Christmas mocktails? I'll drink to that

Healthy mocktails won't disappoint this Christmas

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Enjoy all the flavours of a delicious cocktail without the guilt this Christmas.

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CHEERS MY DEARS: Mocktails are a great alternative at Christmas.

CHEERS MY DEARS: Mocktails are a great alternative at Christmas.

Looking for a non-alcohol tipple that will taste every bit as good as the real thing - or better?

With the rise of "mindful drinking", mocktails have become extremely popular, not just in bars but also at home.

There are many mocktail recipes to quench your thirst, but many are high in sugar, which doesn't suit those that are following a diet low in sugar.

Perfectly timed for summer are Lakanto's newest delicious mocktail recipes, which are non-alcoholic, low sugar options suitable for any occasion.

Recipes such as, Strawberry Balsamic Smash, Chocolate Mint Martini and Virgin Jalapeno Margarita are inspirational, responsibly sweet recipes everyone can enjoy.

With summer entertaining and Christmas not too far off, these mocktails will fit the bill.

Whether it's for your guests or yourself, you can add a fun and refreshing mocktail into the mix. There are mocktail recipes for every occasion, including non-alcoholic punch, mulled drinks, juices, spritzers, cordials and coolers.

Between the wide range of non-alcoholic wine, champagne, and beer, it's easier than ever to avoid imbibing without feeling left out.

Like a good cocktail, a good mocktail requires premium ingredients, such as Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener, which offers a natural sugar alternative as a healthy option.

Mocktails should also have complex flavors to appreciate-balancing sweet, sour, bitter, and fragrant notes, all of which can be achieved at home with a few simple ingredients and a couple of tricks up your sleeve, such as substituting sugar with Lakanto Golden Malt Syrup, Lakanto Maple Syrup or Lakanto Baking Blend.

Perfectly timed for summer are Lakanto's newest delicious Mocktail recipes that are non-alcoholic, low sugar options suitable for any occasion. Recipes such as Strawberry Balsamic Smash, Chocolate Mint Martini and Virgin Jalapeno Margarita are inspirational, responsibly sweet recipes everyone can enjoy.

Strawberry Balsamic Smash

With 60 per cent less sugar by using Lakanto

Ingredients

3 strawberries

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Lakanto Golden Malt Syrup

2 cucumber rounds

2 lime wedges

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup soda water

Method

  1. Muddle strawberry, balsamic vinegar, Lakanto Golden Malt Syrup, cucumber and lime in a cocktail shaker for a minute or 2 until juices are released from the strawberries and lime.
  2. Add coconut water and a few cubes of ice. Shake. Strain into an ice filled glass.
  3. Top with soda water and serve.
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