Festive drinks


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Good hydration is crucial at this time of year and the warmer weather means we need to drink more. With celebratory end of year drinks frequenting your social diary, it can be challenging to drink enough fluids. So if you want to enjoy the festive season, here are some healthier versions of your favourite sparkling summer drinks to help keep you looking and feeling your best no matter how busy you are with the help of the versatile Zip HydroTap. 

Cucumber Cooler

Serves 1

Ingredients

½ lime

2 Lebanese cucumbers, skin removed 

500ml sparkling water

Method

1. Blend cucumber with a small amount of water. Then strain juice away from the pulp.

2. Mix cucumber juice with sparkling water and serve with a squeeze of lime. 

Sparkling Iced Tea

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

4 herbal tea bags (mixed berry)

4 cups boiling water

4-6 mint leaves

2 tsp. honey

2 cups sparkling water

Method

1. Place tea bags in boiling water and allow to sit and cool for 40-60 minutes. 

2. Remove tea bags and add mint leaves and honey and stir.

3. Mix ½ glass sparkling water with iced tea mix to serve. 

Berry Punch

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

2 punnets of whole strawberries (or mixed berries if preferred)

2 punnets of mashed berries

1L of sparkling water

6 cups crushed ice

½ bunch mint, finely chopped

100-200ml Vodka (if desired and adjust based on required strength)

Method

1. Place berries (both whole and mashed) in a bowl with vodka for 60-90mins.

2. Add sparkling water and crushed iced and serve with mint leaf garnish.

Christmas Cocktail

Serves 1

Ingredients

100ml Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice

1 nip vodka (if desired)

250ml sparkling water

1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds

2-3 mint leaves

Method

1. Mix and garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate seeds

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Passionfruit Mojito

Serves 1

Ingredients

4 passionfruit, seeds removed

¼ cup passionfruit nectar or pureed pulp

1 nip Barcardi White Rum (if desired)

250ml sparkling water

Mint leaves to serve

Ice to serve

Method

1. Mix sparkling water with rum and passionfruit pulp.

2. Add in extra passionfruit seeds, and ice and garnish with mint leaves.

Read how a Zip HydroTap® changed Susie’s life, here.

Susie is currently a brand ambassador for Zip. Read more about her partnership with Zip here.

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