Whether you’ve tried dry January and want to stick with it or are just looking for some yummy non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy, these refreshing and easy mocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Made with yummy ingredients like watermelon, grapefruit juice, and ginger beer, these mocktails are so good, you won’t even miss the alcohol. Plus, they’re all made with just a few ingredients you can easily find at the grocery store, so they’re easy to whip up.
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1. Pineapple Mint Lemonade Mocktail Recipe
Made with four simple ingredients and some water, this refreshing twist on a classic is perfect for hot summer days, springtime soiree’s, or anytime you’re craving something fresh. A touch of mint adds sophisticated flair, and the sweetness can be adjusted to suit your taste. Head over to The Toasty Kitchen for this mocktail recipe.
2. Sunrise Grapefruit Mocktail Recipe
If you love the refreshing zing of grapefruit, try this Sunrise Grapefruit Cocktail from Like Mother Like Daughter. A splash of grenadine (which is alcohol-free btw) adds a beautiful sunset color to the drink, and it can be served in champagne glasses for a fancy affair or small rocks glasses to keep it casual. Get the recipe, here.
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3. Elderflower Blueberry Lime Mocktail Recipe
Not only is this berry mocktail recipe from Sugar Salted a delicious treat, it contains elderflower syrup for a fresh and floral note. Lime juice adds a bit of tang, and the optional mint garnish makes this mocktail extra refreshing. Get the recipe, here.
Don’t have elderflower syrup on hand? Here’s a great option:
4. Sparkling Cotton Candy Mocktail Recipes
If you’re looking for mocktail recipes for bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, or any other festive event, try this cute Sparkling Cotton Candy Drink from The Juggling Mama. It’s literally just two ingredients and the color is customizable to suit your theme. Get the recipe, here.
5. Virgin Grapefruit Jalapeno Mule
This is a mocktail recipe we came up with here at Inspired DIY Living after having a delightful grapefruit jalapeno drink at a restaurant. The jalapeno gives it a nice kick and contrasts so nicely with the sweet and sour grapefruit and the tangy ginger beer. Plus, it’s not too hot and you can adjust the amount of jalapeno to your liking. Here’s the recipe:
- 4-5 slices of jalapeno, seeds removed, muddled
- 1.5 oz. of grapefruit juice
- 5 oz. ginger beer
- 1 oz. lime juice
Fill a mule cup or glass half way with ice. Add the muddled jalapenos and then pour the grapefruit juice, ginger beer, and lime juice on top. Give it a stir and garnish with a lime wedge if desired.
These Moscow Mule mugs have a near-perfect rating and thousands of reviews on Amazon:
And this fancy muddler and spoon set will have you looking like a pro — not to mention it’ll make creating certain mocktail recipes so much easier:
6. Cranberry Orange Mocktail Recipes
One of the best things about this Cranberry Orange Mocktail by Dessert Now Dinner Later is that it is great for all seasons, depending on how you style it. Add some extra cranberries like the photo above for more of a holiday feel, or stick with the orange wedge for a refreshing summertime drink. Check out the full recipe, here.
And pick up a set of these matching rocks glasses for a cohesive look:
7. Grapefruit Elderflower Mocktail Recipe
If you’re looking for whimsical and fancy mocktail recipes, consider this grapefruit elderflower mocktail. The grapefruit juice in this recipe is ultra-refreshing while the elderflower cordial adds a deliciously feminine touch to this drink. And if you don’t happen to have any elderflower syrup on hand, Anja has a simple recipe for making your own. Get the recipe at Use Your Noodles.
These paper straws are a cute and eco-friendly way to top off any drink:
8. Blackberry Paloma Mocktail Recipe
This sexy and delicious mocktail recipe by The Moody Mixologist pairs fresh blackberries, lime juice, and a few other unique ingredients to create one of the best mocktail recipes around. This drink is perfect for dinner parties, summer gatherings, or afternoons in the backyard. Get the recipe, here.
9. Watermelon Mojito Mocktail Recipe
If you’re looking for the quintessential poolside beverage, this is it. Sweet watermelon pairs with refreshing mint to create a twist on a classic that everyone will love. Plus, the other ingredients are probably ones you already have in your kitchen. Check it out at The Merry Thought.
And if you don’t already have a blender for making blended mocktails and smoothies, pick up one of these budget-friendly blenders with over 40,000 reviews:
10. Cucumber Lime Mocktail Recipe
Crisp and refreshing cucumber gets paired with zesty lime for a thirst-quenching and delicious summertime staple. Plus, this recipe calls for mineral water which adds an elevated flavor and is a great source of essential minerals, including calcium and magnesium. Get the full recipe at Vibrant Plate.
No matter which of these tasty mocktail recipes you choose, you’re in for a refreshing and delicious treat without the alcohol and potential hangover.
Interested in extending Vegan-uary also? Check out this recipe for The Absolute Best Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip.
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