How To Upgrade Your Fruit Punch This Summer

Feeling lethargic and lacking in motivation? We’re getting busier each day, with mounting pressure and never-ending workloads. Perhaps, it’s time to unwind and truly enjoy the summer. Refreshing and tasty, these fruit punches contain peak-season fruit, tart citrus juice, and just enough bubbles to make it feel like a celebration. Here are 3 ways to upgrade your fruit punches that are sure to please any group.

  1. Level up your citrus game

For your last summer hurrah, resist the urge to drink carbonated drinks from aluminium cans—the kind that is filled with sugar and unnatural colours. This summer deserves better. A citrus fruit punch, on the other hand, is full of great nutrition, great taste, and will leave your facial organs dye-free and ready for this summer. You could switch out the lemon for yuzu or orange to blood orange. This punch is a tad bit tangy, so if you like your drinks sweet, add a good, strong dose of honey. And alcohol, of course, is optional.

  1. A touch of herbal notes

Punches can be served hot or cold, depending on the mood you’re in. A cold, fruity beverage can add a lot of atmosphere to a family dinner while a hot drink is wonderful after spending the day at work. It’s fun to add a little fizz in the form of ginger ale or ginger beer to the cold drinks. 

  1. Introduce vibrant, local floral elements

Accent your summer fruit punch with a tinge of your local floral elements. They are amazing for the summer because of their natural sweetness and gorgeous colour. Pull this recipe out for weddings, birthdays, showers, brunch, Mother’s Day or anytime you want to serve a fabulous drink. The ease of making it is hidden by the fact that it looks beautiful and tastes amazing. It's the perfect way to quickly entertain in style.

Whip up a gallon of these refreshingly delightful recipes. Perfect for any occasion and so easy to make!

 

CITRUS LAVENDER MULE

 

Ingredients:

  • 20 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Tangerine​
  • 10 ml MONIN Lavender syrup​
  • 40 ml fresh orange juice​
  • 40 ml fresh grapefruit juice​
  • Top with ginger beer

 

Garnish options: 

Tangerine or orange wedge​

Optional : lavender sprig

 

 

 

Preparation:

  • Pour all ingredients except ginger beer into a shaker filled with ice cubes.​
  • Shake and strain into an ice filled highball glass.​
  • Top with ginger beer.​
  • Garnish with a tangerine or orange wedge.​
  • Serve.

 

SPRIZZZ ME

 

Ingredients:

  • 20 ml MONIN Mango syrup​
  • 15 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Lime​
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice​
  • 30 ml fresh orange juice​
  • 8 fresh white grape seeds​
  • 100 ml soda water

 

Garnish options: 

Lime wheel, orange zest, mint sprig

 

 

 

Preparation:

  • Muddle grape seeds with MONIN products into a shaker tin. ​
  • Add remaining ingredients and ice cubes.​
  • Shake hard and fine strain into an ice filled copa glass.​
  • Top with soda water.​
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, an orange zest and a mint sprig.​
  • Serve.

 

PEARAGON

 

Ingredients:

  • 20 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Williams Pear​
  • 10 ml MONIN Tarragon syrup​
  • 20 ml fresh lime juice​
  • 50 ml chamomille infusion​
  • 15 ml egg white​
  • Top with tonic water

 

Garnish options: 

Tarragon leave, Edible flower

 

 

 

Preparation:

  • Pour all ingredients except soda water into a shaker filled with ice cubes.​
  • Shake hard and strain into a tumbler filled with ice cubes.​
  • Top with tonic water.​
  • Garnish with tarragon leaves and an edible flower.​
  • Serve.