Welcome to the Hope UK alcohol-free bar.
Do you have any great alcohol-free recipes? If you do, e-mail them to us at Hope UK.
Many of the drinks recipes below were submitted during the first thirst for life campaign.
Ingredients for these drinks can be purchased from supermarkets. Specialist ingredients and alcohol-free wines and beers can also be purchased from:
Amethyst Centre for Alcohol Concern
The Alcohol-free Shop
Fruto del Espíritu (UK) Ltd
The Lo No Company
NEW! The Juice Brewery
For an adult soft drink that’s made with natural fruit sugars and has a third of the sugar content of regular soft drinks, try Soft Brew. Available for £1.25 per bottle at Waitrose, Selfridges and Marks & Spencers as well as through Amazon.
Try these alcohol-free recipes:
|1/3 glass sparkling mineral water||Cola|
|1/3 glass orange juice||A dash of single cream|
|1/3 glass ginger ale||A dash of lemon cordial|
|Slice of orange||Chocolate bar (grated)|
|Pour the orange juice, ginger ale and mineral water into a glass. Decorate with cherry and orange slice fixed on a cocktail stick. Add ice.||Put the cream, lime and ice into a cocktail shaker or sealed container and shake. Tip into a glass and carefully top up with cola. Sprinkle the grated chocolate on top. Serve with a straw.|
|1/2 glass cherryade||1/2 glass grapefruit juice|
|1/2 glass pineapple juice||A dash of lemon juice|
|Wedge of pineapple and cherry||1/2 glass lemonade|
|Mix cherryade and pineapple juice together in a glass. Decorate with pineapple wedge and cherry.||Half fill a glass with grapefruit juice. Add a dash of lemon juice and top up with lemonade. Finish with a slice of lemon. Serve with a straw.|
|Submitted by Barbara|
|Orange juice||100ml pomegranate juice|
|Lemonade||20ml grenadine syrup|
|Blackcurrant syrup (eg Ribena)||100ml diet lemonade|
|100ml dry ginger|
|Half fill a glass with orange juice. Top up with lemonade. Pour a dash of blackcurrant gently into the glass. Finish with half a slice of orange slit partially down the middle and hung on the side of the glass, a parasol and a straw.||Shake all together in your tupperware shaker then decorate with a few pomegranate seeds and a slice of lime.|
|Submitted by Barbara||Submitted by Barbara|
|100 ml sparkling water||Pour 20ml Elderflower cordial into a champagne flute|
|100 ml cranberry juice||top up with fizzy water, soda or tonic to taste.|
|100ml fizzy orange (tango or fanta)|
|Pour all ingredients into a tall glass (or two depending on how much ice you use) decorate with a slice of orange with a cherry in the middle. You put the cocktail stick through one side of the orange slice skin, then thread the cherry then through the other side skin so it looks like a sun.||One of our friends thought we had splashed out on an expensive champagne when we served this on Boxing Day. It’s also nice using flavoured tonic.|
|Submitted by Dorothy, invented By Stephen Thomson of Beacon Lough Baptist Church Crusaders Group.||Submitted by Sally|
|Here’s one for anyone who misses a G and T. I’ve called it Turkish Tonic because Turkish Delight often comes in rose and lemon flavours.|
|Blackcurrant cordial||10 ml (i.e. 2 teaspoons) sirop de rose (available from Waitrose)|
|Lemon Juice||2 slices of lemon|
|3 grapes – squished||200 ml diet tonic water|
|Pour a splash of blackcurrant and a good squeeze of lemon juice into a cocktail shaker or large beaker with a lid.Squeeze the juice from 3 grapes (you can eat the flesh if you want). Add a squeeze of lime and a squeeze of orange. Add ice. Shake (don’t stir!) Pour into glasses, then top up with lemonade. Decorate as desired.||Pour sirup into a tall glass.
Squeeze in the juice of one slice of lemon then add both lemon slices to glass.
Stir well and adjust to taste.