Sober October Mocktails

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  10.10.2023

While Dry January has long been in the spotlight, there’s a rising star in the realm of sober challenges: Sober October. Whether your goal is to give your health a well-deserved boost, challenge societal norms, or simply revel in a good time minus the notorious hangovers, we’re here to guide you into Sober-October. This piece is your ticket to a fantastic array of mocktail options designed not only to tickle your taste buds but also to elevate your entire Sober-October experience. Cheers to well-being and delightful sips this month!

Minty Apple Refresher

Muddled Mint Leaves

3 oz Apple Cider

Juice from 1 Lime

1/2 oz Apple Cider Vinegar

Garnish: Lime Wedge and Mint Sprig

In a shaker, gently muddle a handful of fresh mint leaves. Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Pour apple cider into the shaker. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the shaker. Pour in apple cider vinegar and adjust to taste (apple cider vinegar can be strong). Shake the mixture well to chill the drink. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of fresh mint.

Tropical Berry Breeze

1 cup Coconut Water

1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup Lemonade

Garnish: Strawberry slices and Lemon wheel

In a shaker or glass, muddle the sliced strawberries. Pour coconut water into the shaker or glass with muddled strawberries. Add lemonade to the mixture. Adjust the quantity based on your preferred level of sweetness. Shake or stir your mixture. Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour the coconut water, strawberry, and lemonade mixture over the ice. Garnish with strawberry slices and a lemon wheel.

Maple Tea Bliss

1 cup brewed Tea (black or green, depending on your preference)

1-2 tablespoons Maple Syrup (adjust to taste)

Garnish: Lemon twist or Orange peel

Prepare a cup of your favorite tea. While the tea is still warm, stir in maple syrup. Adjust the amount based on your desired sweetness. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature (you can speed up the process by placing it in the refrigerator). Fill a glass with ice cubes. Pour the cooled maple-infused tea over the ice. Garnish with a twist of lemon or a strip of orange peel. 

Rosemary Grapefruit Paloma Non-Alcohol Mocktail

For those who prefer a ready-to-drink option, the award-winning Better than Booze Rosemary Grapefruit Paloma is a choice you can feel good about because it’s alcohol-free, low-cal, vegan, and totally tasty. Elevate this tart and refreshing spiritless cocktail by pouring it over ice with a lime wedge or enjoy it chilled straight from the can. No matter when or how you enjoy yours, rest assured you’re sipping on a social drink with no downside.