With Dry July in full swing, we’ve got you covered with a list of where to find the best mocktails in Auckland. After all, we know you don't need alcohol to have fun but don't let Dry July stop you from keeping up with your social circle!
Onslow is sophistication and indulgence personified. They understand that mocktails are a work of art and have expertly created a list that portrays this. Onslow have successfully replicated the classic gin sour using Seedlip Gin. The Garden Flower is fluffy, herby and ticks all of our boxes for an unforgettable mocktail. Using the Seedlip Garden 108, apple juice and citrus, sugar, egg white, rosemary and thyme. Gram-worthy and delicious!
Kiss Kiss never fails us – in fact, they've really stepped up the Dry July game with their genius take on the mocktail. This time round they've covered all their bases and introduced the sweet, sour, and spicy trio of non-alcoholic drinks. Pick your favourite flavour and you'll be presented with an impressively accurate representation of each choice. And for just $8.50 per drink, they're a wallet-friendly alternative too!
Parasol and Swing
Parasol and Swing are renowned for their outstanding cocktails, so it comes as no surprise that their mocktail selection is just as delicious. You’ll find a list of their mocktails under the teetotalers section of the menu and they don’t disappoint. Currently they have three outstanding mocktails; the Tiki and Tonic, made with tropical lusu mix and tonic water. The house raspberry lemonade; made with homemade lemonade, raspberry jam, grenadine and soda. And finally, there’s the passionfruit no-jito; made with apple juice, passionfruit, mint, lemon and soda.
The Glass Goose
The Glass Goose is one of Auckland’s hidden gems; this rooftop bar sits snug in the heart of the city. Their range of mocktails covers all of your needs from sweet to spiced. The Strawberry and Basil Crush gives us major summer vibes; with strawberries, basil, lime, black pepper and lemonade. The Lemon and Rosemary Fizz is both herby and refreshing; made with house made rosemary lemonade, sugar and a splash of soda. But our favourite has to be The Spiced Apple Mojito; with apple, lime, sugar, cinnamon, soda and mint.
Soul Bar always exceeds our expectations for a luxurious night out, with beautiful views of the water and an indulgent selection of mocktails. The Blueberry crush explodes with flavour; made with blood orange, blueberry, lime, basil and citrus. The simple yet timeless take on the classic mojito comes in the form of the Lychee Faux-jito; made with lychee, lime, mint and ginger beer. Or if you miss the botanical taste of dream then the California Dreaming is the mocktail for you. Made with Seedlip spice 94 (a non-alcoholic gin), vanilla, lemon and lime and a splash of soda.
Take to the waterfront and enjoy a refreshing mocktail overlooking the gorgeous Takapuna Beachfront. Franc's makes a great cocktail, and they make an even great non-alcoholic version too. The house tiki delivers a tropical punch in the most aesthetic way possible, or opt for a classic virgin mojito for the ultimate sunny day refresher. Don't compromise your favourite drink order this Dry July at Franc's!
Pocket Bar & Kitchen
Grey Lynn’s best kept secret has made a name for themselves with their range of seasonal house cocktails/mocktails. On Pocket Bar's menu, you’ll find the Rhubarbra Streisand; a delicious blend of rhubarb and apple. The My Boy Blue which combines tangy blueberries with herby rosemary. Other options are the Feijoa Rumble (feijoa and cinnamon) and the Sweeney Todd (a lemon and ginger reduction.) You can have these mocktails as sodas or have them expertly paired with one of the Seedlip range!
Saint Alice is serving up beautiful water views and sensational mocktails. They have managed to replicate the taste of summer with their sweet and fruity mocktails. You’ll be transported to the tropics when you sip on The Peach and Pineapple mocktail. With a peach puree, pineapple, orange and lime juice – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. Or go for the Pineapple and cucumber mocktail that’s both refreshing and incredibly flavourful. Made with pineapple, cucumber, falernum, lime juice and topped with a splash of soda.
The Good Home
You can still head down to your local on a Friday afternoon this Dry July, homely spots like The Good Home are making it possible with their incredible mocktails. Different at each location, you can expect to find interesting flavour combos and virgin takes on the classic cocktail range. The Good Home Howick has a few of our favourites – booze-free frozen daiquiris and blended pina coladas.
Bedford Soda & Liquor
Have you even been to Ponsonby if you haven’t visited Bedford Soda? This little cocktail bar makes a bang with their outstanding range of handcrafted soda’s. The Peach Iced Tea with fresh mint and lemon promises to quench your thirst and keep you coming back for more. The passionfruit with lemon, basil and mandarin offers a unique flavour combination that blows our mind. Then we like to end our visit with the gold kiwifruit and cucumber soda for a fresh finish.