Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail

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This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this!

I’ve already published all the cocktails that were in the DIY Gin Bar but now it’s time for the mocktails.

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Mocktails

Close up overhead shot of a strawberry mocktail drink in a rocks glass with a large ice cube, basil sprig, and crushed pink peppercorns.

I’m sure if you’re anywhere between 25 and 35, many of your friends or family members are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are breastfeeding. And anytime there’s a party, they are usually drinking something boring and store-bought or jealously giving some serious side-eye glares.

Outside of pregnancy though, there are plenty of people who, for either religious or health reasons, choose not to partake. I myself go through periods where consuming alcohol would be detrimental to my health.

Whatever the reason, it always feels nice to be included, and not as an after-thought. This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail has just as much thought, effort, and recipe development as a cocktail and you can taste it.

Mocktail Tips

Horizontal shot of a rocks glass filled with a strawberry shrub drink, large ice cube, and basil sprig surrounded by pink peppercorns.

The biggest piece advice for making a good mocktail is to treat it like you’re making a cocktail. This basically means to give it the same attention you would a cocktail.

  • Measure: I think accurate measuring is even more important for mocktails. With cocktails, there is always the personal preference for adding more or less alcohol but a mocktail’s flavor profile is easier to mess up without the alcohol.
  • Shake, stir, pour, and garnish: use the same equipment and garnishes you would use for a cocktail
  • Pay attention to aroma and temperature
  • Balance flavor profiles (sweet, sour, bitter, umami, salty, astringent, etc.)

If you utilize these tips, you’ll be able to make stellar mocktails that make you feel a part of the party.

DIY Gin Bar Recipes

Close up vertical side shot of rocks glass filled with an Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail around scattered pink peppercorns.

Speaking of parties, here are ALL the recipes in the DIY Gin Bar, including infused sugars, shrubs, cocktails, and mocktails!

Mocktails

Shrubs

Infused Sugars

Cocktails

Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail

This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh-squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this!
Servings 1
Prep Time 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 strawberry
  • 1 teaspoon Orange Sugar with Szechuan Peppers*
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorns*
  • Soda water to top or to taste I used Fever-Tree Club Soda

Instructions

  • Place some ice in a rocks glass or similar sized glass.
  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the basil leaves, strawberry, and sugar together until the basil is very aromatic and slightly bruised looking and the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  • Add the orange juice and shrub and top with ice.
  • Shake well, until the shaker is very cold and is sweating.
  • Strain into the prepared glass, top with club soda and garnish. You can garnish with an orange wedge or slice, basil leaves, strawberries, and edible flowers if desired.

Notes

*See the recipe for Orange Sugar with Szechuan Peppers here
*See the recipe for this Strawberry Shrub with Basil and Peppercorns here
Author: Megan Wells
Course: Beverages
Keyword: beverages, diy gin bar, mocktail, quick and easy, shrubs

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This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #mocktailrecipe | www.megiswell.com
This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com
This Orange-Basil Strawberry Mocktail contains the sweet tartness of fresh strawberries, fresh squeezed orange juice, a warm peppery kick, and a refreshing basil aroma. You’ll fit right into any party sipping on this! Non Alcoholic | Summer Drinks | Shrub Mocktail | #mocktail #megiswell #meganwellsphotography | www.megiswell.com

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  1. Danielle says:

    Could you link the glasses you used, they are so cute!!

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