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Three alcohol-free cocktails to try

Shaken and stirred (no alcohol required)


It seems like there's an endless interest in cocktails these days. We've all become amateur mixologists while we wait for pubs and bars to re-open.

From virtual cocktail and chats catch-ups with friends to end-of-the-week cocktail hour with our housemates, it's always good to have a few new recipes to try. And booze-free options can be just as interesting, and tasty, as their alcoholic alternatives. 

This trio of recipes from Australian brand, Lyre's is worth having a play with. They're all alcohol-free but can be tweaked to include boozy options if you wish.

Maple coffee cocktail (pictured above)


  • 75ml Lyre’s American Malt 
  • 120ml hot brewed coffee 
  • 7.5ml maple syrup 
  • 60ml whipped cream 


  1. Combine the maple syrup, Lyre’s American Malt and a splash of hot coffee in a mug. 
  2. Stir to dissolve the maple syrup then add remaining ingredients.
  3. Top with whipped cream and serve with grated orange zest.

Basil gimlet


  • 45ml Lyre’s Dry London Spirit 
  • 10ml premium elderflower cordial 
  • 20ml mint tea syrup (see below) 
  • 30ml lime juice 
  • 2-3 drops peach bitters
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves 


  1. Shake hard briefly, fine strain into a cocktail coupette.
  2. Garnish with fresh clean basil leaf float.

For the mint tea syrup

  • 250ml very strong mint tea 
  • 250ml white sugar syrup 


Mix together and pour into clean skin bottles.

Old Fashioned

  • 60ml Lyre’s American Malt* 
  • 5ml white sugar syrup 
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters 


Stir briefly over fresh ice, pour into an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange peel

*For a low alcohol option, replace 30ml of the American Malt with 30ml of an American whiskey of your choice.

Recipes from lyres.eu