Mocktails made easy
Indulge with these delicious non-alcoholic cocktails.
Creating non-alcoholic drinks with party appeal is easy. Choose a delicious mocktail from the tutorials below and gain some alcohol-free inspiration.
The health benefits of switching to non-alcoholic drinks are clear. In the short term, you’re more likely to get a better night’s sleep; feel fresher in the morning and have a more productive day the next day as a result.1
Importantly, reducing the number of units you consume helps avoid these serious long-term effects of drinking, including some cancers, mental health problems, stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease.
If you drink, the UK Chief Medical Officers’ low risk drinking guidelines recommend it’s safest for both men and women to drink no more than 14 units a week, spread over three or more days with several drink-free days, and no bingeing.
With alcohol itself containing around seven calories a gram, changing to a drink with no alcohol in it can mean fewer calories. But, whatever you’re drinking, it’s important to look at the whole picture - the calories in any drink don’t just come from alcohol. So, if you’re making a mocktail consider swapping sugary syrups for low calorie alternatives.
Swapping to some alcohol-free beers or wine can also be a step in the right direction if you are trying to cut your calories and your alcohol consumption – and they’re more popular than ever.2 Find out more about making the change here.
Legend has it that this close relation to the mojito was invented by Colonel Rickey, a nineteenth century English officer posted in Washington. For a seasonal twist, try making with crushed ice. Either buy some ready made, or take a rolling pin to a bag of ice in the kitchen.
For a spot of film star glamour, try this Hollywood classic. Apparently, it was first served to the young starlet by a barman in Beverley Hills when she first hit the big-time. If you’re not a fan of ginger ale, try it with lemonade instead.
This non-alcoholic version of the Bloody Mary is a tomato juice drink that you can sip any time of day. For best results, use top quality tomato juice for a rich and authentic taste. It’s also a healthy choice for breakfast.
This contemporary non-alcoholic version of a Tom Collins puts a new healthier twist on a traditional cocktail.
Ginger limeade is a deliciously sweet ‘n citrusy mocktail. Its sophisticated bite makes it a great choice to keep your guests warm and cosy when the temperature is dropping outside. For best results, cut the ginger as fine as you can.
Arming yourself with strategies and tips can help you or a loved one take small steps towards big results.
Last Reviewed: 7th August 2023
Next Review due: 7th August 2026