Temporary sobriety doesn't mean giving up on your favourite tipples when you can concoct these without the alcohol

This story was updated on June 17, 2020

Cocktails are the perfect drink to end a long day. But if you’ve opted for a sober curious lifestyle—which means taking a break from alcohol or giving it up completely—try making yourself one of these recipes that use non-alcoholic spirits as your base. Both are zero-proof yet perfectly captures the taste and aroma of the traditional spirit, ensuring you still enjoy the full flavours of your favourite tipple without getting a hangover. That said, here are recipes shared by Lyre's, Kin Euphorics and Seedlip to get you started.

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50ml Seedlip Grove 42
35ml fresh chilled orange juice
15ml  passionfruit pulp
Cold soda water


1. Add all ingredients into a flute, top with sparkling soda & stir gently.
2. Garnish with edible flower.

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30ml Lyre's Dry London Spirit
30ml Lyre's Apéritif Rosso
30ml Lyre's Italian Orange
Orange slice (for garnish)


1. Add all ingredients to an Old Fashioned glass and stir briefly over fresh, cubed ice.

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Grove 42 Margarita


50ml Seedlip Grove 42
1tbsp agave syrup
20ml fresh lime juice
Lime and salt (for garnish) 


1. Run a lime wedge around outside of tumbler glass rim, then roll the rim in salt.
2. Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker.
3. Shake, then strain into tumbler.
4. Garnish with lime wheel.

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Espresso Martini


45ml Lyre's Coffee Originale
15ml Lyre's White Cane Spirit
45ml premium cold drip or fresh espresso
7.5ml premium vanilla syrup
Coffee bean float


1. Dry shake and half fill the shaker with ice. Shake hard briefly, then fine strain.    
2. Pour the mixture into a coupette cocktail glass.
3. Garnish with coffee bean float.

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75ml Lyre's white cane spirit
30ml lime juice
15ml white sugar syrup (1:1)
8 to10 mint leaves
30ml soda water
Lime wheel and mint sprig (for garnish)


1. Add all ingredients into a Highball glass. Fill with fresh cubed ice, stir and add soda.
2. Garnish with lime wheel and plump mint sprig.

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Garden Booch


50ml Seedlip Garden 108
Passionfruit kombucha
A sprig of mint (for garnish)


1. Build over ice, stir and garnish.
2. Pour mixture into a tumbler or tall glass.

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Kin Pomme


2oz Kin High Rhode
1oz pomegranate soda
0.5oz ginger syrup
0.5oz lemon juice
5 dashes of aromatic bitters
1 spring of rosemary
Cubed ice


1. Add ice to a mixing glass. Pour in High Rhode, pomegranate soda, ginger syrup, lemon juice, and aromatic bitters. Stir for 30 seconds.
2. Strain with fine mesh strainer straight up into a coupe.
3. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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2oz Kin High Rhode
1oz coconut milk
1oz pineapple juice
1 pinch of spirulina
1 bar spoon of ginger syrup
1 pinch of cinnamon
Cubed ice


1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add ice, and shake mindfully for 30 seconds.
2. Strain into a wine glass or snifter over fresh ice. Top with a pinch of cinnamon and your choice of garnish.