This Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) is a refreshing fruit flavored beverage perfect for warm weather summer! Strawberries are muddled with fresh herbs and citrus for a delicious drink.
Non-Alcoholic Strawberry Drink
Whether you are looking for kid friendly drinks or a non-alcoholic mocktail option, this Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) is perfect for a crowd!
Using fresh herbs in a drink might sound weird, but they do an amazing job of balancing the other flavors and bringing their fragrance to the drink. Our super popular Amalfi Martini Limoncello is a perfect example of this!
What is the Difference Between a Cooler and a Spritzer?
It is difficult to find the meanings of these online as it seems like the answers vary so much.
From what I have found and from a lot of research, a spritzer is typically made with wine. A cooler has any type of alcohol in it.
So while this is a non-alcoholic beverage recipe, we are calling it a cooler since it is sparkling and no wine. But technically it could also be a non-alcoholic spritzer!
What is in a Strawberry Thyme Cooler?
Here are the ingredients you need to make this drink:
- Fresh Thyme
- Lemon Juice
- Simple Syrup
- Club Soda
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries?
Yes! They can be defrosted or you can leave them out for a few minutes until they are mashable.
Frozen strawberries are a great option as they are frozen so quickly after picking.
Can I Use Dried Thyme?
Yes, you can use about 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme instead of fresh.
How Do I Make Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is super easy to make!
Mix 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water in a small pot and bring to a simmer.
Once all of the sugar is dissolved, let it cool and use it! Super easy!
Modifications and Substitutions
Want to change things up?
Any berry such as blueberries or blackberries would be a great swap
Other herbs like rosemary or basil would also be great for pairing with berries
Use a lemon lime soda or tonic water for a sweeter rink with more citrus flavor\\How to Make the Cooler
First muddle the strawberries, thyme, simple syrup, and lemon juice together in a cocktail shaker.
No shaker? You can also muddle them directly in a glass.
Shake with a scoop of ice and pour into the serving glass.
You will have pieces of strawberry and the thyme leaves come out, which I love!
Fill the glass with ice and top it with soda water.
Can I Make a Large Batch of this Drink?
Yes! I love making larger batches to make life easy when you are ready to pour a drink.
Simply mash the strawberries, thyme, lemon, and simple syrup together and have ready to go.
Then pour small amounts into glasses and top with your club soda.
I would not pour the club soda early as it will lose the bubbles!
- Put all of the ingredients except the club soda into a cocktail shaker.
- Muddle and mash the ingredients together until well blended.
- Add a scoop of ice to the shaker and shake until very cold, about 30 seconds.
- Pour into a glass filled with ice and top with club soda. Serve.