Our Fave No & Lo Cocktails

This time of year is a marathon, no a sprint. One of the keys to staying in the game is managing your booze consumption carefully. These no & low alcohol cocktails are delicious, grown up and not too sweet so you definitely won’t feel like you’re missing out.

Caleño SPIRITZ OF LA FIESTA

Caleño’s dark & spicy is an alcohol free spiced rum. It’s great with ginger beer, coke, or even better in this fresh fruity cocktail.

Ingredients

50ml Caleño Dark & Spicy
15ml Lime Juice
25ml Orange Juice
25ml Cranberry Juice
Top with lemonade

Method

Pour 50ml of Dark & Spicy over ice. Add the trio of juices and top with lemonade.

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Blackberry Mint Cooler

This refreshing zingy mocktail is also one of your five a day & rich in fibre! The subtly sweetness of blackberries, and acidity of kombucha means it definitely tastes grown up!

Ingredients

A Palmful of Fresh Blackberries,
A handful of fresh mint,
Juice of Half a Lemon,
330ml of Kombucha (Ginger works well),
Blackberry & Chia
or Blackberry & Ginger Plantshake.

Method

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blackberries, mint and lemon juice.

Add about half the kombucha and the plantshake and shake well to mix (it will fizz, so be careful).

Once well shaken, add the rest of the Kombucha to refresh the fizz and pour through a cocktail sieve over ice to serve.

Hot Mulled Cider with Three Spirit

Three Spirit’s ‘Social Elixir’ is a functional alcohol free spirit. It uses active plant compounds to raise spirits, enhance connection and set the mood. Its full, herbal taste works well in cocktails. This recipe makes a big bulk batch, but you can scale it.

Ingredients

1L cloudy apple juice
350ml Social Elixir
3 lemon wheels
3 orange wheels
1 stick of cinnamon, broken into pieces
5 cloves
1 star anise
1 black cardamom, cut open
5 allspice berries, crushed

Method

Put everything into a large saucepan and heat.

Simmer gently for 5-10 minutes, allow to cool a little before serving with a slice of orange. Perfect after a winter walk.

Mother Root Ginger Bamboo

Mother Root’s Ginger Switchel makes a great alcohol free cocktail with just soda water, but this low-alcohol is perfect for when you fancy something short & sharp but want to keep the booze down.

Ingredients

15ml Mother Root Switchel
30ml Dry Vermouth (or Aecorn Dry for an alcohol-free version)
30ml Dry Sherry (we like Manzanilla)

Method

Pour everything into a low ball glass over ice & swirl.