It's official: non-alcoholic cocktails are having a moment. With more and more people in the UK choosing to cut back on alcohol or opting for functional drinks that provide health benefits and mood enhancement, the demand for delicious and creative cocktail recipes is on the rise. Whether you're looking for a thoughtful gift for a teetotal friend or simply want to explore alcohol free beverages for yourself, our cocktail gift guide has got you covered.
Three gifts perfect for any cocktail lovers:
- Blend-it like the best: A cocktail recipe book is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys creating their own drinks. Good Drinks by Julia Bainbridge includes mocktail recipes for any occasion. The book also includes tips on how to make your own syrups and infusions. This is a great gift for anyone who wants to experiment with new flavours and techniques.
- Shaken not slurred: A cocktail shaker set is a must-have for any home bartender. This set includes a shaker, strainer, and jigger, all made of durable stainless steel. The shaker has a built-in strainer to ensure that your drinks are perfectly mixed and free of any debris. This is a great gift for anyone who loves to entertain and wants to impress their guests with perfectly mixed drinks.
- Tastemakers! This Monin Cocktail Syrup Set includes five bottles of artisanal mocktail syrups made with natural ingredients. The flavours include Pomegranate, Agave and Mojito, and Spiced Apple. It is perfect for adding a delicious and unique twist to any Cocktail.
And three party serves that’ll mock your guests’ worlds.
1. SENTIA Negroni - Perfect for a stylish cocktail party
The SENTIA Negroni is a sophisticated cocktail that is perfect for a stylish cocktail party. This cocktail is made with SENTIA Red, an ideal replacement for the aperitif’s usual gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari combination, thanks to its pleasingly complex flavour. It is garnished with an orange peel for a pop of colour and a little zest!
• SENTIA Red
• Orange Peel for garnish
In a mixing glass, combine the Sentia Non-Alcoholic Spirit, sweet vermouth, and Campari.
Add ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.
2. SENTIA Mojito - Perfect for a summer garden party
The SENTIA Mojito is a refreshing and minty mocktail that is perfect for a summer garden party. This cocktail is made with SENTIA Black, fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and simple syrup. It is topped with soda water for a fizzy finish.
- 1.5 oz. SENTIA Black
- 6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- Soda Water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and the SENTIA Red. Shake well and strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge.
3. SENTIA Margarita - Perfect for a Mexican-themed party
The SENTIA Margarita is a tangy and zesty mocktail that is perfect for a Mexican-themed party. This mocktail is made with SENTIA Red, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. It is rimmed with salt for an extra pop of flavour.
- 1.5 oz. Sentia Non-Alcoholic Spirit
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
- Salt for rimming
Rim a rocks glass with salt. In a cocktail shaker, combine the SENTIA Black, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake well. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.