Christmas is just around the corner, and there’s a good chance your social calendar contains a party, or two! Whether you're hosting or going to a friend's place, make sure you grab a few bottles of Schweppes and try these delicious mocktails from mixologist Andy Pearson.

"Seasonality is extremely important when it comes to making drinks, and with Schweppes it’s going to be easy for mocktail fans to create drinks at home," says Andy. "You really don’t need all the equipment that we professional bar tenders would use. You can use jam jar with the lid on and use that as a cocktail shaker, use a spoon instead of bar spoon, you can use a rolling pin as a moveller. Just keep it nice and simple and have fun with it."

1. Ginger Ale Float (Boston Cooler)

  • Garnish: None
  • Glass: Highball
  • Method: Built (No Ice)
  • Ingredients: Schweppes Ginger Ale 200ml, Vanilla Ice Cream 1 Scoop
  • Accessories: 1 Long Straw
  • Skill Rating: 2

2. Pina Fuego

  • Garnish: Caramelised Pineapple & Chilli
  • Glass: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaken
  • Ingredients: Fresh Red Chilli 4 Slices, Schweppes Pineapple Juice 125ml, Coconut Cream 25ml
  • Accessories: 1 Long Clear Straw
  • Skill Rating: 2

3. Blood Orange St Clements

  • Garnish: Blood Orange Wheel
  • Glass: Highball
  • Method: Built
  • Ingredients: Blood Orange Juice 125ml, Schweppes Lemon & Elderflower 125ml
  • Accessories: 1 Long Clear Straw
  • Skill Rating: 1

4. Tia Mout (Time Out)

  • Garnish: Orange Wedge & Mint Sprig
  • Glass: Rocks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Ingredients: Freshly Pressed Ginger Juice 15ml, Orgeat (Almond) Syrup 15ml, Fresh Lemon Juice 15ml, Schweppes Orange Juice 200ml
  • Accessories: A Stirrer
  • Skill Rating: 2

5. 1783 Breeze

  • Garnish: Strawberry Flag & Lime
  • Glass: Highball
  • Method: Shaken
  • Ingredients: Fresh Lime Juice 25ml, Guava Juice 125ml, Schweppes Grapefruit Juice 125ml
  • Accessories: 1 Long Clear Straw
  • Skill Rating: 1
Andy Pearson is an award-winning mixologist and drinks expert.
 
"I really like working with the new Schweppes Sparkling Juice Drinks range because the flavours are very light. They’re not heavy and cloying like some other soft drinks, plus they are quite interesting and dynamic flavours, they are very different from other products in the market in that segment," explains Andy. 
 
Interested in more festive recipes? Try the Diet Coke Christmas cake!