5 Of The Best Mocktails For A Teetotal Party​


Make this Christmas a memorable one for all the right reasons. As the festive season approaches, we take a look at 5 of the best mocktails for a teetotal party.​

Christmas is nearly upon us once again and no doubt your social diaries are rammed full of festive engagements. However, you won’t need to overdo it with food and drink to have fun. Make this Christmas a memorable one by keeping a clear head at a teetotal party, complete with everyone’s favourite classic mocktails.

At Swansway Group, our mixologists have been busy putting together a mocktail menu to help keep you refreshed and hydrated during the party season. In fact, many of the ingredients contain antioxidants, anticarcinogens and vitamin C - a much healthier mix than caffeine, sugar and alcohol.


Shirley Temple

Originally served to the young actress herself by a barman in Beverly Hills, this refreshing little number will help you sail along on The Good Ship Lollipop without upsetting your stomach, thanks to the digestive properties of ginger.

Recipe:

45ml Grenadine

180ml Ginger Ale

Fresh lemon

How to make:

Pour the grenadine into a glass. Add ice and top up with Ginger Ale. Stir and finish off with a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Tip:

Best served with a wedge of lemon.


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Lime Rickey

Invented by an English officer posted to Washington in the 1800s, this refreshing little number will certainly wake you up with a touch of citrus zing! Go easy on the syrup if you’re watching your sugar intake.

Recipe:

30ml Lime Juice

30ml Sugar Syrup

15ml Orange Bitters

120ml Soda Water

Fresh Lime

How to make:

Add Lime Juice, Sugar Syrup and Orange Bitters to a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a glass half filled with ice. Add Soda Water. Stir.

Tip:

Best served in a tall glass, garnished with lime and perhaps a sprig of mint.

Legend has it that this kissing cousin to the mojito was invented by Colonel Rickey, a nineteenth century English officer posted in Washington. For a seasonal twist, try making with crushed ice. Either buy some ready made from your local off licence, or take a rolling pin to a bag of ice in the kitchen.


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Virgin Mary

This is non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary claims to have equally curative properties. More of a meal than a mocktail, it’ll soothe the symptoms of overindulgence faster than you can say, “Indigestion.”

Recipe:

Half a Lemon

Salt and Pepper

Tabasco Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce

4 Basil Leaves

180ml Tomato Juice

How to make:

Squeeze the Lemon into a cocktail shaker. Add a sprinkle of Salt and Pepper, a couple of splashes of Tabasco Sauce and a dash of Worcestershire Sauce.

Tear the Basil Leaves and add, along with a scoop of ice. Add the Tomato Juice and shake. Strain into a tall with ice.

Tip:

Best served in a tall glass with a stick of celery and lemon.

This non-alcoholic version of the classic Bloody Mary is a tomato juice drink that you can sip all day and night. For best results, use top quality tomato juice for a rich and authentic taste. It’s also a healthy choice for breakfast. 


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Sparkling Pom Collins

Another non-alcoholic twist on a classic cocktail, the Tom Collins. Around for 140 years, perhaps due to the healthy properties of its pomegranate ingredient bursting with vitamin C and antioxidants.

Recipe:

Slice of Lime

60ml Pomegranate Juice

30ml Soda Water

Pomegranate Seeds

How to make:

Squeeze lime into glass and add a good scoop of ice. Pour in Pomegranate Juice and Soda Water. Stir well.

Tip:

Best served in a Tom Collins glass and topped with fresh Pomegranate Seeds.


Ginger Limeade

If you’re looking for a mocktail with a bit of bite, you can’t go wrong with Ginger Limeade. The lemonade balances the spicy ginger nicely, providing a delicious tipple to warm you up without the alcohol to inhibit your senses.

Recipe:

Thumb of Ginger, thinly sliced

Fresh Lime

180ml Lemonade

How to make:

Muddle the Ginger in a cocktail shaker. Squeeze the Lime and add the juice along with some ice. Shake. Strain into a glass with ice. Pour over the Lemonade and stir well.

Tip:

Best served in a tall glass, garnished with lime and ginger.


If you’re planning to stay teetotal over the festive season, don’t forget to book your car in for a winter check at your local Swansway Group garage. You’ll be assured of a warm welcome while we make your car fit for the party season, so you can motor safely while enjoying a few tasty mocktails.