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7 Classic Cocktails Recreated Alcohol-Free

In the spirit of showcasing some of our best-selling non-alcoholic drinks, let's  shake things up with 7 classic cocktails recreated with no alcohol at all. 

From a classic Martini to the Gin & Tonic, cocktails have been a staple in bars, clubs and restaurants for centuries.

The origin of the cocktail is widely disputed with some references claiming the term was first coined in the 1700’s. Other sources say the 1800s is where the initial cocktail was crafted as a mixed brandy drink in an apothecary in New Orleans. 

One of the great things about cocktails is their versatility - you can swap ingredients to create your own ideal drink. This is especially true when it comes to swapping alcohol for non-alcoholic ingredients. In fact, almost every classic cocktail can be re-created with the right mocktail recipe.  

What is a Mocktail?

Essentially a mocktail is an alcohol-free cocktail. You can make a mocktail with juice, soft drink and other ingredients such as chilli, sugar syrup, tea and coffee. 

Since the non-alcoholic drinks tend took off, a new wave of non-alcoholic spirits have hit the market and have totally upped the ante in terms of making amazing mocktails. 

Where does the name Mocktail come from?

According to the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the name “mocktail” is a play on words that dates back to 1916. 

Mr Consistent mixers make Mocktails easy

7 Classic mocktails recipes to try

You can turn pretty much any cocktail into a mocktail, with a non-alcoholic base spirit, wine or beer and a mixer of your choice. Any additional garnishes are a bonus. You might want to pick up some pineapple chunks for a Pina Colada, olives for a classic Martini or a few mint leaves for a Mojito mocktail.

You'll need a blender and a cocktail shaker is usually a must, although some cocktail and mocktails are easily mixed with just a long-handled spoon in a glass or jug. Another thing you’ll need: ice, and lots of it to ensure a super chilled and refreshing finish. 

Essential Mocktail Equipment  

Clinq Copper Cocktail Shaker

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Clinq Cocktail Tool Set 

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Here are our top 7 non-alcoholic classic cocktails

1. Mojito Mocktail

If you’re a mint and lime lover from way back, you’ll likely have downed your share of Mojito mocktails over the years. The five main ingredients of a Mojito mocktail are white rum substitute, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.

For the Rum, we have replaced it with the Lyre’s White Cane Spirit, a deliciously smooth non-alcoholic rum alternative.

Lyre’s Mojito Recipe 

Mojito Mocktail

2. Espresso Martini Mocktail

Espresso Martini's are all the rage right now. Bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout Australia have their own version of this classic cocktail on their menus since this drink spiked in popularity in 2016. One thing’s for sure: people love coffee!
 
We love this energised non-alcoholic Espresso Martini recipe from Lyre's, using Lyre’s Coffee Originale and White Cane Spirit in the place of traditional vodka

Espresso Martini Mocktail

3. Cosmopolitan Mocktail

Better known as a Cosmo, this delicious cocktail was made famous by the Sex & The City girls. Traditionally it combines vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice to create a tingly, tangy surprise. In this non-alcoholic version from Seedlip, they swap out the vodka for the Seedlip Grove 42. Add an orange disc or lime leaf to garnish and you’re ready to sip in style.

Cosmo Mocktail from Seedlip

4. Classic Gin Mocktail

To create the perfect non-alcoholic gin and tonic you will need a juniper forward non-alc gin substitute and premium tonic water like the Strangelove Dirty Tonic. Try the Gordon's 0.0 poured over ice and topped with tonic and garnish with a wedge of orange.

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5. Margarita Mocktail

Tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice generally make up this refreshingly chilled, sometimes frozen cocktail. This Seedlip non-alcoholic Margarita recipe substitutes tequila for the Seedlip Grove 42 alt-spirit. Grove 42 combines elements of sour, bitter and tangy citrus that make up one hell of a non-alcoholic Margarita.

Margarita Mocktail made from Seedlip

6. Pina Colada Mocktail

    Do you like pina coladas? Take a trip to Puerto Rico with this coconutty, fruity, devilishly delicious drink! We’ve taken away the rum and the milky aspects you’ll traditionally find in a Pina Colada and replaced them with Lyre’s White Cane Spirit to make a refreshing, clean, non-alcoholic version of this classic cocktail. Blast the Pina Colada song as you mix up your very own non-alcoholic Pina Colada

    Pina Colada Mocktail from Lyres

    7. Spiced Mule

      Bringing together all the aspects of a classic Spiced Mule, our version swaps out the rum or vodka for the tantalising Seedlip Spice 94. A gingery, limey, spicy concoction, this Spiced Mule mocktail sure packs one hell of a punch for a drink that doesn’t include any alcohol whatsoever. This is one of my favourite drinks and I’m so glad Seedlip have created the Seedlip Spice 94 to really bring this non-alcoholic cocktail to life.
       

      From a classic Martini to the Gin & Tonic, cocktails have been a staple in bars, clubs and restaurants for centuries.

