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Eve O'Connell3 years ago

Non-alcoholic drinks that'll add a kick to any day!

Whether you're not a fan of alcohol, or are entertaining some underage guests, it doesn't mean you all have to miss out on the fun of drinking a cocktail! There's always a tasty alternative to the colourful party drinks that are sure to be a big hit all round. If you'd like to indulge in a virgin cosmopolitan, pina colada or martini, we've got you covered. Read on to gain some insight into the wonderful world of mocktails—skipping the alcohol, without skipping on taste!

Virgin Cosmopolitan

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Perfect for your inner Carrie from Sex and the City, give this recipe a whirl if you like your drinks bittersweet:

  • 4 parts cranberry juice
  • 1 part lime juice
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 part sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 twist of orange

Fill a shaker with ice cubes and add all the ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the orange twist.

Virgin Apple Martini

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To spruce up your regular apple juice, give this stellar mocktail a try:

  • 1 part sparkling apple juice
  • 1 part lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 granny smith apple (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 dashes cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Put all ingredients into a blender and and blend until smooth. Pour into martini glasses and serve with a wedge of apple.

Virgin Pina Colada

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Perfect for a hot summer’s day, this drink will take you to a tropical paradise:

  • 1 part coconut milk
  • 1 part pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple (fresh or tinned, depending on preference)

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled glass (or half a hollowed pineapple) and garnish with an orange slice, pineapple ring, maraschino cherry—or all three!

Millionaire Sour

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If you’re feeling fancy, you can’t go past this fabulous drink—definitely for those with a sour-loving palate:

  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1 part ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice

Add ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with a thin slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.

Cucumber Mojito

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The perfect refresher to any palate, this drink matches great company, great food and warm weather:

  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, cut into wedges
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of white sugar
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and pureed
  • Ice
  • Soda water (or lemonade, depending on personal preference)

Puree cucumber in a blender with fresh lime juice and pour into a glass or pitcher filled with ice. Gently bruise lime wedges, mint and sugar with a mortar and pestle. Add these to the glass and top up with your choice of soda water/lemonade. To make a mocktail pitcher, simple double or triple the ingredients accordingly!


Want to hit the streets for a mocktail or cocktail fix? Drop by to these Whitsunday bars and nightclubs.


Breeze Bar

Serving up quality food, tapas and cocktails daily, you can count on Breeze Bar to provide you with refreshing liquids any time of the day. Whether you’re after a delicious hot breakfast, lunch or dinner, this friendly and attentive team will have you covered. Grab a seat a sample on of the many cocktail jugs—with or without alcohol, and enjoy a great night out with friends!

Where: Shop 3 Airlie Esp Airlie Beach QLD

Mama Africa Bar & Nightclub

If you’re wanting to match your drinks with a fabulous night of dancing, head on down to Mama Africa Bar and Nightclub. Let the bartenders wow you with their mixology skills, while you take in the exotic, upbeat atmosphere of the club—complete with a zebra-stripe dance floor! If you have a birthday, engagement party or special event coming up, Mama Africa Bar and Nightclub could be the perfect venue. Give them a call today!
Where: 263 Shute Harbour Rd Airlie Beach QLD


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