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Sober for October? Here are 4 Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Quench Your Thirst

· Cocktails,Mocktails,Dry January

Have you decided to give your after work drinks a break this month and join Stoptober? If you've gone sober for the whole month, that in no way means you're giving up exciting and tasty drinks altogether. We've made a list of our favourite mocktails and sodas, and we're sure they'll make your weekend even more enjoyable.

T&E No. 1

Image and recipe: Thomas & Evans

The delicious Thomas & Evans has a refreshing set of flavours, combining citrus, apple and elderflower. The brand recommends you serve the drink like this:

  • 4 cubes of ice
  • 175ml Thomas & Evans No. 1
  • Slice of green apple
  • Sprig of rosemary
Virgin Strawberry Mojito

Image and recipe: Ella Bella World

It might seem like the sunny days are gone, but we can still feel them in spirit through this refreshing virgin mojito.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 2-3 strawberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice/lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Sparkling water
  • Mint leaves and slice of lemon for garnishing 

Instructions

  1. Put the mint leaves into a chilled glass and add the caster sugar and lemon juice,
  2. Crush the leaves with spoon or muddler until the sugar is dissolved, then add strawberries and crush them a little more.
  3. Filled the glass with crushed ice and top up with sparkling water,
  4. Stir gently and garnish with mint leaves, strawberry and lemon wedges.

The London Essence Co.'s Rhubarb and Cardamom Crafted Soda

Another simple botanical favourite, this soda is part of an all-natural range of craft drinks and mixers. As the company summarises, the soda combines the earthy tartness of rhubarb and a soft sweetness with subtle aromatic notes from their signature cardamom distillate.

If you're not sure about how you feel about Cardamom in drinks, don't let that put you off. We fell in love as soon as we tasted it.

Best served over ice and with a slice of lemon.

Cranberry Lime Moscow Mule Mocktail

Image and recipe: Flirting with Flavour

Is it too early in the year for cranberries? We absolutely don't think so. It might carry a bit of a festive spirit, but it's just as delicious as at any other time of the year.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3 TBS Cranberry Juice (Per Mug)
  • Juice of 1 Lime Wedge (Per Mug)
  • 3/4 C. Gingerale (Per Mug)
  • Cranberries
  • Lime Wedges or Slices

Instructions

  1. Fill mugs 3/4s of the way with Ice.
  2. In this order; Add Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice, and Gingerale.
  3. Garnish with cranberries and lime.
  4. Enjoy!
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