January 21, 2022

15 Simple Alcohol-Free Cocktail Recipes That Taste Delicious

There’s no reason to miss out on delicious drinks, regardless of whether you choose to forgo spirits because of age, health or personal reasons. Many nonalcoholic cocktails can be enjoyed for any occasion, whether modern or traditional.

Cranberry Sparkler

It is a refreshing, simple drink that pairs well with sunshine and summer and works well with blankets and a fire.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Top it off with club soda
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel to garnish

Instructions

  1. Highball glass with ice and lime juice is used.
  2. Add club soda to the top.
  3. Garnish with an orange wheel

Nonalcoholic Sangria Punch

This recipe is not like traditional sangria. It uses zero-proof red wines to preserve the hearty base, but it does not contain alcohol.

Ingredients

  • 750mL nonalcoholic cabernet sauvignon
  • 8 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 ounces orgeat honey
  • 1 whole orange, sliced
  • 1 whole lemon, sliced
  • 1 whole lime, cut
  • Ice
  • 8-10 ounces club soda
  • Garnish with cherry and mint sprigs

Instructions

  1. Add ice, nonalcoholic wine, orange juice, orange juice, orgeat syrup, lemon, and lime slices to a large pitcher.
  2. Mix well and let cool in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  3. Before serving, top with club soda.
  4. Mix in rocks glasses and serve with fresh ice.
  5. Individual servings can be garnished with a mint and cherry sprig.

Mint Julep is a nonalcoholic mint julep.

A nonalcoholic mint julep will bring out your southern side. This refreshing mint julep, traditionally made with Bourbon, retains the southern flavor. Serve your julep with traditional julep cups and garnish them with mint sprigs to earn bonus points.

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • Simple syrup 1/4 ounce
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix simple syrup and mint leaves in a rocks glass.
  2. Add crushed ice.
  3. Add ginger ale to the mix.
  4. Stir to frost the glass
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Spirit Free Bellini

Are you hosting a baby shower brunch? Or do you need a nonalcoholic brunch option for your guests? This delicious mocktail is a great accompaniment to any brunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peach nectar
  • Sparkling apple cider for the perfect topping
  • For garnish, a peach slice

Instructions

  1. Add peach nectar to a champagne flute, cocktail glass or other glass.
  2. Sparkling apple cider is a great addition.
  3. Garnish with a peach slice

Mocktail Mary

This drink is great for brunch and any other time of day. This drink even retains the traditional heat of a Bloody Mary, so it isn’t hard to miss that it is alcohol-free.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Bloody Mary Mix
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Tabasco Sauce 1/4 ounce, to taste
  • Ice
  • For garnish, use celery stalk, lemon wedge and thyme stem.

Instructions

  1. Add ice and Bloody Mary mix, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, and Tabasco sauce in a cocktail mixer.
  2. Chill.
  3. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with celery stalks, lemon wedges, and thyme stems.

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

A frozen berry cocktail in a beautiful cocktail glass is more festive than any other drink when you are poolside. This is the perfect summertime mocktail.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 large, fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Simple syrup 1/4 ounce
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • Garnish with whole strawberries

Instructions

  1. Enjoy a margarita or cocktail glass.
  2. Add crushed ice, strawberries and lime juice to a blender.
  3. Blend until you get the desired thickness
  4. Place in a chilled glass
  5. Serve with whole strawberries.

Blackberry Mojito

This refreshing mocktail is made with mint and blackberries. It’s a delicious, spirit-free version of the traditional mojito.

Ingredients

  • 10 mint sprigs
  • 1 ounce of simple blackberry syrup
  • 3 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Top it off with club soda
  • Garnish with mint sprigs, lime wheel, fresh blackberries and lime wheel

Instructions

  1. Mix the simple blackberry syrup and mint leaves in a shaker.
  2. Mix the lime juice and ice.
  3. Mix well
  4. Pour into a rocks glass without straining
  5. Add club soda to the top.
  6. Garnish with blackberries, lime wheel, or mint sprig.

Strawberry Cucumber Mule Cocktail

Ginger beer is not alcoholic, and it provides the perfect zing and spice to compliment the fruit.

Ingredients

  • 5 basil leaves
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 2 slices of cucumber
  • Simple syrup 1/2 ounce
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Top it off with ginger beer
  • Garnish with lime wheel, basil leaves and strawberries

Instructions

  1. Mix basil leaves, strawberries and cucumber slices in a rocks glass or mule cup.
  2. Mix the lime juice and ice.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add ginger beer to the mix.
  5. Garnish with basil leaves, strawberries, and a lime wheel.