Get ready to be the host with the most for your next dinner party, with the very best mocktails and your favourite non-alcoholic cocktails.
The Barware Essentials
The perfect barcart begins with an eye-catching cocktail shaker. We love this Sky Cocktail Shaker from Georg Jensen. This 3-piece cocktail set includes the essentials: a shaker, stirring spoon, and jigger. Housed as a gift set, this barware essential also makes the perfect housewarming gift.
For glassware, complete your collection with the Georg Jensen Sky Tall Tumbler, the Luigi Bormioli Speakeasies Swing Champagne Glasses, and the crystal Riedel Drink-Specific Glassware Nick & Nora Set. For a mixology pro tip, place a few whiskey cubes in the freezer the day before your guests arrive. Whiskey cubes are a great way to keep drinks cool without diluting the flavours.
On the lookout for fresh ingredients for your dinner party? Shop fresh produce instore at Bondi Junction store and Queen Elizabeth store. Collect everything you need to be a mixology master, like lemons, mint, and other fresh items.
The Best 6 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails To Put On Your Dinner Party Menu
The French Bloom 75
Say bonjour to this alcohol-free, French 75-inspired mocktail. This effervescent drink offers a refreshing citrus twist, featuring our favourite non-alcoholic Sparkling White Wine from French Bloom. A delight at any celebration, and the perfect accompaniment to a congratulatory gift, we recommend enjoying this drink in a champagne flute with good company.
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Sugar Syrup
- 50ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit Non-Alcohlic Gin
- A splash of French Bloom: Sparkling White Wine
- Lemon zest
- Tip the lemon juice, sugar syrup, and non-alcoholic Lyre’s Dry London Spirit into a cocktail shaker, and fill it with ice.
- Shake well, and then strain into a champagne flute. Top with French Bloom: Sparkling White Wine (pour slowly as it will bubble up).
- Gently swirl, and garnish with a strip of lemon zest.
Virgin Espresso Martini
It’s every coffee-lover’s dream. This tasty beverage takes everyone’s favourite Espresso Martini and swaps out the vodka for Seedlip Spice 94. You can make this cocktail using an espresso machine or a ready-made cold brew. We recommend including a few coffee beans on top to really kick it up a notch.
- 50ml Seedlip Spice 94
- 50ml coffee (use a cold brew concentrate or freshly poured espresso coffee with ice)
- 15ml sugar syrup
- Coffee beans for garnish
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mix. If using espresso, be sure to account for ice.
- Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with coffee beans before serving.
Ginger Ale Moscow Mule
For the Ginger Syrup:
- 1/2 cup peeled ginger, thinly sliced
- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cup white sugar
For the Moscow Mule:
- ½ cup Stonewall Kitchen Moscow Mule Mixer
- 1 cup diet ginger ale
- Fresh mint leaves to garnish
- To make the ginger syrup, mix the ginger, water, and sugar in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring it to a boil, and immediately reduce heat to let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Set the ginger syrup aside and allow it to cool.
- Combine Moscow Mule Mixer, ginger syrup, and ginger ale, and stir well. Pour over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.
No-Vodka Chocolate Mudslide
- 1L vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup cold coffee brew
- 1 tsp Tasteology Hazelnut Syrup
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1 1/2 cups thickened cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 1 pinch chocolate sprinkles
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- Place your martini or parfait glasses in the fridge to cool.
- Combine the ice cream, cold coffee, milk, cinnamon, chocolate syrup, and Hazelnut Syrup in a blender until smooth.
- Add the thickened cream and blend.
- Remove the chilled glassware from the fridge. Holding the glassware by the stem or base, and rim the inside with chocolate syrup.
- Pour in the mud shake, and top with a maraschino cherry and chocolate flakes.
The Non-Alcohlic Old Fashioned
Smooth and suave, be swept away by this fresh take on the classic recipe for an Old Fashioned. Featuring American Malt from Lyre’s, this non-alcoholic Old Fashioned recipe pairs well with after-dinner discussions and comfortable chairs. Don’t forget to add some Mary Valley Dried Oranges for that extra flavour.
- 60mL Lyre’s American Malt
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- Mary Valley Dried Oranges to garnish
- Fresh cubed ice or whiskey cubes
- Combine ingredients and stir briefly over fresh cubed ice or whiskey cube in an old-fashioned glass
- Top with dried oranges and serve
- 1 cup Tasteology Dried Rose Petals
- ¾ cup caster sugar or a sweetener of your choice
- 1 cup water
- 1.5 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 5-6 cups sparkling water or soda water
- To make the rose syrup, combine water and your sweetener of choice in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sweetener is dissolved.
- Reduce the heat and gently stir in the dried rose petals. Continue stirring this syrup until all of the colours fades from the petals.
- Remove from heat, and allow the syrup to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and then allow to cool.
- Once cooled, add 2 tablespoons of the syrup to your glass of choice.
- Stir in 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Add ice.
- Top with sparkling or soda water and garnish with a few rose petals.
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