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It’s the first heat wave of the summer. Remember to drink a lot of liquid. Here are two mocktails that taste great and will keep you hydrated. Cocktails can dehydrate your body, so it’s best to avoid alcohol. In English, a non-alcoholic version of a cocktail is called a ‘mocktail’ or a ‘virgin (name of cocktail)’. Make sure to keep ice cubes in your freezer!
*a mocktail is a cocktail, but with no alcohol
Virgin mojito, 2 ways
- 4 fresh mint leaves or 4 fresh basil leaves (use more leaves if you want a stronger herb flavor)
- 15 ml lime juice or 15 ml orange juice
- sugar syrup to taste
- San Pellegrino (or your favorite sparkling water)
- ice cubes
- lime or orange slices for garnish
- mint or basil leaves for garnish
Muddle the leaves and juice in the bottom of a cup or bowl. Add sugar syrup.
Fill a drinking glass with ice cubes, 2-3 leaves and 1-2 slices of fruit.
Strain the muddled mixture into the drinking glass.
Fill to the top with San Pellegrino. Enjoy!
You can easily multiply the recipe to have enough to keep some of the muddled mixture in the refrigerator for mocktails anytime you want or freeze the mix into ice cubes for your sparkling water.
heat wave = une canicule
to keep = (ici) garder
to avoid = éviter
virgin = (ici) sans alcool
freezer = le congélateur
leaves = des feuilles
basil = du basilic
lime = du citron vert
slices = des tranches
garnish = une garniture
to fill = remplir
glass = un verre
to strain = égoutter
(to fill) to the top = remplir
anytime = n’importe quand
to freeze = congeler