Summer sips: 3 must-try cherry mocktails

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Summer sips: 3 must-try cherry mocktails

The bar is officially open! We’re using cherries as the star ingredient for 3 refreshing mocktails – Shirley Temple floats, cherry coolers, and cherry poptails – that everyone will love.

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The Woolworths fruit aisle is overflowing with seasonal fruit, and cherries are finally in season! What better way to use up a tub of cherries than making refreshing summer drinks everyone can enjoy? These mocktails are alcohol-free so there’s need to worry about adjusting the recipes for non-alcoholic guests or the kids. Whether you’re hosting a pool party, a New Year’s Eve gathering or just want to cool down in the hot weather, these cherry cocktails will definitely become your new favourite sippers.

1. For the kids: Shirley Temple floats (cherry floats)

If you’re unfamiliar with this mocktail named after the iconic 1930s child star, it contains ginger ale and grenadine with a squeeze of lemon or lime topped with Maraschino cherries. We’ve put a twist on what is often referred to as the world’s first mocktail by adding scoops of vanilla ice cream and swapping grenadine for cherry syrup and ginger ale for lemonade. It’s creamy, fizzy, and a fun drink they can make for their friends during school holidays.

2. Poolside sipping: cherry coolers

This easy mocktail proves that delicious doesn’t require too many ingredients and techniques. Simply roast cherries to make a sweet, tart syrup and top with rose-flavoured sparkling water. If you want a minimal-effort drink for this festive season and summer, this is the mocktail to make.

3. Ring in the new year: cherry poptails

Are you starting to plan your New Year’s Eve party? These cherry poptails are a must! Cherry popsicles are topped with sparkling non-alcoholic rosé to make fun mocktails that will be a nostalgic twist on an adult drink. If you don’t have popsicle moulds, ice trays will do.

Get the recipes for these cherry mocktails here.

Photography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismail
Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen Gooderson

Woolworths’ cherries are the perfect balance of sweet and juicy and are sourced from the best local farmers. Thanks to Woolworths’ cold chain, they remain fresher for longer, even after you take them home. Woolworths is farming with tomorrow in mind. It promotes healthy soil and responsible water use. You can rest assured you’re buying quality produce that’s better for you and the planet. Woolworths’ cherries are available in 200g, 500g and a new 1kg box of cherries. 

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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