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Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail)

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This Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) is a delicious and refreshing summer drink recipe! Made with berries, citrus, and fresh herbs for a fruit forward light drink. Bubbly kid cocktail from club soda and great for a party or BBQ cookout.
A Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) with fruit around it on a counter

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.

A Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) with fruit around it on a counter

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!

All of the ingredients on a counter

What is in a Strawberry Thyme Cooler?

Here are the ingredients you need to make this drink:

  • Strawberries
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Lemon Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda
  • Ice

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.

Top view of Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail)

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!

You can also take it a step further and use a flavored simple syrup for extra flavor punch, such as our Orange Simple Syrup. Or even bring a little bit of a kick with our Jalapeno Simple Syrup!

Topping off the glass with club soda

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.

Close up of Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) in a glass

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!

A glass of Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) with fruit around it
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A Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) with fruit around it on a counter

Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail)

This Strawberry Thyme Cooler (Non-Alcoholic Mocktail) is a delicious and refreshing summer drink recipe! Made with berries, citrus, and fresh herbs for a fruit forward light drink. Bubbly kid cocktail from club soda and great for a party or BBQ cookout.
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: International
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 100kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 medium strawberries (about 1/2 cup sliced)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 ounce lemon juice (2 Tablespoons)
  • club soda

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

No cocktail shaker? You can make it directly inside a glass.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg
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Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drinks

By on August 12th, 2022

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