Festive Mocktail recipes

If you are avoiding alcohol this festive season it doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself at a party or that you have to ring in the New Year with a glass of water!

Here are a few tasty mocktail recipe ideas:

Mojito Mocktail


  • 75ml of apple juice
  • 75ml of sparkling water
  • 1 whole lime
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar (just because it’s Christmas!)


  1. Muddle the quartered lime, sugar and mint leaves (if you prefer to, remove the lime skin first)
  2. Place ice cubes in a tall glass, add mixture and pour in apple juice
  3. Top with sparkling water and stir
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve


The Pink Pick Me Up


  • 75ml of Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 75ml of Cranberry Juice
  • 25ml of Strawberry Puree
  • Handful of Ice cubes
  • ½ Strawberry for Garnishing

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Strain the liquid into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.


Sparkling Virgin Cosmo


  • Ice
  • 60ml of cranberry juice
  • 30ml of freshly squeezed  lime juice
  • 150 ml of club soda
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Sugar for frosting (optional)

(Serves 2)

  1. Pour ice into a shaker or tall glass.
  2. Add cranberry juice, lime juice and club soda.
  3. Shake to combine.
  4. Run a lime wedge over the outside rim of a chilled martini glass. Pour sugar onto a flat surface. Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar until covered with a thin border.
  5. Pour carefully into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lime.

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