This lemon mocktail recipe with mint is refreshing, healthy and simple to make. It's made with coconut water and is the perfect drink for Summer and Spring.
Are you looking for an easy lemon mocktails recipe? You've found it!
It's made with fresh lemon juice, coconut water, club soda and mint. This virgin cocktail is perfect for non-drinkers, pregnancy or any occasion you choose not to drink.
Easy: no bartending qualifications? No worries! This is the easiest mocktail to make at home, for 1 or a crowd.
Fast: if you need a non-alcoholic cocktail you can whip up quickly, try these lemon mocktails. They can be made in less than 5 minutes.
Can be made in a pitcher: this recipe can be easily adapted to make a larger quantity using the tool below. Just increase the number of servings and you are good to go!
Healthy: this recipe is sweetened with optional honey. Personally I leave the honey out as I find the coconut water sweet enough. The fresh lemon juice make this super cleansing, while the coconut water and soda make it hydrating and refreshing.
Why Lemon Mocktails?
When it comes to mocktails, you'll find that citrus (in particular lemon and lime) feature heavily.
Why is this?
Well, often when alcohol is removed from a cocktail, the body and flavour can go with it. Adding citrus makes a good replacement because it gives the drink some extra body and a lovely kick. Of course, there are other way to achieve this, but using lemon us one of the easiest - and cheapest! Plus, as mentioned above, lemon is cleansing, versatile and usually available in abundance.
Ingredients you'll need
Fresh lemon juice and lemon slices: I always recommend fresh over bottled because that way I know exactly what is in it. Plus, it just tastes better in my opinion! Of course, if you don't have access to fresh, bottled is fine - just try to avoid one with added sugar.
Honey (optional): depending on which coconut water you use, you might find you can leave the honey out. If you're a sweet tooth though, there is no harm in adding some. I like using a good quality Manuka where possible, to increase the health benefits of the drink. Again, if you don't have access to medicinal honey, regular honey is fine.
Fresh mint leaves: I love growing mint in my garden and it usually grows in abundance. Tip: don't muddle the mint too much, a few presses until the scent is released is plenty.
Coconut water: there are plenty of delicious coconut waters on the market. Opt for one with no added sugar if possible. Another option is to use a sparkling coconut water, or a flavoured one. I think a lemon coconut water would be divine in this.
Soda water: any brand of sparkling water is fine. If you use a sparkling coconut water, you can just double the quantity and leave the soda water out.
As mentioned above, you can omit the freshly squeezed lemon juice for bottle lemon juice is preferred.
I have also seen sparkling coconut water available in some stores - WOW. If you can get your hands on it, there is no need for soda water. Simply leave the soda out and double the quantity of coconut water.
Lastly, if you want to sweeten the mocktail but would prefer not to use honey, you can use any sweetener you wish. A couple of drops of Stevia, some sugar, coconut sugar, or another sweetener or your choice would all work well.
How to make lemon mocktails
Putting this healthy mocktails together is super easy and can be completed in minutes. Even better, you can make it within the serving glass which measles dishes - bonus!
Simply muddle lemon, mint and honey in a short or tall glass. If you don't have a muddler, use the back end of a wooden spoon or similar. Add lots of ice cubes, then top with the coconut water and soda water. Stir gently, garnish with lemon wedges and mint, then serve.
I hope you enjoy making this easy lemon mocktail!
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 lemon rounds
- 1 teaspoon honey optional
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- .5 cup coconut water
- .5 cup soda water
- Muddle lemon, mint and honey (if using) in a glass.
- Add lots of ice, then top with coconut water and sparkling water.
- Stir gently, garnish and serve.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.