Delicious mocktails? Switch up your Dry July with these alcohol-free drink ideas!

Welcome to Dry July! It’s the month where Aussies abstain from drinking their favourite wine, beer and spirits. But, it’s also the month where we shine a light on some delicious non-alcoholic versions for you to enjoy.

Regardless of your reason not to drink, whether it’s Dry July or not, we’re pleased to share with you some booze-free options for you to sip on.

Forget fruity mocktail recipes overloaded with sugar, we’re talking classic cocktails that have been reinvented with an alcohol-free spin. And, in our opinion, they are just as good as the real deal.

From booze-free Piña Coladas and even an Espresso Martini; Dry July is made easy with premium, Australian made non-alcoholic spirit brand Lyre’s.

Leading the way in innovation for the drinks industry, Lyre’s is here to share the best non-alcoholic cocktail recipes you must try in 2022!

<strong>Amaretti Sour</strong>
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Amaretti Sour

75mL Lyre’s Amaretti
15mL lemon juice
5mL white sugar syrup
10mL egg white
3 dashes aromatic bitters

1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Rapid shake.
2. Strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

<strong>Blackberry Smash</strong>
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Blackberry Smash

60mL Lyre’s American Malt
15mL white sugar syrup
15mL lime juice
4 blackberries
8 mint leaves

1. Muddle blackberries and mint with sugar syrup in shaker.
2. Then, add all ingredients and shake with ice.
3. Strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass and garnish with skewered blackberries and a mint sprig.

<strong>Blood Orange Spritz</strong>
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Blood Orange Spritz

30mL Lyre’s Italian Orange
30mL Lyre’s Orange Sec
90mL premium blood orange soda
Blood orange slice and rosemary sprig, to garnish

1. Add ingredients to large or stemless wine glass, fill with ice and stir well.
2. Garnish with a blood orange slice and rosemary sprig, enjoy!

<strong>Contessa Negroni</strong>
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Contessa Negroni

30mL Lyre’s Apéritif Dry
30mL Lyre’s Italian Spritz
30mL Lyre’s Dry London Spirit
2 drops tonic bitters (optional)

1. In an ice-filled old fashioned glass, add all ingredients.
2. Stir briefly and finish by garnishing with a lemon slice.

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45mL Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
15mL Lyre’s Orange Sec
15mL lime juice
30mL cranberry juice
7.5mL white sugar syrup

1. Place a lemon twist inside of a shaker followed by the ingredients.
2. Then, shake briefly with ice and fine strain into a cocktail coupette. Finish by garnishing with an orange twist.

<strong>Espresso Martini</strong>
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Espresso Martini

45mL Lyre’s Coffee Originale
15mL Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
45mL premium cold drip or fresh espresso
10mL premium vanilla syrup (not vanilla essence)

1. Place all ingredients inside of a cocktail shaker. Shake without ice.
2. Then, fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake hard briefly.
3. Finally, fine strain the cocktail into a coupette glass and garnish with coffee beans or chocolate shavings.

<strong>Kentucky Buck</strong>
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Kentucky Buck

2 sliced strawberries
15mL lemon juice
45mL Lyre’s American Malt Whisky
2 dashes bitters
150mL ginger beer
1 lemon slice, to garnish

1. Add sliced strawberries to a highball glass and muddle. Add lemon juice, non-alcoholic whiskey and bitters.
2. Top with ginger beer and stir. Add ice, then garnish with a lemon slice and strawberry discs.

<strong>Mai Tai</strong>
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Mai Tai

30mL Lyre’s Dark Cane
30mL Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
15mL Lyre’s Orange Sec
30mL fresh lime juice
7.5mL almond syrup
7.5mL white sugar syrup

1. In a cocktail shaker add all ingredients and shake briefly.
2. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.

<strong>Passionfruit Colada</strong>
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Passionfruit Colada

60mL Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
15mL lime juice
90mL unsweetened pineapple juice
7.5mL premium coconut syrup
1⁄2 fresh passionfruit pulp
Mint sprig and passionfruit shell, to garnish

1. Add all ingredients to a shaker, dry shake.
2. Then, fill the shaker with ice, shake hard, strain into an ice-filled goblet or colada glass and garnish.

<strong>Piña Colada</strong>
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Piña Colada

75mL Lyre’s White Cane Spirit
75mL coconut water
20mL white sugar syrup
6 fresh inch-long pineapple chunks

1. Muddle pineapple chunks in a shaker.
2. Add ice and remaining ingredients, shake hard.
3. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and mint sprig.

After you’ve tried these alcohol-free cocktail ideas, why not also try these Low Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Australian Made Wines. Or, for something brewed, we’ve also found Australian Made Low Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Beers.

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This article was first published on July 23 2021. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on July 12 2022.