Classic Mocktail Recipes To Try In Dry January (Or Any Time!)

There are countless reasons to enjoy a mocktail (especially in January), and demand has increased over the years for new ways to create authentic mocktails.

Those who enjoy sipping on delicious cocktails but wish to avoid the alcohol can now use a new wave of alcohol-free spirits and premium mixers to craft impressive mocktails.

These recipes are ideal for hosts who want to provide premium alcohol-free options at their parties or events, or for anyone who wants to try the most popular and trendy cocktails while skipping on the alcohol.

Alcohol-Free Aperol Spritz Mocktail

This summer classic has seen a huge revival in recent years, with a completely unique taste which used to be difficult to replicate in an alcohol-free option.

Lyre’s Italian Orange Non-Alcoholic Spirit captures the pleasantly bitter orange, rhubarb and herbal flavours found in the iconic Aperol – with no alcohol.

Pair this with the light, fruity flavours found in Wild Life Botanicals’ exceptional alcohol-free sparkling wine for a classic Italian spritz without the alcohol -all you need is the sun!

You Will Need:

• 60ml Lyre’s Italian Orange Non-Alcoholic Spirit
• 60ml Wild Life Botanicals Nude
• 30ml Schweppes Soda Water
• Fresh orange slice


In a large wine or gin & tonic glass, add plenty of cubed ice and add the ingredients, stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Alcohol-Free Pornstar Martini Mocktail

The combination of sweet vanilla and tangy passionfruit has proven itself to be a hit, becoming the UKs favourite cocktail in the 2010s. Now those avoiding alcohol for any reason never need to miss out with Strykk’s innovative Not Vanilla Vodka.

You Will Need:

• 50ml Strykk Not Vanilla Vodka
• 150ml Funkin Passion Fruit Martini Mixer


Use a cocktail shaker, or the shaker provided as the packaging of your Funkin Passion Fruit Martini Mixer
Add the ingredients with ice and shake until the outside of the shaker is cold
Strain into a martini glass

Alcohol-Free Espresso Martini Mocktail

This retro cocktail saw a huge revival in 2021, and those looking for an alcohol-free option can now still enjoy the combination of fresh espresso and sweet vanilla thanks to Strykk’s Not Vanilla Vodka.

You Will Need:

• 60mls Espresso coffee
• 60mls Strykk Not Vanilla Vodka
• Coffee beans for garnish


Simple, make your coffee fresh and allow to cool. Then add your coffee and Not Vanilla Vodka to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a martini class and top with coffee beans, if using.

Alcohol-Free Dark n Stormy Mocktail

This simple cocktail is a refreshing showcase for the sweet and spicy flavours of rum. Strykk’s Not Rum has made it easy to recreate a cocktail menu classic without the alcohol. With notes of vanilla, sultana, oak and brown sugar, this 0% alcohol rum alternative has an authentic taste that pairs perfectly with ginger beer.

You Will Need:

• 60ml Strykk Not Rum
• 200ml London Essence Co. Spiced Ginger Beer


Simple – fill a tall glass with ice and add the Not Rum. Top with premium ginger beer – garnish with a wedge of lime.

Alcohol-Free Gin Bramble Mocktail

Alcohol-free gins are packed with botanical flavours without the alcohol punch – and we are impressed by Sipsmith’s FreeGlider– using a recipe crafted over two years which uses 7 core botanicals which perfectly captures the delicate flavours of Sipsmith’s premium gin.

You Will Need:

• 50mls Sipsmith FreeGlider
• 150mls Funkin Bramble Mixer


Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice and stir.
Garnish with a handful of blackberries

Alcohol-Free Virgin Pina Colada Mocktail

Pina Coladas are a popular choice for mocktails as the creamy combo of pineapple and coconut is already a winner, but those avoiding alcohol can now enjoy the additional rum flavours of this classic beach cocktail thanks to Lyre’s White Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit. This alcohol-free take on white rum has flavours of lime, marzipan, coconut and a touch of heat.

You Will Need:

• 60ml Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
• 150ml Eager Pineapple Juice
• 50ml Coconut Milk
• 25ml Lime juice


Fill a tall glass with crushed ice and add ingredients. Stir until smooth and blended. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

Alcohol-Free Virgin Mojito Mocktail

Another popular choice for mocktails, the refreshing flavours of a Mojito are easy to recreate with fresh mint and lime juice, and a dose of Lyre’s authentic White Cane Spirit will help add a kick of tropical rum flavour without the alcohol.

You Will Need:

• 60mls Lyre’s White Cane Non-Alcoholic Spirit
• 1tsp white granulated sugar
• Handful fresh mint leaves
• Juice of 1 lime
Schweppes Soda Water, to top


Muddle together the lime juice and mint, making sure you crush the mint leaves and release the flavours
Transfer the mixture to the bottom of a tall glass and top with ice
Pour over the Not Rum and stir together with the mint, lime and ice
Top to the top of the glass with soda water

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