Mocktail Recipes Everyone Will Love
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Mocktail Recipes Everyone Will Love

So good you won’t miss the booze
Mocktail Recipes Everyone Will Love
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If you’re looking for delicious drinks you can easily make and enjoy without any alcohol, these mocktails are likely to be a hit with the entire family.

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple
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Named for the famous child star of the 1930s, the Shirley Temple is a quick mocktail you can make by adding a bit of grenadine to either ginger ale or lemon-lime soda and topping it off with a maraschino cherry. Use a regional soda and add a splash of orange juice, if you prefer.

For the Shirley Temple recipe, click here.

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers
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The Roy Rogers is basically a Shirley Temple that uses cola instead of ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. The taste of grenadine syrup in a nice, cold glass of Coca-Cola is reminiscent of cherry cola.

For the Roy Rogers recipe, click here.

Fauxjito

Fauxjito
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Mint is a great plant for a beginner’s garden, and it’s a refreshing addition to any drink. Add some mint leaves to a glass of club soda or lemon-lime soda, along with a bit of lime juice and simple syrup for a non-alcoholic mojito, or fauxjito.

For the Fauxjito recipe, click here.

Moscow Mule Mocktail

Moscow Mule Mocktail
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A classic cocktail, the Moscow Mule’s mocktail version is similar to a fauxjito. Add simple syrup and lime juice to a mix of non-alcoholic ginger beer and club soda, garnishing with mint leaves if you so wish.

For the Moscow Mule Mocktail recipe, click here.

Mint Julep Mocktail

Mint Julep Mocktail
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Mint juleps are a classic Kentucky Derby cocktail, and you can easily make a mocktail version by adding some lemon juice, simple syrup and sprigs of mint to a glass of ginger ale.

For the Mint Julep Mocktails recipe, click here.

Sparkling Sangria Mocktail

Sparkling Sangria Mocktail

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For more Spanish flavor, make yourself a sangria mocktail with grape juice, apple juice and orange juice, adding in fruit slices and some whole cloves and cinnamon sticks from your spice drawer.

For the Sparkling Sangria Mocktail recipe, click here.

Cranberry Kiss

Cranberry Kiss
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A bit of orange juice and club soda can be the perfect addition to a glass of cranberry juice cocktail, making the Cranberry Kiss a quick and easy mocktail for any occasion.

For the Cranberry Kiss recipe, click here.

Grapefruit Basil Kombucha Mocktail with Butterfly Pea Flower Shaved Ice

Grapefruit Basil Kombucha Mocktail with Butterfly Pea Flower Shaved Ice

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There are so many plants you probably didn’t realize you can eat, and they make for picturesque mocktails. Create colored ice using spring pea flowers, adding those cubes to a concoction of grapefruit kombucha sweetened with a basil and anise syrup and topped off with edible orchid petals.

For the Grapefruit Basil Kombucha Mocktail with Butterfly Pea Flower Shaved Ice recipe, click here.

Chili Spiced Watermelon “Rosé” Granita Mocktail

Chili Spiced Watermelon “Rosé” Granita Mocktail

Courtesy of McCormick

A part of Mexican cuisine you may not know, chamoy sauce is a fruity, spicy sauce that you can make to add some sweetness and some heat to a watermelon “rosé” granita that uses pink lemonade or grapefruit juice instead of rosé.

For the Chili Spiced Watermelon Rosé Granita Mocktail recipe, click here.

Blackberry & Lavender Spritzer

Blackberry & Lavender Spritzer

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Lavender is a wonderful ingredient for boosting happiness, and you can use some dried lavender and blackberry syrup to make a lovely and aromatic spritzer with a squeeze of lemon juice.

For the Blackberry & Lavender Spritzer recipe, click here.

Virgin Bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

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Whether you really like tomato juice or want to test the studies stating it's good for weight loss, a bloody mary can be made virgin by just adding celery salt, crushed red pepper and Tabasco sauce to some tomato juice, along with a stalk of celery.

For the Virgin Bloody Mary recipe, click here.

Cúrate Piña Fraise Colada Mocktail

Cúrate Piña Fraise Colada Mocktail
Courtesy of LaCroix

Add some strawberries and pineapple to boost the flavor of LaCroix’s Piña Fraise, mixing in coconut milk and pineapple juice for a bit of that piña colada taste too.

