10 Mocktail Recipes
Whether planning a shower, a brunch or if you just need a non-alcoholic option for your next gathering, these virgin drinks are as pretty as they are delicious.
Virgin Grapefruit Mojito
Grapefruit isn't just for breakfast anymore. Delightful for a party or even for a lazy Saturday brunch, this no-booze spin on a classic cocktail is fun to make and a tasty mix of flavors.
Spicy Raspberry Lemon Cooler
A grown-up take on lemonade, this non-alcoholic drink combines the fruitiness of raspberries with spicy ginger beer.
Any good bartender must have a good frozen colada recipe in their arsenal, and this non-alcoholic mango version couldn't be easier to make. In fact, make it ahead: Freeze the mixture in ice cube trays, then re-blend when your party guests arrive.
Virgin Garden Mary
Delight guests with a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary bar at your next party. Set out pitchers of carrot juice, tomato Mary mix and cucumber water; let guests layer and mix their own drinks. Be sure to put out a bottle of hot sauce and extra lemon wedges for your friends who like it tart and spicy.
Virgin Hibiscus Cosmopolitan
Be prepared for any girls' night out with this tasty non-alcoholic spin on the classic Cosmo. Hibiscus flower petals, dried for making tea, are a deliciously tart substitute for cranberry juice in your mocktail concoctions.
The flavors of this festive punch will bring you back to your childhood. Perfect for an outdoor gathering, bridal shower or Sunday brunch, this sunny concoction is easily doubled and great for a crowd.
Sparkling Sunshine Punch
Adorn this tart and bubbly punch with pretty, yet simple to make, floating ice flowers.
Fresh ginger root is a great way to add some punch to non-alcoholic beverages. Combine it with fresh cantaloupe juice for a refreshing drink.
This simple yet elegant drink is festive and delicious with non-alcoholic champagne, sparkling wine or cider. There are high-quality, alcohol-removed sparkling wines now available in local wine shops. Leftover pomegranate syrup can be mixed with sparkling water, ginger ale or poured over ice cream.
Mexican Chocolate Mock-tini
Sweet and satisfying, this mocktail could easily replace dessert. Mexican chocolate has hints of cinnamon; here cocoa powder is paired with cinnamon and almond milk.