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Mocktails

Mocktails to help you Lose the Booze

Apple mock-tini

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

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Mock-a milkshake

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

Ingredients:

  • 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.

No-jito

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

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 4½ parts lime juice
  • 2¼ parts sugar syrup
  • 3 parts sparkling water
  • Ice
  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients:

  • 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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