Spring Cocktails (Non-alcoholic)
You might not be able to go out for a drink and order a blind cocktail from a menu, but there’s nothing stopping you from making new cocktails at home.
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to kick our Winter habits. So, if you’re looking to cut back on the booze, you can try these non-alcoholic cocktails at home.
*The spirits in these recipes can easily be substituted for alcoholic spirits or can remain non-alcoholic.
- 2 Parts (60mL) Lyre’s American Malt
- ½ Part (15mL) honey and ginger syrup
- ½ Part (15mL) lemon juice
- 1 Part (30mL) strong smoky tea (Lapsang souchong or Russian Caravan tea)
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake briefly with ice, strain over large ice cube.
Glass: Old fashioned
Garnish: Ginger cube on skewer
*HONEY AND GINGER SYRUP
- ¼ cup runny honey
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 tsp jarred ginger
Method: Add boiling water to honey, stir to dissolve. Add ginger and stir thoroughly, pour into bottle. Refrigerate.
The Tarocco highball
The Tarocco highball is a delightful crimson creation, made by the slightly bitter blood orange and softened and soothed by the vanilla syrup and tonic.
- 30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
- 30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Rosso
- 5mL premium vanilla syrup (not vanilla essence)
- 30mL blood orange juice
- 75mL premium bottled tonic water
Method: Build over ice, stir
Garnish: Blood orange wheel, plump mint sprig
The Clover Club
While the Clover Club doesn’t initially sound as sexy as a Manhattan or Cosmopolitan, the fruit and fresh flavours will soon make it your favourite go-to drink!
- 60mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
- 10mL premium raspberry syrup
- 30mL lemon juice
- 10mL egg whites
- 5mL white sugar syrup (1:1)
- 4 fresh raspberries
Method: Dry shake, fill shake with ice, shake hard briefly, fine strain
Glass: Cocktail coupette
Garnish: 3 raspberries
Thanks to Agent 99 PR for this post