Everybody’s a non-drinker sometimes, and that’s where mocktails come in. Whether you’re the designated driver, an expecting mom-to-be, a dieter or just not a drinker at all, you can still enjoy delicious and gorgeous mocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails.
We’ve put together this list of mocktails, non-alcoholic mixed drinks, and traditional cocktail recipes that taste just as good with or without the alcohol.
This list also helps hosts and hostesses provide their non-drinking guests with beverages that look and taste just as fun as alcohol-based cocktails.
You don’t want to be that host or hostess who offers cocktails for the drinking guests and points non-drinkers to a table with cans of soda. It’s fine if that’s what they actually want, but this makes it visually obvious they’re not drinking.
It can also look like you don’t care whether your non-drinking guests are having a fun time. It’s far more thoughtful and memorable to have beautiful looking drinks for the non-drinkers, too.
So when you’re entertaining, remember you can also dress up mocktails by serving them beautifully. This gives them a glamorous or fun look for your get-together.
Add some cuteness with cocktail umbrellas. They can add a fun, tropical look to any drink.
This fruit smoothie of a margarita tastes just as wonderful without the tequila and triple sec. You can also replace the triple sec with orange juice if you want to be sure you get some of that orange flavor.
A surprising alternative to the Mimosa. While most non-alcoholic versions of this cocktail call for sparkling apple cider - which changes the flavor completely - this one uses a different non-alcoholic bubbly.
You can make these dry or sweet, depending on your preference.