Three Alcohol-Free Drinks to Make at Home

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There are many reasons why someone may choose to cut out or reduce their intake of alcohol. If you’ve got teetotal guests visiting, or fancy an alcohol-free tipple yourself, try these easy recipes at home.

Fresh Citrus

This zingy citrus mocktail is the perfect refresher on hot sunny days.


  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice


  1. Zest and juice the oranges, lemon, and lime.
  2. Mix this together in a pan, then bring to the boil with the sugar added.
  3. Once it’s boiling, bring it down to a simmer and stir to dissolve all the sugar.
  4. Cook for another few minutes, then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  5. Once cooled, strain the liquid into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice.
  6. Shake well, then decant into glasses and top up with a splash of sparkling water.

Pineapple Blast

This tropical treat packs a unique herbal kick.


  • 1 pineapple
  • 3 handfuls of basil
  • 2 handfuls of mint
  • 2 cups of lemonade (500ml)
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice


  1. Peel and dice the pineapple, and blitz in a blender with the mint, basil, and a handful of ice.
  2. Strain and pour into a cocktail shaker, shake with more ice.
  3. Decant into glasses, add a splash of lemonade and a splash of sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with a little mint or basil, if liked.

Raspberry Blush

The perfect balance of sweet and tart, this fruity beverage is perfect for raspberry-lovers.


  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • A handful of mint
  • 1 lime
  • Lemonade


  1. In a pan, heat the raspberries until they start to break apart and release their juice.
  2. Mash some with a wooden spoon to speed up the process.
  3. Allow the mix to cool, then strain so that you have pure raspberry juice.
  4. Blend the raspberry juice with the mint and the juice of the lime, then pour into glasses and add lemonade and ice, if desired.