My favorite mocktails for the upcoming summers

Here’s a list of all my favorite mocktails to fight of the blazing summer heat.

Recommended Ingredients:

1. Berries

2. Lemon

3. Club Soda or Fizzy Water

4. Tomatoes

5. Tobasco Sauce (Yeah right!)

6. Worcester sauce

7. Fruits

8. Ice

Recommended Appliances:

1. A good Juicer (We recommend Breville)

2. KitchenAid Stand Mixer

3. Cocktail Shaker


Virgin Daiquiri


virgin daquiri

To beat the summer heat this combination of lime, strawberries, sugar blended together with some crushed ice and topped off with a little Pineapple is simply put ideal. I always prefer using good quality fresh fruits rather than any bottled or canned juices or fruit flavors to get the best taste.


Mint Lemonade


virgin mint lemonade

This is another one of my favorites and most recommended summer coolers since the ingredients are readily available and is easy to prep. All you’ll require is 500 grams of sugar, 2-3 cups of fresh lime squeeze, 5 cups of water. To start off stir 2 cups of water and the sugar to prep up the syrup. Get an another jar and stir up the leftover water and 2 cups of lime squeeze.Mix it all up, give it a nice stir, add some crushed ice or refrigerate it of 1-2 hours since it best tastes chilled.


Pomegranate spritzer


pomegranate spritzer

One gets a taste of many flavors in this drink such as lemons, pomegranates, ginger ale, seltzer  and is best served in wine glasses. To prepare it, mix ginger ale with the pomegranate juice, throw some crushed ice into the wine glasses then mix the the seltzer with the pomegranate juice and pour and you’re ready to serve.


Virgin Sangria


virgin sangaria

A very popular summer cooler is the sangria and while it’s alcoholic version is best served with wine this version is a combination of lots a fruits like apples, bananas, grape juice, peaches, mandarins, lemon and some cinnamon. Keep it refrigerated for 1-2 hours and preferably in a pitcher. It’s the perfect drink for the weekend family get together and can easily be prepared in large quantities.


Virgin Mary


virgin mary

The Virgin Mary is the non-alcoholic version of what you may know as the bloody mary and to prep it all u need is a tomato, 2-3 limes, some Worcester sauce and few drops of Tabasco sauce.


Non Alcoholic Fizz



This is one drink most women tend to love and is prepared using orange and cranberry juices combined together with some club soda. Grab a shaker and give the juices and some crushed ice a good shake and then add the chilled club soda just before it’s served. To top it off you can use a number ingredients such as fine slices of orange, pineapple, kiwi etc.


Virgin Mojito



Like the sangria mentioned above this too needs no alcohol unlike it’s half brother and is loved by people of all ages and the ingredients needed for it are mint leaves, ice, lime juice, some sugar syrup and some club soda. Refrigerate a blend of all these for about 1 hour. The mint and lime make it a healthy choice and one of the best drinks to kill the summer heat.


Classic Shirley Temple


shirley temple

This is another drink loved by almost everyone. Ingredients needed are 2-3 limes, 3 tsp of grenadine, 2 tsp orange juice and a slice of orange or cherry. Chill it for 1-2 hours for the best experience.

9 Soup recipes you do not want to miss out on

Soups are of many kinds warm or cool, clear or thick etc. so if you’re in the mood for some soup below are some of the world’s best easy to cook soups you do not want to miss out on.

Potato Soup


potato soup

For those looking for a quick , yummy bowl of goodness, it’s the perfect recipe and guess what, it only takes a mere 20 minutes to prep and for some added flavor you can top it off with some finely chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese or some fine green onion slices, anything that gets your taste buds drooling.


The American Chili


american chili

The one chili i’d give up all other chili’s for is this classic American chili recipe. Not only does it hit all the right notes making it one of my favorites if you’re patient enough or have some leftover you’re in for a treat the next day.


French Onion Soup


french soup

Well this classic French Onion Soup recipe is simply a must have and will keep you hooked for days if not weeks. The creamy melting onions make it a soup to die for.


Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup


Style: "Neutral"

If you’re in for some Chinese this classic blend of soup and noodles is exactly what you need.  Now you can use canned chicken broth but personally I have always preferred fresh stock. It tastes better and will last longer.


Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup


Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallot Soup

On a cold wintery night this soup is just what the heart, mind and body desire and not only will you rave over the taste, it’s awesome velvety look will make you want to go back for more.


Beef Daube Provencal


Beef Daube Provencal

Need a quick-fire and easy to cook soup for the guests coming over for lunch? All this recipe needs is 15-20 minutes and all the ingredients are more likely already in the pantry so start off by cooking the meat and garlic and then get it all into the oven or slow cooker once done and voila, the soup is ready.


Tortilla Meatball Soup


Tortilla Meatball Soup

Tingle your taste buds with this new tortilla soup. For this one, prep up the meatballs with some chipotle. Fresh corn on the cob if available or some chilled corn kernels grilled with little pepper and an added pinch of chipotle chilies for a slight flavor burst can really turn the heat up.


Lentils and Lamb Indian Soup


Lentils and Lamb Indian Soup

Miss the yummy awesomeness of the Indian herbs and spices? The curry powder and coconut milk mixed together with the lentils and jalapeno will provide you just that and if it gets too hot to handle a scoop of Greek Yogurt or fresh cream is the perfect solution.


Saffron Fish Stew and White Beans



For a burst of herbs and spices into your system the fish stew remains my top pick which in my opinion tastes best with the Alaskan Halibut. The combination of saffron, thyme leaves, and orange rind with the fish give it attractive golden finish .