We’re slowly inching to what should be the summer months, June, July and August although so far we haven’t seen much heat! However, I remain ever hopeful and it hasn’t stopped me preparing for summer as far as every day life goes. One of my favourite things about the warmer weather is the sort of food and drink us Brits tend to turn to, we swap soups and roast dinners for salads and barbeques, we tend to order more fruity cider and cocktails while out in beer gardens. Appletiser has recently released a new flavour to go along with their original “Appletiser” and “Apple and Pomegranate” this is “Apple and Blackcurrent”. Although all flavours of Appletiser are great to enjoy on their own they’re also brilliant as mixers for cocktails or what I’m sharing with you today, mocktails.
I was sent some bottles of the Apple and Pomegranate flavour to put together a mocktail for summer to share on my blog. I went for a Pommito, because everyone knows that my all time favourite cocktail is a mojito and this is a non alcohol version with a pomegranate twist. I find mojitos so refreshing due to the mint and citrus and I can tell you, this version is just as good!
10 Mint Leaves (& some for garnish)
3 tsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Maple Syrup
80ml Apple & Pomegranate Appletiser*
Pomegranate Seeds (to garnish)
- Pour the lime juice and maple syrup into the bottom of a glass, mix together.
- Roll and slap the mint leaves then tear up into the glass before adding the crushed ice.
- Mix hard until everything is combined.
- Top up with the Apple and Pomegranate Appletiser.
- Garnish with some more mint leaves and the pomegranate seeds.
- Serve, best drank instantly with a straw.
Rum is optional. Personally I think it would taste wonderful with some spiced rum such as Sailor Jerrys but it would also work with white rum or even vodka. It works so well on it’s own as a mocktail and would be so nice to serve from a pitcher at a barbeque this summer. It’s not sweet enough to become sickly if you drink enough of it and if you aren’t sure as to whether or not you like pomegranate, the apple is the strongest of the two tastes.