AF (alcohol-free) cocktail recipes

Looking for a new delicious alcohol-free cocktail? Here are a few of our favorites.

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Annie pouring grapefruit juice into the Resting Booch Face alcohol-free cocktail

Resting Booch Face

Kombucha is chock full of probiotics, which work hand and hand with neurons in the digestive system to help aid in the production of serotonin. This chemical contributes to well being and happiness.

ingredients: 

  • 6 oz citrus or ginger kombucha

  • 1 lime

  • 1 orange

  • 1/2 grapefruit

  • 2 oz orange juice

  • 2 oz lime juice

  • 2 oz ginger beer

  • salt + sugar + chili powder

steps:

  1. Mix salt + sugar + chili powder on a small plate

  2. Rim each glass with a lime wedge & dip into the chili mix

  3. Fill each glass with ice & a mix of sliced citrus

  4. Add juices & kombucha 

  5. Stir and top with ginger beer 

  6. You can always watch the how-to!

*kombucha is a naturally fermented drink & may contain trace amounts of alcohol.

 
 
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Hot in Herrre

With a nod to Nelly, Hot in Herrre combines the sweetness of strawberries with the spice of fresh jalapeño.

ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Tres Agaves Organic Strawberry Margarita Mix (alcohol-free)

  • 1/2 oz strawberry purée

  • 1/2 oz lime juice

  • 1 oz limeade

  • fresh jalapeño

  • fresh strawberries

  • kosher salt

steps:

  1. Rim a glass with lime juice & dip into kosher salt. Add ice & set aside.

  2. In a pint glass, combine 3 strawberries, 3 sliced jalapeños (leave seeds if you prefer a spicier version) & 1 slice of lime. 

  3. Muddle with a splash of lime juice.

  4. Add margarita mix, strawberry purée & lime juice.

  5. Shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds.

  6. Strain into glass & garnish with a slice of jalapeño & strawberry.

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putting a rock candy garnish into the Fresh 75 AF cocktail

Fresh 75

Light, refreshing, and a fan favorite!

ingredients: 

  • 2 oz Belvoir Elderflower cordial

  • 2 oz lemon juice

  • Up to 2 oz simple syrup

  • Seltzer

  • Ice

  • Rock candy (optional, for garnish)

  • lemon peel (optional, for garnish)

steps:

  1. Shake elderflower, lemon juice, and simple syrup vigorously with ice

  2. Strain into a champagne flute and top with seltzer

  3. Garnish with a rock candy stick or lemon twist

 
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Ginger Spice AF cocktail with an apple chip garnish

Ginger Spice

The Ginger Spice AF cocktail is perfect for fall. Served over ice, it’s ideal for when the weather is just starting to change and it’s not quite cold enough for hot cider. 

ingredients: 

for the drink:

  • 2 oz Seedlip Spice 84

  • 2 oz extra-strong chai

  • 1/2 oz pure maple syrup

 

for the tea:

  • 4 Stash decaf chai tea

  • 8 oz water

steps:

  1. boil 8 oz of water

  2. make a cup of tea using four tea bags

  3. steep for five minutes

  4. combine Seedlip, tea & maple syrup into shaker & shake vigorously with ice 

  5. pour everything, including dirty rocks into serving glass 

  6. top with ginger beer

  7. garnish with an apple chip

 
 
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It's a Midwest Thang

This easy-drinking AF cocktail features ingredients made right here in St. Louis. Perfect for any time of the day, the flavors come together resulting in a smooth carbonated caffeine drink.

ingredients:

  • 4 oz Blueprint cold brew coffee

  • 4 oz Vess club soda

  • 1 oz Tonic #1 syrup by Heirloom Bottling Co.

  • 1 clementine

steps:

  1. In a tall glass, squeeze half the orange (for a stronger citrus flavor, squeeze the whole thing)

  2. Throw the squeezed orange in

  3. Add 4 oz cold brew coffee

  4. Add 1 oz Tonic #1 syrup

  5. Stir until completely mixed

  6. Add ice & give it another stir

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Irish Coffee Martini

This easy-drinking AF cocktail features ingredients made right here in St. Louis. Perfect for any time of the day, the flavors come together resulting in a smooth drink with a boost from the java.

ingredients: 

  • 1/4 oz Heirloom Bottling Co. Tonic #1

  • 1/4 - 1/2 oz Heirloom Bottling Co. Mojito Lime & Mint

  • 2 oz strong coffee/espresso/cold brew

  • 1/2 oz coconut creme (optional)

steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and grated high-quality dark chocolate.

 
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Coquito

What is Coquito? It is not coconut eggnog; it's coquito. In Spanish, coquito means "little coconut" but this drink has big flavor. Coquito is a traditional Christmas drink in Puerto Rico. ¡Salud!

ingredients: 

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

  • 15 oz cream of coconut (Goya or Coco Lopez) *see note below

  • 26 oz coconut milk

  • 4 oz evaporated milk

  • 12 oz water

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 4 tbsp shredded coconut, optional

steps:

  1. Add everything except cinnamon sticks to a blender and puree. (This is ~71 oz. and may be too much liquid for some blenders, so adjust accordingly.)

  2. Pour into a very large glass bottle with a lid, or several small glass bottles and add cinnamon sticks.

  3. Chill for at least 4 hours, however, the longer you wait, the better it will taste.

  4. Shake vigorously before pouring.

  5. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon, or be extra fancy and rim it with cinnamon sugar or shredded coconut.

  6. This can keep for a month in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Don't be alarmed if the drink has separated into two parts, just shake it up!

*Cream of coconut is commonly made by Goya or Coco Lopez. It is a very thick, sweetened coconut milk with chunks of shredded coconut in it. This is not the same as coconut cream that only has coconut listed on the ingredients.

 
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two frozen alcohol-free margaritas

Frozen AF Margarita

Sweet & salty sans booze

ingredients: 

  • 2 oz. honey or agave

  • 1 oz. limeade concentrate

  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice

  • dash of orange extract

  • 3/4 cup ice

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • Limes for garnish

steps:

  1. In a blender, combine honey, limeade, lime juice, grapefruit juice, orange extract, and ice.

  2. Blend until smooth.

  3. Rim a margarita glass with salt and chili.

  4. Pour blended margarita into glasses. Garnish with a lime.

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Cosmo'POM'itan

The Cosmo,POM’itan is our AF twist on a Cosmopolitan. Created by Sans Bar’s
Mixologist, Poonam, this drink has just the right combination of tartness balanced
by its sweet side. And remember, it’s shaken, not slurred.

ingredients: 

  • 6 tbsp crushed pomegranate OR 4 tbsp pomegranate juice

  • 8 oz ginger kombucha*

  • 2 oz lemon juice

  • 2 oz simple syrup (to taste)

  • 1 lemon

  • club soda

  • sugar for rim

  • 2 martini glasses

*regular kombucha can be used with the addition of a slice of ginger

steps:

  1. Rim martini glasses with a lemon wedge & dip into sugar.

  2. In a separate glass, muddle pomegranate, lemon juice, simple syrup, and slice of ginger (if applicable.)

  3. Add ice & kombucha. Stir

  4. Strain evenly between two glasses.

  5. Top with club soda. Stir.

  6. Garnish with a lemon rind & additional pomegranate seeds.

Note: Pomegranate juice can be replaced with any other tart juice (cranberry, pineapple, raspberry, etc.)

 

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