Diwali 2022: 5 Refreshing Mocktails For Party At Home
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The festive season in India is in full swing, as we are just days away from Diwali. The ‘festival of lights’ is about celebrations with family and friends; games and get-togethers; new clothes; and, of course, a lot of good food and refreshing drinks.

No Diwali party is complete without delicious mithais and yummy snacks. From the classic soan papdi and kaju katli to savouries like chakli, namkeen, and salted cashews, there are countless treats we have grown up associating the festival with. Then, there are also appetisers like tikkas and kebabs that hog all the limelight.  

However, it’s not always that we give credit to the beverages served at Diwali parties to keep us energised through the day, especially the non-alcoholic ones. Let's just admit that there've been a range of mocktails and mixes that have made Diwali a memorable affair for us. No festive spread is complete without some refreshing drinks to go with those robust, wholesome snacks. 

If you too are hosting a Diwali party at home this year, here are five amazing drinks you can serve for your guests: 

1. Pimm's Punch 

No better way to impress your guests this Diwali than this non-alcoholic version of pimm’s punch. The punch has been around since the 17th Century as an ideal drink that combines five delicious ingredients. With the goodness of fruits - such as apple, zesty citrus and tart passion fruit - this is a delicious one to bookmark. 

2. Arabian Sun 

With just three ingredients - orange juice, grenadine, and lemon - you can make this tangy, sweet, and absolutely refreshing mocktail for your Diwali party this year. 

3. Cucumber Mint Mojitos 

Give your regular mojito a minty spin with this refreshing drink, ideal to kick-start your party. This mojito brings together sweetened milk, mint, lime juice, and cucumber. This mojito recipe is sure to impress everyone, be it kids or adults. 

4. Gondhoraj Ghol 

Gondhoraj lebu/lime, similar to kaffir lime, is a variety of lime found in West Bengal. It is known for being the most aromatic lime available. ‘Gondho' means aroma, and ‘raj' means king, and this lime is a staple ingredient in Bengali homes. Ghol is basically a Bengali version of lassi, only thinner in consistency and lighter on the stomach too. This drink combines yoghurt and gondhoraj lime with black salt and sugar in ice cold water. Interesting, isn’t it? 

5. Kombucha Mimosa 

This delicious recipe is currently a rage with teetotalers. Kombucha has been a trending drink for over a year now. The best part about it is that one can make different cocktails and mocktails with it. And this evergreen non-alcoholic mimosa is one of them. It is just some orange juice and kombucha mixed together for a drink full of antioxidants. The addition of pomegranate arils gives this drink a tangy twist.