Many people will tell you that cocktails are the perfect accompaniment to a tapas-style meal. Others may argue that red wine or sangria are the perfect choices.
But there’s a problem with all of those drinks.
Each contains alcohol, which means that you can’t drink them with a halal meal.
When it comes to the meats, our Tapas collection has you covered. This selection of halal meats will make for a great meal at any time of the day.
But what about the drinks? You can’t go making cocktails, which means that you need an alternative.
What is a Mocktail?
A mocktail is a drink that gives you all of the flavour of a cocktail. The key thing is that it doesn’t contain any alcohol.
They’ve become increasingly common, particularly in halal restaurants. A mocktail allows you to enjoy the experience of drinking a cocktail without any of the risks of violating halal.
As a result, they’re the perfect drink to go along with your tapas-style meal. Happily, there are also plenty of mocktail recipes that you can choose from. Here are just a few to get you started, but you can also experiment with your own recipes too.
Recipe #1 – The Watermelon Slush
This is one of the simpler mocktails around, but it does require a degree of preparation before you can serve it.
First, chop a small watermelon into cubes. Be careful here as it’s quite easy to split the soft flesh of the watermelon.
Once you have your cubes, store them in the freezer overnight.
Once they’ve fully frozen, take them out of the freezer and pop them into a blender or smoothie maker. Also, add about 600ml of almond milk to the mix. Blend them all together and add a sprig of mint as garnish to get a gorgeous watermelon mocktail.
Recipe #2 – Mojito
The mojito is one of the most famous cocktails around, so it’s nice to have a mocktail version that you can enjoy.
This recipe requires you to have all of the following:
- 15ml each of orange puree, agave, and lime juice.
- Four mint leaves.
- Just a little bit of soda water.
- Plenty of ice.
It’s a simple recipe to make too. Pop two of the mint leaves in a Collins glass along with the agave and lime juice. Give it a good shake to muddle up the ingredients before adding your ice and puree. Another quick shake and you’re ready to add the soda water.
With the ingredients properly mixed, just pour the mixture into a glass. Garnish it with the remaining two mint leaves and you have a tasty mojito that blends several healthy fruits.
The Final Word
Those are just a couple of examples of mocktails that you can create to serve alongside a tapas-style meal that makes use of our halal chilled meats.
Do you have any more ideas for interesting meal and drink combinations? Perhaps you have a mocktail recipe that you would like us to share? If so, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.