Octsober doesn't always mean boring drinks.

Here are some great mocktails to make this Octsober. Photo: Pexels

Giving Octsober a go? Here are some cheeky mocktail recipes

Are you part of the many who are putting down the bottle and partaking in Octsober? Here are a few great mocktails to try.

Octsober doesn't always mean boring drinks.

Here are some great mocktails to make this Octsober. Photo: Pexels

October is here and for many, the one month in the year when they say goodbye to alcohol and detox their systems ahead of the busy and often booze filled festive holidays.

If you are one of many who are currently participating in “Octsober”, then these mocktail recipes will surely come in handy.

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Mocktail recipes that will make Octsober so worth it

Rosemary Blueberry Fizz

●        1/4 cup blueberries

●        1 sprig of fresh rosemary

●        1 tbsp honey

●        15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

●        1 litre club soda

●        500ml mineral water

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the blueberries, rosemary, honey, and lemon juice until the blueberries have released their juices. Add ice to the shaker and shake until well combined. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice. Pour in the club soda and mineral water, and gently stir to combine. Garnish with additional blueberries and a sprig of rosemary, if desired.

This delightful mocktail is quick and easy to make. Image via Andaz West Hollywood

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Sparkling Lemon Rasp

●      30 ml Raspberry Mix

●      30ml Lemonade Mix

●      6 litres Non- Alcoholic beer

●      Raspberry and Mint Leaves

Add Raspberry Mix & Lemonade Mix into a shaker then shake for 5-8 seconds. Top off with the non-alcoholic beer and garnish with raspberries and mint leaves.

Eastside Garden

●       60ml Seedlip Garden non-alcoholic spirit

●       30ml fresh lemon juice

●        60ml simple syrup

●        10 fresh mint leaves

●        3 cucumber slices

●        5 basil leaves

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice cubes and shake well. Strain and pour into a coupette glass and garnish with two basil leaves. 

Virgin Cucumber Gimlet 

●        45ml oz club soda

●        4-5 slices of muddled cucumber

●        30ml fresh lime juice

●        30ml simple syrup

Add cucumber and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker (or mason jar). Muddle the two ingredients together to mash the cucumber. Add lime juice to the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously, until frothy. Pour over ice and top with club soda.

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