Easy Summer Mocktails For The Festive Season

by | Nov 9, 2023 | Recipes

Mocktails are proof that virgin drinks don’t have to be boring. They embody all the fun and creativity of their alcoholic counterparts, minus the booze. You can customise them to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions easily. Whether you’re looking for a fruity explosion in your mouth or a tangy citrus sensation, there’s a mocktail out there for everyone. Check out these low-alc (and basically zero-effort!) drinks for summer.

Grapefruit And Rosemary Mimosas

Grapefruit packs in a lot of nutrition but it is lauded for its high vitamin C content. Studies have found that this citrus fruit may help control insulin levels, meaning it can reduce likelihood of becoming insulin resistant. Grapefruits can add much-needed zestiness and flavour to everything from cocktails to salads.

Grapefruit And Rosemary Mimosas

The beauty of this mocktail lies in its simplicity; there are no complicated steps or fancy ingredients involved. It's all about highlighting the natural flavours of grapefruit and Absolute Zero complementing with herby accents from rosemary.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 250 ml Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 500 ml Absolute Zero


  • Place ice into 4 glasses
  • Top with ¼ cup grapefruit juice
  • Pour ½ cup Absolute Zero
  • Add fresh rosemary sprig
  • Garnish the glass with a grapefruit segment

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Spicy Passion Fruit Sangria

Passion fruit, the tantalising tropical delight that bursts with a vibrant explosion of flavour, has essential minerals such as potassium and iron to support heart health and maintain optimal blood circulation. Despite its small size, it’s rich in antioxidants, fibre and vitamins.

Spicy Passion Fruit Sangria

If you're looking for a mocktail that will tantalises your taste buds and cools you down simultaneously, reach for this spicy cooler. It's guaranteed to become your go-to summer drink!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


Ingredients For Spicy Passion Fruit Compote

  • 8 Granadillas
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 2  Star anise

Ingredients For Sangria

  • 60 ml Spicy passion fruit compote
  • 1 Pineapple, peeled and cut into triangles
  • 250 ml Sparkling water
  • 500 ml Absolute Zero 


  • Method For Spicy Passion Fruit Compot
  • Place all ingredients into a small pot
  • Cook for 5 minutes on high
  • Then turn heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Allow to cool

Method For Sangria

  • Place ice, pineapple pieces, spicy passion fruit compote, cinnamon quills and star anise into a large jug
  • Pour over sparkling water and Absolute Zero
  • Serve cold and enjoy

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Classic Mojito

Mint, with its refreshing aroma and invigorating taste, offers an array of benefits that extend beyond mere sensory pleasure. Mint is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin A, although it is not typically consumed in large quantities.

Classic Mojito

Ready to quench your thirst with a burst of refreshing citrus? Look no further than this invigorating mocktail. This delightful classic drink combines the zesty flavours of lime and mint, making it the perfect drink for a hot summer day.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 20 ml Agave syrup
  • 250 ml Soda water
  • 500 ml Absolute Zero Nectar

Serve With

  • Crushed ice
  • Lime slices
  • Fresh mint leaves


  • Place crushed ice, lime slices and mint leaves into a large jug
  • Using a wooden pestle or spoon smash the ingredients to bring out their flavours
  • Top with the soda water, Absolute Zero Nectar and agave syrup

Mira Weiner

Mira is an entrepreneur, food consultant and plant-based advocate.  She’s passionate about conscious living, plant-based nourishment and holistic healing.  She’s a networker, creative cook and country pumpkin who hopes to inspire people to eat more plants which is better for the planet, animals and our bodies. 

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