Post, 4 January 2024
Perhaps you don’t drink, perhaps your sober-curious or perhaps you’re detoxing after party season. Whatever your lifestyle of choice, we’ve rounded up the very best mocktails in the neighbourhood to enjoy this Dry January.
‘Red Line’ at Beaufort House
One of Chelsea’s best-loved bars and restaurants is famed for their cocktails so it’s no surprise that their mocktail menu also offers top-tier tipples. Choose from four alcohol-free cocktails, including ‘Red Line’; a blend of fresh raspberries, redcurrant, passion fruit puree and rose syrup, topped with soda.
‘Apple & Elderflower Spritzer’ at Bluebird
The art-deco inspired bar is one of the best places in Chelsea for your January mocktail, set within the 1920s former Garage. With a contemporary cocktail menu and delicious bar snack offering which is well worth perusing, there are two mocktail options, including an ‘Apple & Elderflower Spritzer’ made of Everleaf Mountain, apple juice, cucumber, elderflower cordial and Fever-Tree soda, or guests can DIY their own drink with a number of low-alcohol spirits and beers on offer.
‘Celibate Martini’ at Callooh Callay
Quirky King’s Road spot and home to many a bartender-extraordinaire, Callooh Callay is known for playing its part in the resurgence of the London cocktail scene. We only expected, therefore, that the alcohol-free menu would be as delicious as it’s boozy sibling. There are four mocktails to choose from, include a sober-twist on the classic – a ‘Celibate Martini’ – crafted from Everleaf Marine, passion fruit syrup, sugar and pineapple juice with a Franklin & Son’s Ginger Ale shot on the side.
‘Sin-gria’ at The Botanist, Sloane Square
A bustling hotspot in the heart of Chelsea and open seven days a week, The Botanist is a favourite haunt for those after a post-work (sober) tipple or two. Here, sip on a ‘Sin-gria’, sin guilt as this alcohol-free mocktail is whipped up before your eyes with Wednesday Domaine <0%, orange juice, lemonade and a spiced berry syrup.
‘Garden Collins’ at The Ivy Chelsea Garden
With it’s new, sleek bar on entry, you’ll be hard-pushed not to be tempted to take a pew in The Ivy Chelsea Garden this January. There are 11 tee-total tipples to choose from, making excellent aperitifs or dinner accompaniments at this King’s Road favourite, including a ‘Garden Collins’, mixing Seedlip Garden 108, citric blend, raspberry and Ginger Ale.
‘Mori Mojito’ at Sticks’n’Sushi
With an array of delicious Japanese-inspired cocktails, those not drinking can be reassured they won’t miss out on the fabulous flavours. The ‘Kampai’ menu offers five alcohol-free options, including the twist on the classic, a ‘Mori Mojito’; Forest Everleaf non-alcoholic spirit shaken with mint, yuzu and lime.
‘Tropical Blossom’ at Hans Bar & Grill
An oasis of calm tucked away on Pavilion Road, Hans’ Bar & Grill is an all-day brasserie and soothing space for an afterwork drink. Five virgin cocktails feature soft-options of classics such as the ‘Tropical Blossom’, a sweet mix of Blossom cherry syrup, lemon juice, Double Dutch soda water and orange juice.
‘Dirty Lemonade’ at Ixchel
New kid on the block is home to one of Europe’s largest tequila collections however it also offers four equally impressive 0% options that will have you toasting ‘Arriba!’ from the first sip. Try the ‘Dirty Lemonade’ – a blend of activated charcoal, fresh lime juice and organic agave.
Discover the full list of where to wine, dine and mocktail on the King’s Road directory here.