Here comes the sun. You heard us, spring is coming and only one week after winter took an hour-sized bite out of your day. It happens every year, this song and dance between seasons. The weather’s still chilly, but the calendar says spring? We can’t magically coax the sun out of hibernation (sorry). But we do know from personal experience that relaxing with a bright, citrus-inspired mocktail might just be the next best thing.
With the solstice fast approaching, we’ve compiled a list of fruit-forward recipes to fuel your spring. Or at least help you fake it ‘til you make it. Scroll on and start mixing.
1. Glass of Sunshine
This mocktail’s name says it all. Sunny and bright on the outside and packed with complex tropical-sweetness on the inside. Did we mention it boasts the vitamin-infused benefits of Hydration Multiplier+ Immune Support? With Vitamin C, Zinc, and Wellmune®, this mocktail will deliver the rays while you wait for mother nature to catch up.
1 cup water
3oz fresh carrot juice
1oz pineapple juice
¼ tsp turmeric
2. Green Guava
Stuck in your studio apartment, but wishing you were on a remote island in the sun? This upgraded superfood smoothie recipe is guaranteed to scratch your vacation itch. Hydrating, filling, and full of fruity flavor, the Green Guava makes breakfast dreams come true.
1 stick Guava Hydration Multiplier
1/4 cup water
½ cup orange juice
½ cup greek yogurt
1 banana, frozen
1 tbsp honey
3. Greener Pastures
Is it just us, or can a beautiful spring day make a long afternoon at work feel even longer? When the seasons change, we can’t help but notice our 3 o’clock slumps start to look a bit different. Instead of struggling to stay awake at our desks, we find ourselves zoning out while peering through a window. Packed with Matcha-based energy and a splash of tart cranberry, this mocktail will help you outsmart the after-lunch lull. Think of it like your all-expenses-paid ticket to greener pastures.
1 stick Energy Multiplier
2oz cranberry juice
Sprig of rosemary, for garnish
4. Pineapple Passion Project
Whether the sun starts shining or June gloom sets in three months early, nothing says ‘life’s a beach’ like this smooth, icy blend. Refreshing pineapple, creamy coconut, and slightly tart passion fruit converge to bring you the perfect warm weather vibes. As sophisticated as it may look (and taste), this mocktail recipe is arguably the quickest, easiest way to impress anyone you’ve ever met. P.S. No blender? No problem. Just muddle the pineapple and strain before serving.
½ cup frozen pineapple
½ cup coconut milk
(Blend or muddle and strain.)
Like the mocktail that came before, this recipe is adaptable and delicious in equal measure. Feel free to muddle, blend, strain, or enjoy the watermelon’s natural texture. Tamp down the sweet and dial up the tart by adding more lime juice or salt the rim for an extra touch. Make way for the watermelon sugar high.
1 stick Watermelon Hydration Multiplier
6oz coconut water
1 cup watermelon
1 tsp lime juice
(Blend or muddle. Strain or don't.)
There you have it, five fruit-forward mocktails to help get you in the mood for spring. Remember to share your creations on social and tag us @liquidiv. Cheers, LIV Fam.