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Creating the Perfect Mocktail: Indulge in Delicious and Refreshing Alcohol-Free Drinks!

Mocktails are becoming increasingly popular and make for a great alcohol substitute. Mocktails are the ideal option whether you’re the designated driver, don’t drink, or are just searching for a tasty and refreshing beverage. To make sure you don’t sacrifice flavor or enjoyment, the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute will walk you through the steps of making the ideal mocktail in this blog, courtesy our Bar Operations students. 

Suitable for any occasion, get ready to impress your friends and family with these delicious alcohol-free concoctions while you sip, smile and stay refreshed with amazing flavors!

Recipe 1: Deja’s Non-Alcoholic Cooler (Shandy)


  • Sorrel Shandy
  • 6 Strips Red Sweet Peppers
  • 3 Slices Lemon
  • 10 Leaves of Mint
  • 1 ½ Spoons White Sugar


  • Sweet Pepper Strips Mint


  1. Muddle the fruits and vegetables into Sorrel Shandy.
  2. Add sugar and stir gently to combine all ingredients.
  3. Filling the serving glass with ice cubes, double strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a few slices of bell pepper and serve chilled.

Recipe 2: MAI TAI


  • 2 oz Club Soda
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz. Orgeat Syrup


  • Sweet Pepper StripsMint 


  1. Fill a beverage glass halfway with ice.
  2. In a shaker add the fresh juices and orgeat syrup and shake aggressively.
  3. Double strain the mixture into the beverage glass.
  4. Pour the club soda over the mixture and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with sweet peppers and mint leaves.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing taste of this classic mocktail.

Creating the perfect mocktail is an enjoyable and creative process that allows you to experiment with various local and foreign flavors and combinations. From fruity and refreshing to tangy and zesty, the world of mocktails offers endless possibilities for everyone to enjoy. So, gather your ingredients, unleash your inner mixologist, and craft these delicious and easy to follow alcohol-free beverages that are sure to impress your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

Recipe Credits courtesy THTI’s Bar Operations Students!

  • Rajiv Seuchan
  • Nehanda Mayers
  • Dayanah Perrotte
  • Deja Darlington-Thomas
  • Wendell Harewood

Turn Your Passion for Mixology Into A Rewarding Skill!

Check out our Mixing Mocktails short course to embark on a delightful journey designed to transform you into a masterful mocktail mixologist. Join this short course for an immersive experience where you’ll discover the secrets behind crafting tantalizing and refreshingly delicious non-alcoholic beverages.

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