Everybody’s a non-drinker sometimes, and that’s where mocktails come in. Whether you’re the designated driver, pregnant, dieting 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.
And if this list isn’t enough for you, maybe you need a book full of 100 Zero Proof Cocktails.
Entertaining with Mocktails
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.
- We’re crazy about these fringe cocktail umbrellas. You can see one in the first mocktail picture below. They have such a unique, tropical look compared to most of the others.
- Invest in a gorgeous set of glasses just for the non-drinkers. Like these beautiful colorful Rainbow Splash Cocktail Glasses in various shapes and sizes.
- Or these elegant Bormioli Rocco Martini glasses, which are beautiful in their simplicity.
- Temporarily personalize your guests’ glasses with these beautiful, washable wine glass markers.
- Decorate glasses with these cute, funny Social Climber wine charms. They look like animals climbing up your glass!
A lot of these recipes call for sparkling white grape juice as a substitute for champagne. That’s because it’s much truer to the flavor of champagne than the sparkling apple cider many mocktail recipes call for.
But it can be hard to find. For some reason in the US, it seems to only be sold around the winter holidays.
Fortunately there’s another option. You can buy white grape juice and mix it with mineral water. We like Gerolsteiner for its bitter taste, but you can pick any brand you prefer.
It doesn’t take much mineral water to make the white grape juice “sparking”. Start with a ratio of about 1 part mineral water to 4 parts grape juice.
If it needs more bubbles, add some more mineral water. If it needs more sweetness, add more grape juice.
Now for the recipes!