9 easy non-alcoholic cocktails to try

9 easy non-alcoholic cocktails to try

Pep up Dry January with one of these tasty, easy to make, no and low alcoholic cocktails

If you’ve committed to dry January but are struggling to keep on track then why not try shaking things with these no or low alcoholic cocktails? Who says dry January needs to be boring?

BEMUSE SPARKLING PUNCH

Created in conjunction with Chrissy Perrett of The Spirits Hub, this punch cocktail uses Bemuse low alcoholic mead to give it a hint of honey sweetness. 

Ingredients (makes two serves):

10ml ginger syrup

20ml lemon juice

50ml blueberry juice 

Full can of Bemuse Tarragon & Basil (0.5%ABV)

Method:

1. Add syrup, lemon juice and blueberry juice into a punch bowl or jug. Stir to combine.

2. Add can of Bemuse

3. Gently stir

4. Garnish with blueberries and fresh basil sprig

CHERRY JASMIN

Multi-award winning mixologist Remy Savage has created this silky sweet mocktail in conjunction with Love Fresh Cherries. He says “This mocktail is a real show-stopper, and a great opportunity to use any fancy glassware you have when entertaining at your next barbeque or garden get together!.”  

Ingredients:

30ml tonic water

20ml triple sec 

20ml lemon juice 

10ml grenadine

5ml sugar syrup

5 fresh cherries (pitted)

Method:

  1. Pour each measured ingredient into a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake all ingredients for 20-30 seconds
  3. Pour cocktail through a fine strainer into a coupette 

ELLENBOROUGH PARK POMELO

This refreshing Pomelo cocktail (which is actually made with grapefruit) from the 15th century manor hotel, Ellenborough Park, to quench one’s thirst after a meander through the Cotswold countryside.

Ingredients:

50ml Seedlip Spice (non-alcoholic gin)

75ml Grapefruit Juice

65ml Tonic

Lemongrass stick/Grapefruit slice


Method:

  1. Add some ice to a large wine or stemmed gin glass
  2. Pour in the Seedlip, grapefruit juice and tonic
  3. Garnish with a lemongrass stick and/or slice or grapefruit

GREEN TEA & APPLE

Olivier Kaviani from Joro Restaurant has developed a series of tea infused cocktails, including this green tea and apple tipple, perfect for if you’re detoxing this January and would pair well with fresh vegetables and salads.

Ingredients:

8g Green tea (try Dewdrop Green, or Glacier Green)
500ml Apple juice

Method:

  1. Add loose tea to your apple juice instead of water.

2. Leave to cold infuse overnight

3. Filter and serve in a cooled champagne flute

MADRE DE BOTIVO

This refreshing concoction from naturally sparkling low alcohol water kefir brand Agua de Madre and Botivo, makers of the non-alcoholic aperitif is a great way to perk up an dreary January afternoon.

Ingredients:

15ml Botivo 

Agua de Madre Blood Orange Bitters

Orange slices

Method

  1. Fill a 250ml glass with ice

2. Add serve of Botivo 

3. Top up with Agua de Madre Blood Orange Bitters

4. Garnish with a slice of orange

MAPLE SPRITZ

Easy to make, the sweetness of pure Canadian maple syrup balances out the lemon juice beautifully.

Ingredients:

10ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber maple syrup for its rich taste)

20ml lemon juice

50ml sparkling water

Ice cubes

Rosemary sprig, to garnish

Method:

  1. Pour the first two ingredients into a wine glass filled with ice cubes
  2. Stir with a bar spoon until the glass is very cold
  3. Fill with sparkling water
  4. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary

NEGRONI ROSA

A mindful aperitivo with character and a touch of rose from Camille Vidal, creator of Mindful Cocktails™ and founder of La Maison Wellness.

Ingredients:

30ml CleanCo Clean G Rhubarb  (non-alcoholic rhubarb gin)

30ml MARTINI Vibrante (non-alcoholic aperitif)

30ml Lyre’s Aperitif Rosso(non-alcoholic sweet vermouth)

10ml NONSUCH Wild Hedgerow & Rose Shrub


Method:

  1. Build your Negroni Rosa directly into your glass over ice, (use large cubes as it minimises the dilution!)

2. Give your cocktail a gentle stir and garnish with a wedge of grapefruit

SEASIDE SUNRISE

Sit back and dream of warmer climes with this summer-inspired cocktail from Sea Arch Drinks.

Ingredients:

50ml Sea Arch Coastal Juniper

25ml unsweetened cranberry juice

Fever Tree clementine & cinnamon tonic

 Clementine and fresh cranberries to garnish

Method:

  1. Fill a large glass with cubed ice

2. dd the Sea Arch Coastal Juniper and cranberry juice

3. Top up with the tonic

4. Garnish with charred clementine skin and fresh cranberries

WINTER G&T

A cold weather twist on the classic G & T from Spencer Matthew’s non-alcoholic brand CleanCo. Garnish with ground black pepper to add further warmth on the nose.

Ingredients:

59ml Clean G

85ml tonic of our choice

30 to 60ml (to taste) blackcurrant cordial

Method:

  1. Add Clean G and tonic to a highball glass

2. Add cubed ice and orange wheels throughout the drink.

3. Top with blackcurrant cordial

4. Add optional grind of black pepper as garnish

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