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Who said dry January had to leave your social life shrivelled?

After all of the partying and indulging at the end of the year, with countless buffets, copious amounts of cheese and Christmas parties involving a few alcoholic beverages or two (or three or four), it is no surprise that most of the population cut down on calories and take part in Dry January in the New Year. But Dry January doesn’t  have to mean that you can't have a social life. Invite your friends over and let the merriment continue long into the beginning of the year, but swap the Prosecco for sophisticated mocktails, change the cheese and crackers for stuffed peppers and replace tubs of chocolates with fresh fruit kebabs. Impress your guests with these colourful mocktails, infused with Miles expertly blended Tea Kites.

Berry Berry Mocktail Recipe

The delicate, fruity tea used in this recipe contains rosehips and is bursting with properties to promote health and wellbeing. The tea is naturally caffeine free, so everyone can enjoy this refreshing beverage – a fresh, fun twist on soft drinks.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Making Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes 8 glasses

Berry Berry Tea Kites next to Berry Berry mocktail in a glass
Ingredients:
  • 8 x Berry Berry Tea Kites (one per glass) *
  • 2 litres Lemonade
  • Selection of fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • Edible flowers
  • Water
  • Mint (to garnish)
Method:
  • To make your mocktails look especially beautiful, make floral ice cubes by filling an ice tray with water and edible flowers and leaving in the freezer overnight. 
  • Place one Berry Berry Tea Kite in a tall cocktail glass and fill with cold lemonade.
  • Add a selection of fresh berries and the floral ice cubes to the glass. 
  • Leave the Tea Kite in the liquid for 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.
  • Stir, remove the Tea Kite and garnish your mocktail with a sprig of mint and enjoy! 

 

Ginger and Lemongrass Mocktail Recipe

Comforting and warming, this tea blend has an aromatic, citric flavour. Prepare to feel fully refreshed after a glass of this zingy mocktail…

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Making Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes 8 glasses

Ingredients:
  • 8 x Ginger and Lemongrass Tea Kites (one per glass) *
  • 1 litre sparkling elderflower or tonic water
  • Ice cubes
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • Slices of lemon and lime 
Method:
  • Squeeze the juice of one lime into a saucer and put the sugar into a second saucer. 
  • Using either a martini or a coupe glass, dip the rim of the cocktail glass in the lime juice, followed by the sugar to leave you with a sugar rim.
  • Place  the Tea Kites in a tall jug and fill to the top with sparkling elderflower or tonice water and ice. 
  • Leave the Tea Kite in the liquid for 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.
  • Stir, remove the Tea Kite and pour the liquid into the cocktail glasses, being careful not to pour it over the sugar.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon or lime and enjoy. 

 

Liquorice, Peppermint and Spearmint Mocktail Recipe

Naturally sweet, this tea blend is bursting with fresh flavours. First you get the sweetness from the liquorice, followed by a fresh mint taste. These mocktails go down easily!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Making Time: 10 minutes

Serves: Makes 8 glasses

Ingredients:
Method:
  • Put the Tea Kites, lemon juice, chopped mint and soda water in a large jug and stir.
  • Leave the Tea Kite in the liquid for 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavours to infuse.
  • Half fill the cocktail glasses wirth crushed ice.
  • Remove the Tea Kites from the jug and pour the liquid into the cocktail glasses.
  • Garnish each glass with a sprig of mint and serve. 

Shop the full Tea Kite range here.

 

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