Summer is almost here, making way for hot days and ways to stay cool. After surveying 100’s of young cooking students, Rooks to Cooks has compiled a top 10 list of junior chef approved, summer and family-friendly mocktails.
Here are the winners:
1. Watermelon Lemonade:
Blend fresh watermelon chunks with lemonade and ice for a refreshing drink.
2. Strawberry Mint Lemonade:
Muddle fresh strawberries and mint leaves in a glass, then add lemonade and ice.
3. Pineapple Coconut Cooler:
Blend pineapple chunks, coconut milk, and ice for a tropical treat.
4. Blueberry Basil Lemonade:
Muddle fresh blueberries and basil leaves in a glass, then add lemonade and ice.
5. Peach Iced Tea:
Brew a pitcher of iced tea and add fresh peach slices for a sweet twist.
6. Raspberry Limeade:
Blend fresh raspberries with limeade and ice for a tangy drink.
7. Orange Creamsicle:
Mix orange juice with vanilla ice cream for a creamy treat.
8. Mango Lassi:
Blend mango chunks, yogurt, and ice for a refreshing Indian-inspired drink.
9. Cucumber Mint Cooler:
Blend cucumber slices, mint leaves, and ice for a refreshing and hydrating drink.
10. Cherry Limeade:
Blend fresh cherries with limeade and ice for a sweet and tangy drink.
Remember Parents: This can be an excellent way to engage your aspiring junior chefs to get more involved in the kitchen and feel more connected to what they are eating or drinking! These mocktails are not only easy and inexpensive to prepare, but can also be a hit at your next adult party!
By Chef Julian Pancer, The Chef Upstairs