The holidays are fast approaching, and for many of us that means gathering with friends and family to celebrate the season.
If you're hosting a party this year or attending one as a guest, what's your drink plan? Alcohol-free cocktails are always an option for people who don't want to drink alcohol at all, but they can also be great options for those who only want to have one or two drinks. So we've compiled this list of 5 easy to make alcohol-free cocktail recipes that will keep the party going.
Virgin Mai Tai
Recipe - Caleno & Nonsuch Shrubs
Virgin Mai Tai is a rich and luxurious cocktail with amazing tropical flavours.
- 35ml Caleno Light & Zesty
- 25ml Caramelised Pineapple & Ginger Shrub
- 25ml Lime Juice
- Dash of angostura bitters
- Caleno Dark & Spicy to float
Measure all ingredients except the Dark & Spicy into a cocktail shaker. Shake hard until cold and strain into glass with fresh ice. Float the Dark & Spicy on top. Garnish with a lime wedge, a pineapple wedge and a sprig of mint. Enjoy!
Recipe - Everleaf
The FOREST Gimlet is a perfect winter cocktail. Notes of orange blossom, velvety vanilla & warming cinnamon are harmonised with the honey-tinged taste that switches to freshly squeezed grapefruit juice for an extra zesty twist on this elegant yet robust drink.
- 50ml Everleaf FOREST
- 35ml fresh pink grapefruit juice
- 5ml honey
Dissolve the honey in the grapefruit juice at the bottom of a glass or shaker. Add the Everleaf and ice. Stir or shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of grapefruit or lime.
Recipe - Crossip Drinks
This Grapefruit Highball is more complex that you think. Pithy sweet grapefruit matches really well with a rich smokey Crossip Daddy creating a rich and refreshing drink. Perfect party starter!
- 25ml CROSSIP Dandy
- 25ml Grapefruit Juice
- 100ml Soda Water
- 5ml Simple Syrup
- Grapefruit slice
Add all the ingredients to a highball glass. Stir until combined.
APRTF Spicy Apple
Recipe - APRTF
APRTF Spicy Apple is full of flavour, natural, and guilt-free Christmas serve!Ingredients:
- 40ml APRTF
- 30ml Apple Juice
- 15ml Cinnamon Syrup
- Tonic Water
Add the APRTF, apple juice and cinnamon syrup to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a highball glass, top with tonic water and ice. Garnish with a slice of dried apple.
Nightcap Old Fashioned
Recipe - Three Spirit Drinks
Nightcap Old Fashioned is the perfect way to wrap up your Christmas party. The Nightcap is a soothing elixir with adaptogens. It provides relaxation and good sleep.
- 50ml Nightcap
- 5 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Combine the Nightcap and bitters in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir until ice-cold. Garnish your Old Fashioned with an orange slice, and top with a maraschino cherry.