How to Mix Alcohol-Free Drinks like A Pro - Plus 6 Recipes

Welcome to a refreshing journey into the world of alcohol-free beverages, where delightful taste meets conscious choices. The traditional notions of socializing and celebrations have been undergoing a transformation, and with it comes a rising wave of alcohol-free options that are becoming the new trend. Whether you are seeking a healthier lifestyle, designated driver alternatives, or simply want to explore a diverse range of exciting flavors, alcohol-free drinks have emerged as the go-to choice for many individuals.

In this blog post, we embrace the growing popularity of alcohol-free choices, highlighting their increasing appeal among a wide spectrum of consumers. From sophisticated non-alcoholic spirits to zesty mocktails, these enticing options have revolutionized how we enjoy drinks, without compromising on taste or the thrill of a good time. Join us as we unveil the best alcohol-free alternatives that will tantalize your taste buds and inspire you to celebrate life in the most vibrant and mindful way.

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The Rising Popularity of Alcohol-Free Drinks

Gone are the days when the non-drinkers have to settle for a limited selection of sugary fizzy drinks or plain fruit juices. Today, you can find a huge selection of alcohol-free drinks. Some of them are proving more popular than the alcoholic option!

Discover our edit of the very best alcohol-free drinks available, with flavours that include light, zesty, tart, floral and even savoury notes - there's something for every palate.

Find your new favourite bottle, then read our recipes for alcohol-free cocktails and refreshing mocktails. 

The Formula for Great Alcohol Free Drinks

Final formula: 4 parts base, one part sour and 1/2 sweet.

The formula for a great balanced cocktail is normally is 2:1:1. That's 2 parts alcohol, 1 part sour, and 1 part sweet. We're going to slightly modify this formula for a mocktail. Since alcohol can add a little bitterness the sugar normally conteracts that, so in a mocktail we're going to decrease the amount of sugar and increase the amount of sour. 

Then instead of alcohol forming the base we are going to use a mixer and increase the volume of the drink.

Final formula: 4 parts base, one part sour and 1/2 sweet. (+ optional garnish)

The Crème de la Crème of Alcohol-Free Drinks

Maggie Beer Verjuice

Verjuice is the juice of unripe and unfermented grapes, it's got a refreshing flavour that can be described as mildly sweet with a soft acidity. On a humid day it is great served on its own or with sparkling water. 

Ideas for what to drink with Verjuice

Crodino - 10 Bottles

Quick Cook Black Tapioca Pearls, 250g

Use these large black tapioca pearls in a Taiwanese classic that has swept the world in popularity - bubble tea. Mix a large tall glass of milky tea, and serve over the balls. Then use a wide straw to suck up each ball as you enjoy your bubble tea.

Or update your classic bubble tea with these fruity balls which 'pop' in your mouth. Unlike tapioca balls, which have a thicker texture, these balls have thin membranes which burst to fill your mouth with flavours of passion fruit, peach or mango.

Learn more about Bubble Tea

Giusti Sweet and Sour Figs Condiment, 250ml

Use this rich, sweet and sharp bottle in salad dressings... or try it in something completely different! The sticky dark fig notes are incredible mixed simply with orange juice and soda. Or try it with lime cordial, before mixing with iced fizzy water. Read more about using balsamic and vinegars in exciting ways.

Ume Drinking Vinegar, 720ml

Ume drinking vinegar is a Japanese speciality, made with plums. In Japan, the vinegar has been drunk for many hundreds of years - celebrated for its health benefits. But we love it mixed with honey, and served over ice with soda water. The very slightly salty notes make it a fantastic aperitif, served with salted nuts or crisps.

Sanbitter Rosso - 10 Bottles

Mix the perfect alcohol-free Campari soda, with Sanbitter. These stylish little red bottles are every bartender's secret weapon. The spiced, fruity flavour is delicious with a twist of scented lemon peel. 

El Yucateco Concentrated Hibiscus Syrup, 700ml

Use hibiscus syrup to make the Mexican favourite, hibiscus tea. This syrup can be diluted and enjoyed hot or cold. The bright, rich red colour also works brilliantly in 'sunset' mocktails - mix with orange juice and watch as the hibiscus red gently infuses with the orange.

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6 Creative Mocktail Recipes

Infusions for Summer Cocktails 

flower syrup infusions

Try making your own infused sugar syrup with rose petals, hibiscus or even Sichuan peppercorns to add to your cocktails.

Hibiscus and Watermelon Agua Fresca

watermelon agua fresca

For an alcohol-free version, why not try using hibiscus to infuse a watermelon drink. Mix with fresh watermelon, mint, sugar and lime for a refreshing summer drink. Try mixing it with tonic or sparkling water if you want a longer drink.

Funkin Peach Iced Tea 

peach iced tea

Peach iced tea is a classic summer drink and when made with Funkin's white peach puree it just got so much quicker to make. Made with no preservatives, flavours or additives, Funkin only use the best peaches from Italy and France to make their puree. Browse all of Funkin's Purees.

Summer Yuja Ada Tea 

Yuzu And Shichimi Togarashi Mocktail

Coconut Milk Bubble Tea

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