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Italian Mocktail (Sugar Free)

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Italian Mocktail is ever so slightly sweet from the fresh strawberries and herbaceous from the fresh basil. The balsamic vinegar gives this drink a hint of sourness. The sparkling water and ice make this healthy, low-calorie mocktail refreshing. This Italian Mocktail is an elevated version of the "Healthy Coke" that went viral on TikTok in the summer of 2022. This sugar-free mocktail is perfect for date night, girls' night, or any time you want an adult beverage sans the alcohol.


Units Scale
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 2 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 8 ounces of plain sparkling water
  • Ice


Optional step

This first step is totally optional. If you want to be fancy about it, thinly slice a few strawberries or fresh basil and add them to an ice cube tray. Fill it with water and let it freeze.

Main steps to make this mocktail

Take a fresh strawberry and one to two fresh basil leaves and place them in the bottom of a 12-ounce glass. Carefully muddle the fresh strawberry and basil until mashed.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar to the glass.

Add ice—regular or the optional fancy cubes you made—and carefully pour sparkling water over the ice.

Stir and enjoy!



  1. Glass (12-ounce)
  2. Muddle
  3. Measuring spoon
  4. Measuring cup
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Hand Mix
  • Cuisine: American