Literary mocktails

What do you get when you cross literary favourites with delicious thirst-quenching concoctions?

Literary mocktails are book-themed, alcohol-free drinks, inspired by well-known literary works. The names were suggested and voted upon by library fans. 

Mocktails are a great alternative to alcoholic drinks for designated drivers, pregnant women, people wanting to reduce their alcohol intake, young people or anyone who wants to avoid alcohol.

Our literary mocktail recipes feature a range of different flavours to suit a wide audience.

From alcohol-free versions of classic cocktails to our own signature virgin mojito there is sure to be a drink to suit everyone.

Literary mocktails

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A sidecar named desire

Celebrate any occasion with this refreshing combination of ginger and lime.

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Grape expectations

A festive, fruity mocktail prepared with grape juice and cranberry juice. 

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Tequila mockingbird

A fun, alcohol-free version of a classic cocktail combining orange juice and grenadine.

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The turn of the screwdriver

This non alcoholic mojito recipe combines citrus, mint and lime to make a delicious, crisp drink. 

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Watermelon for elephants

This light and refreshing mocktail is the perfect combination of watermelon, coconut and lime.

Female cricketers in silhouette with green background

Fraise in the sun

A refreshing blend of strawberry, apple and ginger makes for the perfect summer drink.

Ghost and Scrooge figure

Bah humbug

Enjoy guilt-free fun during the festive season with this pomegranate mocktail.

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The toddy in the library

The perfect winter warmer for cosy nights in.

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Blue grit

Enjoy Drug Info's latest mocktail as part of the NSW Seniors Festival celebrations.


Get healthy and reduce your alcohol consumption
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About alcohol

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Standard drinks

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