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Diwali Drinks: Simple Mocktail Recipes To Spice Up Your Celebration

Diwali is round the corner and you are sure to have umpteen number of guests. Welcoming guests with a drink has always been part of Indian culture. Registered Dietitian, Preethi Rahul, gives you some delicious and healthy mocktail recipes to offer your guests this Diwali.

Mocktails are drinks which are an imitation of cocktail. The major difference is these drinks are non-alcoholic and can be had by people of all age groups – be it children or old people. Mocktails mostly contain citrus or tropical fruits or are in the form of smoothies containing fruit purees, ice-cream or other milk based products.

Mocktail Recipes

Mocktails contain a high dose of anti-oxidants, fibre, vitamins and minerals apart from the calories. Fresh fruits are preferred but you can also use the frozen, unsweetened versions. Here are 7 interesting Mocktail recipes that you can try and surprise your guests this Diwali!


Time required – 5 minutes
Serves – 1

• Lychee – 5 nos ( peeled and deseeded)
• Tender coconut water – 1 glass
• Tender coconut flesh – one ½
• Sugar – if desired
• Mint leaves – to garnish

• Blend ice cubes for about 20 seconds in a blender
• Add in the lychee, tender coconut water, tender coconut flesh, sugar in a blender and blend for another 30  seconds
• Garnish with mint leaves
• Serve chilled


Time required – 45 minutes
Serves – 2

• Kiwifruit – 2 cups peeled and cut
• Watermelon – 4 cups
• Lemonade – 1 cup
• Sugar -1.5 tsp
• Water – ½ cup

• Blend the kiwi fruit and sugar until smooth and freeze the mixture in a mocktail glass for ½ hour until firm.
• Blend the watermelon and lemonade, add water, and pour it on top of the frozen kiwi mixture
• Serve in the mock tail glass with a lemon wedge


Time required – 10 minutes
Serves – 2

• Cucumber – 2 no
• Mint leaves – 2 tbsp
• Salt – a pinch
• Carbonated lemon drink – ½ cup
• Chat masala – a pinch

• Peel and cut the cucumber into small pieces and blend it along with mint leaves
• Strain out the cucumber seeds and crushed mint leaves
• Add the carbonated lemon drink with salt and chat masala
• Serve cold


Time required – 15 mins
Serves – 2

• Banana – 1 no ( peeled and thinly sliced)
• Seedless dates – 100 g
• Honey – 4 tsp
• Vanilla ice cream – 2 scoops
• Ice cubes – 4-6 nos (crushed)
• Walnuts and raisins – for garnish

• Put the banana, dates, vanilla ice-cream, honey into a blender and blend until smooth
• Add the ice cubes and blend again until smooth
• Pour into a tall glass
• Garnish with some crushed walnuts and raisins


Time required – 15 minutes
Serves – 2

• Orange juice – 100 ml
• Pineapple pieces – 1 cup
• Avocado – 1 cup (pureed)
• Strawberries – 1 cup (cut into fourths )
• Ice cubes – 4 nos
• Lemon wedges – 2

• In a tall mocktail glass, add the crushed ice first
• Add in the strawberry pieces
• Follow it up avocado puree
• Add in the orange juice and the pineapple pieces
• Decorate with a lemon or sweet-lime wedge
• Serve cold


Time required – 15 minutes
Serves – 2

• Tomatoes – 2 nos (peeled, cut and deseeded)
• Red bell pepper –  1 no ( deseeded and finely cut)
• Orange juice – 1 large glass
• Fresh Green chilly – ½
• Salt and pepper to taste
• Cracked ice cubes – 4-6 nos

• Blend the tomatoes, bell pepper, orange juice, green chillies and ice cubes in a blender, until smooth
• Add salt and pepper as per taste
• Garnish with orange and tomato pices
• Add salt and pepper
• Garnish with celery leaves ( if desired)
• Serve cold


Time required – 10 minutes
Serves – 2

• Apple – 1 big
• Pomegranate seeds – 1 cup
• Milk – ½ cup
• Ice cubes – 4 nos
• Almond slices – for garnish

• Blend the pomegranate seeds with milk and ice cubes
• Cut the apple in into small pieces and add sugar to prevent browning
• Put the apple pieces into the serving glass
• Add the pomegranate shake
• Garnish with a few pomegranate seeds and almond slices

Preethi Rahul is a Registered Dietitian with over 4 years of experience in the field on nutrition.  Writing has been her forte and passion and she has been writing on diet, health and nutrition for various health portals like Femina, Rediff, TimesWellness, Complete Wellbeing, Mother and Baby, Just for Woman, and newspapers  like Times of India, Hindustan times. Her specialties include childhood nutrition, nutrition for weight loss, diabetes and cardiac diseases. She is a life member of the Indian dietetic association and moderator of the Indian Dietetic Association on Linked in. She has done her graduation in Nutrition, Food Service Management and Dietetics and holds a diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics from Chennai University. Visit her blog at




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