A few weeks ago we were working on some mocktails for the next few weeks and when we were done, we had a bunch of mocktail ingredients leftover. Since the boys love helping out with these posts, we thought it would be fun to let them create one of their own. We put all of the possible options out across the counter (juices, sodas, sweeteners, fruits, herbs….) and let each of the boys choose what they wanted in their drink. I was prepared for some pretty funky tasting drinks but they were all surprisingly delicious.
3 Chunks Honeydew Melon
1 tsp Grenadine
1 tsp Agave Nectar
2 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Cranberry Juice
Muddle cherries and melon in the bottom of a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients (except club soda), fill shaker with ice and shake until cool. Strain mixture into a glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with cherry and melon ball.
2 Chunks Watermelon
2 Dashes Bitters
2 tbsp Orange Juice
3 tbsp Ginger Ale
Muddle berries and melon at the bottom of glass. Add bitters and orange juice and stir slightly. Fill glass 3/4 full of crushed ice. Top off with ginger ale.The Levi (Yes, he actually wanted to name it that.)
1 tbsp Blackberry Simple Syrup (Boil 1/2 cup blackberry, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar and strain)
2 tbsp Fresh Grapefruit Juice
1 tbsp French Vanilla Creamer
Add blackberry syrup, grapefruit juice, and creamer in a shaker 1/2 full of ice and shake until cool. Put an extra 2 tsp of blackberry syrup at bottom of glass. Fill 3/4 full of ice. Strain in the shaken mixture. Top off with ginger ale.
“The Levi” was definitely the most delicious drink – one of my favorites we’ve ever made. The boys all tried each others drinks after they made it and when Lincoln tried Levi’s he said, “Wait, how did Levi know how to make such a good drink?!”
We let them choose their own ingredients and then helped them figure out what measurements would work. and then let them do the measuring and mixing. It’s a great way to beat the heat and keep your kiddos occupied for a while during these long summer days!