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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
This mocktail gives your cranberry juice an even more acidic, tart twist by mixing it with lime juice and lime-flavored sparkling water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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For a sunrise mocktail with a bit of an earthy taste, squeeze half an orange and add some agave to hibiscus-flavored sparkling water, along with some hibiscus tea, one of the most popular teas around the world.
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