This month, make mine a mocktail! Don't let the fact that you aren't drinking stop you from enjoying some fun at Cardiff 's bars. You can sup a delicious drink with not an ounce of alcohol with these 10 great mocktails that make Dry January fun.
1. Strawberry Virgin Mojito What: Fresh mint, thinly chopped lime, muddled with strawberry syrup, strawberry puree, dashes of Angostura bitters, ginger beer, crushed ice. Topped with ginger beer, garnished with a mint sprig, lime wheel and a strawberry. Price: PS4.50 Where: Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant Churchill Way, Cardiff @Chapel1877Bar 2. Simply Red What: Muddled fresh raspberries with coconut syrup, ginger real syrup, Canada Dry ginger ale, crushed ice, mint and raspberry garnish and topped with powdered sugar.
Price: PS3.50 Where: 10 Feet Tall 11a-12 Church Street, Cardiff @10FeetTallCF 3. The Current Pun What: Cranberry juice, cloudy apple, freshly made lemon juice, muddled blackberries, sweet basil leaves crushed. All shaken, strained and poured over crushed ice. Garnished with a raspberry. Price: PS3.50 Where: 29 Park Place, Cardiff @29ParkPlace 4. Cranberry Delicious What: Fresh lime juice, muddled with sugar, lime wedges over ice, mixed in mint leaves, cranberry juice and Angostura bitters.
Price: PS4.50 Where: Laguna Kitchen & Bar at Park Plaza Hotel Greyfriars Road, Cardiff @ParkPlazaCardiff 5. Shimizu Te What: Pomegranate syrup, lemon juice, sugar added to a glass and stirred over ice. Next add Sercha Kakagawa Green Tea to add a layer of colour. Garnished with a lemon twist for zest.
Price: PS3.95 Where: Pitch Bar & Eatery 3 Mill Lane @PitchCardiff 6. Citrus Cooler What: Fresh lemon, lime and orange muddle with sugar and topped with soda. Price: PS4.50 Where: Mocka Lounge 1 Mill Lane @MockaLounge 7. Dark Forrest What: Eight mint leaves and eight dashes of Angostura bitters mixed with blackcurrant cordial. Mint leaves awaken to release the flavours mixed with blackberries and raspberries. Add lime wedges, ginger beer, topped with crushed ice and garnished with mint sprig, blackberry, raspberry and lime slice.
Price: PS4.50 Where: Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant Churchill Way, Cardiff @Chapel1877Bar 8. G&T Total What: 8 juniper berries, 4 green cardamom pods, the zest from half of a lemon and half of a lime and a wedge of pink grapefruit. Filled with ice and added with 25ml of Juniper and Cardamom gomme. Served with a quality tonic such as fever tree or for a twist with an elderflower tonic.
Price: PS2.95 Where: Bar 44 Tapas Y Copas Westgate Street, Cardiff @Bar44Cardiff 9. Frozen Strawberry Virgin Daiquiri What: Blended fresh lime juice, strawberries and strawberry liqueur with crushed ice. Topped with a strawberry slice, lime zest and a mint sprig.
Price: PS4.80 Where: Live Lounge 9 The Friary, Cardiff @LiveLoungeCDF 10. Mocktail Creme Cremoso What: Half and half, pineapple juice, Myrtille syrup, Cannelle syrup, sweet and sour mix shaken and served in a hurricane glass over ice and garnished with raspberries, blueberries and a mint sprig.
Price: PS3.75. Where: Mojo Lounge Caerphilly Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff @MojoCardiff
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Jan 8, 2016|
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