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Healthy Summer Mocktail Recipes to Make Any Event Special for Non-Drinkers

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It’s summer time and the weather is fabulous.  The perfect time for getting together with friends and family, at a barbecue, the beach, the park, music festivals or weddings. And that, of course, means cracking open the booze, doesn’t it?  Well, not necessarily.

No longer is it considered to be unsociable to turn down an alcoholic drink. In fact, whereas on a summer afternoon get together a few years ago only being the designated driver, pregnant or on antibiotics would allow you an excuse not to consume plenty of alcohol, these days there might well be several members of a group having a good time without a drop of alcohol passing their lips. Sobriety is becoming increasingly fashionable.

Dry January and Stoptober have made people think about their drinking habits and the impact alcohol has on their health. And the younger generations are increasingly turning their back on the idea that alcohol is part of day-to-day life and ‘just something you do’.

Hence, most people are now familiar with mocktails and, of course, most are a healthier version than their alcoholic counterparts. But what if they could actually be health-giving? Well, they could be super-healthy if you include Water Kefir. Water kefir is a delicious, healthy, gut-friendly drink full of the probiotic benefits of Kefir, while also being vegan.

So, if you are hosting or attending a gathering this summer and either not drinking yourself or know other guests that would appreciate a non-alcoholic drink that is a bit more interesting than lemonade, why not give these not-so-bad-boys a try:

Butterfly kiss

Reward the inner self with PiQi’s luscious gut-loving, raspberry and butterfly pea elixir

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh raspberries (set 2 aside for garnish)
  • 1 tsp of organic cane sugar  
  • 1 bottle of PiQi Butterfly Pea kefir
  • Small mint leaf for garnish (optional)
  • Cubed ice (optional)

Method

  • Step 1: Mix raspberries with sugar in a cocktail shaker and gently muddle them until the sugar has been dissolved
  • Step 2: Add PiQi Butterfly Pea kefir and give it a stir
  • Step 3: Strain into your cocktail glass to remove the seeds
  • Step 4: Garnish and enjoy

Grapefruit and cardamom reverie

Let this sophisticated cocktail whisk you away with its citrusy notes and delicate aroma

Ingredients

  • 120ml PiQi Grapefruit & Cardamom kefir
  • 120ml freshly squeezed organic grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
  • Dash of cardamom powder* 
  • Sea salt + organic cane sugar for rim (optional)
  • Crushed ice (optional)

*For a stronger cardamom taste infuse kefir with 1 crushed cardamom pod and leave overnight in the fridge.

Method

Prep the glass:  Mix salt and sugar, moisten the outside of the rim and dip the glass into the mixture with a gentle twist. Add crushed ice

Cocktail:

  • Step 1: Carefully fill half of the glass with PiQi kefir water.
  • Step 2: Add freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (strain if extra pulpy).
  • Step 3: Lightly sprinkle with cardamom powder.
  • Step 4: Gently stir and serve immediately.

Kefir mimosa

Reward your inner self with PiQi’s refreshing, gut-loving kefir mimosa

Ingredients

  • 120ml PiQi Original kefir
  • 120ml freshly squeezed orange juice (2 med. oranges)
  • Orange peel for garnish

Method

  • Step 1: Carefully fill half of the glass with kefir water.
  • Step 2: Add freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Step 3: Gently stir, add garnish and serve immediately.

Kefir mojito

PiQi’s kefir twist on the classic mojito. It’s aromatic, probiotic & refreshing

Ingredients

  • ½ Fresh lime (squeezed) and an extra slice for garnish
  • 1tsp of organic cane sugar
  • 60ml of PiQi Original Kefir
  • 10-20 fresh mint leaves, set a couple aside for garnish
  • Sparkling water or soda water to top up
  • Ice cubes

Method

  • Step 1: Wash and prep your mint (allow it to dry).
  • Step 2: In a glass mix fresh mint leaves, lime juice and sugar.
  • Step 3: Muddle the mixture until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • Step 4: Add ice cubes to the glass and PiQi Original Kefir, give it a stir.
  • Step 5: Top up with chilled soda water and add a garnish which can be a slice of lime or fresh mint leaves on top.

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