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Non-alcoholic cocktail alternatives

Shaken Not Stirred
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Shaken Not Stirred 01-02-2010

Does anyone have any ideas for cool non-alcoholic cocktails that are not cloyingly sweet and comprised mainly of fruit juice? I've just perfected a non-alcoholic mojito but need some more inspiration. Am prepared to use Bitters in small quantities! Thanks guys

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Duff-man
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Duff-man 01-02-2010

Try a non-alcoholic Bramble, blackberry juice, lemon juice and tonic water…I know this is still fruity but it's not over the top, the tonic water dry's it out a little…it's pretty good!

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Steve T Barman
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Steve T Barman 14-02-2010

If Mojito's go down well in your bar, then why not add some juice or fruit purees. They don't have to be sweet and would be great on a Cocktail list. Like Pressed Apple juice or Passion Fruit Puree. 25ml to 50ml in a 14oz Cocktail Glass works a treat.

Sorry, but keeping on the whole Frut juice theme have you tried alternative juices? James White Pear, Rubicon Lychee or Mango?? On their own they're a great hit on any list. I used to get through a good 12 litres of Lychee juice a week in my old place. Neat, with Gin or as a Lychee Mojito (with or with out the rum).

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Garry C.
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Garry C. 19-02-2010

Its hardly a cocktail, but why not try doing some funky iced teas using different blends of tea? Things like keemun or lapsang can make for some interesting flavours and by mixing them with different fruit juices – limes, peaches, mango etc – it mixes the style up a bit too.

Smoky iced tea – infuse three heaped teaspoons of ceylon, one of keemun and half of lapsang soochon in hot water. Squeeze the juice of one lime and half a pink grapefruit. Into shaker add good dash of gomme syrup, a few drops of bitters and squeezed juices. Fill with ice and pour over infused tea. Shake well and strain into glass filled with ice.

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Christopher Q.
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Christopher Q. 08-06-2010

Elderflower cordial and soda in a flute is always a winner, especially when the rest of the party are on the champagne. Feels like a grown up drink.

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Paul G.
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Paul G. 12-06-2010

Hi there.
Bottlegreen do some fantastic and tasty cordials to go well with various puree's and juices. You can get them from mainly all good suppliers and they look decent too rather then a cheap plastic bottle. Have a play around and see what you can come up with. Just remember, less is sometimes a little more.
All the best.

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Joe L.
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Joe L. 14-09-2010

Hey,
Non-alcoholic cocktails I find are pretty easy to make, at my bar in any case. All you need is a good base of purées ( raspberry, strawberry, williams pear, mango, passionfruit ), some syrups ( monin is an obvious and superb brand ) and a selection of juices. A berry crush for example just throw whatever you think would be nice into a boston glass and shake it up. It could be raspberry and strawberry purée, cranberry juices and apple juice. Shake it up and taste. Add gomme to add more depth if need be.

Good luck

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Harry W.
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Harry W. 24-12-2010

Hey, I found this website that shows you how to make cocktails as well as Non-alcoholic variants they call “mocktails”… it's massive, has loads on there diffordsguide.com. I found that if you searched in the cocktails page for %mocktail% witht he percentage sign it would show you only the mocktails, or they're listed on the sitemap diffordsguide.com/site-map.jsp

I hope this helps!

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Ozzati
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Ozzati 11-05-2011

try a bellini – peach puree and soda with a bit of sugar!

or play with the same principles of the mojito such as the ciparinia limes lemons oranges and just add cranberry – soda or apple juice instead of the spirits

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Wendy123
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Wendy123 17-07-2011

Hi There – I came across a non alcoholic champagne which tastes very nice and like the real thing. Its called mallina zero non alcoholic , 0.0% no alcohol…

all these mocktail recipes seems like too much effort :-)

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Virgin C.
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Virgin C. 31-07-2012

My wife and I also prefer drinks that aren't too sweet, so why not try Mrs VC's own concoction “Apple Tiger” virgincocktails.net/apple-tiger

Not too sweet, but very refreshing.

We've started a new blog with lots of virgin cocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks aimed at adults, so check back regularly for updates

Coming soon more non-alcoholic beers, sodas, waters, cocktails, smoothies etc

Virgin Cocktails

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Virgin C.
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Virgin C. 31-07-2012

We've also just come across a non-alcoholic “champagne” called “Bohemia Sekt Non-alcoholic”.

I'm not keen on champagne, but Mrs VC, who has excellent taste buds, thinks “Bohemia Sekt Non-alcoholic” is really good. We'll be adding it to our blog just as soon as we've added lots of non-alcoholic drinks we found on holiday

/Virgin Cocktails

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Carrycash
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Carrycash 07-01-2014

If you find non-alcoholic drinks i will tell you recipe with a different flavor.You can also use it for morning refresher which refresh your mind.
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate (I use half a 12 oz can)
1 cup cold water
1 cup cold milk
1 tsp vanilla (I used Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract—it's Gluten-free!)
1/3 cup sugar (I use cane sugar to for-sure avoid GMO beet sugar)
10 ice cubes

Put all of these in your blender and blend away until all mixed up. You can also find some other non-alcoholic drinks here:- onlinecashandcarry.co.uk
Hope you like it
Thanks

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