Mocktails to help you Lose the Booze
This sweet and sour version of the apple martini is easy to make and looks so impressive, you’ll forget it’s alcohol-free.
Try this if your preferred tipple is: apple martini, apple sour
- ½ part lemon juice
- ½ part sugar syrup
- 2 parts apple juice
- 1 wedge apple
To make the sugar syrup, heat equal parts of sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool fully before use. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice cubes. Shake and pour into cocktail glasses. Garnish with apple wedges.
A luxurious end-of-dinner mocktail that’s great served at a dinner party. Why not offer your guests a naughty shot of Irish cream liqueur in exchange for an extra donation?
Try this if your preferred tipple is: White Russian; Irish coffee; espresso martini or chocolate martini
- 1 part vanilla ice cream
- ½ part ginger ale
- ½ part ice
- Chocolate and coffee flavour syrup to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Decorate with extra chocolate sauce and serve immediately.
This refreshing drink has all the zingy flavours of a mojito but without the hangover. Win-win.
Try this if your preferred tipple is: Tom Collins, mint julep, mojito
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 4½ parts lime juice
- 2¼ parts sugar syrup
- 3 parts sparkling water
- Lemon and lime slices to garnish
To make the sugar syrup, heat equal parts of sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool fully before use. Mix the mint, lime juice, sugar syrup and a handful of crushed ice in a cocktail shaker and then pour into chilled glasses over ice. Add sparkling water and garnish with lemon and lime slices.
No way Rose
For fans of the pink stuff, the cranberry in this mocktail makes it a great winter drink.
Try this if your preferred tipple is: cosmopolitan, rosé wine, woo woo
- 4 parts cranberry juice
- 1 part sparkling water
- Frozen cranberries
- Lime wedges
Add cranberry juice to a glass filled with ice. Top with sparkling water and a small handful of frozen cranberries. Garnish with lime wedge.
Ginger Beer Fizz
Ginger beer doesn’t actually contain beer so there’s no cheating involved with this tasty treat. Serve it in a glass tankard and it even looks like the real stuff – we’ll drink to that!
Try this if your preferred tipple is: Moscow mule, beer
- 3 parts ginger ale
- 1 part sparkling water
- Freshly squeezed lime juice
- Limes to garnish
Simply combine all ingredients in a pitcher and serve chilled.
Hot Not Toddy
This recipe combines apple and cinnamon for an alcohol-free twist on the classic winter warmer.
Try this if your preferred tipple is: hot toddy, mulled cider
- 2 cups apple juice
- Rind from 1 lemon
- ½ tsp ginger, minced
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 green apple, thinly sliced
Place apple juice, lemon rind, ginger and cinnamon in a jug and leave for 1 hour. Transfer to a saucepan and heat gently. Strain into heatproof glasses with a cinnamon stick and an apple slice.
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