Taking part in Macmillan Cancer Support's Go Sober for October (gosober.org.uk), or just keen to scale back your alcohol intake? If you're looking for inspiration to keep your taste buds happy, glamorous new recipe book Redemption Bar: Alcohol-Free Cocktails With Benefits, offers a refreshing new take on guilt-free mocktails to create at home.

Catherine Salway and Andrea Waters, founders of Redemption, one of London's healthiest and trendiest bar restaurants serving vegan meals and sugar-free non-alcoholic drinks, have reinvented some of the classics to showcase how mocktails can be just as exciting, innovative and dazzling to the eye as the real deal.

Want to start experimenting for healthy happy hour? This pair of tantalising concoctions could be just the tonic for cocktail lovers who've pledged to abstain (if only for a few weeks) from their favourite pick-me-up, or anyone who wants to get extra creative behind the bar and cause a stir without touching a drop of the hard stuff.

Here's how to toast teetotal time in style...

1. Cosmopolitan - aka Crantini

Miranda asked Carrie, "Why did we stop drinking cosmos?" And Carrie replied, "Because everyone else started." The cosmo peaked as the most sophisticated New York accessory during the height of Sex And The City fame (we all drank millions of them) then they fell out of favour - probably after seeing the wrong end of one too many hen nights. Here we share a very quick and easy cosmopolitan in our typical Redemption style: All the fuss and pizzazz; none of the bad stuff.

Prep five minutes, serves one.

Ingredients: 50ml cranberry juice, 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice, 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 4 teaspoons Birch Syrup (see below), 100ml coconut water. Edible flowers to garnish.

Birch Syrup: Makes 900ml. This is the equivalent to a simple sugar syrup or gomme, used the world over to sweeten cocktails. We use xylitol and water to make ours and the result tastes the same. Place 500g xylitol and 500ml filtered water or mineral water in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the xylitol has fully dissolved. Cool slightly, then pour into a sterilised bottle and store in the fridge for up to a month.

Method: Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the ingredients, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with edible flowers because life is too short to be burning orange rind. Drink wearing heels without fear of falling over.

2. Rosemary and Pomegranate Fizz

Get seriously loved up with this romantic combination of pomegranate, a symbol of fertility and abundance, and fragrant rosemary, which has traditionally been used to represent marriage. Conscious coupling in a glass!

Prep five minutes, cook ten minutes plus cooling time, serves eight.

Ingredients: 400ml pomegranate juice, 4 sprigs rosemary, juice of half a lemon, 750ml alcohol-free sparkling wine. Chilled, pomegranate seeds and flowering rosemary sprigs to garnish.

Method: Pour the pomegranate juice into a small saucepan. Lightly bruise the rosemary by rubbing it between your fingers, and add it to the pan. Bring to the boil and reduce for 10 minutes, then add the lemon juice. Leave to cool, then strain and chill until ready to use. Pour 30ml of the rosemary and pomegranate mixture into each champagne flute and top up with alcohol-free sparkling wine. Garnish each glass with a few pomegranate jewels and a rosemary sprig.

Recipes extracted from Redemption Bar: Alcohol-free Cocktails With Benefits by Andrea Waters and Catherine Salway, published by Kyle Books, priced £9.35.