Yappy Hour - 5 DIY Mocktails for your Dog
By Emily Oliveras
Have you ever gotten that feeling of wanting to stay in but also wanting to go out for a drink? Well, you definitely don’t have to drink alone if that’s what you’re worried about, Le Calico has got you covered. Spice it up, share a cocktail with the best kind of drinking buddy–your fur baby! Let’s make something fruity, cold, and delicious.
- 1 cup of ice
- 5 cups seedless watermelon
- 2-3 mint leaves
Add all the ingredients to a blender and mix. Pour ¼ of the Puptail in a bowl. For human drinks: feel free to add 1 tablespoon of simple syrup, a nice squeeze of lime juice, and a shot of tequila…or two (remember, you’re not drinking alone). If you’re feeling super fancy, add a flower garnish for yourself!
- 1 cup frozen cantaloupe
- ½ cup non-fat yogurt
In a blender, add the cantaloupe and yogurt and pulse until smooth. You can use whatever yogurt your fur baby likes best for a creamy texture. Some alternatives to yogurt that are safe for dogs are coconut milk, goat milk, or cow milk. Depending on your dog’s digestion, you can plan accordingly. For us humans, a cantaloupe daiquiri is also so refreshing for the summertime. Add a rum of your choice and maraschino cherry juice and shake! Pawfection.
- ¼ cup of coconut water
- 1 teaspoon of plain greek yogurt
- ¾ cup of frozen strawberries
Blend all of your ingredients until smooth. Again, feel free to replace the yogurt with another creamy substitute. For some yummy human juice, add simple syrup, white rum, and a generous squeeze of lime juice.
BARKIN’ BERRY MOJITO
- 10 blueberries
- 3 strawberries (cut in half)
- Additive-free sparkling water
If you don’t have a blender, this is a pawfect drink for you and your fur baby. Add all the ingredients together and shake. If you dint have a shaker, pour everything in a container and close the top to shake. Freeze for your fur baby to lick on a hot summer day. For humans, add some mint, rum, lime juice, and sweetener to a cocktail shaker. Strain the shaken mixture and top it off with some club soda. Cheers!
- ½ cup of pumpkin puree
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons of coconut milk
- Whipped cream (topping is optional)
Who says that pumpkin is only for the fall? Pumpkin is a wonderful and healthy treat for dogs. Pumpkin boots your dog’s nutrition and is great for digestion; it has a high soluble fiber content. To top it all off, add some whipped cream. For humans, adding coffee and/or brandy is a great pairing.
With the hot weather and summer approaching us, yappy hour can be any hour. Tag us @Le_Calico_ and show us you and your fur baby sharing some puptails. Or, take some inspiration from the ingredients and make your own concoction. Whatever you decide, drink safe and bottoms (tails) up!
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