Who says you need cocktails and alcohol to have a good time? We’ve collected 14 Best Mocktail Recipes that are refreshing, tasty, and contain 0% booze. They’re perfect for your Dry January challenge, baby showers, and church events.
Non-alcoholic cocktails can be as fun as great cocktails. Thanks to soda and colorful fruits, mocktails can be as delicious and elegant as boozy drinks. They’re great for children and adults alike.
These mocktails aren’t just juice, and there are so many options besides Shirley Temple. 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.
Easy Mocktail Recipes
1. Margarita Mocktail Recipe
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.
2. Fruit Infused Sparkling Mocktails
These bubbly mocktails are perfect for a summertime brunch. You can choose from three delicious variations: sparkling berry pomegranate, sparkling orange, and watermelon mint.
3. Strawberry Mojito Mocktail
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.
4. Christmas Mocktails
These festive mocktails can be enjoyed by the entire family! Make it an addition to your Christmas dinner menu.
5. Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail
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.
6. Virgin Pina Colada
This virgin Pina colada is creamy, sweet, and made with absolutely no alcohol. It’s perfect for kids and grownups alike.
7. Gummy Bear Mocktails for Kids
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.
8. Healthy Summer Mocktails
Stay hydrated with these refreshing non-alcoholic summer mocktails. The honey ginger limeade is perfect for these rising temperatures.
9. Halloween Mocktails
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.
10. Cranberry Limeade Mocktail Recipe
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.
11. Ginger Ale Mocktails
This refreshing mocktail contains hydrating cucumber and a kick of ginger for a refreshing alcohol-free ginger mojito.
12. Moscow Mule Mocktail
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.
13. Hawaiian Blue Mocktail
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.
14. Roy Rogers Drink
This mocktail is refreshing, fizzy and irresistible – one of my go-to mocktails since childhood. The base of this non-alcoholic drink is cola and grenadine syrup, and topped with maraschino cherries.
This drink is known for its simplicity and great taste, making the perfect holiday beverage for kids as well as grown-ups!
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Best Mocktail Collection (Pineapple Ginger Beer Drink and 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!
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