cocktail1Unfortunately, if you go out for the evening, someone has to draw the short straw and drive, unless you hire a minibus or book taxis.
I’m quite happy to be the driver for the evening and I don’t drink any alcohol at all then, not even one!
And I never, never encourage friends who are driving to drink!
But non-alcoholic drinks are pretty boring after the first one, and can make you feel really bloated, unless you stick to water.
More and more pubs and restaurants are adding a couple of well-thought-out non-alcoholic Cocktails to their drinks menu, I’m pleased to say!
Here’s a selection that I’ve created and collected.
They’re quick and easy to throw together. And I’m sure that your guests will appreciate being given something that they can enjoy.
Do experiment and make your own versions, and let us know any that you’re proud of!

ANITA  Orange juice, lemon juice, 3 dashes Angostura Bitters, topped up with soda water
BELLE LYNNIE  Peach juice topped up with fizzy white grape juice
BITTER SWEET  2 dashes Angostura Bitters topped up with soda water.
BLOODY WARY  Tomato juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Dash of lemon juice, salt & pepper, topped up with soda water.
BUX FIZZ  Fresh orange juice & fizzy white grape juice
cocktailsCLASSIC  2 dashes Angostura Bitters, ¼ teaspoon sugar, orange juice topped up with sparkling white grape juice.
CLAYTON’S PUSSYFOOT  lemon juice, orange juice, Pepsi-cola
COOL PASSION  Orange juice, pineapple juice, topped up with lemonade.
FROSTY LIME  Lime juice, grapefruit juice, topped up with soda water.
GRAPEFRUIT & MINT RICKEY  Grapefruit, lime juice, mint leaves, topped up with soda water.
JERSEY LILY  Apple juice, 2 dashes Angostura Bitters, ¼ teaspoon sugar.
HONEYMOON  1 measure clear honey, a dash of lime juice, orange juice, apple juice.
KEEP SOBER  Grenadine, lemon juice, topped up with tonic water.
NURSERY FIZZ  Orange juice, ginger ale.
PINK TONIC  2 dashes Angostura Bitters topped up with tonic water.
PROHIBITION FRUIT PUNCH  Peach juice, orange juice, a pinch of salt, a dash of lime juice, topped up with soda water
PROHIBITION PUNCH  Lemon juice, apple juice, ginger ale, ¼ tsp sugar.
SHANGRI-LA  Orange juice, red grape juice topped up with lemonade.
TROPICAL TREAT  Pineapple juice topped up with soda water.
VIRGIN COLADA  Coconut cream & pineapple juice
WARBINE COOLER  2 dashes Angostura Bitters, a dash of lime juice, topped up with ginger beer