Whether you’re a teetotaller, pregnant or just want a refreshing drink that won’t leave you with a lingering hangover come the morning, we’ve rounded up the 14 best non-alcoholic cocktails in London that are anything but boring.
It’s also Sober October, an annual campaign in which individuals go sober(ish) throughout the month of October and help to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Click here to learn more on how to get involved & read on to find our favourite bars offering the best mocktails in London.
The restaurant defined by its old school glamour, 45 Jermyn Street has become a St James’s staple for lovers of tradition with a modern twist and teetotallers thanks to its long list of non-alcoholic tipples on offer.
Snuggle into one of the blood-orange coloured booths and order in one of their non-alcoholic drinks from the Rickies menu. It’s a selection of drinks made with homemade syrups, mixed with their house blend acid and highly carbonated house soda. Our favourite being the No.16, a sharp fruity number rich with blackcurrant, lemon thyme, acid and soda.
45 Jermyn Street, St. James’s SW1Y 6DN
Settle in for a wild ride through the rainforest when you book into Berkeley Square’s hottest resto, Amazonico.
For a non-alcoholic hit, order in the Guaivo. It’s made with Seedlip Grove, watermelon, guava, cardamon, lemon, pomegranate and topped with a splash of soda water. A refreshing and fruity mix, perfect for pretending you’re in a tropical rainforest.
10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair W1J 6BR
For a bar that oozes style and charisma head to The Library Bar at The Lanesborough.
If you can guide your eyes from their ever-expanding cocktail list, look to the non-alcoholic numbers and sample the X-Rated, a modern London classic prepared with passion fruit and vanilla flavours, shaken with mango and fresh lime juice. Close your eyes and pretend it’s a Porn Star Martini.
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner SW1X 7TA
Shanghai Soleil, Park Chinois
Just because you aren’t drinking this month doesn’t mean you have to forgo the fun. Park Chinois in Mayfair can guarantee all of the excitement and more even with their signature mocktails.
We love the Shanghai Soleil, a crisp and refreshing tipple combining the exotic flavours of pineapple, apple, raspberry, mint and honey.
17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8EA
Oh Beehive, Skylight Peckham
Sober October needn’t look boring. Just head to Skylight Peckham for a buzzy night filled with soaring views stretching across London from their sprawling outdoor terrace. Of course, these guys are known for their cocktail options but their mocktails shouldn’t be missed either.
Try the Oh Beehive, a concoction of local Peckham honest infused with Ceder’s non-alcoholic spirit, a gin alternative, topped with soda and peel of lemon.
Theatre Walk, 120 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JT
Air of the Mountain, Sabine
The hottest new arrival onto the rooftop scene is Sabine, the bar that overlooks St Paul’s. This Sober October, relax with views over the city as you sip on their Air of the Mountain mocktail.
Created by bar manager and mixologist, Davide Valvano, the mocktail is available as part of their London Cocktail Week offering. It’s made with everleaf mountain, green tea, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, elderflower cordial and topped with a dehydrated wheelie pink grapefruit slice.
10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ
TRIP on the Coast, AllBright
Not only is AllBright, Mayfair’s female members’ club, the place to go for stunning co-working spaces, it’s also the perfect venue to meet up with friends for a drink or two at their all-day restaurant or on their secluded outdoor terraces.
For Sober October, try the TRIP on the Coast. A CBD infused-mocktail made with Seedlip Garden and TRIP Lemon & Basil.
24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP
Hikari Hibi, ROBATA
Putting the e(a)se in Japanese, ROBATA has become renowned for its affordable, no fuss Japanese dishes. Go all out and sample their exquisite tasting menu or order in a few of your favourite small plates, all paired alongside a mocktail for Sober October.
For something refreshing, try the Hikari Hibi, a mix of hibiscus concentrate, elderflower and lemonade, or go fruity with the Jonetsu, a blend of apple juice, strawberry, passion fruit and hibiscus.
Book a table at Gillray’s and be greeted with unparalleled views over the Thames and iconic London sites, plus a delicious spiced mocktail, perfect for the seasonal change.
The Doctor Sangrado, a refreshing and spicy cocktail, is made of Ginger Beer, lime, caramel syrup, chocolate and almond sugar free sweetner.
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7PB
Negroni, The Court
Missing your favourite cocktail? Even when it’s Sober October you can still get your fix thanks to private members’ club, The Court and their new collaboration with non-alcoholic drinks brand, Lyre’s.
Sip on your favourite spritz, order in a round of the signature serve, Negroni, or go try their take on an amaretti. And the best part? It’s all vegan, non-alcoholic and with no added sugar – bonus.
9 Kingly Street, W1B 5PH
Exotic Escape, Rake’s Café Bar
Rake’s Café Bar, Liverpool Street’s cafe by day, bar by night venue, is the perfect place to while away your days. Head here for a busy working from ‘anywhere’ session before meeting the girls and catch up over a few drinks at the bar. For those partaking in Sober October, look to their non-alcoholic options – we love the Exotic Escape made with Seedlip Garden 108, passionfruit, coconut and soda.
Spicy Fresca, The Lighterman
Enjoy Sober October canalside at Granary Square’s The Lighterman. Their mocktail menu is packed with some tempting tastes, from the long Blackberry Mule, made with blackberry, lime and ginger ale, to the Pear & Rosemary Tea with pear, rosemary, lemon and Charitea green tea.
Our favourite though is the Spicy Fresca, a fiery mix of cucumber, chilli, honey, grapefruit and mango – yum.
3 Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C 4BH
Powered by two female entrepreneurs, Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, Redemption aims to be London’s healthiest restaurant.
Favourite among veggies, the Seven Dials hotspot is renowned for its healthy, non-alcoholic tipples. Enjoy a plant-based meal this Sober October, paired alongside one of their tempting mocktails, from the Cucumberini to the Black Magic.
2 Neal’s Yard, West End, London WC2H 9AT
Geisha Lips, Nobu
Japanese-Peruvian specialists, Nobu London boasts several tempting zero alcohol cocktails for all to try. Those missing the spirits should try their Seedlip specials, from the Geisha Lips – a mix of rose syrup and rose essence, asian leaves, citrus and Seedlip Garden served short – to the Farmer’s Tonic – Seedlip Spice, maple syrup, apple juice, fresh rosemary sprig, tonka bean bitters and lemon juice.