Dry July, the month-long campaign has traditionally encouraged participants to abstain from alcohol for the full 31 days of July, is here! If you are doing Dry July ( Or are  just looking for some non-alcoholic options) here are some delicious mocktail recipes including delicious, in-season Queensland Strawberries!

QLD Strawberry Basil Sodas

Prep Time: 15 mins  | Cook Time: 15 mins  | Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 10-12 sodas 1x

Ingredients

  • 2 cups QLD strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • handful of fresh basil, roughly chopped or torn
  • sparking water (I like Le Croix)
  • fresh strawberries, for serving

Method:

In a large mixing bowl combine the chopped strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or even better, overnight.

To serve, add a heaping spoonful of the strawberries and syrup to a glass. Add a few torn basil leaves and muddle to combine. Add ice, and a shot of gin or vodka, as desired. Top with 8 oz of sparkling water and garnish with fresh strawberries. Stir and enjoy!

3-ingredient Strawberry Marg

Prep Time 5 min | Cook Time 5 min | Serves 2-4 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups QLD strawberries, sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups soda, plain or strawberry flavoured

Method:

Blend the strawberries well.

Add the lemon juice and mix well.

Pour the soda and serve chilled over ice.

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiris

Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 0 minutes | Servings 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups QLD strawberries (frozen overnight)
  • 1 cup fresh hulled QLD strawberries
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice

Method: 

Place frozen and fresh strawberries in your blender pitcher. Pour in simple syrup, lime juice and pineapple juice.

Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

 

 

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