It’s Memorial Day Weekend and that means it’s the official start of summer mentality! You’ve been around long enough to know how much I love summer in general, but most especially I love entertaining in the summer. While schedules are difficult to coordinate, there’s always time for al fresco summer dinners and just casually having friends over for iced tea and nibbles or wine and inexpensive charcuterie! This summer, I’m on the hunt for mocktail recipes that I can enjoy with our guests!
Summer Mocktail Recipes
There are all kinds of mocktails. Some are on the easier level of a sparkling water mixed with juice. You can mix it up with infused simple syrups (an insanely easy mix of sugar, water, and a fruit or herb on the stove).
And if you really want to jazz your mocktails up, use a shrub. What is a shrub? A shrub is an infused vinegar and water concoction. Don’t run away. They actually add a depth of flavor to any drink (alcoholic or not).
One of my biggest struggles the last few months has been finding something to drink (besides water or coffee) that isn’t insanely sweet to me. Shrubs are the best way to take the sweetness down a level that isn’t watering down the drink! Here are two methods to make homemade shrubs!
Even if you aren’t pregnant or avoiding alcohol, I love homemade mocktail recipes in the summer when you need something to drink during the day or in the heat that won’t dehydrate you!!!