We’re huge fans of Ricola and always have been, it was the only sweet range, my health-conscious parents would only allow my brother to eat, growing up!

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A Swiss brand synonymous with quality and health properties with their herbal ingredients, it’s now wonderful to share them with my own children.

For those not aware (where have you been people?) Ricola are fine herb specialists with naturally cultivated Swiss mountain herbs, famous for their unique, mouthwatering flavours. And what’s more, they’re sugar free so are good for you too!

We are utterly OBSESSED with Ricola’s sugar-free herbal sweets and while they’re perfect as a little sweet treat, they really are much more than just a handy handbag snack and can be used to create refreshing and heart-warming drinks.

Watermelon & Fresh Mountain Mint Mocktail with Ricola Sugar-Free Sweets


watermelon mocktail

I know, cool huh!

From Delicious Elderflower being added to summer spritzers to The Original popped in hot water to create a soothing winter tonic – there are endless options to your drinks list with these flavoursome lovelies!

The Ricola flavours above include Scrumptious OrangeMint, Refreshing LemonMint, Tasty Cranberry, Delicious Elderflower, Fresh Mountain Mint, Luxurious liquorice and The Original.

For my own unique recipe I’ve opted for Fresh Mountain Mint, the perfect accompaniment to watermelon, mine and my kids’ favourite fruit.

watermelon mocktail with Ricola

Using fresh mint and the dissolvable Ricola sweets adds extra flavour and punch to this mocktail and here is my Watermelon & Fresh Mountain Mint Mocktail with recipe for you to recreate yourself!

watermelon mocktail with Ricola


Serves 2


  • 1 lb seedless watermelon chunks
  • 353ml or 1 1/2 cups still or sparkling water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 Ricola Fresh Mountain Mint sweets
  • A few fresh mint leaves


  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and water; strain if desired.
  2. Dissolve the Ricola sweet into the liquid
  3. Stir in the mint leaves and serve over ice with a straw (omit ice for your kids’ drinks).


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This is a commissioned collaboration with Ricola.

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38 Responses

  1. Charlotte Oates

    I can’t believe I’ve never tried Ricola sweets before, they sound yummy and I really like the sound of the watermelon drink you’ve made too. Daniel loves watermelon so I’ll definitely have to make this for him.
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  2. Petra / Be Healthy Now

    What a great idea putting Ricola sweets into a drink, looks delicious! I’ve always loved Ricola when I was a child, they’ve been around for such a long time (well, at least in Slovenia).
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  3. Sarah - Craft Invaders

    I’ve never come across Ricola sweets, but they sound fab – my mind is already working overtime with ideas of how I could use them (spoiler – starting to think this years winter liqueurs!) Will definitely check out where I can source them from. Your drink looks beautiful x

    • Honest Mum

      You will absolutely love them, so many different ways to enjoy them! Thanks lovely x
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  4. Sarah@teammomlife

    These look very yummy. So glad you posted this and that I read about your link party. I didn’t even know that Ricola even made sweets. I’ve honestly only had there cough drops (which I love by the way). Might have to make these for our next cookout. #TastyTuesdays

  5. Mandy

    What a fantastically refreshing looking drink! And I had never thought of using sweets in this way – thanks for the idea!

  6. Eb Gargano

    Wow – that is seriously cool! Who knew you could make such a fabulous drink from a sweet? And it looks so pretty!! Eb x
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  7. Helen @ family-friends-food

    What a novel idea – love it!
    How long does it take to dissolve the sweets? Is it quick? Thanks!
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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks Ema, so pleased, tastes delicious 🙂
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  8. Helen

    This is such an interesting idea – it looks perfect for summer 🙂

    Helen x

  9. Katie

    they smell and look absolutely divine! Def adding to my summer list!!Thanks for hosting
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  10. Lisa

    I love a mocktail as i don’t drink!! It sounds lovely and refreshing for summer!!


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