If you don't want to drink on a night out, you fancy a change from alcoholic
cocktails, or simply fancy a decadent drink at a summer garden party, these
non alcoholic cocktails recipes are a fantastic alternative. Non alcoholic
cocktails are just as beautifully made and equally delicious without the
possibility of a hangover the next day, some may say the best of both
- Virgin Mary
Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add 300ml of tomato juice, between
2-10 dashes of Tabasco sauce, depending on your hot pepper tolerance), 2-3
dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a teaspoon of horseradish sauce, the juice
of quarter of a lemon, and a quick grind of salt and pepper. Shake and
strain into an ice-filled highball. Garnish with a small stick of celery.
- Shirley Temple
The classic virgin cocktail. Add a couple of dashes of grenadine to an
ice-filled highball glass, and top up with ginger ale. Squeeze a couple of
lemon wedges over the top and drop in the drink. Stir and serve.
- Gentle Sea Breeze
Shake a mixture of equal measures of cranberry juice and pineapple juice,
and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of
- Honeymoon Cocktail
Take a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, add 100ml each of apple juice
and orange juice, the juice of half a lime and 2 teaspoons of honey. Shake
and strain into a pair of champagne flutes. Garnish with a twist of orange
peel and a cherry each.
- Safe Sex on the Beach
Add 1 large (50ml) shot of peach juice, 3 large shots of pineapple juice, 3
large shots of orange juice, and the juice of half a lime to a cocktail
shaker half filled with ice. Stir and strain into an ice-filled highball
glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, strawberry and orange twist.
- Liver Recovery
Use a juicer to juice 2 apples, 6 strawberries and a banana, then blend the
juice with a handful of ice cubes and pour into a large rocks glass.
Fill a cocktail shaker with two thirds of ice, add 2 large (50ml) shots of
orange juice, the juice of half a lime, a squeeze of lemon and an egg yolk.
Shake very well and strain into a wine glass filled with crushed ice.
- Brooke Shields
A modern version of the classic Shirley Temple. Into a cocktail shaker
filled with two thirds of ice, add a large (50ml) shot of orange juice, a
small (25ml) shot of lemon juice, a dash of lime juice, and shake and strain
into an ice-filled highball glass. Add a dash of grenadine, top up with
ginger ale, and garnish with a cherry.
- Egg Nog
The classic family friendly Christmas cocktail. This recipe serves six.
Break 4 eggs into a large bowl and whisk until frothy. Add a healthy splash
(or a large shot) of sugar syrup or 2 tablespoons of fine caster sugar. Then
add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (preferably pure Madagascan vanilla
extract), half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and half a teaspoon of mixed
spice. Whisk thoroughly, and then gradually add a pint and a half of milk,
whisking at the same time. Serve in tumblers.
- Coco Colada
Place a couple of handfuls of ice, and 2 parts of pineapple juice to 1 part
of coconut milk into a blender. Blend and pour into a chilled Martini
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