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
- Combine the maple syrup, Lyre’s American Malt and a splash of hot coffee in a mug.
- Stir to dissolve the maple syrup then add remaining ingredients.
- Top with whipped cream and serve with grated orange zest.
- 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
- Shake hard briefly, fine strain into a cocktail coupette.
- 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.
- 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.