I’ve put together this list of mocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails, and traditional cocktails that taste just as good without the alcohol. Plus, you never have to worry about a dreaded hangover or saying something you’ll regret tomorrow.
This list helps hosts and hostesses provide their non-drinking guests with beverages that look and taste just as fun as alcohol-based cocktails.
Here are 17 fabulous non-alcoholic cocktails for the social non-drinker.
1. Margarita Mocktail
Get boozy… without the booze! This delicious gourmet margarita is actually a mocktail. No liquor at all. And I promise you won’t miss it! This delicious non-alcoholic cocktail comes with all the flavors you’ve come to expect (lime, orange, and a salted rim), a few new surprises (grapefruit and almond) and one notable omission: tequila.
2. Peach Bellini Mocktails
Hosting a brunch? Try these quick and simple booze-free bellinis. Chill the ingredients ahead of time so the sweet flavors won’t be diluted by ice. Prefer a less sweet version? Swap out the ginger ale for orange or peach flavored seltzer water, instead. Make these quick and simple booze-free bellinis the star of your next brunch or baby shower.
3. Paloma Fizz Mocktail
Based on looks alone, this drink is a winner. Serve this at any party and you’re guaranteed to receive extra points for originality and charm. Oh, and did I mention it’s delicious right? It really is. A refreshingly unique non-alcoholic cocktail with a hint of savory rosemary.
4. Blueberry Moscow Mule Mocktails
You didn’t think I’d do a mocktails roundup and NOT include a Moscow mule, did you? Of course not! I’ll take any excuse I can to break out those gorgeous copper mugs they’re served in. A simple and refreshing non-alcoholic cocktail! Perfect for those warm outdoor parties when you need a sweet treat to drink.
5. Sparkling Mint-Lime Iced Tea
Mint tea, a splash of lime juice and sparkling water dance in your glass to refresh you big time. Forget iced tea as you know it, this fresh new take is party-perfect with its hint of mint, a splash of lime and an extra helping of sparkling water. Your mouth is watering, isn’t it? Mine too. Another delicious non-alcoholic cocktail!
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6. Minty Arnold Palmer
Think of this as your standard Arnold Palmer, but with party pants on. It’s the little twists that make for a big difference. Here’s looking at you, mint. Give your lemonade and ice tea cooler, as well as your guests, a refreshing taste of mint during your next party.
7. Basil Lemonade Punch
Dress up your lemonade with this elegant take on a classic. Bright fresh basil is muddled with sugar, then topped with lemonade and sparkly seltzer water for a bright non-alcoholic cocktail you can make in minutes. I don’t have to convince you that lemonade is a brilliant option for a party libation, but I do want to heavily suggest you try it with this extra-fresh twist.
8. Non-Alcoholic Sangria
There is no such thing as too many sangria recipes, and this one is totally unique. Not only does it skip the wine, but it also makes gorgeous use of star fruit and kiwi. How’s that for impressive? Cute, cool, and totally gorgeous, this family-friendly passion fruit sangria that’s refreshingly delicious!
9. Passion Fruit
Passion fruit is an ingredient that is pretty much perfect, and that’s where this non-alcoholic cocktail comes in. You’ll fall in love with it and quickly dream of those beach-side getaways. Muddle mint leaves, the lime pieces and half of the ginger sticks in a bowl, then pour it into a pitcher. Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the flesh into the pitcher. Add juice from the oranges and ice cubes and stir around. Top it with sparkling soda, a couple of ginger sticks and a mint leaf. Enjoy!
10. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Mimosas
This “mimosa” is actually a fizzy drink that will remind you of the best summer cocktail ever, except it’s non-alcoholic. The combination of grapefruit and basic is a pretty sweet treat, too. Feel free to mix with a bottle of champagne or maybe even a bottle of white wine for a tasty sangria for those looking for an alcoholic twist. Cheers!
11. Watermelon Cucumber Cooler
Watermelon and cucumber are a classic combination that is delicious in pretty much any drink. Get ready for this delicious and non-alcoholic cocktail that’s sure to please pretty much anyone. Try to ignore how delicious this drink tastes and just look at how gorgeous it looks! What a drink!
12. Blueberry Maple Mojito Mocktail
Who doesn’t love mojitos? Well, sometimes you can’t have them because they usually come with rum… Except now you’re learning how to make one without and it’s the best thing ever, amirite? The combo of the healthy blueberry juice (we’re talking organic, no sugar added), fresh mint herbs, tart lime and the subtle sweetness of the fall-inspired maple syrup addition is just perfect for the taste buds.
13. Non-Alcoholic Juicy Julep
Here is a beverage all can enjoy, both kids and adults – a non-alcoholic version of the ever-popular mint julep. If you’re not drinking, then you might want to try this virgin Juicy Julep. Pineapple, orange and lime juices come together in this non-alcoholic cocktail. It’s a delectable drink… That’s made even more special with the slice of pineapple on the edge. Yum!
The Paloma is one of my absolute favorite cocktails, hands down. It’s absolutely delicious and a perfect little thing to sip on any time of the year… And getting to sip on it in this mocktail version is absolute perfection. Instead of grapefruit soda, a simple – and much fresher – combo of grapefruit juice and club soda works even better.
15. Jalapeño Watermelon Agua Fresca
An agua fresca that is as fresh as it is spicy? Yes, please! This non-alcoholic cocktail is absolutely delicious and a perfect thing to have any time. It’s something that you’ll be making over and over again, for sure. You’re gonna love this fruity, spicy, relaxing drink, you guys.
16. Copa Verde Mocktail
Green drinks might make you think of green juices or smoothies, but this one’s green because it’s made with the oh-so-delicious avocado. It’s smooth and creamy, and pretty much perfection. Trust me. I had serious doubts about how it would taste but it looked interesting enough that I wanted to try it anyway. And I’m so glad I did – this stuff is amazing. No joke. If you like limes and avocados – this is your drink.
17. Virgin Mixed Berry Caipirinha
The Brazilian caipirinha is a cocktail that’s hard to resist, but this virgin version might just be the perfect thing for you to drink. The berry color is pretty, too, so don’t be afraid to make extra. Virgin mixed berry Caipirinha is an alluring and delightfully delicious non-alcoholic cocktail. It makes you feel light and refreshes on warm days and it’s dead easy to prepare.
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