With summer coming, I’ve decided to do a “mocktail” series on the blog. If you’re looking for delicious non-alcoholic drinks, it can be hard to find ones that aren’t absolutely packed with sugar. For that reason, I’m going to come up with a few low-sugar mocktails to help put you in the mood for summer!
For me, it’s all about glassware and garnishes. I even pour my soda water into a wine glass with a few berries or some lemons and lime. It makes it feel like a special occasion 😉
For this one, I homemade both the lemonade and the grenadine syrup, in order to keep it as clean as possible. Both are pretty simple, but if you’re in a bind, you can always buy both of these at the store. I love using this citrus squeezer – it makes it very easy to get as much out of the lemon as possible!
Lemon Blueberry Coconut Cooler
Lemonade Blueberry Coconut Ingredients:
- 8 parts lemonade see below
- 2 parts coconut water
- 1 part grenadine see below
- Frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice about 3 lemons
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 cups water divided
Grenadine Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
Start by making the grenadine. Combine the juice and coconut sugar in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a slow boil, stirring occasionally. Allow to boil about 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened slightly. Allow to cool.
Next, make the lemonade. In a saucepan, add the honey and 1 cup of the water. Warm and stir, until the honey has dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool. Squeeze lemons until you have 1/2 cup of juice. Pour into pitcher or carafe. When the honey mixture has cooled, add it to the lemon juice, along with the 2 additional cups of water. Chill.
Now you get to make the cooler!
Combine all cooler ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Strain into your glass of choice and garnish with blueberries.