Vic Naidoo's top mocktails for summer 2020!

Vic Naidoo's top mocktails for summer 2020!

Once again, our fellow South Africans have to bid farewell to their plans to a bottle of bubbles on New Year's Eve or enjoy a beachside cocktail.

Cocktails Vic

A lot has changed after President Cyril Ramaphosa's national address last night.

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But just because we can't buy any more alcohol doesn't mean we have to resort to our pineapple-beer-making ways.

It's finally summer and there's no better time to enjoy a super refreshing, ice-cold drink while relaxing in the KZN sun, so here are just a few of Vic's favourite boozy beverages, that are Uncle Cyril approved.

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The Virgin Long-Island Ice Tea


  • 12 teaspoons English Breakfast loose leaf tea
  • 60ml apple cider vinegar
  • 600ml ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1 lemon, juiced, plus 1 lemon, sliced
  • Fresh mint


  1. Tea infuser 
  2. Jug


  1. Put the tea into the infuser, and half fill the jug with boiling water. Infuse for 4 minutes then remove the infuser and leave to cool for 1 hour.
  2. Add apple cider vinegar, ginger beer, and lemon juice to cooled tea and top with ice. Stir.
  3. Decorate with lemon slices and fresh mint.

Long island

The Mocktail Mojito


  • 10 fresh large mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
Simple syrup is just equal parts water and white granulated sugar. Combine equal parts of both (1/2 cup each) in a small pot over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and then cool completely
  • 1/2 cup club soda, ginger ale, or sparkling lime water
  • Plenty of ice
  • Optional garnish: lime wedge or a slice of lime


  1. Place the mint leaves in a glass; pour the fresh lime juice and simple syrup right on top of the mint. 
  2. Use a muddler (or wooden spoon) to press down on the mint and release its flavor. 
  3. Using your dominant hand, press down and twist lightly 3-4 times. 
  4. Add in the club soda, ginger ale, or sparkling lime water. 
  5. Fill up the glass with ice and then stir. Garnish, if desired, with a slice or wedge of lime and then serve immediately!

Virgin mojito

The Virgin Bloody Mary


  • 88ml tomato juice
  • 14ml lemon juice
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • Pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 dashes Tabasco
  • Garnish: 1 stalk celery


  1. Pour the tomato juice and lemon juice into a tall glass over ice cubes.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Add the Worcester sauce, salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste.
  4. Garnish with the celery stalk and enjoy!

Bloody mary

And in case you still haven't found anything to your liking, here are a few other delicious cocktail recipes:

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Now just sit back, relax, and enjoy these delicious drinks with the whole family!

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