Food & Wine

Take Three: Refreshing summer mocktails to enjoy anytime

Bring a touch of class to your garden parties with these recipes from members of Ireland’s Blue Book

The Berry Blitz comes from the team at The Old Inn in Co Down

The Berry Blitz by The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Co Down,

Ingredients, makes one

Mint leaves

A handful of blueberries and strawberries

20ml elderflower cordial

10ml simple syrup

10ml lemon juice

Elderflower tonic


1. Chill a wine glass while you make your cocktail.

2. Combine the berries and mint in a cocktail shaker

3. Add the cordial, syrup, lemon juice and ice into the shaker, then shake all the contents together.

4. Pour the contents from the shaker into your chilled wine glass, then top up with elderflower tonic. If you like, garnish with a few more berries, this time on a skewer, and mint leaves.

The Ballymaloe Walled Garden Fizz

The Ballymaloe Walled Garden Fizz by Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co Cork,

Ingredients, makes one

35ml Seedlip Grove 42 gin

35ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

80ml seasonal kefir - we used wild Blackberry and apple in this example

25ml simple syrup

Dash of fresh reduced blackberry syrup

Half a slice of fresh orange, to garnish


1. Fill a deep cocktail glass with a stem or tumbler with ice cubes or crushed ice.

2. Add the gin, then the lemon juice and kefir. Garnish with a half slice of orange against the side of the glass and a paper straw.

3. Finally add a dash of reduced blackberry syrup for both flavour and to create a swirl of colour and movement. Serve immediately.

Hayfield Manor’s Raspberry Refresher

The Raspberry Refresher by Hayfield Manor, Cork city,

Ingredients, makes one

15ml raspberry syrup

60ml orange juice

40ml cranberry juice

20ml egg whites


1. Add all ingredients together to a shaker and shake.

2. Add ice and shake again.

3. Pour into a glass of your choice - a coupe is recommended - and garnish with raspberries.