For the Cúrate Piña Fraise Colada Mocktail recipe, click here.

Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch
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Pink lemonade, water and grenadine syrup are combined with a red carbonated drink such as strawberry or cherry soda for a classic Christmas punch. This recipe from grandma is traditionally for the holidays.

For the Christmas Punch recipe, click here.

Tropical Mango Cooler

Tropical Mango Cooler

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The next time mangoes are in season, put them in a blender with some tropical juice. Stir in some lime juice and garnish with a few sprigs of mint, and you’ll feel like you’re on vacation.

For the Tropical Mango Cooler recipe, click here.

Cran-Lime Mocktail

Cran-Lime Mocktail
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This mocktail gives your cranberry juice an even more acidic, tart twist by mixing it with lime juice and lime-flavored sparkling water.

For the Cran-Lime Mocktail recipe, click here.

Pineapple Turmeric Mocktail with Muddled Dandelion Greens

Pineapple Turmeric Mocktail with Muddled Dandelion Greens

Courtesy of McCormick

Make a grapefruit soda mocktail by adding in chunks of fresh pineapple, dandelion greens, crystallized ginger and a bit of turmeric to boost your immune system.

For the Pineapple Turmeric Mocktail with Muddled Dandelion Greens recipe, click here.

La Pom Punch

La Pom Punch
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Make a more berry-based punch with cherry lime-flavored LaCroix. Add in non-alcoholic sparkling wine and pomegranate juice with some sliced berries and fruits.

For the La Pom Punch recipe, click here.

Frozen Fruit Punch Slushies

Frozen Fruit Punch Slushies

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A slushie is a great way to beat the heat, and you can make one everyone will enjoy by freezing a mix of fruit punch juice, cherry gelatin and pineapple juice and then adding some ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.

For the Frozen Fruit Punch Slushies recipe, click here.

Kid’s Tropical Sparkler

Kid’s Tropical Sparkler

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While it may be a “kid’s drink” perfect for kids stuck at home, this tropical sparkler can be enjoyed by just about anyone. Mix white grape and tropical-flavored juices with a bit of lemon juice, then add in some strawberries, kiwi and mango along with ginger ale for a fruity, fizzy refresher.

For the Kid’s Tropical Sparkler recipe, click here.

Raspberry Lemonade Punch

Raspberry Lemonade Punch

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You can make a cool and refreshing punch bowl of delicious pink lemonade by adding lemonade and lemon-lime soda to raspberry sherbet, serving each glass with a whipped topping and fresh raspberries and lemon slices as garnish.

For the Raspberry Lemonade Punch recipe, click here.

Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer

Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer
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Mix some mango juice and sparkling water in with a glass of cranberry raspberry juice, adding lime slices for garnish and a pop of extra color to make a sparkling spritzer of both sweet and sour tastes.

For the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer recipe, click here.

Holiday Cheer

Holiday Cheer

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Become the best holiday party guest ever by bringing this warm punch everyone will enjoy, made with apple juice, pineapple juice and cranberry juice and spiced with a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg.

For the Holiday Cheer recipe, click here.

Virgin Piña Colada

Virgin Piña Colada

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The perfect addition to the ultimate family staycation, virgin piña coladas are among the most popular frozen mocktails and best made with both whole milk and cream of coconut mixed with pineapple chunks and a bit of shredded coconut and vanilla extract.

For the Virgin Piña Colada recipe, click here.

Watermelon Slushies

Watermelon Slushies

Once you’ve picked the perfect watermelon, cut it up and freeze the pieces before throwing them in a blender with lime juice, simple syrup and a bit of salt for some slushies perfect for summer.

For the Watermelon Slushies recipe, click here.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

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A colorful punch perfect for a backyard barbecue or birthday parties at home, this drink mixes fruit punch and either orange tangerine or tropical-flavored juice with ginger ale and club soda before adding melon, raspberries, strawberries and kiwi. Add a scoop of rainbow sherbet to each glass, and it’s perfect for a hot day.

For the Rainbow Sherbet Punch recipe, click here.

Screen Siren

Screen Siren
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Top off a mix of pear juice and grapefruit juice with LaCroix’s peach-pear sparkling water for a Hollywood-esque mocktail fit for a star.

