To celebrate the last weekend of Dry January, the Observatory in the Grand Central Hotel has shared an exquisite non-alcoholic cocktail recipe.
Caelan McVeigh, Bar Manager of Ireland’s tallest cocktail bar said: “Over the past 12 months we have seen a growth in our sales of non-alcoholic cocktails. We’re also finding that more often than not, designated drivers are preferring to opt for a non-alcoholic cocktail instead of a soft drink or hot beverage as it makes them feel more included with the rest of their group. Due to this demand, we have created our signature non-alcoholic cocktail, the St Anne’s, inspired by Belfast’s famous landmark. Our non-alcoholic Mojitos and Brambles are also proving very popular. We are also working on some low- alcohol cocktails for our new menu and hoping to introduce 0% gin this year.
And to celebrate the end of Dry January, we are delighted to share the recipe for, St Anne’s, a delightful fruit based non-alcoholic cocktail which is as bold in colour as it is in flavour.”
Ingredients 70ml Thompson’s Berry Tea 70ml Pineapple Juice 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice 20ml Salted Raspberry Cordial which is made up of: 1 cup of Boiling Water 1 cup of White Sugar 1 cup of Raspberry Puree 2tsp Salt
To Garnish – Fresh Raspberry and Mint Leaves
Method Make this part of the recipe in advance:
Make the Thompson’s Berry Tea, let it cool and decant into a container and refrigerate. To make the Salted Raspberry Cordial, put a saucepan on a medium heat, add the boiling water, sugar, raspberry puree and salt. Stir until all ingredients have mixed. Cool and decant into a container and refrigerate.
To make the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, add the Berry Tea, Pineapple Juice, Lemon Juice and Salted Raspberry Cordial. Shake with Ice Strain into glass and garnish with raspberry and mint.