Whether this is a #SoberSummer for you, or you’re just looking for fun alcohol-free mocktails, then get ready, because this mocktail recipe will change your life! My Greyhound Basil Mocktail is an alcohol-free twist on one of my favorite classic cocktails that will make you feel like you’re on a fabulous summer vacation.
Let’s be honest, friends: it’s no secret that I love a cocktail. Whether it’s spicy and sweet or cool and refreshing, when it comes to cocktails, I don’t discriminate. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures, and a simple cocktail can make a night so much more fun. Especially, during the summer.
But at the same time, I’m also learning how to strike a balance between indulging in life’s pleasures, and taking care of my health and well-being. As delicious as a cocktail is, it’s no surprise that it’s not the best for us; alcohol isn’t exactly considered a health food. Which is why a mocktail is truly the best of both worlds. It gives you the taste of a cocktail, without the health impacts from the alcohol.
And speaking of mocktails, if you are looking for more delicious recipes, then you need to try my Frozen Mezcal Mango Margarita and my No Sugar Added Watermelon Frosé. While both of these drinks do contain alcohol, they can easily be made alcohol-free, and recipes for both are included in their respective posts!
Would you believe me if I told you that you only need five simple ingredients to make the mocktail of your dreams? It’s true! This recipe is so simple and easy, and the ingredients could not be better.
Although this is a mocktail recipe, I won’t judge you if you want to turn this mocktail into a cocktail. 😉 And luckily for you, it’s super easy to do so!
To make this Greyhound Basil Mocktail into a Greyhound Basil Cocktail, simply add in 2 ounces of either vodka or gin, in addition to the ingredients included above. It’s that easy!
This mocktail recipe comes together in just a matter of minutes, making it so simple and easy to throw together!
Simply start by adding your basil leaves and honey to a glass. Then, using a muddler or a spoon, muddle them together, until the aromatics from the basil leaves begin to release. It should smell fragrant!
Once your basil is muddled, squeeze your grapefruit juice into the glass.
Next, add in your sparkling water until the liquid reaches the top, and stir your drink together. If you are adding in vodka or gin, you will add it before you stir!
Finally, top off your mocktail with another honey drizzle, a sprig of basil, and a pinch of flaky salt. Serve your drink immediately, and enjoy this nice, refreshing mocktail on a warm summer day!
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so that I can repost them! xx
I’d love to see what you made – tag @kalejunkie
in your posts and I’ll re-share!