5 Best Mocktail Recipes Guide

Welcome to the Ultimate Mocktail Recipes Guide, where we bring you an array of delightful, easy-to-make mocktails that are perfect for any occasion. Whether you're hosting a summer pool party, looking for a refreshing post-workout drink or simply exploring alcohol-free options for Dry January or beyond, our guide has got you covered.

What are Mocktails?

Mocktails are non-alcoholic beverages that mimic traditional cocktails in flavour and presentation but without the alcohol. They are perfect for those who want to enjoy sophisticated drinks without the buzz, whether for health reasons, personal preference, aligning with the "Sober Curious" movement, or simply to explore new flavour profiles that don't involve alcohol.

 The rise of the Sober Curious movement has fuelled a surge in interest for delicious and exciting non-alcoholic drink options. Mocktails provide a fantastic alternative, allowing you to participate in social gatherings and enjoy complex flavours without compromising your preferences.

Benefits of Mocktails

Mocktails offer numerous benefits, including:

Healthier Options: Mocktails often contain fewer calories and sugar compared to alcoholic drinks. They can be crafted with fresh fruits, sparkling water, and natural sweeteners, making them a lighter and potentially more nutritious choice.

Safe for Everyone: Mocktails are ideal for pregnant women, designated drivers, and individuals who abstain from alcohol for religious or personal reasons. Everyone at the party can enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink, fostering a sense of inclusion and togetherness.

Versatility: Mocktails can be customised with various ingredients to suit different tastes and dietary needs. Whether you prefer sweet and fruity flavours, something spicy and invigorating, or a taste that leans more savoury and herbal, there's a mocktail recipe out there for you. This allows you to get creative and experiment with different flavour combinations to discover your perfect drink.

Must-Try Mocktail Recipes

Let's dive into some of the best mocktail recipes you can try at home.

CAROUSE Bramble Margarita

If you're a fan of vibrant and fruity cocktails, the CAROUSE Bramble Margarita is sure to become a new favourite. This delicious non-alcoholic cocktail combines the unique flavours of CAROUSE DRIFT with the zing of fresh lemon juice and the sweetness of blackberry simple syrup.


  • 25 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ml blackberry simple syrup
  • 1 tsp blackcurrant jam


  • Slice of lemon
  • Fresh blackberry


  1. Combine all ingredients and shake well with ice.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a blackberry and enjoy!

Pro Tip: You can use either ready-made blackberry syrup or make your own by simmering 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, a teaspoon of blackcurrant jam, and a handful of blackberries together with a dash of vanilla extract.

Spiced Pear and Raspberry Smash

Ready to embark on a flavour journey that combines the richness of spiced pear, the tartness of fresh raspberries, and the explosion of botanicals in CAROUSE DRIFT? This alcohol-free cocktail is perfect for Dry January.


  • 6 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ml spiced pear syrup
  • 6-8 fresh raspberries
  • Pear for garnish


  1. Muddle the lemon juice and raspberries together in the base of your shaker.
  2. Add the spiced pear syrup and CAROUSE DRIFT. Shake with ice then strain into an ice-filled glass.
  3. Garnish with slices of pear and enjoy!

Pro Tip: You can use either ready-made pear syrup or make your own by simmering 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and a quartered pear together with aromatics like cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.

CAROUSE Spicy Margarita

Elevate your cocktail game with the CAROUSE Spicy Margarita, a fiery twist on the classic margarita. This drink blends CAROUSE UPLIFT, fresh lime juice, and a kick of spice from chilli and ginger.


  • 25 ml fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 slices of chilli
  • Teaspoon of agave (or honey)
  • Quarter inch of ginger, cut into smaller pieces


  1. Muddle the chilli, ginger, and lime juice together.
  2. Add CAROUSE UPLIFT and agave, then shake with ice.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with a wheel of lime and slices of chilli.

Alcohol-Free Brunch with CAROUSE Bloody Mary

Even after nights of not drinking, you may need to take the edge off the next morning, and we've got you covered. The CAROUSE Bloody Mary is a refreshing twist on a beloved classic.


  • 200 ml tomato juice
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco
  • Salt and pepper
  • Stick of celery
  • Slice of lemon


  1. Add tomato juice to a tall ice-filled glass.
  2. Add CAROUSE UPLIFT, Worcestershire, and Tabasco sauce, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir together.
  4. Top with celery and lemon to garnish and enjoy sipping at brunch!

Your Alcohol-Free Weekend Cocktail - CAROUSE Ginger Mule

Spending your Saturday night in? The CAROUSE Ginger Mule is the perfect drink to set the tone for a fabulous week ahead.


  • Large handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Half an inch of ginger, cut into smaller pieces
  • 6 ml lime juice (approximately 1/4 lime)
  • Ginger beer


  1. Clap the mint leaves gently between your hands to release their oils.
  2. Muddle the mint leaves, ginger pieces, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add CAROUSE UPLIFT, shake with ice, and strain into an ice-filled glass.
  4. Top with ginger beer and garnish with mint leaves or a wheel of lime.

Health Benefits of Adaptogenic Drinks

Adaptogenic drinks like CAROUSE DRIFT and UPLIFT are infused with ingredients known to help the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical, or biological. They are designed to help balance, restore, and protect the body.

Note: Pregnant women or those on medications that may react with adaptogens (such as ashwagandha or ginseng) should avoid drinking adaptogenic drinks.


Whether you're sober curious, seeking alcohol alternatives, or simply looking for delicious non-alcoholic beverages, our ultimate guide to mocktail recipes has something for everyone. From fruity favourites to spicy sensations, these mocktails are sure to delight your taste buds and elevate any occasion. Cheers to making your drinks a #DrinkToRemember!