Whether you’re designated driver, pregnant, doing dry July or just not as much of a booze hound as your mates, here are 10 of Perth’s best mocktails to quench your thirst, sans hangover.
The crew at Bar Lafayette are mocktail legends with not one, not two, but four “faux cocktails” up for grabs. We love the Immaculate Mojito with fresh mint and lime and topped up with Granny Smith apple juice, as well as the Kokorico with fresh basil, bitters and coconut with loads of ice, orange and pineapple juice.
Bathers Beach House
The Voyager Sangria at Bathers Beach House is uber refreshing—made with Voyager estate red grape juice, monin sangria syrup and fresh cut fruits. These guys also serve a winning mocktail with lemon sorbet, passionfruit, banana, mango, mint and coconut water, dubbed the Caribbean Coconut.
The Old Crow
When one mocktail just won’t do head to The Old Crow where you’ll find a whole bunch of non-alchoholic pitchers to choose from. We like the Alabama sweet tea made with orange pekoe tea, sugar and citrus slices.
Hula Bula Bar
The Hawaiian good times can still continue even when you’re doing dry July because Hula Bula Bar serve two winning cocktails. There’s the Spongebob—a giant guava and passionfruit smoothie with coconut—and the Pink Panther—passionfruit, pineapple, lime and grenadine. Aloha indeed!
Duende totally have your sober ass covered with their poached pear and cardamom charger—cardamom sweetened pear muddled with fresh pear and charged with dry ginger ale. There’s also a minted watermelon sling up for grabs—cold-pressed watermelon shaken with fresh mint and pineapple. You bloody legend!
The Apple Daily Bar & Eating House
Designated driver? Wipe those tears away, Apple Daily are on hand to quench your thirst with their delicious mocktails. There’s the Blue Lemonade, Why So Sydra (fresh citric fruit with yuzu and apple sidra) and the yummy Watermelon Crush.
Kitsch Bar Asia
Though we’re not entirely sure what’s in it, if you ask nicely the crew at Kitsch will pour you a winning mocktail, sour strap included. Being pregnant sounds way more fun now, hey!
Jack Rabbit Slims
The shakes at Jack Rabbit Slims aren’t just for the booze hounds of Perth, they’ve got plenty of virgin goodness to go around. Whether it’s the peanut butter, salted caramel or good old spearmint you can’t go wrong.
While they’re not on the menu, Swallow Bar have a rotation of tasty mocktails up for grabs. They can even recreate a few of their popular cocktails on the menu without alcohol. What a talented bunch!
Bib & Tucker
The watermelon and ginger smash from Bib & Tucker is summer in a glass. Filled with watermelon, lime, mint and ginger beer—you’ll be swearing off alcohol for good before you know it.
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