Summer time is perfect to dine outdoors, I adore the smell of the barbecue in the summer heat, the sound of the crackling coals as they burn and the breeze from the trees makes it an idyllic evening. I relish sitting in the garden in the evenings with a cooling mocktail just enjoying the evening as the sun goes down.
I particularly like tropical flavours in my mocktails and pairing them with seasonal berries is a trick I learnt many years ago. The Sweetness from the lychee and the tang from the blueberries makes Lychee and Berry Cooler a really refreshing mocktail.
Lychee Berry Cooler
A refreshing summer mocktail with tropical flavours and berry burst.
- 150ml Lychee Juice
- 150ml Soda water
- 10 Mint Leaves
- 1 cupful Ice
- 60g Sugar
- 1 Lime cut into slices
- 200g Blueberries
- 60 ml Water
1. In a saucepan add 150 g of blueberries (reserve rest for garnish) together with water and sugar and simmer the mixture until the sugar is melted and the berries soften. Mash the berries with the back of the spoon. Remove the pan from the heat and strain the mixture to make blueberry syrup.Keep aside to use as needed.2.Take two tall glasses Add three tablespoons of Blueberry syrup to each glass and half fill the glasses with ice cubes.3.Add slices of lime, few blueberries and a couple of mint leaves into the glasses. Pour over the ice about 50 ml of Lychee Juice and 50 ml of soda water. 4. Garnish with blueberries and mint leaves and serve immediately.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: None Total time: Serves: 4
This post is in collaboration with thebar who asked me to create my favorite summer mocktail