Who says you need cocktails and alcohol to have a good time? We’ve collected 13 Best Mocktail Recipes that are refreshing, tasty, and contain 0% booze. They’re perfect for your Dry January challenge, baby showers, and church events.
These mocktails aren’t just juice. They’re delicious concoctions made with specially chosen ingredients. Whether you’re a teetotaler, expecting a baby, or avoiding alcohol for other reasons, you’re sure to enjoy these tasty recipes.
What is a Mocktail?
A “mocktail” is a clever play on words used to describe a non-alcoholic cocktail. It’s a mixed drink without liquor. Some cocktails are alcohol-free versions of real cocktails and others are original recipes.
What Makes a Good Mocktail?
Making a good mocktail isn’t as simple as mixing random ingredients together. If you want your mocktail to taste just as good as the real thing, here are a few tips to follow. Using bubbly ingredients like tonic water or ginger ale can jazz up your drink. Also, consider adding flavored syrups which will add complexity to the mix. Non-alcoholic bitters are a great way to improve your cocktail experience too.
How Do You Make Mocktail Drinks Taste Like Alcohol?
Here’s a little-known trick: adding a teaspoon of pickle juice can make virgin drinks taste just like alcohol! Fermented tea and ginger also add a certain kick to non-alcoholic drinks that make them taste more like the real thing.
Best Easy Mocktail Recipes
Take a booze-free trip to Mexico with this non-alcoholic margarita! It’s delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free. It’s one of our favorite mocktail recipes.
These bubbly mocktails are perfect for a summertime brunch. You can choose from three delicious variations: sparkling berry pomegranate, sparkling orange, and watermelon mint.
This alcohol-free version of the strawberry mojito is so fruity and refreshing. It’s made with real strawberries, fresh mint, and bubbly lime seltzer.
These festive mocktails can be enjoyed by the entire family! Make it an addition to your Christmas dinner menu.
This alcohol-free cocktail is fruity and sweet with a surprising kick of ginger. Add a hint of cinnamon for a sophisticated and complex drink.
This virgin Pina colada is creamy, sweet, and made with absolutely no alcohol. It’s perfect for kids and grownups alike.
These adorable mocktails are sure to be a hit at your next preteen party! The non-alcoholic sparkling drink is infused with gummy bears and makes a kid-friendly substitute for Champagne at special events.
Stay hydrated with these refreshing non-alcoholic summer mocktails. The honey ginger limeade is perfect for these rising temperatures.
These spooky mixed drinks contain no alcohol but ALL the Halloween fun. Perfect for a costume party or to sip in between trick-or-treaters.
This festive mocktail is a little bit tart and a little bit sweet. It’s sure to be a crowd favorite at your Christmas or New Year’s Eve party.
This refreshing mocktail contains hydrating cucumber and a kick of ginger for a refreshing alcohol-free ginger mojito.
This Moscow mule has a 0% chance of giving you a hangover tomorrow. You only need three ingredients for this non-alcoholic version of a classic cocktail.
This colorful cocktail makes you feel like you’re on a beach in sunny Hawaii. Best of all, it’s alcohol-free so anyone can have a sip.
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13 Best Mocktail Recipes (Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail + More)
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
- 3 tablespoons mint leaves
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 ½ oz pineapple juice
- 2 ½ oz ginger beer
- Add ginger, mint leaves, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker.
- Muddle with a muddler.
- Pour in simple syrup and pineapple juice
- Cover with the lid and shake for about 30 seconds.
- Drain into a glass filled with ice.
- Top with ginger beer and stir. Serve and enjoy!