Citrus cocktail recipe: A festive mocktail by HBF


1 minutes

08 December 2023

HBF Quokka holding mocktail with strawberries

Looking for a daily fruit boost over the festive season?

This HBF Quoktail is a delightful and healthy choice, all whilst supporting a healthy immune system.

Featuring freshly squeezed blood oranges (before Buddy the quokka claims them all), blended with orange juice, grapefruit, and lemon, and crowned with agave syrup, cinnamon, and a fizzy touch, this simple mocktail is a refreshing and vibrant thirst quencher ideal for your Christmas spread.

With four citrus fruits brimming with vitamin C, this Quoktail is sure to be a hit.

The Quoktail

Serves: 4
Prep time: Less than 10 minutes


  • 2 cups freshly-squeezed blood orange juice (That's about 3-4 large blood oranges)
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice (That’s about 1-2 large oranges)
  • 1 grapefruit, freshly-squeezed
  • 1 lemon, freshly-squeezed
  • ½ cup agave syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • frizz drink, to top (You can use ginger beer, sparking water, etc.)


  • Whole cranberries
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Sliced orange, blood orange, and/or grapefruit wedges
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs


  • In a pitcher, put together the blood orange juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, agave syrup, and cinnamon, stirring everything together until combined.
  • Assemble the mocktails: For each drink, fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ½ cup of the mocktail mixture and garnish with sliced fruit and a rosemary sprig. Top with ginger beer or some kind of frizzy drink until the glass is filled.
  • Sip and Enjoy!

When it's extra hot: Add crushed ice or ice cubes to the bottom of the glass before pouring in the mixture.

A note on alcohol consumption this festive season

While enjoying the occasional drink can be part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, drinking outside of the national guidelines can impact your physical and mental health. Try to stick to less than 10 standard drinks per week and no more than 4 on any one occasion.1

“Cutting back on alcohol can have some substantial benefits for your health and wellbeing,” says HBF dietitian Mary du Heaume.

Looking for tips on drinking less alcohol? We’ve got 5.

5 Tips for drinking less alcohol

Visit Buddy the quokka in real life

Visit WA’s famous quokkas and explore Perth’s own paradise this summer. HBF members can access discounts for Rottnest Express, Rottnest Fast Ferries, Rottnest Cruises, and ADAMS Rottnest Bayseeker Island Tours.

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1 Department of Health and Aged Care – How much alcohol is safe to drink?

2 – Festive mocktail


This article contains general information only and does not take into account the health, personal situation or needs of any person. In conjunction with your GP or treating health care professional, please consider whether the information is suitable for you and your personal circumstances.