6 Cold Fruity Mocktails To Pair With Summer Breakfast

As the mercury refuses to drop, you need to make a few changes in your diet and include hydrating ingredients. One of the ways is to start your mornings with a hearty breakfast paired with fruity mocktails. Not only will they be a refreshing addition to the spread but also keep you hydrated and compliment the dishes.

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From watermelon to mangoes, you can use a few seasonal fruits to make mocktails at home in the morning. It will hardly take you any time to make these refreshing drinks and kickstart your day in a happy mood. Here are a few recipes for you to try out.

Berry Lemonade

For this recipe, you have to purchase in-season berries. Depending on your choice and accessibility, you can buy strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Take berries and water in a ratio of 1:2 and blend along with half a teaspoon of salt, a tablespoon of sugar, and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Before pouring into glasses, add ice cubes, and fresh mint leaves. This delicious lemonade can complement bread-based breakfast dishes quite well.

Cucumber Margarita

There is nothing more refreshing and hydrating than cucumbers in summer. Along with plenty of other benefits for your body, you can use the fruit, often used to make savouries, to prepare an invigorating mocktail. Mix lime juice, limeade, agave, and cucumber slices in a shaker. Use a muddler to crush the cucumber. Add ice to the shaker and shake the ingredients vigorously. Pour the drink into glasses with salt rubbed on the rim. Add fresh slices of cucumber to elevate the presentation.

Colour Changing Slushies

Whether or not you have children at home, this colour-changing slushie recipe is a must-learn for everyone who often likes to host parties. The drink is energising and looks irresistible in transparent glasses. Boil two cups of water for about 8-10 minutes and add blue pea flower tea to it. Freeze this until the mixture becomes solid ice. Add these ice cubes to a blender and crush them. Fill ½ a glass with crushed ice cubes and fill the rest half with lemonade. You will witness the magic of the slushie changing its colour.

Watermelon Mint Mocktail

This is the easiest mocktail recipe to try on a summer morning. You do not need to do any preparations in advance and can prepare this thirst-quenching drink in just 5 minutes. Mash mint leaves in a jar. You can use a muddler for this task; it will help to infuse the refreshing flavour of the leaves into the dish. Add ice cubes and pour some lemon juice along with club soda. If you prepare spicy dishes for breakfast, this drink will compliment the flavours.

Pineapple & Jalapeno Mocktail

Another fruit that is found in abundance in summer is pineapple. Start by muddling pineapple and store-bought jalapenos in a pitcher. It will hardly take you 5 minutes. To tone down the heat from jalapenos, add lemon juice and orange juice to the mixture. To complete the mocktail, pour lime soda or sparkling water. Many people like to top it with non-alcoholic ginger beer for the kick. 

Lychee Mango Cooler

Summer is the season to enjoy a mocktail prepared with the goodness and delicious flavours of mango and lychee. Start by peeling a mango and at least 20 lychee along with an inch of ginger. Blend all these ingredients into a smooth pulpy paste. Add a teaspoon of salt and sugar along with a sprinkle of black pepper powder, red chilli powder, and chaat masala. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour this drink that will compliment sweet and savoury breakfast dishes.