Alcohol Free Cocktails For The Designated Driver

March 23, 2016 8:59 am | Make a Comment

Alcohol Free Cocktails

Who fancies an alcohol free cocktail? Aside from the fact they don’t have any alcohol in them, they are very refreshing on a hot day. They are also perfect for those designated driver’s or teetotallers amongst you.

Here at Hoffman we cater for everyone. We are more than happy to serve our lovely customers an alcohol free cocktail – or mocktail as they are affectionately known in the biz.

If you are thinking about having a party it’s always good to offer something for those who can’t drink. It can help them avoid temptation and, let’s face it, regular soft drinks can be pretty boring. A tasty mocktail will help keep them happy and hydrated.

So without further ado, let us introduce you to some of Hoffman’s favourite mocktails.


Moscuw Mule Mocktail

Moscow Mule Mocktail

The Merrythought

Serves 1

  • ½ cup ginger beer
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp soda water

This is a super refreshing and zingy mocktail. It’s so pleasurable to drink you barely notice it doesn’t have any alcohol in it. It’s also very simple to make.

Mix all the ingredients into a glass ¾ full of crushed ice. Stir together and service with a garnish of lime wedge.

Want The Real Thing?

Replace the soda water with some vodka instead.


Virgin Ginger Mimosas

Virgin Ginger Mimosas

In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Serves 2

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 16 oz soda water
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 1 clementine peeled and divided into slices

This is a wonderful take on a traditional mimosa. The ginger and the clementine add a little bit of extra flavour that really takes this mocktail to the next level.

To make simply take a tall glass and fill ⅓ of the way with ice. Add a ginger slice and half the clementine to each glass. Then pour in the orange juice and top off with soda water.

Want The Real Thing?

Replace the soda water with champagne and pop into champagne flutes instead.


Non-Alcoholic Sangria

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

The Kitchn

Serves 8

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 black tea bags
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 medium orange, lemon and lime sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 3 cups carbonated water

Sangria is one of the best drinks for a warm day. It’s refreshing, zingy and very moreish. This recipe is an excellent non-alcoholic version.

To make pour the boiling water over the tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.

Combine the tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime and apple into a large jug. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, stir in some carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.

Want The Real Thing?

Replace the tea mixture with red wine and add a splash of brandy.

Virgin Cranberry-Apple Cider

Virgin Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch

Say Yes

Serves 4

  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • Apple and orange slices

Mix all the ingredients in a jug and refrigerate for at least an hour. When ready to serve pour into tall glasses half filled with ice.

Want The Real Thing?

Replace the apple juice with cider for a delicious alcoholic alternative.


French 75 Mocktail

French 75 Mocktail

Always Order Dessert

Serves 2

  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 dashes lemon or orange bitters
  • 2 cups tonic water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)

The French 75 is a deliciously extravagant cocktail incorporating champagne and good quality gin with fresh lemon juice and a hint of sugar. It is a particular favourite at parties and pre-dinner drinks.

This mocktail version is just as delicious and swaps out the champagne and gin with bitters and tonic water.

To make add the fresh lemon juice, bitters and sugar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly until chilled then divide into two champagne flutes. Top off with tonic water.

Want The Real Thing?

Replace the bitters and tonic water with champagne and a dash of gin.


Don’t Fancy Making Your Own?

Why not hire Hoffman Mobile Bar for your next event and let our expert mixologists take the strain. Contact us today, or visit our Weddings and Events page for more information.

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