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 cutting back on alcohol or giving up drinking for Dry January, because you’re expecting or simply because you’re looking to be a bit healthier, you may think you’re in for sipping seltzer and juice while your friends enjoy stiff cocktails and delicious drinks. But that just isn't the case. There are tons of satisfying, fun mixed drinks you can make without a lick of alcohol in them. These zero-alcohol cocktails – also known as mocktails  are so good, you won’t miss the booze.

Cos-mock

Cos-mock
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If you’re having brunch with your girlfriends, you don’t need to skip to Cosmos. Fruity flavors of homemade orange marmalade combine with cranberry juice for that delicious taste, just without the alcohol.

For the Cos-mock 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 shaved ice mocktail.

For the Blueberry Vanilla “Lemonade” Shaved Ice Mocktail, 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 your pitcher for a fragrant drink.

For the Watermelon Basil Kiss recipe, click here.

 

Vegan Eggnog

Vegan Eggnog

Courtesy of Planet Oat

This eggnog recipe is family-friendly and vegan-friendly, and it requires just oat milk and maple syrup with a bit of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. That makes it a great choice for expecting mothers who may choose to avoid raw eggs.

For the Vegan Eggnog 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 and mint leaves for a tropical twist on the mint julep.

For the Pineapple Mint Julep recipe, click here.

Souchong Sour

Souchong Sour
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This lovely take on a whiskey sour still offers a well-balanced mixed drink without needing whiskey.

For the Souchong Sour recipe, click here.

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple
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Named for the famous child star of the 1930s, the Shirley Temple is a classic mocktail you can make by adding a bit of grenadine to ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. 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 essentially a Shirley Temple that uses cola instead of lemon-lime soda. The taste of grenadine syrup in a nice, cold glass of Coca-Cola is a major upgrade on your everyday Cherry Coke.

For the Roy Rogers recipe, click here.

Fauxjito

Fauxjito
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Mint is a refreshing addition to any drink. Add some mint leaves to a glass of club 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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The mocktail Moscow Mule is similar to the classic cocktail itself. Just add simple syrup and lime juice to a mix of non-alcoholic ginger beer and club soda, garnishing with mint leaves and a slice of lime to make it extra fancy.

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

Courtesy of McCormick

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, 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, for a wow-worthy addition to this herbaceous mocktail.

For the Grapefruit Basil Kombucha Mocktail with Butterfly Pea Flower Shaved Ice 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.

For the Blackberry & Lavender Spritzer recipe, click here.

Virgin Bloody Mary

Virgin Bloody Mary

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You really don’t need vodka to enjoy the spicy flavors of a classic bloody Mary. Go wild with the garnishes to make this drink feel worthy of an indulgent brunch.

For the Virgin Bloody Mary recipe, click here.

Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch
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Pink lemonade 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 very festive and traditionally mixed up for the holidays, but it’s delicious any time of year.

For the Christmas Punch recipe, click here.

Pineapple Turmeric Mocktail with Muddled Dandelion Greens

Pineapple Turmeric Mocktail with Muddled Dandelion Greens

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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.

Frozen Fruit Punch Slushies

Frozen Fruit Punch Slushies

Courtesy of Juicy Juice

A slushie is a great way to beat the heat, but a refreshing fruit punch slush is good even in the dead of winter.

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,” this tropical sparkler can be enjoyed by just about anyone.

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

Raspberry Lemonade Punch

Raspberry Lemonade Punch

Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

You can make a cool and refreshing punch bowl of delicious pink lemonade by adding lemonade and lemon-lime soda to raspberry sherbet.

For the Raspberry Lemonade Punch 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.

For the Virgin Piña Colada recipe, click here.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Courtesy of Juicy Juice

This bright, colorful mocktail mixes fruit punch and tropical-flavored juice with ginger ale and club soda along with the fruits of your choice. Be sure to add a scoop of rainbow sherbet to each glass for extra fun.

For the Rainbow Sherbet Punch recipe, click here.

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