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Blueberry basil cooler mocktail

January 25, 2023 General Wellness

Whether you're participating in Dry January, want to participate in social activities without drinking too much or avoiding alcohol all together, mocktails are a good (and tasty) option. Mocktails are non-alcoholic beverages that look and often taste like regular cocktails.

As with any food or drink, the healthiest options are often ones you make at home. You can use fresh or frozen fruit, fruit purees and even flavors like cinnamon and ginger. Your bases can consist of club soda, seltzer, freshly squeezed juice, iced teas or even kombucha. And you can get fancy with garnishes like fresh herbs, fruits or even edible flowers.

This recipe for a blueberry basil cooler uses all of these tips, and the refreshing mocktail is perfect for everyone, including pregnant people and children.

An added bonus: blueberries are loaded with antioxidants! Their small size aside, these mighty fruits are packed with potassium and Vitamin C.

Follow the below directions to try this mocktail recipe (which yields two servings):


  • 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 6 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white grape juice
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • Ice


  • Muddler
  • Shaker


  1. Muddle the blueberries, basil and lime juice in the shaker.
  2. Add grape juice, coconut water and ice. Shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Divide mixture between two glasses with ice.
  4. Top each with 1/2 cup seltzer. Garnish with basil and blueberries.

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Recipe Source: https://thesoberdietitians.com/mocktail-party