For the Screen Siren recipe, click here.

Blueberry Vanilla “Lemonade” Shaved Ice Mocktail

Blueberry Vanilla “Lemonade” Shaved Ice Mocktail

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Calamansi is an exotic fruit you may not have heard of, and if you can’t get your hands on calamansi juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice can be a substitute in this mocktail that also includes fresh blueberries, celery, agave nectar, mint, vanilla, ginger and shaved ice.

For the Blueberry Vanilla “Lemonade” Shaved Ice Mocktail, click here.

Cranberry Burst

Cranberry Burst
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Bursting with fruity flavor, this mocktail needs just a bit of orange juice and ginger ale mixed in with a glass of cranberry juice and an orange slice for garnish.

For the Cranberry Burst recipe, click here.

Party Punch

Party Punch

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Perfect for any kind of party, this punch mixes SunnyD Orange Strawberry juice with lemon juice concentrate, flavored gelatin and tons of sugar. Add ginger ale and a mix of blueberries and strawberries from the grocery store.

For the Party Punch recipe, click here.

Grapefruit Pear Sparkler

Grapefruit Pear Sparkler
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Mix pear juice and a little bit of lemon juice with LaCroix’s Melón Pomelo sparkling water for a mocktail that tastes like cantaloupe, grapefruit and pears.

For the Grapefruit Pear Sparkler recipe, click here.

Virgin Kombucha Ginger Smash

Virgin Kombucha Ginger Smash
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This Kombucha Whiskey Ginger Smash recipe adds a bit of lemon juice and some mint leaves to ginger kombucha. Leave out the shot of whiskey, and you’ll have yourself a virgin variety of the drink.

For the Kombucha Ginger Smash recipe, click here.

Ruby Strawberry Punch

Ruby Strawberry Punch
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Buy some frozen strawberries in syrup and after blending them, add in grapefruit juice, strawberry daiquiri mix and club soda for a next-level frozen drink that’ll transport you to a tropical vacation.

For the Ruby Strawberry Punch recipe, click here.

Pineapple Mint Julep

Pineapple Mint Julep

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Make a fresh sour mix for your bar cart and add that and some club soda to a mix of pineapple chunks and mint leaves for a non-alcoholic, tropical twist on the mint julep.

For the Pineapple Mint Julep recipe, click here.

Blackberry Mint Smash

Blackberry Mint Smash
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LaCroix’s Cúrate Muré Pepino is a blackberry and cucumber-flavored sparkling water that can be made even more refreshing by adding fresh blackberries and mint leaves to a glass.

For the Blackberry Mint Smash recipe, click here.

White Cranberry Peach Party Punch

White Cranberry Peach Party Punch
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Combine Ocean Spray’s white cranberry and peach juice with lemon-lime soda and orange juice, adding some lime or orange sherbet on top to make it a fruity, frozen treat.

For the White Cranberry Peach Party Punch recipe, click here.

KeyLime Clementine Spritz

KeyLime Clementine Spritz
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Using some of LaCroix’s KeyLime sparkling water, this spritz is also made with clementine juice, a squeezed Key lime, mint and some of that super long-lasting honey you have in the cupboard.

For the KeyLime Clementine Spritz recipe, click here.

Ruby Citrus Sparkler

Ruby Citrus Sparkler
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Another way to use lime-flavored sparkling water for a mixed drink is by combining it with grapefruit juice and orange juice for the ultimate citrus mocktail.

For the Ruby Citrus Sparkler recipe, click here.

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

Courtesy of Planet Oat

This eggnog recipe is both family-friendly and vegan-friendly, and it requires just oat milk and maple syrup with a bit of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. If you’re serving it around the holidays when some people might want some booze in their eggnog, you can add a bit of bourbon.

For the Vegan Eggnog recipe, click here.

Watermelon Basil Kiss

Watermelon Basil Kiss

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Basil is the perfect plant to have in your indoor garden, with plenty of uses in the kitchen. Add basil leaves to a pitcher of watermelon mixed with lemon juice, lime juice and a bunch of sugar for a chilly, fragrant drink.

For the Watermelon Basil Kiss recipe, click here.

 

Hi-Biscus! Sunrise

Hi-Biscus! Sunrise
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