This 4 ingredient guava mocktail is easy to make and deliciously refreshing. It's the perfect virgin cocktail for pregnancy, non-drinkers and kids.
Try this guava mocktail for your next special occasion and wow your guests!
This non alcoholic cocktail ticks all the boxes:
Easy: with no bartending skills required, you can make this recipe in minutes at home. Because it's made with guava nectar, there is no need to search for fresh guava or wait until it's in season. You can make this any time.
Healthy: this recipe has a delicious combination of guava nectar, cleansing lemon juice, fresh mint and hydrating club soda or kombucha, making it both delicious and healthy. The guava nectar and lemon juice are high in Vitamin C, and if you use a kombucha as the mixer you increase the health benefits even further.
Gorgeous to look at: with it's beautiful pink colour, this would make a stunning baby shower mocktail. Garnish with some fresh or dehydrated lemon to add a beautiful finishing touch.
Equipment you'll need
A cocktail shaker: BUT, don't worry if you don't have one! A mason jar, a drink bottle, or anything else with a tight lid will work perfectly.
A muddler: again, if you don't have a proper muddler it really doesn't matter. We are only using it in this recipe to slightly bruise the mint, which can also be achieved by using the back end of a wooden spoon.
Glasses: lets face it, drink taste better in pretty glassware. You can use short or tall glasses for this recipe. I went with short and they worked perfectly.
Guava mocktail ingredients
Guava nectar: I found this in my local supermarket in the fruit juice section. I used the Golden Circle brand which has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Hint: you're unlikely to use all the guava nectar at once. To avoid wastage, freeze into into ice blocks and keep in containers or zip lock bags until ready to use. Hint #2: guava also tastes fabulous as a frozen drink, so get creative and make a slushy drink of your own!
Lemon juice: I always use freshly squeezed juice so I know exactly what is in it. If you don't have access to fresh lemons, bottled lemon juice is fine. Just try to find one without a heap of artificial ingredients.
Fresh mint: I'm lucky enough that mint grows like a weed in my garden so I have access to it all year round. The fresher the better I believe! You could also use a mint simple syrup in it's place.
Soda water or kombucha: any sparkling or mineral water works for this guava mocktail. But if you want to get a bit fancy and add some extra flavour, choose your favourite kombucha! If you're trying to decide between flavours, guava pairs well with:
- lemon and lime
- pineapple and
If you can't find guava nectar or guava juice, try making your own guava syrup instead. Guavas in season window is quite narrow, so be sure to check the timeframes for where you live. If you can't find guava nectar or fresh guava to make syrup, this recipe also tastes fabulous with mango or apricot nectar.
You can use a mint simple syrup instead of fresh mint if you prefer. Not a fan of lemon juice? Lime juice is a great replacement!
Want to make this guava drink a little more adult? Why not try a non-alcoholic rosè or sparkling wine instead of the soda water? This would look divine served in a coupe or champagne glass.
How to make guava mocktails
Now for the fun part!
To make guava mocktails, place the guava nectar and lemon juice in your cocktail shaker or mason jar. Clap the mint together in your hands to release the scent. Put the mint in the shaker and give it a couple of gentle presses with the muddler. Add some ice, then replace the lid and give it a good shake until all ingredients are combined.
Take your serving glasses and fill them with ice. Strain the guava the mixture into it. Top with your choice of soda water or kombucha. Give it a gentle stir. Garnish with fresh or dehydrated lemon and enjoy!
If you make this, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.
I hope you enjoy making this delicious guava mocktail.
- 3 tablespoons guava nectar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 6-8 mint leaves
- 1 cup soda water or kombucha see notes
- Place guava nectar and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
- Clap mint together in your hands and add to the mixture. Press gently a couple of times with a muddler.
- Add some ice and shake ingredients together until combined.
- Fill a glass with ice and pour guava mixture in.
- Top with your choice of soda water or kombucha.
- Garnish and serve!
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.