Delicious Ocean Spray Wholeberry Mocktail Recipes

*This post is sponsored by Ocean Spray.

When Ocean Spray asked us if we’d like to test out their new Wholeberry juices we were more than a little delighted. Especially as their delicious cranberry juice is something that we normally drink as a family with our breakfast each day.

I knew the Other Half would be keen, because as Wholeberry juice contains the whole fruit – you get all of the health benefits from the skin, pulp and flesh as well as the juice.

But I was keen to see how the change would go down with the children. After all, the Bear can be particular about change. And as regular readers know when it comes to food and drink, the Lion definitely errs on the side of caution.

I needn’t have worried, though both were easy converts. And so were we. Not only do both Wholeberry juices taste delicious. But the texture is incredible. Not quite as thick as a smoothie, but thicker than a standard juice. You can really tell the difference that having the crushed whole fruit in there makes.

With winter coming up, we decided to experiment a little and make some delicious cocktails. I wanted to see if we could enjoy these delicious Wholeberry juices whenever we fancied a treat. After all with winter comes cough and cold season, and with cranberries being rich in both antioxidants and vitamin C I’m keen to make sure that we’re doing all we can to stay healthy.

Having discovered Mocktails when we were on holiday the Bear was keen to get involved, both with the making of, naming of and of course the drinking of them!

Why not try one for yourself?

The Bear Necessities (Named And Invented By The Bear)

Ingredients

  • 250 mls Ocean Spray Wholeberry Mixed Berry Juice
  • 200 mls Lemonade
  • A Generous Sprig Of Mint
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • One Blueberry
  • One Strawberry
  • One Raspberry

 Method

  1. Put 50 mls of the Wholeberry juice in one small bowl, and the sugar in another one.
  2. Dip the top of your glass first in the Wholeberry juice and then in sugar to add excitement to your Mocktail.
  3. Pour the remaining 200 mls of Wholeberry juice and the lemonade into your glass.
  4. Add the washed leaves from a generous sprig of Mint, and stir.
  5. Taking a cocktail stick, coat the fruit first in Wholeberry juice, then in sugar before threading and using as garnish.
  6. Lastly, sit back, relax and enjoy your treat knowing you are getting the added nutritional benefits of whole fruit in every mouthful.

Cranberry And Lime Crush

Ingredients

  • 250 mls Ocean Spray Wholeberry Cranberry Juice
  • 200 mls Lemonade
  • The Juice Of Half A Lime
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Three Blueberries

Method

  1. Put 50 mls of the Wholeberry juice in one small bowl, and the sugar in another one.
  2. Dip the top of your glass first in the Wholeberry juice and then in sugar to add excitement to your Mocktail.
  3. Pour the remaining 200 mls of Wholeberry juice and the lemonade into your glass.
  4. Add the juice from half of a lime.
  5. Taking a cocktail stick, coat the fruit first in Wholeberry juice, then in sugar before threading and using as garnish.
  6. Lastly, sit back, relax and enjoy knowing that every mouthful is rich in Antioxidants, Vitamin C and Proanthocyanidins – perfect for fighting off those winter illnesses.

Ocean Spray Wholeberry juices are available in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Co-Op and Booths (850ml, RRP £2.99) why not try them for yourself and see if your family loves them as much as we do.

 

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “Delicious Ocean Spray Wholeberry Mocktail Recipes

  1. I love cranberry juice as well but I never tried the version where they are crushed instead of squeezed. I find the texture to be very interesting and more natural, I think that juices with bits in them are healthier as well. The mocktails you’ve made with this juice sound very yummy!

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