As the weather warms up, summer mocktails are a hotly tipped trend of the season. So whether you're packing a picnic, hosting a pool party or gathering for a BBQ, I predict that you'll be doing it with one of these sensational mocktails in your hand.
Picked from our extensive mocktail recipe section, these classic mocktails are guaranteed to put a spring in your step!
1. Lyre's Negroni Mocktail
Gin mocktails have been top of the mocktail list for a while now and with the introduction of new and exciting non-alcoholic gins, the trend isn't going anywhere. When it comes to gin mocktails, there are almost hundreds to choose from, including classics like the Martini mocktail and of course, creative twists on the good old G&T.
But for me, it's got to be a Negroni mocktail. Created in italy, it is traditionally made with one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Aperitif and it's garnished with a twist of orange peel.
Recipe: Lyre's Negroni Mocktail
Lyre's Dry London Spirit
Lyre's Aperitif Rosso
Lyre's Italian Orange
2. Ms Sans Classic Mojito Mocktail
Mojitos mocktails are fesheshing and flavoursome and you don't need any fancy equipment to make them. In fact, for this recipe, you will only need four items, including a sprig of mint and a handful of ice. Oh, and maybe a beautiful copper mug to serve it in.
Recipe: Ms Sans Classic Mojito Mocktail
Ms Sans Pre Mixed Mojito
Strangelove Soda Water
Clinq Hammered Copper Cocktail Mugs
3. Lyre's Old Cuban Rum Mocktail
Of all the rum mocktails out there, the Old Cuban is a true modern classic. A mash up of the Mojito mocktail and the iconic champagne mocktail, this mocktail pays homage to the Prohibition era of the 1920s, when American socialites flocked to Cuba to party.
It was invented by Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club in New York, and is said to be one of the best mocktails for the rum lovers.
Recipe: Lyre's Old Cuban Rum Mocktail
Lyre's White Cane Spirit
4. Ovant The Royal Sour
The Whiskey Sour has been around for hundreds of years with some historians suggesting that it was originally a scaled down version of a basic punch. With simple ingredients such as lemon juice, sugar syrup and optional egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan mocktail) it's one of those whiskey mocktails that gives you a big bang for your buck.
Recipe: Ovant The Royal Sour
If you don't want to make the Sour mixture from scratch, just cheat and mix in the Mr Consistent Sours Mixer with the Ovant Royal.
Or, if you want to skip the mixing all together, you can try the Monday ready to drink Monday Dram sour.
5. Ms Sans Cosmopolitan Mocktail
Another modern classic and one that has become synonymous with a girls night out, the Cosmopolitan Mocktail is tart, sweet and sour.
The story goes that bartender Neal Murray created the cosmopolitan back in 1975 at the Cork & Cleaver steakhouse in Minneapolis. Murray says that he added a splash of cranberry juice to a Kamikaze and the first customer to taste it declared, "How cosmopolitan!"
Ms Sans Cosmopolitan