Who needs alcohol? 5 of the best mocktail recipes - Masons Bar & Restaurant

Who needs alcohol? 5 of the best mocktail recipes

Wednesday 25th Jul, 2018

It’s true what they say; you really don’t need alcohol to have fun. Whether you’re teetotal, expecting a little bundle of joy or are doing a sponsored dry month, we’ve got a few sneaky tricks up our sleeves to make sure you don’t miss out on the tasty fun.

1. Strawberry daiquiri

Now we know what you’re saying, a strawberry daiquiri needs alcohol in it, right? Traditionally that may be true, but you don’t need alcohol to enjoy something fruity and tasty.

Ingredients

Method

  1. Muddle the strawberries using the method above
  2. Add your strawberries, the lemon juice and passionfruit juice into a cocktail shaker
  3. Give it a good old mix
  4. Pour straight into a glass and top up with lemonade
  5. If you’re feeling extra fruity, decorate with strawberries and blueberries on a stick

2. Kiwi pear refresher

Just as refreshing as you might think from the name. This mocktail will certainly put a spring in your step.

Ingredients

  • 1 litre sparkling water
  • 1 sliced pear
  • 2 kiwis, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, quartered
  • 1 tsp sweetener
  • Mint

Method

  1. Prepare your sparkling water and chill
  2. Squeeze and juice limes as much as possible. Add the juice to a blender
  3. Spoon out the flesh of a kiwi, chop it up and add straight to the blender
  4. Throw in the sliced pear, sweetener, a little ice and the sparkling water
  5. Blend together and pour into glasses
  6. Garnish your glasses with mint

3. Nojito

A classic and beloved cocktail, the mojito is perfect for a hot summer day. But as you may have guessed by the name, it’s a non-alcoholic version! Here’s how to make it…

Ingredients

  • 12 oz sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 10 – 12 fresh mint sprigs
  • Lemon and lime slices (optional, but delicious)

Method

  1. Take a cocktail shaker and muddle the mint leaves together with the squeezed juice of a lime
  2. Add the sugar and a handful of crushed ice
  3. Pour into a tall glass over more ice
  4. Top up with sparkling water
  5. Garnish with slices of lemon and lime

4. Green tea mockito

Another take on the mojito, consider this one a healthier option too as it contains green tea!

Ingredients

  • 1 litre sparkling water
  • 50 ml green tea – brew beforehand and allow to cool fully
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 5 large mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice

Method

  1. Prepare your sparkling water and chill
  2. Muddle your lime juice, mint and sugar together in a tall glass. When you’re done the leaves should be slightly bruised as this releases flavours
  3. Add ice until your glass is ¾ full
  4. Add your cooled green tea
  5. Top up with sparkling water and garnish with mint
  6. Give it a good stir and sip away

5. Dirty tonic

Are you missing your martini? This guy emulates the classic cocktail but without even a dash of the naughtiness of gin or vodka. The recipe may sound a little unusual but bear with us. Let’s get mixing.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz olive brine
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • 4 oz tonic water (go top of the line here as tonic water makes up the largest portion of this mocktail)
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • Green olives – optional, but very fitting

Method

  1. Start off by adding the olive brine, lemon juice and tonic water
  2. Place all three in a cocktail shaker filled in ice
  3. 007 was wrong here, we’re afraid; stir (don’t shake) gently until it’s all mixed together and cold
  4. Strain your concoction into a martini glass
  5. Top with the angostura bitters
  6. If you want to go the whole hog, garnish the finished mocktail with olives

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