Blogmas Day 15: Best Non Alcoholic Cocktails

I do not drink alcohol but I do like to enjoy a special drink at Christmas. Here are some great non alcoholic drink recipes to enjoy this Christmas.

Mojito:

Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1Muddle the sugar with leaves from the mint using a pestle and mortar (or use a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin).
  • STEP 2Put a handful of crushed ice into 2 tall glasses. Divide the lime juice between the glasses with the mint mix. Add a straw and top up with soda water.

Pear and Rose Punch

Ingredients

  • 1l pear juice
  • vanilla pod
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • few slices root ginger
  • 25ml raw apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp rosewater
  • 250ml sparkling water
  • ice

For the garnish

Method

  • STEP 1Pour the pear juice into a large pan. Add the vanilla pod, golden caster sugar, cardamom pods and root ginger, then bring to a simmer. Leave to cool completely, then strain into a punch bowl or jug.
  • STEP 2Add the raw apple cider vinegar, rosewater and sparkling water. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, thyme, sliced red pear and a handful of frozen redcurrants. Add ice and serve.

Passion fruit Martini

Ingredients

  • 3 passion fruits , halved
  • lemon , juiced
  • egg white
  • 100ml alcohol-free spirit
  • 2 tsp sugar syrup
  • handful of ice
  • sparkling grape juice , to serve

Method

  • STEP 1Scoop the flesh from four of the passion fruit halves into a cocktail shaker. Add the lemon juice, egg white, spirit and syrup and shake vigorously until frothy.
  • STEP 2Add the ice, then shake again until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Double strain into martini glasses (see tip below).
  • STEP 3Top up the martinis with the grape juice and garnish with the remaining passion fruit halves.

Mulled Wine

Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1Put the pomegranate juice, sugar, blackberries and apple juice in a saucepan. Add the cinnamon, star anise, cloves, peppercorns and orange. Heat gently until simmering. Taste for sweetness, then strain into heatproof glasses.

Pina Colada

Ingredients

For the mock rum syrup

Method

  • STEP 1To make a mock rum syrup, put the dark brown muscovado sugar and 200ml water in a saucepan, stir well and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add a few strips of skin from the pineapple, add the black peppercorns, cloves and a cinnamon stick, then bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and leave to infuse until cold. Strain into a jug and set aside in the fridge until needed. Will keep for up to three days.
  • STEP 2Pour the pineapple juice into a tall glass, and add the coconut milk and lime juice. Stir gently. Fill up the glass with a handful ice then slowly add 25ml of the syrup so it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with pineapple leaves and a tinned cherry.

Let me know how you get in if you try any of these, if you have another favourite please let me know in comments box.


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