Booze-free Bevs: Pace Yourself with these Easy Mocktails

Need to pace yourself at predrinks? Take a break from the booze with these mouth watering mocktails.

Virgin Mojito

It doesn’t get more classic than a mojito. Ditch the kick for a drink you can enjoy all night and won’t regret the next day.

You’ll need:

Half a glass of lemonade

¼ glass of apple juice

1 teaspoon of brown sugar

Fresh mint leaves

1 lime (half to squeeze, half for wedges)

 (Makes 1 glass, repeat the process for more)

  1. Crush some ice and fill a tall glass.
  2. Grind the sugar and a small bunch of mint leaves into the glass.
  3. Add the apple juice, lemonade, a handful of mint and the lime juice.
  4. Add lime wedges to finish.

Source: BBC Good Food

Fruit Punch

A punchy blend that won’t knock you out.

You’ll need:

100ml of cranberry juice

500ml orange juice

Juice of 1 lime

1 lime (cut into wedges)

1 orange (cut into wedges)

100g of frozen cranberries

Fresh mint

600ml Appletise

(Makes approx. 8 glasses)

  1. Pour 100ml of cranberry juice into a jug and add 500ml of orange juice and the juice of 1 lime.
  2. Smash a portion of frozen cranberries into each glass and add a wedge of orange, a wedge of lime and a bit of mint.
  3. Add the mixed juice.
  4. Top with Appletise.

Source: BBC Good Food

Subtle Berry Spritz

A fresh and delicious taste for drinking at a slower pace.

You’ll need:

500ml of smooth orange juice

500ml cranberry juice

400ml of sparkling elderflower

(Makes approx. 4 glasses)

  1. Mix 500ml of orange and cranberry juice in a jug.
  2. Add 400ml of sparkling elderflower.

Source: BBC Good Food

Will you be trying these before you next head out?

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