This refreshing strawberry mocktail recipe uses fresh fruit and rosemary, a squeeze of citrus, and some fizzy sparkling water. It will definitely quench your thirst on a hot summer day. It's a perfect non-alcoholic drink idea to serve at parties and beyond!
An easy mocktail for summer
This fruity mocktail with strawberry and rosemary will quench your summer thirst.
This flavorful summer drink idea is quick to make and absolutely refreshing. It's just the thing to sip on a warm day when you want to feel a little indulgent without alcohol.
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With its sweet strawberry flavor and fragrant rosemary twist, this mocktail is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it.
This easy-to-make beverage is a crowd-pleaser that's perfect for birthday parties, barbecues, or simply lounging in the sunshine.
Rosewater extract can be found in the spice aisle of better grocery stores. Rosewater extract is more powerful than rose water so make sure you know what you are using. Always use less than you think and taste and adjust.
To ensure even more rosemary flavor in this drink, make a rosemary simple syrup!
See the printable recipe card for quantities and full recipe.
How to Make this Strawberry Mocktail
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries, lemon juice, rosemary, and simple syrup.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over fresh ice in a glass.
Top with sparkling water.
If using the rosewater extract, add it after the sparkling water and give it a stir.
Stir with a bar spoon (or whatever you have on hand - keep it simple) and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
- Use different fruit - Muddle blueberry, blackberry or even peaches to change up the flavors of this cocktails.
- Add another layer of flavor - Try a zero-proof liquor alternative (like Ritual gin) to add even more herbal flavor without adding alcohol.
- Make it a cocktail - Add 1-2 ounces of gin or vodka if you want to make this boozy.
You don't need fancy tools to create delicious cocktails - use what you have! But if you'd like to stock your home bar with new tools, here are a few to help you make this mocktail perfectly every time:
- You may want to double strain to remove all of the rosemary. I never mind when it ends up in my cocktail.
- If you don't mind bits and pieces in your drinks, you can also pull in a little bit more of the strawberry from the cocktail shaker into the glass before serving. It gives a little more flavor and color!
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of my favorite "replacements" for alcohol are sparkling water as in this recipe, club soda, or ginger ale. Lemon-lime soda is also a good choice. But there are also alcohol alternatives (like Seedlip and Ritual) on the market.
While I like the hint of sweet strawberries that come from the muddled pieces, you can also use strawberry simple syrup. It will give TONS more strawberry flavor to the drink and really pretty color.
To make this strawberry mocktail have fewer calories, use less simple syrup. Taste the drink without it and add a little bit at a time until you get a more balanced flavor.
Even if you can't enjoy something boozy this summer, this strawberry mocktail with rosemary will please you and your crowd. It's fruity and delicious!
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Rosemary Strawberry Mocktail
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the strawberries, lemon juice, rosemary and simple syrup.
- Add ice and shake.
- Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass.
- Top with sparkling water
- Stir with a bar spoon
- Garnish with a rosemary sprig
- If using the rosewater extract, add it after the sparkling water and give it a stir.