What’s summer entertaining without delicious libations? Chef Ann created these AIP Mocktails for your enjoyment. If you have reintroduced alcohol, feel free to add your favorite. The good thing is all of these are delicious and refreshing with or without. You can really dress things up to impress your friends by adding garnishes; buy some of those little cocktail umbrellas and skewer some chunks of pineapple. Or just pamper yourself, do it for you and have a tropical stay-cation.
Strawberry Lemonade is a personal favorite. Why buy one of those dry mixes when you can make up a fresh batch with little effort. Perfect as is for everyone, or add a little of your favorite tequila for poolside happy hour!
8 cups filtered water
1 cup honey
2 cups lemon juice
1 lb fresh strawberries, leaves removed, and pureed in a food processor
Mix the honey in with two cups of water to dilute it, then add the rest of the water, lemon juice and strawberry puree. Stir well and serve over ice
This Mint Fizz is kind of like a Mojito. Just a few simple ingredientsThe fresh mint makes the drink delightfully refreshing as is, or with the addition of your favorite rum or tequila. Enjoy!
1 cup fresh mint leaves
4 fresh limes
1 liter sparkling water
½ cup honey
Muddle the mint leaves in a muddler or small bowl, or chop them up. Mix the honey with a little of the sparkling water to dilute it. Squeeze the juice from the limes and add to a pitcher. Top with the honey mixture, mint leaves and finally the remainder of the sparkling water. Stir well and serve over ice.
Everyone will love this smoothie, you can serve it for your kids knowing it has zero added sugars. A few simple ingredients quickly blended together will have your kids asking for more. A little dark rum added to the mix will keep the adults happy too!
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peaches
1/2 cup crushed ice
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
This was my absolute favorite. Fresh and tasty this Creamsicle is delicious by itself. Kids of all ages will enjoy this delicious summer beverage!
1 cup orange juice
2 cups coconut cream
½ cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups ice
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth.