Transform your cordials into mouth-watering mocktails!

Not sure about you, but all this time at home, drinking copious cups of tea and coffee is wearing thin now!  There’s only so much caffeine one can take! Yet as healthy as water is, that’s not hitting the spot either and you’re left craving something different.

As the boredom kicks in there’s a temptation to crack open a beer or a bottle of wine, but before that, why not first try out a mocktail?  You might be pleasantly surprised!  Find your inner bartender!

There’s been a growing trend of people cutting down on alcohol consumption over the last couple of years.  Some argue that Millennials and Gen Zers are drinking less than older generations, in part because of fears related to losing control while drunk and having the evidence shared on Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook!

“Control has become a key watchword for today’s younger drinkers,” Jonny Forsyth, a global food-and-drink analyst at Mintel, said in 2017. “Unlike previous cohorts, their nights out are documented through photos, videos, and posts across social media where it is likely to remain for the rest of their lives,” Forsyth continued. “Over-drinking is, therefore, something many seek to avoid.”  It’s certainly an interesting perspective.

What is a mocktail?

Not everyone wants to drink but that doesn’t mean the nondrinkers should be left out and banished to the corner with a can of cola!  Because of the demand for more visually and aesthetically appealing drinks than normal soft drinks, the concept known as “Mocktails” was born. Mocktails, an abbreviation for “mock cocktails”. The word “mock” meaning to “imitate or mimic” are imitations of cocktails in the sense that they seem similar to them, but do not have alcohol or any other spirits. They can liven up any lockdown – minus the hangover.

There’s still a stigma around people who say they don’t drink and we suppose this comes from our culture.   It has always been deemed “cool” to down a pint or to drink as many shots as you can until you literally are “legless”. We are famous for our drunken antics abroad and have a bit of a reputation for being a boozy nation.  The more bars and restaurants make non-alcohol options just as sexy as alcohol versions, the more people will feel less stigmatised.

Who invented the Mocktail?

It’s impossible to pinpoint who created the very first mocktail but it is believed that the Shirley Temple – traditionally, ginger ale with a dash of grenadine, maraschino cherry and lemon for garnish, named after the famous child actress, first popularised the idea of making soft drinks more glamourous.


Source: The Story Behind, 10 abr. 2019

What’s in a mocktail?

Fruit juices are the main component of the drink that not only provides the taste but also gives a health factor to the beverage. Lemon juice, pineapple juice, orange juice and apple juice are very common in making any kind of mocktail. Usually, packaged juices are included, but fresh fruits are also crushed to give a refreshing taste.

Along with juices, other carbonated drinks cola, lemonade, ginger ale including soda water are used with cordials to create mocktails that have any extra fizz.

To make some rich and creamy mocktails, ice cream, coconut cream/milk or mashed banana is usually inculcated. Chocolate syrup, milk, and coffee are particularly used to make the drinks or the people who like to have a warm kind of mocktail. These ingredients may also be used to make chilled and frozen drinks.

Our Top 10  Mocktail Ideas

Non Boozy Ginger Mojito

  • 6 Lime Wedges
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • 1 Spoon White Sugar
  • 30ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Ginger
  • Top with soda
  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Crushed
  • Process: Build in glass & stir

Mr Fitz Cream Soda Pop Culture

  • 50ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Cream Soda
  • 50ml Milk
  • 25ml Cold brew Coffee
  • Scoop Vanilla Icecream
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Garnish: Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Whipped Cream & Salted Caramel Popcorn
  • Glass Sundae
  • Ice: Crushed
  • Process: Blend

Mr Fitz Very Berry Root Beer

  • 5 Blueberries
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 50ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Root Beer
  • 30ml Lime Juice
  • Top with soda water
  • Garnish: Lemon wedge & fresh berries
  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Crushed Ice
  • Process: Muddle, build in glass & churn

Mr Fitz Iron Fruit Brew

Recipe creation & photography by @justshakeorstir
  • 40ml Iron Brew Tonic Cordial
  • 2 – 3 Fresh Loime
  • 2-3 Sliced Strawberris
  • 4-5 Slices Fresh Ginger
  • 4-5 Bluberries
  • Top with Soda Water


  • Build in glass over ice and garnish with mint

Ye Olde Sweet Shop


  • 50ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Blackcurrant & Liquorice
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Top with soda
  • Garnish: Lemon wedge & Liquorice sweet


  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Process: Build in glass & stir

Non Boozy Elderflower Spritzer


  • 25ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Elderflower & Apple
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Top with alcohol-free sparkling wine


  • Glass: Champagne
  • Ice: None
  • Process: Build in glass & stir

Sarsarpilla Pear Sling


  • 4 Pear Slices
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • 50ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Sarsaparilla
  • 12.5ml Sugar Syrup
  • Top with soda
  • Garnish: Pear Slice


  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Process: Muddle, shake, strain & top

Yuzu & Turmeric Dragon Juice


  • 50ml Mr Fitzpatricks  Lemon, Yuzu & Turmeric
  • 10ml Lemon Juice
  • Top with Dry Dragon Real Kombucha
  • Garnish: Slice of lemon


  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Build up in glass


Strawberry & Kiwi Fruit Tea


  • 2 Strawberries (Halved)
  • 2 Slices Kiwi (Halved)
  • 50ml Green Tea
  • 37.5ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Strawberry & Kiwi
  • 20ml Lemon juice
  • Dash Sugar
  • Garnish: Strawberry & Kiwi


  • Glass: Collins
  • Ice: Cubed
  • Process: Shake & Strain

Rhubarb & Rosehip Quencher


  • 4 Lime wedges
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 30ml Mr Fitzpatrick’s Rhubarb & Rosehip
  • Top with Apple Juice
  • Garnish: Candied Rose Petal, Mint SpriG


  • Glass: Rocks
  • Ice: Crushed
  • Process: Muddle & churn

Now going booze-free isn’t for everyone and there’s nothing wrong with that! But for anyone interested in trying a 30-day sober challenge, get in touch with Sober Experiment 

Their Purpose

We are proactive and want to raise awareness as a preventative measure by promoting physical health, mental health and well-being

We help to give people new coping mechanisms so they don’t feel the need to self-medicate and show them how fulfilling life can be without alcohol

The Sober Experiment challenges beliefs around alcohol and we are passionate about removing the stigma attached to sobriety and alcoholism.

We arm you with the facts so you can make informed and educated choices surrounding alcohol

We also provide a safe space to support everyone who chooses not to drink alcohol (either for social, religious, cultural or personal reasons) for people to be a part of and to talk openly and honestly without the fear of being labelled or judged

We have been best friends since high school and drank together for almost 30 years before ‘experimenting’ with a sober lifestyle that immediately became a permanent fixture. This is when life as best friends just got interesting and we can not wait for you to join us on this exciting journey.

If you are still uninspired, take a look here for even more ideas and inspiration!