As the last days of the month creep by, meticulously being ticked off the calendar by people struggling to observe Dry January, here are some gorgeous non-alcoholic cocktails to help you get through the last weekend, from Ken Sharp, proprietor of The Boat House and The Salty Dog, Bangor.
Papa’s Garden Flower
50ml Seedlip Garden
35ml Papa’s Elderflower Cordial
15ml Fresh Lemon
1 inch Cucumber skinned
Skin section of cucumber, add to Boston glass with fresh lemon, muddle, then add remaining ingredients, shake, and double strain into martini glass.
Sugar & Spice
50ml Seedlip Spice
50ml Lady Marmalade Tea
5ml Orange Flower water
Poachers Well Orange & Rosemary infused Tonic Water
Add all ingredients apart from tonic to Boston glass, shake and double strain to glass, top up with tonic
Seedlip is a unique drink that uses the type of distillates that go into gin for the flavor but is completely non-alcoholic. It’s billed as the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit and is complemented in these cocktails by local Bangor producers Papas Elderflower cordial and Miss Mckeown’s Teas.
Poachers Tonic is produced in Wexford.