Creating alcohol-free drinks with party appeal is easy. Choose a delicious mocktail from the tutorials below and gain some delicious alcohol-free inspiration.   

If you’re heading out rather than staying in, many pubs, restaurants and bars should offer a mocktail menu. And if they don’t, try ordering a ‘virgin’ version of your favourite cocktail from the bartender – one without alcohol.

If you would like to enjoy these mocktails while also keeping your calories in check you can also swap out sugary syrups for low calorie alternatives.  

Lime Rickey

Legend has it that this kissing cousin 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 from your local off licence, or take a rolling pin to a bag of ice in the kitchen. 

What you will need 

 

Lime Juice  30ml
Sugar Syrup 1 30ml
Orange Bitters 15ml
Soda Water 120ml
Lime 1

Directions


• Take the limes and squeeze them into a glass
• Pour in the sugar syrup
• Add the orange bitters
• Top the glass with a shaker and shake the contents thoroughly
• Take a tall glass, add ice
• Pour the shaken contents through a strainer and into the glass
• Add the soda water
• Stir
• Garnish with lime peel
• Drink and enjoy!

 

The Real Shirley Temple

For a spot of film star glamour at your annual drinks do, 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. 

Grenadine 45ml 
Ginger Ale 180ml 
Lemon 1


Directions

  • Pour grenadine into tall glass
  • Add ice
  • Pour in ginger ale
  • Stir
  • Garnish with lemon peel

 

Virgin Mary

This non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary is a tomato juice drink that you can sip all day and night. For best results, use top quality tomato juice for a rich and authentic taste. It’s also a healthy choice for breakfast. 

What you will need 

 

Tomato Juice  180ml
Lemon  1/2 

Salt and Pepper 

Dash 
Tabasco Sauce Several drops
Bail Leaves 
Celery Stick  1
Pickle 1


Directions

  • Squeeze half a lemon into a glass
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Add a couple of dashes of Tabasco Sauce
  • Add a splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tear 4 basil leaves and add them to the glass
  • Add ice
  • Add Tomato Juice
  • Top the glass with a shaker and shake contents thoroughly
  • Get a tall glass, add ice and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass through a strainer
  • Garnish with celery stick, basil leaves, lemon and pickles

 

Sparkling Pom Collins

The Tom Collins is honoured by mixologists around the world as the granddaddy of all modern cocktails. The recipe was first written down in 1876, but this contemporary non-alcoholic version puts a new twist on an old favourite. 

What you will need 

Pomegranate Juice  60ml 
Soda Water  30ml 
Pomegranate Seeds 1 serving  
Lime  1
Tom Collins Glass 


Directions

  • Squeeze lime into Tom Collins glass
  • Add ice
  • Pour in 60ml pomegranate juice
  • Add 30ml soda water
  • Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Stir, enjoy!

Ginger Limeade

Ginger limeade is a deliciously sweet ‘n citrusy mocktail and 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 so that its natural warmth infuses the whole drink. 

What you will need 

Lemonade 180ml
Fresh Ginger Root  1 thumb 
Lime 

1

Mixing Pestle 

 

Directions

  • Thinly slice the ginger and place them in a glass  
  • Crush the ginger in the bottom of the glass by muddling it with a pestle  
  • Squeeze a lime on top of the crushed ginger
  • Top glass with shaker and shake the contents
  • Take glass, add ice
  • Pour shaker contents into glass through a strainer
  • Pour lemonade into glass
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and finely diced ginger
  • Serve