Whether you’re looking to reduce your alcohol intake or have decided to take a break from drinking full stop, we’ve put together a list of decadent no-alcohol mocktails guaranteed to have you toasting the new season (without feeling you’re missing out).
Dry Cranberry Spritzer
1.5 oz Seedlip Grove 42
1 oz Monlin cranberry
1 oz Lime juice
2 dashes Orange bitters
Top off with Grapefruit soda
Combine all the ingredients (except the Grapefruit) in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into an iced Collins glass and top with Grapefruit. Stir well and garnish.
By Devin Burns of Omni Hotels & Resorts
2 quarts of real apple cider
2 cups pineapple juice
1 3/4 cups orange juice, no pulp
1/2 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup honey, to taste)
1 heaping teaspoon of whole cloves
3–4 whole cinnamon sticks
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot on the stove top, or a slow cooker.
- For the stovetop method, bring to a rolling boil, boil for a minute or two, then reduce heat and simmer on low for 45 minutes to an hour.
- For the slow cooker method, add all ingredients to a large slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
- Store leftover wassail in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Reheat in the microwave, stovetop or slow cooker.
1-ounce honey syrup, more to taste
10 to 15 mint leaves
4 to 6 ounces of sparkling water or club soda
1 mint sprig for garnish
- Cut the lime into wedges(about 4 or 5), reserving one for garnish. Add the remaining wedges along with the honey syrup to a tumbler. Muddle well to release all of the lime juice (use wooden spoon if you don’t have a muddler).
- Add the mint, tearing each leaf into smaller pieces, and muddle gently to release the herb’s essence.
- Fill the glass with ice then sparkling water or soda. Add more honey syrup, if desired. Stir well to incorporate the lime and mint into the ice.
- Garnish with the reserved lime wedge and a sprig of mint. Serve and enjoy.