10 Popular Whiskey Mocktails You Need To Try

Mar 04, 2022

When it comes to whiskey mocktails there are a so many options from classics like the Old Fashioned to modern takes that are premixed and ready to drink.
A woman holding a Whiskey Mocktail

Alcoholic Whiskey is a distilled spirit made from fermented grain mash. Grains such as barley, corm, rye and wheat are used to make different varieties. This, along with the ageing process impact the characteristics of the final product. 

Whiskey has a long and interesting history that dates all the way back to the 15th century. With the distillation process in its infancy, whiskey probably tasted quite raw compared to the smooth drink we're used to today, nevertheless, over time, whiskey evolved. 

In a way, non-alcoholic whiskey is a continuation of that evolution, with several brands now making whiskey alternatives that mimic the classic spirit. Alcohol free whiskey can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, with your favourite mixer are made into a whiskey mocktail. 

Here we have rounded up our top 10 whiskey mocktails

1. Sans Bar Kings Of Tartan Whiskey Mocktail

The Whiskey Sour dates all the way back to the 1860s, but despite its long history it remains one of the most popular Whiskey cocktails in the world. With such great tasting options now available, whiskey sour mocktails are becoming as popular as the original. 

Non-Alcoholic Whiskey Sour mocktail garnished with a dried orange slice

Get the recipe: Kings Of Sour Whiskey Mocktail 

Star of the show: Sans Bar Kings Of Tartan


2. Naked Life Non-Alcoholic Canadian Rye Dry & Lime

Ready to drink and bursting with flavour, this mocktail is a perfect non-alcoholic take on the Canadian Whiskey and Dry Ginger Ale. Made by Australian non-alcoholic brand Naked Life, this drink features the rich flavour of American oak with the subtle sweetness and spice of dry ginger ale and lime. 


A can and a pack of four Naked Life Non-Alcoholic Canadian Rye Dry & Lime


3. Rob Roy Mocktail 

Named after the Scottish hero Rob Roy MacGregor, this drink was created in the 1800s at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. While it is similar to the equally famous Manhattan cocktail it is made exclusively with Scottish whiskey in honour of its namesake. Thanks to Glen Dochus, who make a Scotch alternative from Scotland, it's now possible to enjoy a Rob Roy Mocktail. Simply pour 50mls Glen Dochus West Coast Blend and 50mls of Lyre's Aperitif Dry into a glass with ice, add a dash Angostura Bitters and stir.



4. Lyre's Lynchburg Lemonade Whiskey Mocktail

Named after Lynchburg, Tennessee, the home of the Jack Daniel's, this long drink became an instant favourite when it was created in the the 1980's. You can recreate this classic alcohol-free using Lyre's Spirits here

Get the recipe: Lyre's Lynchburg Lemonade Whiskey Mocktail

5. Artisan Drinks Highland Berry Highball

A berry fresh take on the classic whisky highball, this flavoursome mocktail is both tart and subtly sweet. Featuring the Pink Citrus Tonic from Artisan Drinks, this drink is particularly popular in summer. 

A bottle of Artisan Drinks Pink Citrus Tonic and a mocktail

Get the recipeArtisan Drinks Highland Berry Highball


6. The Godfather  

Perhaps the Godfather of all cocktails, this keep-it-simple cocktail is made from equal parts whiskey and Amaretto. You can create this alcohol free mocktail by pouring the ingredients over ice and giving them a stir. 

The God Father Mocktail garnished with an orange slice

Get the recipeArtisan Drinks Highland Berry Highball


7. Fluere Old Fashioned Whiskey Mocktail

A chocolatey twist on an old favorite, this mocktail features complex dark roasted coffee notes along with cocoa, liquorice and toffee from the Fluère Amber. 

Old Fashioned Whiskey Mocktail garnished with a orange peel

Get the recipe: Fluere Old Fashioned Whiskey Mocktail

Star of the show: Fluere Spiced Cane


8. Monday Distillery Dram Sour

A ready to drink mocktail from non-alcoholic brand Monday Distillery, this take on a whiskey Sour mocktail has notes of smokey malt and the addition of native Kakadu plum, along with aromas of sweet strawberry and musk and notes of finely-aged whiskey.

A bottle of Monday Distillery Dram Sour and a woman holding a non-alcoholic mocktail with a cherry garnish
9. Abstinence Stormy Whiskey Mocktail

A whiskey take on the original Dark and Stormy, this mocktail features the heat of whisky and ginger and the zing of lime. 

A bottle of abstinence epilogue x and a glass of Abstinence Stormy Whiskey Mocktail

Get the recipe: Abstinence Stormy Whiskey Mocktail



10. Noughty Manhattan  

The Manhattan with Canadian whiskey, red vermouth and Angostura bitters is a classic whiskey cocktail that goes back to the 1870s. To create an alcohol free version, we've given this classic a Noughty twist by adding a generous splash of our best-selling non-alcoholic sparkling wine

Manhattan Mocktail made with sans bar non alcoholic whiskey

To make one just add 60mls Sans Bar Kings Of Tartan non-alcoholic Whiskey and 30mls Lyre's Aperitif Rosso to 100mls of Thomson & Scott Noughty


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