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See Out Dry January With This Delicious Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

A vibrant tipple named after a Belfast landmark. 

More and more of us are a little sober-curious these days and clever non-alcoholic cocktail recipes can be just as enjoyable as their boozy counterparts. 

This recipe comes from Caelan McVeigh, Bar Manager at The Observatory bar in the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. The cocktail is called St Anne’s and is named after Belfast’s landmark cathedral. With intriguing ingredients such as berry tea and a salted raspberry cordial, it packs a flavourful booze-free punch. 

Ingredients

  • 70ml Thompson’s Berry Tea
  • 70ml pineapple juice
  • 30ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml salted raspberry cordial (see below)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of raspberry purée
  • 2tsp salt
  •  To garnish – fresh raspberry and mint leaves

For the salted raspberry cordial

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of raspberry purée

 Method

Make this part of the recipe in advance:

  1. Make the berry tea, let it cool and decant into a container and refrigerate.
  2. To make the salted raspberry cordial, put a saucepan on a medium heat, add the boiling water, sugar, raspberry puree and salt.
  3. Stir until all ingredients have mixed. Cool and decant into a container and refrigerate.
    To make the cocktail:
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add the berry tea, pineapple juice, lemon juice and salted raspberry cordial.
  5. Shake with ice and strain into glass and garnish with raspberry and mint.

    Recipe courtesy of Caelan McVeigh, Bar Manager at The Observatory, Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.

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