5 Mocktails To Make With Your Urban Cultivator Herbs

With over 130,000 people taking part in Dry January we thought we’d share our favourite mocktail recipes you can make with fresh herbs grown in your Urban Cultivator!

Grapefruit & Thyme Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme
  • 3 1/3 cups sparkling water cold
  • 1/2 cup thyme syrup
  • 1 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Add sugar and water to a pot and bring to the boil. Switch back to a low heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the thyme and cover with the syrup. Allow to steep for 2-3 hours at room temperature.
  3. Remove the thyme. Pour the syrup into a glass with a lid and refrigerate. Use within 1-2 weeks.
  4. Fill ice cubes into glasses. Add 2 tablespoons thyme syrup to each glass and fill up with 1/3 cup grapefruit juice and approximately 3/4 cup sparkling water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and some thyme. Enjoy ice cold.
Grapefruit mocktail

Lemon Basil Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 3 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup or 4-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 3/4 cup cold sparkling water
  • basil leaves or lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  1. place a few basil leaves and 2 lemon wedges in bottom of glass, muddle, crushing the lemon wedges and basil together
  2. Add lemon juice and either simple syrup or stevia drops, and muddle more. Then pour tonic water into glass.
  3. Add a few ice cubes, and garnish with additional basil and lemon wedges if desired.

Honey, Blackberry and Sage Refresher

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh blackberries plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 10 fresh sage leaves plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup ginger beeer or ginger ale
  • 2 cup seltzer water divided

Instructions:

  1. In a cocktail shaker, mix together the blackberries, honey, and sage until well mixed. If necessary, add ice to help mash together the ingredients.
  2. Add the lime juice and ginger beer, cover, and shake to mix.
  3. Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice.
  4. Top off each glass with 1 cup of seltzer.
  5. Garnish with blackberries and sage leaves then, serve.

Lemon Balm Spritzer

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup lime or lemon juice 
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup lemon balm, lightly packed 
  • lime or lemon slices
  • 2 cups cold sparkling water

Instructions:

  1. Mix the nectar (or honey) and warm water until combined.
  2. Add lime/lemon juice, and 1 cup cold water. Mix well.
  3. Crush lemon balm and add to mixture. Using a muddle or wooden spoon handle, smash lemon balm in bottom of pitcher. Add lime/lemon slices and refrigerate mixture until chilled (about an hour).
  4. Once chilled, add 2 cups of cold sparkling water. Stir.
  5. Pour through a strainer into individual glasses over crushed ice.
  6. Garnish beverages with lemon balm leaves and citrus slices

Sorrel Vanilla Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp Sorrel syrup (can make this with your fresh sorrel, heating with sugar)
  • 2 Cup (480 ml) Sparkling water
  • ½ Lime, juiced
  • 1 Tsp Real vanilla extract (optional but recommended)
  • Sorrel to serve
  • Ice to serve

Instructions:

  1. Divide all of the ingredients between 2 tumblers.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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