5 Alcohol-free drink recipes to spice up your winter

For those of us in Australia, it's starting to get very chilly out here...
To keep you going throughout the winter, we’ve got you sorted with a list of everyone’s fave, spicy cocktails and made them all alcohol free!
Whether its for self-care nights or impressing friends at dinner, these quick and easy recipes are a sure-fire way to get you feeling warm, fuzzy, and downright classy this winter.

Monday Distillery Dark & Stormy Alcohol free

 

1. Blackberry Dark & Stormy 

Putting a fruity twist on the spicy classic! This recipe will give your tastebuds a fresh and fiery symphony of ginger and spiced-rum flavours, guaranteed to warm up your winter.

Oh, it’s also sugar and gluten free with no artificial additives! What?!

 

Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the blackberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle well. 
  2. Add Monday Distillery’s Dark & Stormy and shake well to combine.
  3. Add ice to the cocktail glass.
  4. Pour the cocktail over a fine mesh strainer into the glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime

 

 

lyres2. Lyre's Salted Caramel Espresso Martini

What is a winter’s night without a bitter-sweet glass of espresso martini by the fire?

 Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine ingredients and shake
  2. Add ice, shake again
  3. Strain into your favourite martini glass and decorate with coffee beans 

 

 

mulled wine mcguigan shiraz3. Mulled Zero Wine

Okay, this is a MUST for spicing up those cold nights with friends and family. This one takes just a teeny bit more work than the other recipes, BUT it’s the perfect example of ‘good things take time’!

Ingredients
  • 750ml McGuigan Zero shiraz
  • 1 large orange, sliced
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1-2 tbps maple syrup or honey, to taste

 

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a pot and bring to a very low boil on medium-high heat.
  2. Turn heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes. If you want, you can extend this to an hour.
  3. Strain and remove orange slices and spices.
  4. Pour into a mug and garnish with cinnamon sticks and/or orange rounds.

 

 

seedlip spice 94 hot toddy 4. Hot Toddy

This drink is literally HOT on our radar for healthy and tasty drinks. It’s usually made with whiskey, but who needs that when you have Seedlip Spice 94? Not only is it alcohol free, but experts say it helps relieve cold symptoms. Perfect for winter time. 

 Ingredients
  • 50 ml Seedlip Spice 94⁠ 
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice⁠ 
  • 1 tbsp Manuka Honey⁠ 
  • 1 cup hot water⁠
  • Lemon slice

Method 

  1. Add the Spice 94, lemon juice, and Manuka honey into a glass
  2. Top with hot water
  3. Garnish with lemon slice

 

 

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5. Lyre’s Penicillin

Don't let the name intimidate you. This modern classic tastes impeccable! The  soothing mix of honey, citrus, and ginger will have you warm on a cold night. 

 

Ingredients

  • 60mL Lyre's American Malt
  • 1 tbsp honey and ginger syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of any strong smoky tea

Method:

  • Shake briefly with ice, strain over large ice cube
  • Garnish with a ginger cube on skewer

 

 

 

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