Clericot Mocktail

Cuisine: Argentinean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 glasses
Legend has it that the drink was invented by British expats living in India during the nineteenth century. This is its non-alcoholic variation, which is a lighter summer treat.

Clericot was popularized in Argentina and Uruguay by the British. Originally known as “claret cup,” this summertime drink featured claret (red) wine, sugar, lemon juice and carbonated water. This version is a lighter, mocktail variation of this recipe.

Looking for a drink to tame the heat, the British whipped up this sweet and fruity concoction, and thus the claret cup was born. When the British arrived in Argentina with their refreshing beverage, locals modified the pronunciation of claret cup to Clericot.

These days, Clericot generally contains white wine instead of red. With a recipe like this you can feel free to play around with the ingredients and make it your own. We used white grape juice to replace the wine!

Choose whichever fruits look best at the market and adjust the recipe to your taste.



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  1. In a large pitcher, add the fruit and then sprinkle it with the sugar.
  2. Allow the fruit to macerate for at least 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve in a highball glass with ice.
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