Cool Down with These Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is to indulge in the refreshing taste of some cocktails and mocktails. Whether you prefer a classic mojito or a fruity daiquiri, these delicious beverages are perfect for a moment of relaxation after a long, hot day. Not to mention that with Spice World, you can even elevate the flavor of your favorite cocktail recipes! Whether you add Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Ginger to your next daiquiri or Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion to your morning Bloody Mary, the possibilities are endless! So, gather your favorite ingredients, mix up some creative concoctions, and embrace the joy of cooling down with cocktails and mocktails this summer. Cheers to a season of refreshing sips and delightful memories!

Effortless Mixology: Ready-to-Use Products Simplify Cocktail and Mocktail Creation

Effortless mixology becomes a reality with ready-to-use products that are primed to be part of crafting a cocktail. These convenient items, such as pre-made cocktail mixers, flavored syrups, and garnishes, eliminate extensive preparation and measuring. Even Spice World’s ready-to-use products, like Spice World Squeezable and Ready-to-Use Ginger, can add another layer of depth to your mixed drinks. With just a few simple steps, you can transform a basic spirit or a non-alcoholic base into a sensational drink bursting with flavor!

Spicy Mango Ginger Daiquiri

This sunset lager-based daiquiri combines sweet, juicy mangoes, soothing ginger, a hint of spice, and crisp lager to create a delicious summer beverage. With Spice World Squeezable Minced Ginger, this recipe is easy to prepare for any summer dinner soiree. For those looking for a mocktail, this recipe can be easily altered by replacing the pale lager with a non-alcoholic beer.

To make the Spicy Mango Ginger Daiquiri, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of cubed sweet, ripe mangoes 
  • 1 tablespoons of Spice World Squeezable Minced Ginger
  • ½ of a small green jalapeño, deseeded
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • Two 12-ounce cans/bottles of lager (beer) or non-alcoholic beer
    • This recipe calls for Heinekin, but any hoppy lager will work 
  • Two 12-ounce cans/bottles of lemon-lime soda
    • This recipe calls for Sprite, but any lemon-lime soda will work
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime juice, to taste

Directions for the Spicy Ginger Mango Daiquiri:

  • In a blender, combine the mango cubes, ginger, jalapeño, and water. Blend until smooth.
  • Set a fine-mesh strainer in a mixing bowl and strain the mango puree.
  • Pour half of the puree into a pitcher. Top the puree with one can of lager and one can of lemon-lime soda
  • Stir and taste. 
  • If you like how it tastes, add the remaining puree, lager, and lemon-lime soda. 
  • To serve, pour into a chilled glass, top with a squeeze of lime juice, and garnish with a lime slice.

Toasted Onion Bloody Mary

If you’re like us, then you love a good Bloody Mary. This Toasted Onion Bloody Mary is a twist on the classic drink with an added zing and surprise for the taste buds. The secret is Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion, which makes this a hassle-free drink without so many dishes in the sink! For those looking to make a mocktail, you can substitute the vodka for beef stock.

To make the Toasted Onion Bloody Mary, you’ll need:

  • 1 ½ ounces of Vodka
  • 1 ½cups of tomato juice
  • ½ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce 
  • ½ teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion toasted 
  • ½ teaspoons of salt

Directions for the Toasted Onion Bloody Mary:

  • To begin, preheat the stove to medium-high heat and add your choice of oil 
  • Once hot, add 1 teaspoon of Spice World Ready-to-Use Chopped Easy Onion and toast for 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool when golden brown.
  • Once the toasted onions are cooled, blend until in a powdered state.
  • In a pitcher, combine all the ingredients and the granulated onions, and mix until combined
  • Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving in a chilled glass

FDR’s Martini with Stuffed Garlic Olives

The last cocktail on our list comes with some celebrity status! This martini was a favorite of former US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. This presidential favorite can even be elevated with the help of stuffed olives made with Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic. And, for those interested in trying FDR’s favorite beverage without the alcohol, try tonic syrup.

To make FDR’s Elevated Martini, you’ll need:

Directions for FDR’s Elevated Martini:

  • To begin, add all of the liquid ingredients and ice into a mixing glass
  • Stir until mixed well
  • Strain the mixture into a glass 
  • Garnish with stuffed olives

Directions for the Stuffed Olives:

  • Buy a can of green olives 
    • Spanish Queen Olives or Spanish Manzanilla Olives are preferred for Martinis
  • Create a small hole within the olives and stuff with a teaspoon of Spice World Ready-to-Use Minced Garlic

Become the Family Mixologist this Summer

The beauty of these cocktails is how easy they are to make! But don’t be afraid to put your own creative cocktail spin on any of these recipes. You can adapt them to fit any preference, age, or garnish. And if you‘re looking for even more simple cocktail and mocktail recipes to serve when entertaining this summer, check out our recipe page.

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