The Perfect Mocktail – with a Botanical Twist!

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Posted by James Wong August 21, 2014 | 1 min read

After a summer of Pimm’s and Champagne, why not sidestep the fuzzy head and quench your thirst with a delicious botanical mocktail? Packed with skin-loving ingredients like juicy pomegranate, uplifting mint and zesty lime (and not a splash of alcohol), a jug of this ruby-red elixir is just the thing to brighten up late summer soirees, and keep you refreshed and invigorated all weekend long.

What you’ll need

  • Jewels of one pomegranate
  • Two large handfuls of mint
  • Two fresh limes
  • One litre sour cherry juice
  • Cubes of finely diced ginger

Method

  1. Scoop out the pomegranate jewels and place at the bottom of a large jug.
  2. Add the mint.
  3. Quarter the limes and squeeze their juice into the jug; add the squeezed quarter to the jug too.
  4. Using the blunt end of a rolling pin, gently crush the fruit and mint.
  5. Add a scoop of crushed ice and top up with the sour cherry juice.
  6. Add the cubes of finely diced ginger, give it a quick stir and you’re ready to pour!