Fast Ed’s Dry July Mocktails

Drink, Drink Recipes, Health & Wellness / 20 June 2016
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Fast Ed’s Dry July Mocktails

Drink, Drink Recipes, Health & Wellness / 20 June 2016

Party on with these amazing Dry July mocktails

There’s nothing dry about Dry July when water is not the only non-alcoholic beverage on offer. This July, fit into that dinner party in style. Ditch the H2O on ice with lime and get out your mocktail shaker. By the end of this article, you’ll have the skills to create three Dry July mocktails that even Charlie Ainsbury would mistake for the real deal, plus your fellow dinner party guests are going to be boozing with envy.

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But first, let’s talk about the serious side to Dry July. I could tell you the statistics, but instead I’m going to replay how Ambassador ‘Fast’ Ed Halmagyi kicked off the Dry July Mocktail Masterclass last week.

“Has anybody here had cancer?” A few people raised their hand, including Ed himself.

“Has anybody here had an immediate member of their circle suffer cancer?” A significant number more raised their hand.

“Has anyone here had an extended member of their circle suffer from cancer? For example, a grandparent.” Rest of room raised their hand.

To me, seeing a room full of people with their arm raised hit home harder than Cancer Council Australia’s “1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85”. Let’s not dismiss that statistic though, it’s real.

Dry July raises money to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort to those affected by cancer. Everything they fund is to benefit the cancer patient, their families and carers. They aim to make a difficult time, a little easier.

Dry July Mocktails Masterclass Fast Ed Halmagyi

How can you help? Sign up to go dry during the month of July at, then get out your Sodastream and start shaking up a few of these delicious Dry July mocktails, thanks to ‘Fast’ Ed Halmagyi, SodaStream and of course Dry July.

Dry July Mocktails #1: Easy Breezy Cucumber


  • 500mL SodaStream sparkling water
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled into ribbons
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 whole lime
  • Ice


  1. Prepare sparkling water: Fizz 1L of cold fresh water.
  2. Use a peeler to create 5 or 6 cucumber ribbons.
  3. Cut lime into quarters. Fill 3/4’s of a tall glass with ice.
  4. Squeeze 1 quarter of lime into the glass and slice another quarter to add to glass.
  5. Add in honey, rosemary sprigs and cucumber slices.
  6. Top with sparking water. Stir, serve and enjoy!

Dry July Mocktails Masterclass Fast Ed Halmagyi Honey

Dry July Mocktails #2: Lemon Mint Berry Blast


  • 1 litre SodaStream sparkling water
  • Mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 6 strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • Ice


  1. Prepare sparkling water: Fizz 1L of cold fresh water.
  2. Gently muddle mint, lemon and berries together in a jug.
  3. Add ice, pour sparkling water over the top and stir gently.
  4. Serve in glasses with lemon, ice and mint to garnish. Enjoy!

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Dry July Mocktails #3 The Australian Bitters Co Mocktail


  •  1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ lime
  • 2 dashes of Australian Bitters
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 60 mls of fresh pineapple juice
  • Ginger beer


  1. Muddle the limes, mint, sugar and bitters.
  2. Add pineapple juice and shake.
  3. Pour it all into a hurricane glass and top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with sprig of mint, lime wheel and enjoy!

There you have it Sober Sallys! For more Dry July mocktails, click here and for more ideas on how to survive Dry July, check out How to Host a Sober Dinner Party.

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