A NEW range of ‘mocktails’ is said to be a hit with customers at East Lothian bar, restaurant and hotel Ducks.
The range currently comprises four core serves: Strawberry and Kiwi Crush, made from strawberry, kiwi and lemonade; Passion by the Coast, a mix of orange, cranberry and elderflower; Orchard Mocktail, using apple, elderflower and lemonade; and Aberlady Sunrise, which incorporates orange, pineapple and grenadine.
The venue will also be serving up seasonal mocktails over Christmas, making use of festive ingredients including spiced apple and cranberry.
Ducks bartender Alan Walker, who created the range, told SLTN the non-alcohol serves are popular with both drinkers and non-drinkers.
“The taste sensations that are available give people the chance to drink things they wouldn’t normally have while staying on the healthy side of things,” said Walker.
Ducks’ rural location in Aberlady, combined with new legislation on drink-driving, has also seen the mocktail serves prove popular with drivers.
“Drivers can sit there [with a mocktail] and to anyone else looking it just looks like a cocktail,” said Walker.