Exploring Creative Non-Alcoholic Tea Mocktails: Discover the Art of Fine, Healthy, and Delicious Blends at VE Refinery, Switzerland

In the world of beverages, there's a transformation happening. The art of crafting fine, healthy, and delicious non-alcoholic drinks is no longer a niche; it's a thriving movement. Alcohol-free cocktails, or mocktails as some might know them, have gained popularity and recognition, offering flavour, creativity, and even health benefits. At the heart of this transformation is VE Refinery, based in Switzerland, where natural, stylish and delicious alcohol-free wines, sparkling teas, aperitifs and spirits are changing the way that Switzerland drinks, sip by sip. 


The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

The trend of non-alcoholic cocktails, or mocktails, has been steadily growing. The modern consumer seeks more than a simple "soda and lime" as their go-to non-alcoholic option. They desire a diverse and flavourful range of alcohol-free drinks, whether it's for a special occasion, social gathering, or simply a refreshing beverage to enjoy after a long day. The demand for non-alcoholic alternatives is not only about abstaining from alcohol; it's about savouring the experience of a well-crafted, delicious drink.

Across Switzerland and worldwide, there's an increasing appreciation for non-alcoholic cocktails. This shift is driven by an awareness of health, a desire for variety, and a celebration of creativity in the world of beverages. VE Refinery, a Swiss-based provider of fine non-alcoholic drinks, is at the forefront of this movement, offering a range of innovative options for those looking to explore the art of non-alcoholic cocktail.



The Art of Tea Mocktails

Tea, with its rich history and versatility, serves as an exceptional base for creative non-alcoholic beverages. It's not just about replacing alcohol; it's about embracing the subtle flavours and aromatic qualities that tea brings to the table. The health benefits of tea, including antioxidants and natural flavours, make it an ideal choice for crafting non-alcoholic tea mocktails. VE Refinery takes this concept to a new level, offering a variety of tea-based mocktails that cater to diverse palates and preferences.


Exploring the World of Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Tea

While tea mocktails provide a vast spectrum of flavours, another remarkable category that's making waves is non-alcoholic sparkling tea. One of the pioneers in this field is the REAL Drinks Co., who have embarked on a journey of discovery, crafting a range of fermented Sparkling Teas that push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of beverages. Their ambition? To create a drink that stands proudly alongside the finest champagnes and sparkling wines.

Let's delve behind the scenes of the REAL Drinks fermentary, where innovation, high quality, and a unique process are shaping a beverage experience like no other. What truly sets them apart are the following elements:


The Fermentation Process

The journey of these sparkling teas begins with a unique fermentation process. The teas are lovingly fermented with precision and care, bringing out extraordinary flavours and complexity. It's a process that takes time, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. The result is a range of Sparkling Teas that offer a variety of natural flavours, with notes that surprise and delight.


High Quality Ingredients

REAL Drinks believes in quality over quantity. Their commitment to using the finest ingredients ensures that every sip is a celebration of natural, pure, and real flavours. The carefully selected ingredients are the secret behind the magic of their Sparkling Teas.


Champagne-Level Elegance

What's truly unique about REAL Drinks is the luxurious experience they offer. They use wine techniques during the making of each beautiful bottle, delivering a beverage that's in a league of its own. Whether it's the Royal Flush, Dry Dragon, or Peony Blush, each bottle represents the epitome of sophistication and elegance.


Wellness and Elegance

REAL Drinks are more than just a beverage; they are an invitation to elevate your everyday moments with sophistication and health-conscious choices. These Sparkling Teas are not just an alternative to alcohol; they are an opportunity to saver the finest non-alcoholic option without compromising on elegance and taste.


Non-Alcoholic Alternatives to Alcohol

The journey towards non-alcoholic beverages is not limited to abstaining from alcohol; it's about exploring a world of options that cater to different lifestyles, dietary preferences, and personal choices. Non-alcoholic alternatives are not a compromise; they are an invitation to indulge in the art of fine beverages without the influence of alcohol.

VE Refinery, with its extensive range of non-alcoholic drinks, is leading the way in providing alternatives to alcohol. The REAL Drinks Sparkling Teas, in particular, showcase the potential of non-alcoholic alternatives. Their elegance and complex flavours redefine the boundaries of what's possible in the world of beverages, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their alcohol preferences, can enjoy a luxurious and satisfying drink.


