A mocktail is a cocktail without alcohol. They’re meant to have similar flavor profiles to cocktails and the often cool presentation – but they’re alcohol-free.
It’s always a good thing to know some great mocktail recipes. Whether you or your guest doesn’t like the taste of alcohol, is refraining for personal or religious reasons, or is just trying to cut back on a few calories – it’s just a nice thing to have available.
Need a few new mocktails? Here are some you should try!
- Wassail: You’ve probably heard of Wassail from a couple of holiday songs, but do you know how to make it? Here’s the recipe – and it’s perfect for the winter months (not just the holidays). It’s served warm and filled with spices that round out the flavors of the juices and cider. Make a big batch after spending some time outdoors!
- Mango Meyer Lemon Margarita Mocktail: Who doesn’t love the taste of a margarita? This mocktail uses Meyer lemons and mango puree to create a fresh-tasting version of the classic margarita.
- Frozen Peach Bellini Mocktail: Bellinis are a brunch staple, but if you want to offer a non-alcoholic version, this one hits the mark. Serving a frozen mocktail makes it extra special, and this one has a gorgeous color to it.
- Mojito Mocktail: A mojito is so minty and refreshing – and so is this Mojito Mocktail! And you’ll love a good reason to get out your muddler.
- Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada: Need a taste of the tropics, but don’t have time for a vacation? Then turn up the heat and make a Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada! The combination of pineapple and coconut definitely brings the island feel.
- Virgin Pomegranate-Lime Rickey: Need a refreshing drink that’s not overly sweet? Make a Virgin Pomegranate-Lime Rickey! It’s bubbly and fruity, but the tartness of the lime juice keeps the sweetness from being overpowering.
- Virgin Bloody Mary: Bloody Marys are another weekend brunch favorite, and they’re a great mocktail because they’re full of flavor without any alcohol. They have a great spicy, salty, savory taste to them (that can be adjusted to match your preferences), and you can get super creative with the garnishes.
- Virgin Sunset: With all of the different layers of color created by the grenadine and fruit juices, this definitely looks like a sunset. Be sure to pour the juices slowly to create the sunset effect. (And kids will love this one, too!)
- PG-13 Singapore Sling: The original Singapore Sling was served at the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, but its popularity spread around the globe. This non-alcoholic version is great as it makes four servings – and it’s kid and adult-friendly.
- Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail: Fruity and fresh, this Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail is easy to make and sure to have everyone reaching for a second glass.
- Blueberry Ginger Lime Mocktail: You’ll love the color and the taste of this mocktail! The fresh ginger adds a great pop of flavor to the homemade syrup.
- Non-Alcoholic Sangria: With all of its fresh fruit, sangria is extremely refreshing, and this non-alcoholic version will not disappoint!
- French 75 Mocktail: Often served as an aperitif, the French 75 has an unforgettable flavor. This non-alcoholic version mimics the flavors found in the original and is perfect for a before-dinner toast!
- Virgin Moscow Mule: Grab those Moscow Mule glasses and whip up a batch of Virgin Moscow Mules. Ginger beer is non-alcoholic – so it makes for a great base for many mocktails – this one included!
The next time you are in the mood for a cool cocktail without the alcohol – make yourself one of these mocktails! They’re delicious, refreshing, and so easy to make!