5 Guava Mocktails To Unlock The Fruit’s Potential
When it comes to mixology, Guava is often overshadowed by its citrusy cousins. But that ends today. Today, we’re giving guava the spotlight it deserves. If you have a flair for the unconventional, we’ve found that this tropical fruit, with its lush sweetness and subtle tartness, can be a game-changer in non-alcoholic concoctions. So, let's break away from the usual and introduce some truly unique guava mocktails to keep all of your guests entertained.
Guava Spice Odyssey
Who said mocktails couldn’t have a bit of spice? For the Guava Spice Odyssey, let's create a symphony of flavours. Start by gently simmering 50 ml of guava juice with a stick of cinnamon and a star anise until the aroma fills your kitchen. Cool it down, then mix with 100 ml of Black and White Ginger Ale for that spicy fizz. Serve it in a glass rimmed with a mix of sugar and ground cinnamon. This mocktail isn’t just a drink; it’s an aromatic journey.
Velvet Guava Tea Delight
Tea and guava? Absolutely. Brew a strong cup of Earl Grey and let it chill. In a shaker, mix 50 ml of the tea with 50 ml of guava juice, a dash of vanilla extract, and a spoonful of honey. Shake well, then pour over crushed ice. Top with a 100 ml Johnnie Walker Refreshing Mixer for the final touch. The Velvet Guava Tea Delight is a sophisticated, layered mocktail that dances gracefully between the boldness of tea and the smoothness of guava.
Guava Mint Julep
Let's twist a classic. Muddle about 10–12 fresh mint leaves with a teaspoon of sugar at the bottom of a glass. Fill the glass with crushed ice. In a separate container, mix 50 ml of guava juice with 15 ml of fresh lime juice. Add in 50 ml of non-alcoholic bourbon. Pour this over the ice, and stir gently. The Guava Mint Julep is a refreshing nod to the South with a tropical kiss.
Smokey Guava Mockarita
Here's a play on textures and flavours—the Smokey Guava Mockarita. Rim a glass with smoked sea salt. Blend 50 ml of guava juice with a scoop of crushed ice, 20 ml of lime juice, a touch of agave syrup and 100 ml of Smirnoff Lemon Pop to bring out the citrusy notes. For the smoky element, add a few drops of liquid smoke, just enough to intrigue but not overwhelm. This mocktail is a unique blend of sweet, tart, and smoky flavours.
Guava Basil Bliss
Last up, a mocktail that’s as refreshing as a cool breeze—the Guava Basil Bliss. In a blender, combine 50 ml of guava juice, a handful of fresh basil leaves and a splash of lemon juice, and finish with a bit of honey for sweetness. Blend until smooth, and pour in 100 ml of Johnnie Walker to give the drink a bubbly lift. Serve chilled over ice and garnish with basil leaves.
The newest addition to your bar menu, these were five guava mocktails that broke the mould. Whether it’s the aromatic Spice Odyssey or the refreshing Basil Bliss, each recipe offers a new way to experience this tropical delight.