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Three Caribbean-Inspired Mocktails You Can Try This Mother’s Day

by Carolyn Lee May 6, 2024

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Celebrations like Mother’s Day typically involve great company, delicious food, and refreshing beverages. Although alcoholic drinks like wine, beer, or cocktails are available, some mothers prefer non-alcoholic options. So, offering mocktails is an excellent alternative for them to enjoy. We have three mocktail recipes you can try that will put a smile on Mom’s face.

Mother’s Day Caribbean-Inspired Mocktails

JAMAICAN (RUM) PUNCH MOCKTAIL

Three Caribbean-Inspired Mocktails You Can Try This Mother’s Day - Rum Punch

Rum Punch is a famous Caribbean cocktail that consists of fruit juices and rum. This flavourful punch has different variants since each island adds its own ingredients and techniques. This mocktail recipe by Shanika at Orchids + Sweet Tea is refreshing and easy to make.

Prep time: 5 minutes.

Cooking time: 10 minutes.

Serving: 4 servings.

INGREDIENTS

Simple Strawberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries (stems removed)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Mocktail:

  • 2 cups organic pineapple juice
  • 1 ½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice (5-6 navel oranges)
  • 1 cup organic mango juice
  • Simple strawberry syrup
  • 2 Tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp(s) minced ginger
  • Ginger beer (for topping).

Garnish:

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Cherries, optional.

INSTRUCTIONS

Strawberry Syrup: Add all ingredients to a saucepan (medium heat) and stir to combine. Then, bring to a boil for approximately two minutes. Lower the flame to reduce the heat and let simmer for approximately four minutes. Finally, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow it to cool.

The Mocktail: In a pitcher, add the pineapple juice, orange juice, mango juice, cooled strawberry syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, and minced ginger. Mix everything until combined.

To serve mocktails: Fill half a glass with the punch and add crushed ice. Then, add the sliced strawberries, pineapple chunks, cherries (if using), and fresh mint leaves. Top off the drink with ginger beer. Serve and enjoy.

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MARGARITA MOCKTAIL

Three Caribbean-Inspired Mocktails You Can Try This Mother’s Day - Margarita Mocktail

If Mom loves margaritas but prefers a non-alcoholic version, this classic recipe from Danielle Walker is tasty, slightly spicy, refreshing, and worth trying. You can adjust the quantities of ingredients to suit your mom’s taste preferences.

Prep time: 2 minutes.

Serving: 1 drink.

INGREDIENTS

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Ounces jalapeño honey simple syrup
  • 2 Ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 Ounces grapefruit-flavoured sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges, jalapeño slices, salt, or tajin rim for garnish (optional).

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the lime juice, jalapeño simple syrup, orange juice, and grapefruit juice in a shaker or a tall glass.
  2. Fill the container with ice cubes.
  3. Stir or shake the mixture well until thoroughly combined and chilled.
  4. Rub the rim of your serving glass with a lime wedge and dip it in salt or Tajin seasoning for added flavour.
  5. Strain the margarita mixture into your prepared glass, ensuring that the ice cubes are left behind.
  6. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and a slice of jalapeño for an extra presentation touch, if desired.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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PINA COLADA MOCKTAIL

Three Caribbean-Inspired Mocktails You Can Try This Mother’s Day -Pina Colada

Pina Coladas are popular throughout the Caribbean. Although this drink typically uses rum, the nonalcoholic version is also a hit. Treat Mom to this delicious drink using this recipe by Karen Frazier from Love to Know.

Prep time: 15 minutes.

Serving: 2 drinks.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Pineapple, sliced spears.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add crushed ice, pineapple juice, one-half teaspoon coconut flakes, and cream of coconut in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a stemmed glass and garnish with cherries, coconut flakes, and pineapple.

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We hope you’ll enjoy making these easy mocktail recipes and impressing Mom. Use Find Yello to locate supermarkets and wholesalers with the ingredients you need.

Sources: Cariviews, Orchids & Sweet Tea, Caribbean Green Living, and Love to Know.