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Baby Polar Bear – a Blue Lagoon Mocktail

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Despite being non-alcoholic this Blue Lagoon Mocktail is the more delicious and grown-up version of the classic cocktail. What?! Yes, with just sprite, lemon and some blue food coloring you can actually make this usually very sweet drink into a delicious, well-balanced, non-alcoholic option – that still looks just as fun as the cocktail version.

side view of a blue mocktail in a highball glass, decorated with a slice of lemon and a straw, with two lemons and some ice cubes next to it

So there’s a story to the name, of course. In Sweden, a Blue Lagoon cocktail is known as an “Isbjörn” (Polar bear). And while that version is far too sweet for me, this one is a totally different game and my new quick go-to mocktail.

Kinda like how the grown-up polar bear is one you really, really, really don’t want to meet – but the baby polar bear… oh my god how cute and cuddly can I have two?!

Why you will love this mocktail

  • It’s quick to make – two minutes, tops!
  • It’s easy to make – just muddle, mix, and top with sprite
  • It uses simple ingredients – just grab a can of sprite, a lemon, some ice and some blue food coloring (or even skip it)
  • It’s well balanced in flavor – sweet, but with a hint of bitterness and a good dose of lemony acidity to take the edge off and make it grown-up in taste
  • No special equipment needed – a muddle helps, but I’ll share my trick for if you don’t have one
  • It looks festive – who doesn’t love a blue drink?!

How to make it

You need just a few basic ingredients to make a delicious Blue Lagoon mocktail, as shown in the image below.

ingredients needed to make a blue lagoon mocktail

And once you have those, you’re five simple steps away from a refreshing drink:

  1. Place lemon rind & lemon juice in a glass
  2. Mash together using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, to release the bitter oils from the lemon rind
  3. Add blue food coloring and mix
  4. Add ice and fill up with sprite
  5. Decorate with a slice of lemon and a straw
collagr showing the five steps to making a blue lagoon mocktail

Expert tips

  • Use a potato peeler to peel the rind of the lemon (you can also use a small knife)
  • You can skip the food coloring and you will still get all the flavor, just not the festive color
  • Or use a different color, to match the theme of your party!
  • Sprite can be switched for any type of lemon/lime soda
  • Instead of a muddler you can use the handle of a wooden spoon
  • Feel free to choose your favorite type of glass
  • If you want a buzz – add a shot of vodka
side view of a blue mocktail in a highball glass, decorated with a slice of lemon and a straw, with two lemons, a tall spoon and some ice cubes next to it

I hope you enjoyed this Blue Lagoon mocktail ! For more mocktail recipes, check out the complete quick & easy mocktail library – or if you’re after another non-alcoholic take on a classic head then straight to the Tom Collins Mocktail or the Healthy Mojito Mocktail. Both, I’d say, are better than the original…

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Enjoy mocktail hour!

Emmeline

side view of a blue mocktail in a highball glass, decorated with a slice of lemon and a straw, with two lemons and some ice cubes next to it

Baby Polar Pear – a Blue Lagoon Mocktail

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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: North American, Northern European
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 mocktail
Calories: 77kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2 drops blue food coloring optional
  • 1.5 dl sprite

To serve

  • ice
  • 1 lemon slice optional
  • 1 straw optional

Instructions

  • Peel the rind of the lemon with a potato peeler or small knife, and squeeze out the juice.
  • Place the rind and lemon juice in a highball glass and mash together using the muddler, to release the oils from the rind.
  • Add in the blue food coloring and mix.
  • Add in ice cubes and fill up with sprite. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a straw. Serve immediately!

Video

Notes

  • Use a potato peeler to peel the rind of the lemon (you can also use a small knife)
  • You can skip the food coloring and you will still get all the flavor, just not the festive color
  • Or use a different color, to match the theme of your party!
  • Sprite can be switched for any type of lemon/lime soda
  • Instead of a muddler you can use the handle of a wooden spoon
  • Feel free to choose your favorite type of glass
  • If you want a buzz – add a shot of vodka

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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