Going sober for October? Try some of London’s best booze-free beverages

This October, sign up to be a sober hero and the money you raise will help Macmillan support people with cancer. Just imagine how good you’ll feel after 31 days without a hangover! At the end of the month you’ll have more cash, better skin and tons more energy, but don’t languish indoors until then – hit the town and sample one of these must-try mocktails.

Drinks at Carom, Soho.

Drinks at Carom, Soho.

Dishoom – If you need to cool off after their curries, try a Virgin Bombay Colada – a pineapple and coconut cream concoction with a Bombay twist: a hint of coriander, chai syrup and lime juice.

Lanes of London – The menu at Lanes takes its inspiration from all over the world so skip wine and get a Vietnamito – pineapple juice, kaffir and lemongrass syrup, lime juice, ginger ale and Thai basil.

Carom – Perfect for a low-key lunch in Soho, try Carom’s modern Indian dishes with a Ginger Rose – a refreshing blend of apple juice, fresh ginger and rose syrup topped with ginger ale.

Skylon – Bag yourself a window seat at this Southbank favourite and enjoy the views with a Berry Blast – fresh berries shaken with cranberry and pomegranate juice, served long over ice.

Mark’s Bar at Hix Soho – For a night out in Soho that you can actually remember, slip down the stairs at Hix and order a Lost Valentino – lemon sherbet, chilled green tea, mint, orange and nutmeg.

Cocochan – Head to Marylebone for delicious dim sum, pan-Asian small plates and a Miss V Cocochan – raspberries, lychee and cranberry juice, topped with lemonade.

The Riding House Café – This all-day brasserie serves wonderful juices and smoothes until 4pm. After that, try a virtuous Fitzrovia Breeze – kiwi, cucumber, elderflower cordial and apple juice.

Hawksmoor Guildhall – Wash down a meaty breakfast with their legendary cornflake milkshake.

Good luck to everyone going sober this month!

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