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Zari Sparkling Grape juice, a premium non-alcoholic bubbly from the Western Cape’s Robertson region, is the perfect ingredient for sparkling summer mocktails.
 
Zesty Zari Grapefruit Sangria
A Zari take on a traditional sangria for those who prefer a fresh mocktail that isn’t too sweet.
4 Servings
 
Ingredients
1 cup (250ml) freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
6-8 cucumber slices
1 small lime, sliced
2 tbsp grapefruit zest twists
Small handful of fresh blueberries
1 cup (250ml) soda water
2 cups (500ml) Zari Lifestyle Red
4 dashes of bitters
 
Method 1. Pour the grapefruit juice into a large jug. Add the mint leaves, cucumber slices, lime slices, grapefruit zest and blueberries.
2. Top up with soda water and Zari Lifestyle Red. Add the bitters, stir gently and serve.
 
Cranberry Cheer Mocktail
A fruity and festive mocktail. The cinnamon infused cranberry juice topped off with Zari Red and zesty lime juice is the perfect drink to enjoy with friends and family over the holidays.
5 Servings
 
Ingredients
1 cup (250ml) cranberry juice
1 whole cinnamon stick
½ lime, sliced
1 cup (250ml) soda water
2 cups (500ml) Zari Bubbly Red
¼ cup (60ml) fresh lime juice
Rosemary sprigs, to serve
Star anise, to serve
 
Method
1. Place the cranberry juice and whole cinnamon in a small saucepan. Bring the juice to boiling point then remove from the heat. Set aside to cool and infuse.
2. Remove the cinnamon stick from the cooled cranberry juice and pour the juice into a large jug. Add the lime slices. Top up with soda water, Zari Bubbly Red and lime juice. Stir gently.
3. Pour the mocktail into the glasses. Add a sprig of rosemary and some star anise to each glass before serving.
 
Berry Bellini
Celebrate that special event with an elegant berry mocktail. The perfect balance of sweet and sharp with a beautiful berry flavour.
4 Servings
 
Ingredients
300g frozen mixed berries
¼ cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice
3 cups (750ml) Zari Bubbly White
Fresh raspberries, to serve
Pomegranate rubies, to serve
 
Method
1. Place the frozen berries and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat, gently mashing the berries as you stir to form a sauce. Allow the sauce to simmer for 7-8 minutes, stirring regularly or until thickened.
2. Strain the berry sauce through a sieve. Discard the pulp and set the sauce aside to cool.
3. Place 3 teaspoons of berry sauce in each champagne flute and top up with Zari Bubbly White. Stir very gently. Pop a few raspberries and pomegranate rubies in each glass before serving.
 
The Ginger Ninja
An elegant, modern twist on the classic, old-fashioned ginger beer. This exotic combination of warming ginger, cool mint and zesty lemon packs a flavour punch.
4 Servings
 
Ingredients
25g peeled and sliced fresh ginger
5 tsp (25ml) water
1 cup (250ml) soda water
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
1 small lime, sliced
2 cups (500ml) Zari Lifestyle White
5 tsp (25ml) fresh lemon juice
Ice, to serve
 
Method
1. Use a food processor or a stick blender to blitz the ginger and water together until combined. Strain through a sieve and discard the pulp.
2. Add 2½ teaspoons of the ginger concentrate to a large jug. Add the soda water, fresh mint leaves and lime slices.
3. Top up with Zari Lifestyle White and the lemon juice. Stir gently, then serve with ice.
Serving suggestion: Add an extra teaspoon of ginger concentrate to the jug for an even stronger flavour punch!
 
The Rooibos Refresher
A cooling, refreshing summer mocktail incorporating the unique South African flavours of rooibos, lemongrass and lime.
 
Ingredients
2 rooibos teabags
2 lemongrass stalks, split lengthways
1½ cups (375ml) boiling water
Small handful of fresh basil leaves
1 small lime, sliced
2 cups (500ml) Zari Lifestyle White
¼ cup (60ml) fresh orange juice
Ice, to serve
 
Method
1. Place the rooibos teabags and lemongrass in a small bowl. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the teabags from the bowl, then set aside to cool and infuse.
2. Remove the lemongrass stalks from the cooled tea. Pour the tea into a large jug and add the basil leaves and lime slices.
3. Top up with Zari Lifestyle White and the orange juice. Stir gently, then serve with ice.

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