Lent is a 40-day period during which Christians remember the events which lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The 40-day period is referred to as Lent after the old English word which means 'lengthen'. This period is marked by fasting, from food and from festivities and continues up to Easter. During the period, Christians also focus on no-alcohol drinking and meatless meals, along with prayers and fasting. We have curated a list of a few no-alcohol mocktails which are delicious for this time of remembrance as you prepare for Lent 2023.
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Top 7 Mocktails To Prepare For Lent
1. Non Alcoholic Sangria
One of the most classic cocktails of all time, Sangria can also be made without alcohol. This colourful, fun and easy-to-make drink can be sipped by the entire family together. You can use oranges, apples and cranberries to make the fruit base and add cinnamon sticks for flavour. Add the grape juice, orange juice and sparkling water to a pitcher and let the mixture chill in the refrigerator for an hour. You can serve the drink with ice and cinnamon sticks or mint leaves for flavour.
2. Pineapple Lemonade Cooler
Pineapple is a summer fruit which is refreshing and tastes heavenly on a hot summer day. For pineapple and lime cooler, all you need is pineapple juice, soda, lime juice, and mint leaves. Take a cup of water and add it to the saucepan with sugar. Let it boil till the sugar dissolves completely. Add lime water to this sugar water Add pineapple juice to this mixture. Let it settle in the refrigerator. You can garnish the drink with mint leaves.
3. Virgin Mojito
This is the most common and widely loved non-alcoholic beverage made from lime, mint and is very refreshing in summer. All you need is fresh lime, mint, any sweetener like sugar, honey or sugar syrup, ice, and soda. Squeeze a lemon in a glass and add the sweetener to it. Add soda to the mixture and crushed ice at the top. Garnish it with fresh mint leaves.
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A traditional spiced punch, Wassail is a warm, traditional English drink with cinnamon, and cardamom. Add apple cider and fresh orange juice to a large pot and heat on low flame. Add lemon slices, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, berries, star anise, and nutmeg to a simmer and cover it for the spices to get infused. After about an hour, strain the spices and pour the drink into glasses. You can garnish it with lime slices and it is served warm.
5. Berry Sparkler
This drink is prepared from three types of berries- blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, in coconut water. Place the berries in the ice tray and add coconut water to it and make ice cubes. In a pitcher, add honey with lime juice and stir till the honey gets completely dissolved. If the glasses with the berries ice them and fill them with lime mixture.
6. Apple Cider Slush
The homemade apple cider drink is easy-to-make and very refreshing. Pour 3 cups of apple cider, 1 lemon juice and half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon powder and freeze it for an hour. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and scrape it with a fork. Pop it back into the refrigerator for 45 minutes and remove it back and scrape with a fork. Garnish it with apple slices and serve it chilled.
7. Virgin Pina Colada
The best of the mocktails which is equally cherished by kids, youngsters and the elderly, the virgin pina colada is a tropical milkshake. This is like a thick shake made from pineapple and gets tastier with the creaminess. Take fresh pineapples, ice cream and coconut milk. Blend all three ingredients in a blender. Add a little pineapple juice to the mixture. Pour it into glasses and garnish with a pineapple slice.
We hope you find our mocktail recipes useful.
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