Crafting Your Own Non-Alcoholic Tea Mocktail

Exploring non-alcoholic tea mocktails is an adventure for the palate. The best part is that you can create your own unique blends at home. Here's a simple recipe for a creative non-alcoholic tea mocktail to get you started:



Earl Grey Martini

  • 60 ml Earl Grey tea, brewed and chilled
  • 60 ml Pentire Adrift
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Brew Earl Grey tea and let it chill in the refrigerator.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the chilled tea, Pentire Adrift, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


Bitter Flush

  • 1 dash plum bitters
  • 5ml Almond syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • 125ml Royal Flush 


  1. Combine all ingredients in a Coupe glass
  2. Build and stir and garnish with a plum slice 


Green Tea Mojito

  • 60 ml green tea, brewed and chilled
  • 45 ml Pentire Seaward
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and mint sprig for garnish


  1. Brew green tea and allow it to cool.
  2. In a glass, muddle fresh mint leaves.
  3. Add ice, rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Pour the chilled green tea and top with soda water.
  5. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge and mint sprig.


Chai Spice Old Fashioned

  • 60 ml chai tea, brewed and chilled
  • 60 ml Feragaia
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange peel for garnish


  1. Brew chai tea and let it chill.
  2. In a glass, combine Feragaia, simple syrup, and bitters.
  3. Add ice and pour the chilled chai tea.
  4. Stir well and garnish with an orange peel.


Cucumber Martini 

  • Muddled Cucumber and basil leaves,
  • 20ml Apple Juice,
  • 10ml Agave syrup,
  • 150ml Dry Dragon
  • Ice
  • lime wedge juice 


  1. Add muddled cucumber and basil leaves to shaker
  2. Add apple juice, agave syrup and lime wedge juice
  3. Add ice and shake well
  4. Strain ingredients over ice into Coupe glass
  5. Garnish with basil leaf


Jasmine Paloma

  • 60 ml jasmine tea, brewed and chilled
  • 45 ml Pentire Coastal Spritz
  • 15 ml grapefruit juice
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 7.5 ml agave syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit wedge for garnish


  1. Brew jasmine tea and allow it to cool.
  2. In a shaker, combine Pentire Coastal Spritz, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  3. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Pour the chilled jasmine tea and top with soda water.
  6. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.


Autumn warmer

  • 10ml cinnamon
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 4 fresh raspberries
  • 100ml Royal Flush
  • Cinnamon Stick


  1. Add cinnamon, lemon juice and raspberries to a shaker. Add ice and shake well
  2. Strain and serve over ice in a Coupe Glass
  3. Top up the glass with Royal Flush 
  4. Stir and garnish with a Cinnamon stick 


Raspberry Iced Tea Cocktail

  • 60 ml raspberry tea, brewed and chilled
  • 45 ml Pentire Seaward
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish


  1. Brew raspberry tea and let it chill.
  2. In a shaker, combine Pentire Seaward, and lemon juice.
  3. Add ice and shake.
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Pour the chilled raspberry tea over the mix.
  6. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lemon wheel.


Refined Mojito

  • 25ml Lime Juice
  • 10ml Sugar syrup, (or 10ml Mint Syrup)
  • Fresh Mint leaves
  • 125ml Dry Dragon
  • Wedge of lime


  1. Add ice to a wine glass
  2. Add lime juice, sugar or mint syrup and mint leaves
  3. Top up the glass with Dry Dragon Fermented Sparkling Tea and stir gently
  4. Garnish with a wedge of lime

The beauty of non-alcoholic tea mocktails is that you can experiment with different teas, flavours, and garnishes to create the perfect drink for any occasion. It's a chance to let your creativity shine while indulging in a health-conscious beverage.

A Toast to Health and Creativity

In the world of beverages, the transformation is clear: non-alcoholic cocktails and sparkling teas are no longer seen as mere alternatives. They are now celebrated as standalone choices that offer an array of flavours, elegance, and health benefits. VE Refinery, with its commitment to crafting fine, healthy, and delicious non-alcoholic drinks, is at the forefront of this movement.

As you raise your glass to celebrate life's moments, whether it's a quiet evening at home or a lively social gathering, remember that you have the opportunity to savour a beverage that's not only delicious but also health-conscious. The REAL Drinks Sparkling Teas exemplify this notion, bringing wellness and elegance to your glass.

Whether you're a long-time supporter of non-alcoholic beverages or just beginning your journey, VE Refinery invites you to explore the world of fine, healthy, and delicious options. The art of non-alcoholic tea mocktails, coupled with the elegance of the REAL Drinks Sparkling Teas, ensures that every sip is a celebration of taste and well-being.

So, as you embark on your exploration of non-alcoholic beverages, be it the art of tea mocktails or the innovation of REAL Drinks Sparkling Teas, remember that you're not just raising a glass; you're raising the bar for wellness, creativity, and enjoyment.