3 SUPER SIMPLE MOCKTAIL RECIPES


Photography by Ally

This year I have been a strange contradiction - lol, story of my life - of super pumped for new beginnings and ready to take on the world (obviously insert all the sassy red dress dancing girl emojis here) and then simultaneously like, "can we start January all over again because I wasn't quite ready world?".

But one thing that I haven't failed at/felt like I needed to restart all over again because surely it's still December and we all need to be in bed watching Love Actually with leftover quality streets?... is Dry January (Yes I know, I'm a sucker for punishment). And in all honesty, the only reason that I've been able to stick to it is because I've forced myself to be more creative with my drinks and I may have found an absolute game changer in the form of the new Robinsons Fruit Cordial

In short, they are the most perfect mocktail mixer, adding all of the fruit and sass to your drinks helping you breeze through Dry Jan (#yassss). So, Robinsons are introducing two new ranges for grown-ups, Fruit Creations and Fruit Cordial. They enlisted flavour experts - who knew that was a thing and where on earth do I apply? - to create the perfect fruit combinations (and my god did they do it). The Fruit Cordials, as well as all Robinsons squashes FYI, are made using real fruit and no artificial colours or flavourings and the new Fruit Cordials are also in a pretty snazzy - forever saying the word snazzy, forever secretly 90 years old - glass bottle which I love because it feels a little bit more sophisticated and grown up.

So, now you all wanna run out and buy the Fruit cordials, let's make some mocktails...
THE FAUX-ITO

Ingredients:
  • Mint leaves
  • Two wedges of lime
  • Brown sugar
  • Robinsons Crushed Lime and Mint Cordial
  • Soda water
  • Apple Juice
Method:
Clap a handful of mint leaves together to release the smell and flavour. Chuck - technical terms - said mint leaves into your glass. Squeeze in two wedges of lime and add a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar. Add in your Robinsons Crushed Lime and Mint Cordial, top with soda water and a splash of Apple juice. Et Voila!

Spoiler, if you like mojitos then you will fall in love with this.
THE "SLAY THE OMBRE" 

Ingredients:
  • Raspberries
  • Robinsons Raspberry, Rhubarb and Orange Blossom Cordial
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Orange (with bits)
Method:
Mush some raspberries in the bottom of your glass using a muddler/whatever you can find to squish it all up (try harder not to be too blown away at my technical terms and knowledge). Cover your raspberries with the Robinsons Raspberry, Rhubarb and Orange blossom cordial. Throw in some pomegranate seeds and pour in your orange (at the side of the glass to keep the prettier than Harvey Specter colour split and you're done. Take a photo, post it on your instagram story, down in one.
THE PUNCH BOWL

Ingredients:
  • Chopped Strawberries, oranges, blueberries and pears
  • Robinsons Pressed Pear and Elderflower Cordial
  • Apple juice
Method:
So this one is the easiest of the lot. All you have to do is chop up lots of fruit, I went for strawberries, oranges, blueberries and pears for a bit of a fruit punch vibe. Mix with some apple juice and the Robinsons Pressed Pear and Elderflower cordial (incredible fyi) and enjoy. If you have some American style red cups, whack some in one of those and live your best American dream life!

And that brings me to the end of my little/big mocktail fangirl... I am obsessed with all three of these at the moment - although, shh, I think the Mojito-esque beaut might be my current fave - as they really are the perfect solution to nailing Dry January without feeling left out/like you never want to look at water/a cup of tea again. They really are just so easy to use but make such a big difference to your drinks so I couldn't recommend them enough.

I'd love to know if you've tried the Robinsons Fruit Cordial yet? If you're a mocktail girl/guy, what's your favourite combo? I always love hearing your thoughts!

xx



This post was sponsored by Robinsons but all thoughts, photos and love of a good ole mocktail, my own.

17 comments

  1. I don't drink alcohol (for religious reasons) and these sound really fun!! I deffo want to try the faux-ito especially because warmer months are coming thank you x www.beeingshazeda.com

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    1. Ahh I'm so glad this was useful for you lovely, the faux-ito is my fave too!

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  2. Ooe! I'm definitely trying these! Thanks so much for sharing these great recipes!

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  3. I’ll definitely be making the faux-Ito. I don’t drink anymore for health reasons and miss my regular mojito fix. Love your blog, always get so excited when I see a new post x

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    1. Ahh thank you so much lovely, this makes me day!

      xx

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  4. Ooo I saw these the other day in my local Tesco and thought "how fancyyyy" for Robinsons. Gonna grab some next time i see them and whirl up a bevvy!x

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  5. Great mocktails and the pictures are top ;)

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  6. These photos are SO pretty - I love the colourfulness! The 'Slay the Hombre' (love the name too :D) sounds and looks incredible! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  7. These recipes sound really good. Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Thanks lovely, I honestly couldn't recommend enough!

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  8. I don't really drink and when I do I just have one, so mocktails are one of my go to's!
    Lottie | www.lottiegibbons.com

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  9. I don't drink much alcohol as it causes havoc with my health problems, so this post is right up my street! I saw these in Tesco the other day but I wasn't sure what to do with them. I'm definitely going back now to pick them all up so I can make some yummy mocktails! Loving the photos as well hun :)

    Jenny xx

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