5 Mocktail Recipes That are Better Than the Real Deal

Updated 01/06/17

Dry July-ers, you’ve hit the half way—congratulations! We’re sure by now you’ve drank your weights worth in mineral water, smoothies, and fresh juices, but now it’s time to step it up to ensure the second half of the month is an alcohol-free breeze. We know it hasn’t been easy trading your glass of pinot for a bottle of sparkling water (even if it is San Pellgrino), but this selection of first-class mocktails, conveniently created by Huffington Post Australia, are arguably as enticing as the real thing. Scroll on, rally your fellow Dry July troops, and make your next night in as good as a night out, minus the hangover—win, win.

Public House Management Group

Lychee mojito

By Kurtis Bosley, Group Mixologist at Public House Management Group.

Ingredients

30ml lychee syrup

30ml lime

Mint leaves

15ml simple syrup

Soda water

Method

1. Place first four ingredients into cocktail shaker and mix well.

2. Pour into a glass and top with soda water. Garnish with mint and lychees on a skewer.

SodaStream

Lemon mint berry blast

By SodaStream

Ingredients

1 Litre sparkling water

Mint leaves

½ lemon, sliced

½ cup raspberries

6 strawberries, hulled and sliced

½ cup blackberries

Ice

Method

1. Prepare sparkling water: Fizz one litre of cold fresh water.

2. Gently muddle mint, lemon and berries together in a jug.

3. Add ice, pour sparking water over the top and stir gently.

4. Serve in glasses with lemon, ice and mint to garnish.

SodaStream

Green tea mockito

By SodaStream

Ingredients

1 litre sparkling water

50ml brewed and cooled green tea

1 tbsp lime juice

5 large mint leaves

2 tsp sugar ice

Method

1. Prepare sparkling water: Fizz one litre of cold fresh water.

2. Muddle the lime juice, mint and sugar together in a tall glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavours release.

3. Add ice until glass is about ¾ full and then pour in green tea.

4. Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

Madame Brussels

Citrus anemone

By Madame Brussels, Melbourne.

Ingredients

60ml fresh pink grapefruit juice

30ml house-made persimmon shrub syrup (pulped persimmons, sugar and white vinegar)

10ml Australian Bitters

10ml fresh lime juice

10ml orgeat syrup

Pinch of salt

Soda water

Lime

Method

1. Build the ingredients into a highball.

2. Now add 50ml of soda water, allow to combine, then fill with ice and stir.

3. Cut open a finger lime and expel the globules into the drink to garnish.

SodaStream

Kiwi pear refresher

By SodaStream

Ingredients

1 litre sparkling water

1 pear, sliced

2 kiwis, sliced thinly

2 limes, quartered

1 tsp stevia extract

Mint, to garnish

Method

1. Prepare sparkling water: Fizz one litre of cold fresh water.

2. Squeeze juice from limes into a blender.

3. Halve kiwi fruit and spoon out flesh, chop and add to blender.

4. Add sliced pear, stevia, ice and sparkling water to blender.

5. Blend, pour into glasses and garnish with mint.

For more delicious mocktail recipes, head to Huffington Post Australia and shop The Mocktail Manual ($22).

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