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Sussex Mocktails

Sussex mocktails

I am not doing Dry January. There, I’ve said it. But I know many of you are and I salute you. And in order to help you on your way, I am super excited to bring a little cheer to your drinks cupboard with these three Sussex mocktails created by our cocktail goddess and lover of all things Sussex, Sophie Bradshaw. We haven’t yet found an alcohol-free Sussex gin (any referrals welcome) but we’re still working on it. However, there are plenty of Sussex coffee brands available for the Espresso Martini.

Jaggery Pokery

1 tsp Jaggery (or dark brown soft sugar)
Juice of one lime
8/9 Thai basil leaves
Folkingtons Traditionally Hot Ginger Beer

Put the lime juice, Jaggery and basil leaves into a rocks glass and muddle to crush the leaves and dissolve the sugar. Fill the glass with ice and top it up to taste with the ginger beer. Garnish with lime peel curl. Very fresh, aromatic and a little spicy!  Add a shot of dark spiced rum for a boozy version.

Sussex mocktail

Good Company

60 ml Seedlip Garden 108
20 ml Silverhill Farm Elderflower Cordial

Pour into a cocktail shaker and shake over ice until super chilled, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with lemon peel twist. A take on a classic dry martini.  Make it a Bad Company by replacing the Seedlip with a floral gin like GVine and the elderflower with St German liqueur and add a basil leaf!

Sussex mocktails

Finally, a classic, Espresso Martini

60 ml freshly brewed espresso cooled
1 tbsp double cream
10 ml vanilla sugar syrup

Shake over ice and strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with a coffee bean and enjoy!

Sussex mocktail

If you’ve enjoyed these Sussex mocktails, you may also like:

Page 24 of our free magazine where we share 3 Sussex cocktails 

Spirit of the Downs – a New Sussex Artisan

Three Very Different Sussex Gins

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