Today’s strawberry sprite mocktail was inspired by my detest for alcoholic drinks. Hence, making drinks with sprite has been my new swap for alcoholic drinks.
Okay, what I’m about to say might piss off the stoners and tequila mongers, but in all honesty, I’ve never been a fan of alcohol. I hate how it makes me feel and I also dislike how everyone makes it such a big deal at parties and events.
Call me lame or old school or whatever, but getting drunk isn’t fun, neither is it something to feel good about. Therefore, whenever people make a fuss about getting drunk and having fun, I never seem to find it appealing.
I was recently in a car accident caused by a drunk driver and my late dad passed away as a result of drinking too much. Hence, it is safe to say that such experiences have re-enforced why I hate drinking so much.
Thus, this recipe is dedicated to my pals who just aren’t the biggest fan of alcoholic drinks, but will absolutely love to enjoy something similar to it.
Strawberry Sprite Moctail Recipe
I love the taste of Smirnoff ice. The first time I tried it, I was so in love with the flavors that I found it hard to believe it contained a percentage of alcohol in it. Basically, from what I’ve discovered so far, many alcoholic drinks tend to have a particular taste that distinguishes it from non-alcoholic drinks. However, in the case of Smirnoff nice, I can’t say the same.
Given my views towards drinking, coming up with this strawberry sprite mocktail was my way of removing the nostalgia I had for strawberry Smirnoff ice.
I believe the combination of strawberry, cranberry, sprite and lemon you find in this recipe absolutely replicates the strawberry Smirnoff ice without alcohol.
Strawberry Sprite Mocktail Recipe
- ½ cup strawberry cranberry juice
- ½ cup sprite
- ¼ cup strawberries - diced
- 1 lemon - slice
- ¼ cup ice cubes - optional
- Crush diced strawberries in a cocktail shaker and pour in sprite, strawberry cranberry juice, and lemon slice.
- Shake vigorously and pour into a medium sized cup containing ice.
- Serve and Enjoy!
I loved it. The cranberry juice mixed with sprite was perfect ! Thank you Eleanor. 🙂
Hi, I don’t drink alcohol, and having a difficult time finding “mocktail” recipes. I appreciate the ones you’ve posted wondering if there are others made with different sodas, juices.