      The origin of the cocktail is widely disputed with some references claiming the term was first coined in the 1700’s. Other sources say the 1800s is where the initial cocktail was crafted as a mixed brandy drink in an apothecary in New Orleans. 

      One of the great things about cocktails is their versatility - you can swap ingredients to create your own ideal drink. This is especially true when it comes to swapping alcohol for non-alcoholic ingredients. In fact, almost every classic cocktail can be re-created with the right mocktail recipe.  

      What is a Mocktail?

      Essentially a mocktail is an alcohol-free cocktail. You can make a mocktail with juice, soft drink and other ingredients such as chilli, sugar syrup, tea and coffee. 

      Since the non-alcoholic drinks tend took off, a new wave of non-alcoholic spirits have hit the market and have totally upped the ante in terms of making amazing mocktails. 

      Where does the name Mocktail come from?

      According to the The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the name “mocktail” is a play on words that dates back to 1916. 

      Mr Consistent mixers make Mocktails easy

      7 Classic mocktails recipes to try

      You can turn pretty much any cocktail into a mocktail, with a non-alcoholic base spirit, wine or beer and a mixer of your choice. Any additional garnishes are a bonus. You might want to pick up some pineapple chunks for a Pina Colada, olives for a classic Martini or a few mint leaves for a Mojito mocktail.

      You'll need a blender and a cocktail shaker is usually a must, although some cocktail and mocktails are easily mixed with just a long-handled spoon in a glass or jug. Another thing you’ll need: ice, and lots of it to ensure a super chilled and refreshing finish. 

      Essential Mocktail Equipment  

      Clinq Copper Cocktail Shaker

        

      Clinq Cocktail Tool Set 

        

      Here are our top 7 non-alcoholic classic cocktails

      1. Mojito Mocktail

      If you’re a mint and lime lover from way back, you’ll likely have downed your share of Mojito mocktails over the years. The five main ingredients of a Mojito mocktail are white rum substitute, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.

      For the Rum, we have replaced it with the Lyre’s White Cane Spirit, a deliciously smooth non-alcoholic rum alternative.

      Lyre’s Mojito Recipe 

      Mojito Mocktail

      2. Espresso Martini Mocktail

      Espresso Martini's are all the rage right now. Bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout Australia have their own version of this classic cocktail on their menus since this drink spiked in popularity in 2016. One thing’s for sure: people love coffee!
       
      We love this energised non-alcoholic Espresso Martini recipe from Lyre's, using Lyre’s Coffee Originale and White Cane Spirit in the place of traditional vodka

      Espresso Martini Mocktail

      3. Cosmopolitan Mocktail

      Better known as a Cosmo, this delicious cocktail was made famous by the Sex & The City girls. Traditionally it combines vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice to create a tingly, tangy surprise. In this non-alcoholic version from Seedlip, they swap out the vodka for the Seedlip Grove 42. Add an orange disc or lime leaf to garnish and you’re ready to sip in style.

      Cosmo Mocktail from Seedlip

      4. Classic Gin Mocktail

      To create the perfect non-alcoholic gin and tonic you will need a juniper forward non-alc gin substitute and premium tonic water like the Strangelove Dirty Tonic. Try the Gordon's 0.0 poured over ice and topped with tonic and garnish with a wedge of orange.

        

      5. Margarita Mocktail

      Tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice generally make up this refreshingly chilled, sometimes frozen cocktail. This Seedlip non-alcoholic Margarita recipe substitutes tequila for the Seedlip Grove 42 alt-spirit. Grove 42 combines elements of sour, bitter and tangy citrus that make up one hell of a non-alcoholic Margarita.

      Margarita Mocktail made from Seedlip

      6. Pina Colada Mocktail

        Do you like pina coladas? Take a trip to Puerto Rico with this coconutty, fruity, devilishly delicious drink! We’ve taken away the rum and the milky aspects you’ll traditionally find in a Pina Colada and replaced them with Lyre’s White Cane Spirit to make a refreshing, clean, non-alcoholic version of this classic cocktail. Blast the Pina Colada song as you mix up your very own non-alcoholic Pina Colada

        Pina Colada Mocktail from Lyres

        7. Spiced Mule

          Bringing together all the aspects of a classic Spiced Mule, our version swaps out the rum or vodka for the tantalising Seedlip Spice 94. A gingery, limey, spicy concoction, this Spiced Mule mocktail sure packs one hell of a punch for a drink that doesn’t include any alcohol whatsoever. This is one of my favourite drinks and I’m so glad Seedlip have created the Seedlip Spice 94 to really bring this non-alcoholic cocktail to life.
           

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          Caroline Batchelder - May 9, 2021

          Do you have any de-alcoholised cocktails? I’ve found there is a big difference between non-alcoholic drinks made without alcohol and those from which the alcohol has been removed.
          Thanks, Caroline

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