If you’ve ditched alcohol this January (or you’re teetotal all year round), then you’ll know there’s still a shockingly large amount of restaurants and bars whose non-alcoholic offering stops at Coca Cola and lemonade. It isn’t all bad news though, as some places have taken note of the increasing number of people skipping on booze, and have created tasty concoctions that won’t make you feel left out. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites below – happy (hangover-free) sipping.
American Bar at The Savoy, Covent Garden
Name: Afternoon Reviver
Why: An elegant and refreshing sip at one of London’s most legendary bars.
Mix: 'Garden Spirit' Seedlip 108, cold-brew coffee, pink grapefruit juice, tonic and mint
How much: £12
Name: Pumpkin mocktail
Why: A thoughtfully created booze-free sip, served as part of Angler’s non-alcoholic pairing menu.
Mix: Homemade pumpkin juice infused with ginger vinegar and Seedlip spice 94, and shaken with egg
How much: Pairing menu, £50
Aqua Kyoto, Soho
Name: Spicy Shrub
Why: A light, citrusy sip to enjoy with your sushi at this popular Regent Street haunt.
Mix: Seedlip Original Spice 94, fresh ginger, fresh peach, cinnamon shrub and soda
How much: £11.50
Name: Spice Land Girls
Why: A citrusy tipple, touting anti-oxidising and vitamin-rich ingredients
Mix: Seedlip Spice 94 topped with mandarin peel, rosemary and peppermint soda
How much: £8
The Coral Room, Bloomsbury
Name: Living Coral
Why: A refined drink to enjoy in of London’s most stylish bars – who says sobriety stops you socialising?
Mix: Seedlip Spice 108, Pomelo & pink pepper tonic, cactus water, seaweed
How much: £8
Refuel at The Soho Hotel, Soho
Name: 108 Garden Spritz
Why: A refreshing drink served in Refuel’s cosy, yet chic setting.
Mix: Elderflower, lemon, basil and cucumber
How much: £10.50
Name: Pura Sangra
Why: Join in the fun (without the hangover) at this often rammed jazz-age hootenanny.
Mix: Seedlip Garden 108, Aronia berry juice, grapefruit, grilled starfruit, bee pollen cordial, Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water
How much: £10
OXO Tower Bar, South Bank
Name: Cinnamon Banana Colada
Why: Because we like Pina Coladas, and we’re likely to be caught in the rain this month.
Mix: Banana, pineapple juice, cinnamon and coconut syrup
How much: £7
And if you want to become a mocktail expert, Tramshed in Shoreditch is hosting a non-alcoholic cocktail masterclass and food pairing with well-known chef Mark Hix…
What: A non-alcoholic cocktail masterclass and food pairing with chef Mark Hix
Why: On 22 January, you can join chef Mark Hix at the Kitchen Library in his restaurant Tramshed, in order to learn how to master the art of mocktail making. Your ticket will include a drink on arrival, four cocktails and mini-dishes to pair them with.
How much: £50