In Australia serving free alcoholic drinks to gamers during product launches, promotions or as a surprise and delight treat, is not allowed under the regulations, but if you are looking to offer your players something special there are many sophisticated mocktails that will prove very popular.  

The expert team at Bottomless Brunch have taken a look at a selection of the most delicious alcohol-free alternatives to some classic cocktails (plus a few tasty twists). From energising espresso martinis to curious carrot margaritas, these ready-to-go recipes will add something special to your customer service line up this summer.

 

1. Raspberry Mock-jito

What could be more refreshing than a minty mojito topped with fresh, vibrant fruit? Try cutting out the traditional ingredient of rum in favour of alcohol-free alternatives for an even fresher feel this Dry January.

 Ingredients

  • Eight mint leaves
  • Three limes
  • One tablespoon of sugar
  • Splash of soda water
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Ice cubes or crushed ice

You may want to shake up your fruit option, by switching raspberries to blueberries, strawberries or even pineapple – whichever you prefer is equally tasty.

 Method

  • Start by muddling six of your mint leaves with the sugar, using a pestle and mortar, or if you don’t have one, simply use the end of a rolling pin and a small bowl.
  • Then mix this with your raspberries and pour into a tall glass with your ice.
  • Juice two and a half of your limes and add the juice to your glass, top this off with your soda water and stir well.
  • Finish off by garnishing with your remaining mint leaves, the remaining lime, and any leftover raspberries.
  • Don’t forget to add a non-plastic straw before serving!

 

2. ‘De-Alc’ Espresso Martini

 This classy cocktail is way simpler than it looks, and you won’t need a drop of vodka or Kahlua to achieve the same great coffee taste.

Ingredients

  • Two shots of espresso coffee
  • 25ml of vanilla syrup
  • 25ml of water
  • Ice cubes
  • Two coffee beans

Method

  • Put all of your wet ingredients and your ice cubes into a shaker and shake well before straining into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with your coffee beans and you are good to go.

3. Carrot Margarita

For a refreshing cocktail that is both alcohol-free and healthy, why not try this unique spin on the classic margarita which is bursting with fresh flavours.

Ingredients

  • 200ml of carrot juice
  • 100ml of apple juice
  • Splash of ginger beer
  • Ice cubes
  • One lime

Method

  • Salt the rim of your glass by damping it slightly before rolling it upside down in a small salt pile. You will want a glass that is roughly the same size as a can of cola to hold your drink.
  • Juice half a lime and this with your carrot and apple juice to a shaker before pouring into your glass over ice.
  • Top this off with ginger beer and stir with care.
  • Complete your garnish with a wedge of lime.

4. Virgin Cosmopolitan

This sophisticated cocktail stands out in a sea of summery drinks by serving up a wonderfully wintery vibe.

Ingredients

  • 75ml of cranberry juice
  • 50ml of soda water or tonic water
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Garnishing fruit (optional)

Method

  • Place the cranberry juice, sparkling water and lime juice into a shaker with a good amount of ice and shake gently.
  • Strain the mixture into a coupe glass.
  • Top off with a splash of orange juice and stir in gently.

You may want to coat the rim of your glass with sugar. Do this by gently wetting the rim before rolling in a small pile of sugar, before adding your drink.

You can also choose to garnish this drink with any fruit you like, from a lime wedge to some raspberries, or possibly even a few more cranberries pierced alongside a cocktail stick, to continue the festive feels throughout the month of January.

5. Soft-Pornstar Martini

With so many fruity flavours having a free-for-all, this modern and immensely popular take on the martini cocktail can go without vodka and still delivers a good-time vibe.

Ingredients

  • 25ml of passion fruit puree
  • 50ml of pineapple juice
  • 10ml of vanilla syrup
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Splash of lemonade
  • Half a passion fruit
  • Ice cubes

Method

  • Pour all of your fruit juices and your vanilla syrup into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain the mixture into a coupe glass. Removing the ice will leave you with a smooth drink.
  • Top off with a splash of lemonade and garnish with your passion fruit half.

Source: Adapted for Australian audiences from an article provided by https://bottomlessbrunch.com/