Saturday, 22 December 2012

Twelve days of mocktails

I was asked by the super people at Innocent Drinks to create a special seasonal mocktail. There are twelve bloggers involved and each one had to create a drink to represent one of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
I was given 'Ten Lords A Leaping'...mmm...that's an easy one to convert into a drink, or not! I needed help. So I asked for some ideas from Miss Cakehead who is a creative genius. she immediately suggested frogs as a theme as they definitely love leaping, and they are so Christmassy. I myself into creating a mocktail to suggest a groggy swamp. I muddled up some mint leaves to make it extra swampy. Of course there had to be some glitter as they are frog lords and a spoonful of popping candy actually makes it sound as if the frogs are croaking. I tried a good few versions and fortunately the kidlets were delighted to be my taste-testers.
This is the final version.


10 Froggy Lords A-Leaping in Their Swamp

(or Snap, Crackle and Hop)


  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 sprigs of mint
  • 75ml Innocent kiwis, apples and lime smoothie
  • 50 ml of Innocent apple juice
  • soda water
  • edible glitter (preferably green)
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of popping candy
  • ice
  • a straw


  • Squeeze the juice of the lime and put in a cocktail shaker. Add the sugar and mint and macerate with a muddler. Add the smoothie and the apple juice. Shake
  • Fill a long glass with ice and pour in the drink.
  • Top up the glass with soda water
  • Add a sprinkle of glitter
  • Add the popping candy and stir with a straw so it sinks to the bottom
  • Drink to the sound of the froggy lords croaking!
It's quite a fun drink and my kids love it!

Then Innocent took my recipe and turned it into this fabulous card which you can download here.
When the twelve days are over I will add a link to the recipe booklet for all of the drinks.
You can now find all the fabulous recipes here.
(I haven't been paid for this but I did receive an inspiration box and some vouchers to buy ingredients)

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