5 Mocktails to Make This Summer Using Local Ingredients

5 Mocktails to Make This Summer Using Local Ingredients

Mocktails are the perfect addition to any occasion, for any age, at any time of day! These 5 delicious mocktails are easy to make and perfect for this hot, sunny weather. Practice your mixology skills while using fresh and healthy ingredients.

Want to source your fresh ingredients from our local farmers? Salina’s Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Water’s True Value Parking lot.

Mango Mule

Click for Recipe


4-5 slices of cucumber
1 oz local honey syrup
1.5 oz mango puree
1.5 oz fresh lime juice
1.5 oz ginger beer

Instructions Muddle cucumber and honey syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the mango puree and lime juice and shake with ice vigorously. Strain into a copper mug. Top with ginger beer and stir.

By Danielle Walker of Against All Grain

Virgin Mint Mojito

Click for Recipe

1 oz mint syrup

For homemade mint syrup mix equal parts sugar and water. Steep with mint leaves. Leave in pan to cool. Strain.

Use half as much mint as water/sugar.

So, 1 cup sugar and water per 1/2 cup mint.

1/2 cup club soda


1 ounce Lime juice

Fresh mint leaves


Mix mint syrup and lime juice in a glass. Add ice and Club Soda. Stir. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves.

By Mary Zey

Mai Tai Mocktail Party Punch

Click for Recipe 


1 Orange

1/2 cup Almond syrup

1/2 cup Grenadine

1/2 cup Lime juice

1-liter Orange juice

1-liter Pineapple juice


1-liter Sparkling/seltzer water


In a pitcher mix orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, and almond syrup.

You can keep this punch base in the fridge until party time.

Once ready to serve you can serve in individual glasses by adding ice to a cup, filling the cup 1/2 full of juice, adding a splash of grenadine, and then topping it off with seltzer water and garnishing with fruit.

To serve in a big punch bowl, mix grenadine and seltzer water to juice and stir together, then add ice and fruit.

By Liz on Call

Honey Blackberry Mint Mocktail

Click for Recipe

8 fresh blackberries plus more for garnish

1/4 cup local honey syrup 

a handful of fresh mint leaves about 10, plus more for garnish

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup water

2 cups seltzer


In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the blackberries, honey, and mint until very well blended. Add the lemon juice and water, cover, and shake to mix. Strain the mixture into two glasses with ice. Top each glass with 1 cup of seltzer. Garnish with blackberries and mint leaves

By Elizabeth | Bowl of Delicious

Salted Caramel White Russian Mocktail

Click for Recipe


4 tsp instant coffee

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp sugar

4 tbsp salted caramel sauce

100ml cream

4 rosemary sprigs, for garnish


Dissolve the coffee in 400ml boiling water. Stir in the vanilla extract and sugar until dissolved, then set aside to cool.

When ready to serve, drizzle the salted caramel sauce down the sides of 4 glasses.

Add a couple of ice cubes to each glass and carefully pour in the coffee.

Divide the cream between the glasses (1-2 tbsp per glass) and lightly swirl together. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

Try it at home and submit your pictures on our Connecting Saline County Facebook page!

Want to see more lifestyle articles like this one? Leave a comment down below with suggestions!

Join the conversation

Great! Next, complete checkout for full access to Salina311.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
You've successfully subscribed to Salina311.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Success! Your billing info has been updated.
Your billing was not updated.