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Indianize Your Mocktail Recipes With These Spices

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Enhance your mocktail recipes by infusing them with unique Indian flavours. These six Indian-inspired mocktail recipes promise a voyage through a tapestry of flavours, from the aromatic notes of cardamom to the tangy touch of tamarind. So go get your home bar and ingredients ready and set off on a culinary journey with these mocktail recipes that brilliantly capture the essence of India, presenting a delectable combination of tradition and artistry in every sip.

Grab Your Spices And Get Started With These Recipes Today

1. Mint Masala Soda

This is probably the most common mocktail recipe seen in hot summers. The refreshing mint with the bubbly soda immediately provides a cool relief from the scorching sun while the tangy masala leaves your taste buds tantalized.

- 12-14 fresh mint leaves
- 1-2 lemon wedges
- 1/4th roasted cumin powder
- Pinch of black salt
- 20 ml lemon juice
- Pinch of sugar
- Soda
- Ice cubes

- Muddle the mint leaves with the lemon wedges in a glass.
- Add in the spices, roasted cumin powder, black salt, lemon juice and a pinch of powdered sugar and muddle again for a bit.
- Fill the glass with ice and top it up with soda water, stir with a bar spoon.
- Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and sprinkle some roasted cumin powder lightly on top.

2. Mango Lassi Sparkler

Mango Lassi Sparkler
If you are looking for cool dairy-based sweet mocktail recipes then this one’s for you. Lassi is usually famous in Northern parts of India and is made essentially with sweet yoghurt, this is a fruity mocktail recipe along with some spices, a fun take on the classic.

- 120 ml plain yoghurt, whipped
- 25 ml honey
- 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
- 150 g ripe mangoes, peeled and diced
- Saffron strands (optional)
- Sparkling water
- Ice cubes

- Blend the diced mangos, honey, cardamom powder, a few saffron strands, whipped yoghurt, and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mango lassi into a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
- Top up with a bit of soda or sparkling water and give it a quick stir.
- Garnish with a mango slice on the rim.

3. Rosemary Ginger Zing

The aromatic flavour of fresh rosemary is combined with the warming bite of ginger syrup in this invigorating recipe. This mocktail recipe beautifully integrates Indian spices into a modern cocktail, enhancing it with the brightness of cranberry juice and the zesty touch of lime.

- 12-14 fresh rosemary leaves
- 15 ml ginger syrup
- 30 ml cranberry juice
- 15 ml lime juice
- Chilled water/Club soda
- Ice cubes

- Muddle together rosemary leaves.
- Add in the ginger syrup, cranberry juice, lime juice and muddle for just a bit again.
- Top it up with chilled water or club soda for an aerated preference and stir gently.

4. Aam Panna Spritz

Aam Panna Spritz
Another common favourite is the Aam Panna. This enticing mocktail recipe combines the acidic allure of green mango pulp with the aromatic allure of toasted cumin. This mocktail recipe highlights the fusion of traditional Indian flavours with modern mocktail creativity, enlivened by the refreshing touch of mint syrup and the fun hint of black salt.

- 2-3 green mangoes, pulp extracted and boiled
- 1½ tsp roasted cumin powder
- 20 ml mint syrup
- Pinch of red chilli powder
- A pinch of black salt
- Soda water
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Salt and red chilli powder for rim garnishing

- Add the cumin powder, mint syrup, black salt, and red chilli to the cooled mango pulp and blend with a few ice cubes to preserve the colour.
- Prepare a mixture of salt and red chilli powder in a 2:1 ratio (salt: chilli powder). Garnish a glass rim with this mixture.
- Put a few ice cubes in the glass and pour the blended mixture over it.
- Top it up with soda water and stir gently using a bar spoon.
- Garnish with a few mint sprigs and a slice of raw mango on the rim.

5. Coconut Cardamom Cooler

Coconut Cardamom Cooler
This energising concoction combines the tropical allure of coconut water with the aromatic embrace of ground cardamom. With each drink, this mocktail recipe provides a cooling and energising feeling because of the natural creaminess of coconut milk and the subtle sweetness of agave syrup.

- 120 ml coconut water
- 60 ml coconut milk
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- 15 ml agave syrup
- Pinch of cinnamon powder
- Crushed ice

- Put 120 ml coconut water, 60 ml coconut milk, 1/4 tsp ground cardamom, a small pinch of cinnamon powder, and 15 ml agave syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake with some crushed ice.
- Pour the drink into a cooled glass, garnish with a sprinkle of cardamom powder on top. Add a straw and a paper parasol if you’re feeling tropical fancy.

6. Chai-spice apple

Chai-spice apple
Do you like spiced chai? Do you like apples? Here we are with a mocktail recipe infused with Indian spices that would indeed become your new favourite mocktail to make. This mocktail recipe, infused with the aromatic notes of Indian spices, a sprinkling of ground cinnamon and a drizzle of agave syrup boosts the flavour profile, resulting in a mocktail that will set you out on a delectable adventure that combines the cosy warmth of chai with the crispy refreshing appeal of apple.

- 120 ml apple juice
- 30 ml chai concentrate
- 15 ml agave syrup
- A pinch of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ginger powder
- A thin caramelized apple slice for garnish (optional)
- Ice cubes

- Firstly, brew chai and cool it down for chai concentrate.
- Mix apple juice, chai concentrate, agave syrup, ground cinnamon, and a small pinch of ginger powder in a shaker with ice.
- Pour it over in a tall glass filled with ice cubes.
- Caramelize a thin apple slice and sprinkle just a bit of cinnamon powder on it, use it for garnishing (optional).
- Stir gently and serve.

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