A drink of one's own


Watermelon for elephants mocktail

Want to pace yourself over the festive season? Cutting back on your alcohol intake or avoiding drinking at social events doesn't need to be a bore. The State Library of New South Wales has a range of book-themed, alcohol-free mocktail recipes to try out this summer.

What do you get when you cross literary favourites with delicious thirst-quenching concoctions?

Whether you are going alcohol-free or just wanting to cut back on your drinking during the festive season you will find some tasty, refreshing options in the Literary Mocktails recipe collection from Drug Info.

Mocktail recipe menu

Mocktails are a great alternative to alcoholic drinks for designated drivers, pregnant women, young people or anyone wanting to reduce their alcohol intake or avoid alcohol all together.

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