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London Garden Fizz mocktail recipe by Hithe + Seek

04 Jan 2024 | Updated on: 11 Jan 2024 |By Annie Lewis

Embrace the magic of mocktails this month with this unique serve from Hithe + Seek, set to transport you to a sunny Mediterranean garden

Dry January has become so ingrained in New Year traditions that it’s expected more than 200,000 people – and millions more – will be abstaining from alcohol this month. After a gluttonous Christmas period – where indulging in every tipple offered is deemed acceptable – we, quite frankly, can’t blame the abstainers looking for a well-deserved break from the ABV. And, if you can’t beat them, how about joining them?

However, don’t put away your cocktail trolley just yet; instead welcome a month of mocktails. Dating back to the American Prohibition era in the 1920s, mocktails – defined as a non-alcoholic drink consisting of a mixture of fruit juices or other soft drinks – became the norm, and today they’re more like a loving younger sibling than an ugly step-sister to alcoholic cocktails. A decade ago, bars may have only focused on shaking serves featuring rum, whiskey, gin and vodka, but now you’ll often discover an array of Nogronis, Nojitos, virgin piña coladas and, of course, the famous Shirley Temple too.

Ensuring the magic of mocktails is not lost this January, Hithe + Seek – an opulent bar and kitchen found in the heart of The City and overlooking the Thames – has created a range of non-alcoholic options, perfect for those who want to unwind after a long day in the office but wish to stay dry.

One of our favourites is the London Garden Fizz, inspired by the bar’s adjacent gardens. Peter Bradley, bar director at Hithe + Seek, says: “Next door, on Queen Victoria Street, is Cleary Gardens, named after Fred Cleary. During the 1970s, he was involved in the creation of green spaces throughout the City of London. In 2007, the garden was further redeveloped as the Loire Valley Wines Legacy Garden, with vines and aromatic plants to capture the flavours and bouquet of the Loire region in France.” Featuring notes of garden elderflower and aromatic grapefruit, allow yourself to be transported to a sunny Mediterranean garden this January courtesy of this mocktail recipe.


London Garden Fizz

  • Serves 1


  • Seedlip Garden 108 50ml
  • Grapefruit juice 25ml
  • Elderflower cordial 15ml
  • London Essence grapefruit soda To top up


  1. Pour 50ml of Seedlip Garden 108 into a highball glass.
  2. Add 25ml of grapefruit juice and 15ml of elderflower cordial into the mix.
  3. Stir the ingredients in the glass to ensure it’s well mixed.
  4. Add ice cubes, filling it to your preference.
  5. Top up the mixture with London Essence grapefruit soda and serve.

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