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3 Summer Mocktail Recipes featuring Tulsi Focus Tea

07/28/2022
Live Vibrantly, Recipes
Tulsi focus tea summer mocktail recipes in tall glasses with raspberry, lemon and orange garnish.

This summer, chill out and refresh with summer mocktail recipes powered by Tulsi and other beneficial herbs! Sparkling with delight, these cooling concoctions offer the most delightful invitation to swap martinis for mar-tea-nis and more. Our ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Focus teas not only create a lovely, flavorful base for these clean, simple drinks, they are a delicious way to achieve daily cognitive support.

Revered in India for thousands of years, Tulsi is a powerful adaptogenic herb known for a multitude of protective benefits, including immune support, elimination of toxins, and more. The unique formulations of each of our ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Focus teas blend the potency of the “Queen of Herbs” with the strength of Gotu Kola, Ashwagandha, Bacopa, and Shankshuphi, promoting mental clarity and focus.

3 Tulsi Tea-Based Summer Mocktail Recipes

We love making these tantalizing summer mocktail recipes with complementary simple syrups made with agave. Just pour strong brewed tea, chilled, over ice, stir in a little syrup, add a splash of juice if desired, and top with sparkling water. All that’s left is to sit back, sip, and savor as you pack in a punch of cooling wellness benefits.

Raspberry Lemon Mocktail

Tulsi focus tea summer mocktail recipes in tall glasses with raspberry, lemon and orange garnish.

2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cups boiled water
  • 2 ORGANIC INDIA Raspberry Lemon Focus Tea bags
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon simple syrup (see below)
  • A good squeeze fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • Soda water
  • Ice, fresh raspberries, and lemon slices, to serve

Method:

  1. Prepare the tea: Steep the tea bags in 1 ½ cups freshly boiled water for ten minutes. Let cool and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Craft the mocktail: When serving, fill two glasses with ice. Pour cold tea to fill each glass halfway. Top each with a squeeze of juice if desired and ½ Tablespoon simple syrup. Top each glass with sparkling water, gently stirring to combine. Adjust to taste and garnish as desired.

Lemon simple syrup

  • ¼ Cup agave
  • ¼ Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ Teaspoon lemon zest, optional

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over low to medium heat and cook, stirring, 2-3 minutes, until honey/agave is incorporated. Let cool to room temperature. Strain out the zest (if using) and store in an airtight glass container in the fridge 1-2 weeks.

Clementine Vanilla Mocktail

2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ Cups boiled water
  • 2 ORGANIC INDIA Clementine Vanilla Focus Tea bags
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • Soda water
  • Ice, fresh orange or clementine slices, to serve

Method:

  1. Prepare the tea: Steep the tea bags in 1 ½ cups freshly boiled water for ten minutes. Let cool and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Craft the mocktail: When serving, fill two glasses with ice. Pour cold tea to fill each glass halfway. Top each with 1 Tablespoon juice and ½ Tablespoon simple syrup. Top each glass with sparkling water, gently stirring to combine. Adjust to taste and garnish as desired.

Vanilla agave simple syrup

¼ Cup agave
¼ Cup warm water
⅛ Teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, stir agave and water over low heat 2-3 minutes until the agave is incorporated. Stir in extract. Let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator 1-2 weeks.

*If making a larger batch of this syrup, feel free to swap in seeds scraped from a vanilla pod in place of the extract. If making a smaller amount for single servings, use just a few drops of extract.


Cinnamon Hibiscus Mocktail

Tulsi focus tea summer mocktail recipes in glasses with raspberry, lemon and orange garnish.

2 servings

Ingredients:

  1. 1 ½ Cups boiled water
  2. 2 ORGANIC India Cinnamon Hibiscus Focus Tea bags
  3. 2 Tablespoons pomegranate juice, optional
  4. 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  5. Ice
  6. Soda water

Method:

  1. Prepare the tea: Steep the tea bags in 1 ½ cups freshly boiled water for ten minutes. Let cool and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Craft the mocktail: When serving, fill two glasses with ice. Pour cold tea to fill each glass halfway. Top each with 1 Tablespoon juice if using and ½ Tablespoon simple syrup. Top each glass with sparkling water, gently stirring to combine. Adjust to taste and garnish as desired.

Cinnamon simple syrup

¼ Cup honey (if vegan, use agave)
¼ Cup water
1 cinnamon stick

Place honey or agave, water, and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, for 2-3 minutes, until honey is incorporated. Remove from heat and let steep at least 10 minutes. When cooled, store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator 1 -2 weeks. 

Optional method for all three mocktails:

Preparing the tea: Steep 2 ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Focus tea bags in your chosen flavor in 1 ½ cups freshly boiled water for ten minutes. Let cool and keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use.

Crafting the mocktails: When serving, fill two glasses with ice. Pour cold ORGANIC INDIA Focus tea to fill each glass halfway. Top each with 1 Tablespoon juice if desired and ½ Tablespoon complementary simple syrup. Top each glass with sparkling water, gently stirring to combine. Adjust to taste and garnish as desired.

Can we let you in on a secret? You can enjoy these summer mocktail recipes all year long! These delicious, beneficial elixirs for cognitive wellness are the perfect touch to any gathering

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