I’m late to the party. The Lyre’s party.

Lyre’s are making it a gazillion times easier to make some pretty impressive mocktails.

I’ve had fun so far with Seedlip non-alcoholic gins, Wood Lane sparkling botanicals, Edenvale non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and a myriad of lime-and-agave fruit mocktails, but Lyre’s is taking mocktails to the next level.

This is the list of mocktail recipes they currently have on their site:

Dry Martini
Espresso Martini
Amalfi Spritz
Rosa Negronic
Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
Absinthe & Lemonade
Amaretti Affogato
Amaretti Sour
American Malt & Cola
Aperitif Dry on ice
Basil Gimlet
Biano Spritz
Breakfast Club Punch
Brunch Intentions
Coffee Affogato
Dark n Spicy
Eggnog Cocktail
Festival Spritz
Festive Mimosa
Italian Orange & Tonic
Mai Tai
Maple Coffee Cocktail
Clover Club
Cuba Libre

I’d seen the odd reference to Lyre’s, but it was an article at https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/what-to-drink-when-you-re-not-drinking-20200615-p552n4.html that really highlighted how good this is going to be.

I couldn’t afford to order all of the range – which is a pity, given that the 30 recipes above would cover Dry July nicely. But there are a small number of bottles on order that should arrive next week. Then I can start experimenting.

Obviously without having tried them personally yet, I can’t recommend them as yet, but based on the reputation, this looks like being a winner.