I love developing mocktails for kids that are just as enjoyable for adults, and this orange mocktail recipe fits the bill perfectly.
This fizzy, mint and basil-infused orange drink is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy while being fun enough for kids. You may choose to leave the sea salt and basil out of the orange mocktails for kids, but you may also be surprised at how sophisticated their palates can be!
This is a mouth-watering drink that will wow your guests with it’s foodie credentials and perfectly balanced flavour profiles, while also being a quick and easy drink to whip up in just a couple of minutes.
While I used orange juice with a splash of gingerale, you can alternatively use San Pellegrino Pompelmo (Orange) flavoured soda (one of my personal favourites).
To Make Your Orange Mocktail Recipe:
- 1/2 can gingerale (3/4 cup)
- Splash orange juice (1/4 cup)
- 3-5 mint leaves
- 3-5 basil leaves
- Plenty of ice
- Pinch of good-quality sea salt, like Maldon
Place your mint and basil leaves in a cocktail shaker, along with a handful of ice and fill halfway with your gingerale (or orange soda). Shake to bash up the leaves and help them to release their flavour into the soda.
Pour out your gingerale into your serving glasses, straining the mashed leaves (they aren’t pretty anymore) and adding a splash of orange juice.
Add extra cut oranges and mint or basil leaves for garnish, and sprinkle on a pinch of good-quality sea salt to really develop the orange mocktail’s flavour. (And don’t judge your guests for eating those oranges after they are done their drinks – the basil, mint, and sea salt make for some delicious orange segments once the mocktail is gone!)
This is a fabulous orange mocktail recipe for everything from backyard parties to late night entertaining. I guarantee you that you and your guests will love this mocktail, and if you’re looking for more mocktail recipes, check out our mocktails for teenagers.