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This guava mocktail is easy to make with only 5 ingredients and tastes just as good as a real cocktail. Elegant & refreshing, this is the perfect mocktail to serve at a party.
If you are hosting a party, having a mocktail option to serve guests is always a great idea.
This cranberry mocktail, for example, is great for a Christmas party.
This guava mocktail can be served any time of the year! If you are hosting a party, serving it with this guava margarita gives guests the option of an alcoholic cocktail or a non alcoholic mocktail.
For other non alcoholic drinks that use guava, try this refreshing iced guava black tea.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This guava mocktail is perfect for a weeknight “cocktail”, or for any party, including Cinco de Mayo.
- This recipe uses guava nectar, which means you can make this drink any time of the year, even when guavas aren't in season.
- It is easy to make with only 4 ingredients.
- It is an elegant mocktail, and looks just as fancy as a regular cocktail.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Guava nectar: Use a high quality guava nectar for this cocktail. Juice and nectar are not the same thing. The guava flavor comes through best with nectar, but if you are unable to find it in the store, you can use guava juice instead. Try to find one that has no sugar added and isn't mixed with any other fruit flavors.
- Coconut Water: Coconut pairs really well with guava to make a delicious tropical-tasting drink. You just need a small amount of coconut water to give this cocktail flavor. If you want, you can replace the coconut water with another fruit-flavored nectar, such as mango or pineapple nectar.
- Lemon Juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice, just like you would with a real cocktail! As a substitute, use lime juice instead.
- Club Soda: A dash of club soda or tonic water gives this cocktail a bit of fizz. You can use any type of bubbly water, including Perrier or Sprite. You can also replace the club soda with Kombucha if you like. Strawberry, ginger, orange lemon or pineapple flavors would go well with this mocktail.
- Shredded Coconut: Shredded coconut is used to line the rim of the cocktail glasses. As an alternative, you can make a sugared rim from granulated sugar instead.
Here’s the equipment you will need to make this mocktail:
- A cocktail shaker to make the mocktail in.
- Glasses to serve the mocktail in, such as rock glasses or Collins glasses.
Step By Step Instructions
Step 1: Run a lime wedge around the rim of the mocktail glasses. Dip the rim of each glass in the shredded coconut, pressing to make it stick.
Step 2: Add the guava nectar, coconut water and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for 10 to 15 seconds until the shaker is frosted. Strain and pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with club soda.
- Strawberry Guava Mocktail: Add in ½ to 1 tablespoon of this homemade strawberry simple syrup.
- Pineapple Guava Mocktail: Add in 1 to 2 oz of pineapple nectar.
- Mango Guava Mocktail: Add in 1 to 2 oz of mango nectar.
- Add in a flavored simple syrup. If you have extra time, using flavored simple syrups can elevate this cocktail. Try adding in ½ to 1 tablespoon of this thyme simple syrup, rosemary simple syrup, basil simple syrup or this pear simple syrup.
- Use simple syrup to line the rims. Shredded coconut is heavier than granulated sugar. Sometimes, it doesn’t stick as well just using lemon juice around the rim. If this is the case, try using simple syrup or agave syrup instead. Once you have gotten the coconut to stick, let the glass sit upside down in the fridge to chill for a few minutes.
- Chill the glasses. Chill your mocktail glasses in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
- Make a pitcher. To make a pitcher of this mocktail, multiply the recipe by 5 to 6 times. Stir the ingredients together (leaving out the club soda). Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve. Stir well before serving. Serve in individual glasses prepped with ice and top up with club soda.
If you want to serve two versions of the drink — one mocktail and one alcoholic version, for the alcoholic version, replace the club soda with rosé or prosecco. You can also serve this guava mocktail with this guava margarita.
Yes. To make your own guava nectar, slice the guavas and remove the seeds. Add the pulp to a blender and blend until smooth. Then, strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. For a smoother result, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth.