Question is SUCH an underrated track on “Midnights.” Even though the material is kind of heavy, the poppy beat is so fun that it inspired this summery drink! The Taylor Swift “Question…?” Mocktail is full of sweetened watermelon-strawberry-lime flavor and topped with lime soda water for bubbles. It’s delicious, healthy and will make for the perfect BBQ companion this summer!
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Taylor Swift “Question…?” Mocktail Ingredients
- Watermelon: Buy yourself a ripe, seedless watermelon. You’ll only need two cups for this recipe so you will have plenty to munch on yourself or share with friends.
- Strawberries: While I used fresh strawberries when preparing this recipe I do not think you will run into any issues if you use frozen berries instead. Just be sure to throw in an extra berry or two to make sure you get a full cup. It can be difficult to measure whole berries.
- Lime Juice: One of my greatest discoveries in childhood was the watermelon-lime combination. Incredible. Do not leave it out here! If you REALLY love lime you can even juice a second if you’re feeling motivated.
- Simple Syrup: Simple syrup is a SIMPLE combination of sugar and water. When mixed together over heat, the sugar melts and you are left with a light syrup that can be added to mocktails for sweetness.
- Sparkling Water: Sparkling water is unsweetened and adds a nice amount of carbonation to any mocktail. While you would ideally use a lime-flavored water for this mocktail, an unflavored or lemon variety will do just fine.
Tips for Making Taylor Swift “Question…?” Mocktails
- It’s sometimes nice to make a large batch of simple syrup to keep on hand for cocktails and mocktails. The ratio of sugar to water is always 1:1 so you can scale the recipe as you’d like. You can store prepared simple syrup in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- If you would like to get ahead when making this mocktail, prepare the base and store until ready to use. Simply blend the watermelon, strawberries, lime juice and simple syrup and run through a fine mesh sieve. Store juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve, distribute it between glasses and top with sparkling water to taste.
- When choosing your limes at the grocery store (or when picking them off the tree!), try and pick the ones that have a slight give when squeezed. This is typically a sign of ripeness/juiciness. Roll your limes a few times on your countertop prior to squeezing them to ensure you get the most juice possible.
- Whatever you do, do NOT blend the sparkling water with the rest of your ingredients in the blender. The air created by the spinning blade doesn’t mix well with carbonation. You will either make the entire mocktail super frothy OR when you open the top of your blender it will go everywhere. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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Taylor Swift “Question…?” Mocktail
Inspired by the song “Question…?” on Taylor Swift’s album “Midnights,” this watermelon-strawberry-lime mocktail will have you questioning (haha) how you ever spent a summer without it.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3 Mocktails 1x
- Category: Beverages
- Cuisine: American
For the Mocktail
2 c watermelon cubes
1 c strawberries, chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/4 c simple syrup*
lime sparkling water to top
For the Simple Syrup
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c water
- Make Simple Syrup: Start by making the simple syrup. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and heat over low for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat once sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes.
- Blend: To a high speed blender, add watermelon cubes, strawberries, lime juice and simple syrup. Blend on high for about 1 minute or until smooth. Run the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or a small pitcher. You want something with a spout. Use your hands to get as much liquid through the mesh as you can.
- Assemble and Serve: Distribute the mixture evenly between 3 cocktail glasses. Top with lime sparkling water. Use as much or as little as you like. The more soda water you add the less sweet the mocktail. Garnish with lime slices if desired. Serve immediately.
*The base for this mocktail can be made in advance. Blend the watermelon, strawberries, lime juice and simple syrup together and run through a sieve. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. Add soda water at that time.
**Roll your limes on the countertop before squeezing. This will ensure you get the most amount of juice.
***It’s sometimes nice to make a large batch of simple syrup to keep on hand for cocktails and mocktails. The ratio of sugar to water is always 1:1 so you can scale the recipe as you’d like. You can store prepared simple syrup in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for up to 1 month.
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