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Mocktails for Go Sober
By Go Sober Team on
Giving up the booze doesn’t have to be boring – we’re not talking about sipping kale juice smoothies here. Think of it less of an exercise in detoxing and more of an opportunity to experiment with great flavour combination – without the unpleasantness of the morning after.
‘Mocktails’ have always been somewhat of the cocktail's frumpy sister, but whereas the cocktail can easily hide behind a boozy kick, with non-alcoholic concoctions flavour is king. Not only are they a healthier alternative to their alcoholic siblings, but they’re just as much a treat for the weekend.
We’ve cherry picked a selection of tasty recipes below, lovingly created by Georgi Radev – resident mixologist of one of London’s finest cocktail bars, Mahiki.
Macmillan Autumn Punch
- A quarter of a cucumber
- 1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
- 3 tsp sugar syrup
- 3 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
- 50ml freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
- 40ml ginger beer
- Wedge of grapefruit
Place the cucumber in your cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar syrup, followed by the freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. Add in the fresh grapefruit juice and the ice, then shake. Pour into a sling glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a slice of cucumber and a wedge of grapefruit.
Macmillan Coco Kahona
- Two slices of pineapple
- Passion fruit
- 3 tsp passion fruit cordial
- 4 tsp lime juice
- 100ml coconut water
- Pineapple leaves for garnish
Put the pineapple and half the passion fruit in your cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the passion fruit syrup, squeeze in the lime juice. Add ice and coconut water and shake. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with two round slices of pineapple, the other half of a passion fruit and pineapple leaves.
- 2 large pieces of watermelon
- 6 mint leaves
- 3 tsp elderflower syrup
- 2 tsp grenadine
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Watermelon slice and mint for garnish
Put the watermelon and mint in your cocktail shaker and muddle. Add 3 tsp of elderflower syrup and 2 tsp of grenadine. Squeeze in the lime juice. Add ice and shake. Pour the mixture into a martini glass using a strainer. Garnish with a watermelon slice and a sprig of mint.