Our favorite Mocktail Recipes are easy to make, simply refreshing, and totally delicious! The perfect party drinks for guests of all ages!
Favorite Mocktail Recipes
We love to entertain around here, and part of the fun when having guests over is to come up with a menu that is anything but common! One of our favorite ways to surprise our guests and make their taste buds happy is to serve a mocktail that everyone can enjoy, without any alcohol.
Armed with these recipes, you can make plenty of non-alcoholic cocktails from the comfort of your own home! Try mixing them up for yourself and see how you like them. Many of them are much healthier than traditional sodas as well!
Here are 14 mocktail recipes we think you should totally serve at your next party –
Whether you’re sitting by the pool or having friends over for a party, this easy Non-Alcoholic Sangria Punch is the best mocktail to serve. Filled with slices of fresh fruit and a medley of juices, this refreshing recipe will quench anyone’s thirst. Garnish with fresh lime or orange slices and you’re good to go!
This is the classic non-alcoholic cocktail. Take ginger ale and add a splash of grenadine, then add a maraschino cherry. That’s it! You can also use a lemon-lime soda or another citrus base. Funnily enough, Shirley Temple didn’t like this drink!
Virgin Bloody Mary
You can buy spicy tomato juice at the grocery store, or you can make your own by adding the following to a blender –
- 2 cups tomato juice
- 1/4 cup dill pickle juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 1 teaspoon Franks hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Line the rim of your glasses with lemon juice, then dip it onto a plate of salt, then pour the blended drink into each glass. Garnish with celery heart stalks with leaves, lemon wedges, and large olives.
Pineapple Mint Margarita
A Pineapple Margarita Mocktail is a delicious bubbly drink that is both sweet and tart, and it’s also super simple to make! You’ll need a few simple ingredients –
- pineapple chunks
- fresh mint
- ice cubes
- sweet + sour margarita mix
- pineapple juice
- lemon-lime soda
- agave nectar, or honey
We’ve also made this drink with orange juice instead of pineapple juice and it was delicious! Don’t forget to line the rim of your glassware with sugar for this one!
A delicious twist on a Shirley Temple, this mocktail uses dark sodas (Coke, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer, etc.) instead of ginger ale. It’s pretty tasty!
Virgin Piña Colada
A creamy, tropical treat and a favorite around here – these Pina Coladas are like sipping on paradise! Add the following to a blender –
- 1 cup of pineapple juice
- 1/4- 1/2 cup of cream of coconut
- 1 cup of ice
Then garnish with pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries!
Dirty Monkey Mocktail
One of my very favorite non-alcoholic drinks! This Dirty Monkey frozen drink recipe is based on the virgin dirty monkey mocktail I enjoyed on a recent Princess cruise. Made with bananas, cream, and chocolate, this frozen drink recipe is a refreshing option for a sunny day.
A strange, but easy-to-make drink! If your kids or friends like root beer floats, this is pretty similar. Take equal parts chocolate milk and root beer and mix them together. Then, add a scoop or two of chocolate ice cream! Don’t knock the mixture before you try it!
Unlike the name might suggest, this drink doesn’t contain alcohol (unless you want it to!) Get the full recipe HERE.
This Watermelon Cooler recipe is made with frozen watermelon chunks and is naturally sweetened. Ready in just minutes, this slushy drink is absolutely perfect for a hot summer day!
Making your own soda at home is really easy! Just grab some fruit syrups* and seltzer water or club soda. Put in a small amount of syrup at the bottom of a glass, then pour on the seltzer. Instant soda!
*Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ethnic markets have the best variety of fruit syrups, but you can also make your own simple syrup by combining sugar and fruit juice together and cooking it at a simmer until it coats a spoon.
Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch
This EASY Holiday Punch recipe is made with only 2 ingredients – lemon-lime soda and cranberry apple juice. It’s so easy to make and perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Garnish with fresh cranberries and a cinnamon stick to make it even more festive!
Another strange drink, popular in New England, that involves neither eggs nor cream. Take a big glass (such as a highball glass) and put a half cup of milk at the bottom. Take fresh (important) seltzer water and add half an ounce. The milk will foam up. Then put in a squirt of chocolate syrup right in the middle. That’s it!
Snickerdoodle Cookie Mocktail
Turn your favorite cookie flavors into a creamy, delicious drink! This is one of the best mocktail recipes we’ve made in our home – everyone loved it! Its easy-to-make Snickerdoodle Mocktails are perfect for sipping this holiday season! Here’s the recipe –
- 1 graham cracker, finely crushed
- 1 tablespoon of glitter sprinkles, optional
- 1 cup of ice
- 8 ounces half and half, plus more to wet the rim of your glass
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Snickerdoodle cookies + cinnamon sticks, for garnish
- Optional – combine the crushed graham crackers with the sprinkles and pour onto a plate.
- Create a rim around your cocktail glass by wetting the rim with milk, then dipping it into the crushed graham crackers. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice, half and half, vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Pour into the prepared cocktail glass, straining the ice.
- Garnish with a cookie and cinnamon stick, and serve immediately.