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.
And if this list isn’t enough for you, maybe you need a book full of 100 Zero Proof Cocktails.
Entertaining with Mocktails
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.
- 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!
Now for the recipes!
17 Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
Mocktails are non-alcoholic drinks that look and taste like a particular alcoholic cocktail. They even have names designed to remind you of the original cocktail.
Non-alcoholic cocktails aren't designed to remind you of any particular cocktail. They're just delicious and beautiful beverages someone has created to look like a cocktail.
And then there are the classic drink recipes that taste just great without the alcohol, or just need a single ingredient swap to be non-alcoholic.
Cuddles on the Beach mocktail
You get three alternative recipes for a non-alcoholic version of Sex on the Beach. One tastes very close to the original, and the other two get a little more creative.
They all taste wonderful, and all without the alcohol.
A MixThatDrink original featuring blue fruit punch (or Koolaid's Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade) and cranberry juice.
Because non-drinkers shouldn't have to miss out on the fun of a blue, bubbly cocktail.
Strawberry-Banana Margarita Recipe
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.
Cherry Coketail mocktail recipe
Coca Cola with cherry, vanilla and lime. The flavor here is just phenomenal. In terms of deliciousness, this one beats a Jack and Coke anytime.
It also beats a plain ol' cherry coke.
Poinsettia drink: a champagne cocktail recipe
Just replace the champagne with dry sparkling white grape juice or ginger ale, and the Cointreau with a touch of orange juice.
A Mojito with all the flavor, but none of the rum. Seriously, the taste and look is so close to the original, no one would know it's a mocktail.
This fruity cocktail tastes like the original Hurricane, which is really delicious. It's the passion fruit syrup that makes it special.
Virgin Mary (Non-Alcoholic)
Basically a Bloody Mary without the vodka. But this one has a really flavorful, savory recipe for the tomato base.
This is definitely not just plain ol' tomato juice with a garnish.
Pina Colada Recipe
You probably already know a Pina Colada tastes as good without the alcohol as it does with. Just leave out the rum, and you're good to go.
The Bellini, but with substitutions instead of champagne, and a couple of other tweaks.
Sea Breeze Drink Recipe
This classic combines vodka with cranberry and grapefruit juice, so it has all the flavor even if you leave out the vodka.
Gabbie's Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
This lightly sweet tropical fruit, ginger ale and lemonade punch goes down great at parties.
Raspberry-Lime Rickey drink recipe
Just drop the raspberry vodka and maybe add a touch more raspberry syrup.
Tomato Lassi drink recipe
A yogurt and tomato based savory drink. Imagine a creamy tomato soup with a little bit of tang from the yogurt, and you get the idea.
Drop the orange vodka and Cointreau, and increase the orange juice.
Cranberry Coke Recipe
This tasty soft drink blends the flavor of cranberry with cola to make a delicious, refreshing drink that's perfect for summertime.
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