As temperatures continue to soar in Texas, try these fun cocktail and mocktail recipes. They’re perfect for those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle while still indulging in a delicious treat! In swimsuit season, who doesn’t love a low calorie anything?
Thanks to Sparkling Ice– a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage that combines sparkling water, fruit juice, vitamins, and antioxidants for these summer sipping ideas.
Sparkling Sweet Treat Pops
1 bottle Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
1 container of fresh raspberries, chopped
Fill your trays or molds with Sparkling Ice, topping each with a scoop of chopped raspberries. If using ice cube trays cover tray tightly with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil into each cube. If using an ice pop maker place the handle sticks into the molds. Place in the freezer for about 2 hours or until frozen. This recipe works with any Sparkling Ice flavors and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Fruity Sparkling Ice-icles
1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
2-3 sliced strawberries
1 sliced kiwifruit
1/4 cup blueberries
Pour about 2 oz of Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon into each popsicle mold. Add about 4 to 5 pieces of fruit per mold, making sure to keep the liquid below the fill line. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours, or until completely frozen. Run popsicle mold under warm water to release popsicles and serve. To create a multi-colored ombre effect, choose 2-3 varieties of Sparkling Ice. Pour 1 oz of the first Sparkling Ice flavor into each popsicle mold and add 1-2 pieces fruit. Freeze for 90 minutes, remove from freezer and add 1 to 2 oz of the other Sparkling Ice flavors plus 1-2 more pieces of fruit. Freeze for another 6 hours, or until completely frozen.
Girls’ Night Float
6 oz Red Table Wine
Vanilla Ice Cream
Maraschino Cherries (garnish)
Pour red wine into a chilled pint glass. Add 1-2 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Top with a splash of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. Garnish with a cherry on top.
Sparkling Cherry Fro-Yo Float
Prep Time: 10 minutes Start to Finish: 10 minutes Servings: 4
1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
1/3 cup sugar
1 pack (.13 oz) fruit-flavored powdered drink mix
3 cups ice
2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
Garnish: whipped topping, fresh cherries or limes
In blender, combine Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade, sugar, powdered drink mix and ice; blend thoroughly until slushy. Divide slushy mixture between 4 glasses, about 3/4 cup each, and add 1/2 cup frozen yogurt to each glass. Top with whipped topping and maraschino cherry; serve immediately with a straw.
2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:
1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
2/3 cup pineapple sorbet
Garnish: fresh pineapple wedges, coconut flakes
In blender, puree pineapple chunks with sugar and water until smooth. Chill pineapple mixture in refrigerator for 1 hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and store tightly covered in freezer until ready to use. Makes about 2 ½ cups.
Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:
In two 12 oz glasses, add 3/4 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple. Using small ice cream scoop, add 1/3 cup pineapple sorbet to each glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedge and coconut flakes, if desired.
Pineapple sorbet can be made up to a few days ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you need it. For a special twist, coat top rim of glass with water or pineapple juice and dip in coconut flakes.