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7 easy mocktails for Sober October

7 easy mocktails for Sober October

Forget sweet sugary sodas and opt for one of these alternatives! Here’s the list of mouthwatering, easy mocktails to help you take up the challenge and cope with Sober October

Sober October began in 2014 as a  campaign for Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s premise is simple – you don’t drink for a month. But it doesn’t mean you gave to give up on all things cocktails. Our tasty and easy mocktails are not just great with food or as an aperitif, but they also make any meal feel more special. Here’s what will get you going through Sober October, Dry January, or any other time of abstinence, whatever your reasons…


Dirty ‘Trick’ Martini Mocktail

Stuff the cocktail onions into the olive halves to make zombie eyes, then thread onto a cocktail stick. Mix 150 ml ginger beer, 30 ml pineapple juice and 1 tbsp Opies cocktail onion juice in a shaker with ice, strain into a glass and garnish with the zombie eyes cocktail stick. Perfect for Halloween!


‘Poison’ Cherry ‘Treat’ Mocktail

Mix 50 ml pomegranate juice, 50 ml cranberry juice, 15 ml syrup from Opies Cocktail Cherries, and 80 ml lemonade in a shaker with ice, strain into a glass and garnish with cocktail cherries. Et voilà!


Bavaria wheat Beer

This aromatic, naturally hazy beer has all of the flavours of a Belgian or Dutch wheat beer, but none of the alcohol. After a long day of looking at a computer screen, this is the ideal after-work pick-me-up.


Royal Flush

Made from fragrant First Flush Darjeeling, Royal Flush is a great alternative to sparkling wine. It pairs nicely with charcuterie and it’s light and flowery.


Elderflower Cooler

This refreshing mocktail combines elderflower cordial (1 tbsp) with apple juice (125 ml) and sparkling water. Mix to taste and garnish with lime and mint.


Ginger beer twist

Ginger beer is amazing as it is but for some, can be a bit too strong. Fill a cocktail glass halfway with hazy apple juice and stir to combine. Serve with a lime slice as a garnish.


Seedlip G&T

These spirit substitutes combine perfectly with tonic and are the connoisseur’s choice in the realm of alcohol-free tipples.