, and trust us, you’ll definitely colour them impressed!
Recipe of cinnamon spice espresso
- 30 ml cinnamon syrup
- 60 ml espresso
- ½ glass crushed ice
- Pinch of cinnamon powder for garnish
- Combine the espresso, crushed ice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker and vigorously shake.
- Strain the drink into your glass.
- Sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Pro tip: Cocktail up with vodka and rim the glass with cinnamon sugar.
Perfect the art of mocktails as you prep to play the classic host at the Diwali party, we bet you will have guests come for seconds (and thirds, and fourths too!) Explore bar units and bar accessories by Westside Home, visit a Westside store or online at the link in bio.