10 Tasty Mocktail Recipes

Here are all the best mocktail recipes to try! These non alcoholic cocktails make virgin drinks just as delicious as the real thing. Looking for mocktail recipes? Turns out, you don’t need alcohol to make a tasty drink! In fact, you can make mixed drinks that are just as delicious as a signature cocktail: with no alcohol at all. Here are all our tricks to building stellar mocktails: both free-form drinks and virgin drinks based on classic cocktails. You’ve just got to have a few tricks in mind when building your drinks: so they don’t just taste like fruit juice! Here’s what to know. What is a mocktail? A mocktail is a non alcoholic cocktail: a mixed drink without the liquor! Mocktails are the perfect choice for people who are pregnant or avoiding alcohol. With a little know, you can make drinks that are just as tasty as the real thing. Looking for mocktail recipes? Scroll down to the list of our top mocktail recipes: virgin drinks based on the classics. Or, keep reading for how to make a free-form mocktail using a few tips we’ve learned through experimentation. Tips for how to make a mocktail How to make a […]

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Here are all the best mocktail recipes to try! These non alcoholic cocktails make virgin drinks just as delicious as the real thing.

Mocktail recipes

Looking for mocktail recipes? Turns out, you don’t need alcohol to make a tasty drink! In fact, you can make mixed drinks that are just as delicious as a signature cocktail: with no alcohol at all. Here are all our tricks to building stellar mocktails: both free-form drinks and virgin drinks based on classic cocktails. You’ve just got to have a few tricks in mind when building your drinks: so they don’t just taste like fruit juice! Here’s what to know.

What is a mocktail?

A mocktail is a non alcoholic cocktail: a mixed drink without the liquor! Mocktails are the perfect choice for people who are pregnant or avoiding alcohol. With a little know, you can make drinks that are just as tasty as the real thing.

Looking for mocktail recipes? Scroll down to the list of our top mocktail recipes: virgin drinks based on the classics. Or, keep reading for how to make a free-form mocktail using a few tips we’ve learned through experimentation.

Tips for how to make a mocktail

How to make a mocktail? It’s easy to mix something together: but often with no alcohol it ends up testing like fruit juice. Instead, here are a few tricks for adding complexity to the flavor of your free-form mocktails:

  • Use bubbly mixers. Soda water, tonic water, and even ginger ale or ginger beer and great for adding lift to your mocktails with carbonated bubbles. When in doubt: add bubbles!
  • Consider a “mock” alcohol to add complexity. Here’s a cool mocktail trick: a teaspoon or two of caper juice or pickle juice can taste like alcohol! It sounds weird, but it actually works. Our Virgin Margarita recipe below has a hint of pickle juice, which gives a finish that tastes oddly like tequila.
  • Try fancy simple syrups. Layering flavors helps mocktail recipes taste interesting instead of one-note. Try a homemade syrup like Mint Simple Syrup, Ginger Simple Syrup, Rosemary Simple Syrup or Lavender Simple Syrup.
  • Consider non-alcoholic bitters. A few dashes of bitters add herbal complexity to cocktails. There are some non-alcoholic brands that you can experiment with for mocktails, too!
  • Load up on fancy garnishes and clear ice. It’s all about presentation! The fun thing about our cocktail recipes is not just that they taste good: they look beautiful, too! Try clear ice, artisan style crystal clear ice that makes your drink look like it came from a fancy bar. Depending on the drink, load up on cocktail cherries, citrus wedges, or fresh herbs.

Best mocktail recipes!

Ready for some mocktail recipes? These are all non alcoholic cocktails that are virgin drinks based on classics from the Margarita to the Mojito!

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Virgin margarita

Top Mocktail Recipes: Margarita & More!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This virgin margarita recipe tastes as good as the real thing! This non-alcoholic mocktail is irresistibly tasty with a secret ingredient.


Ingredients

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple syrup or simple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon pickle juice (optional but recommended!)
  • 3 ounces tonic water
  • For the garnish: Lime wheel, clear ice

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use Margarita Salt).
  2. In the serving glass, stir together the lime juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, and pickle juice (adds just the right funky flavor to mimic tequila). Add the tonic water and ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Mocktails

Keywords: Mocktail, Mocktails, Mocktail recipe

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Hocus Pocus Punch. (p.s. it’s a mocktail!)

On tap for the next week: hocus pocus punch! This fun Halloween punch is actually a mocktail.  I have so many delish fall cocktails that I wanted to make something for you that truly everyone could enjoy.  And here we are. As a true original Hocus Pocus lover, I feel like I can’t even mention […]

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On tap for the next week: hocus pocus punch!

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

This fun Halloween punch is actually a mocktail. 

I have so many delish fall cocktails that I wanted to make something for you that truly everyone could enjoy. 

And here we are.

halloween punch

As a true original Hocus Pocus lover, I feel like I can’t even mention the movie these days because it’s become such a millennial thing! Such a cult classic. I am obviously a millennial and I did loooove Hocus Pocus. This punch has nothing to do with the movie but I’ve always loved the name. Heck, I probably loved the term hocus pocus before the movie became a thing.

But!

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

Can I tell you about why I loved Hocus Pocus so much? 

It was Bette Midler. Alllll Bette Midler. I actually saw Hocus Pocus in the theater (it came out in the summer!) because I loved her so much. I don’t even think I knew (or thought)it was a Halloween movie!

Even though I was barely tween, and later, of course I would fall head over heels all things that Sarah Jessica Parker touched (they turn to gold!), in the 90s for me, it was all Bette.

My mom adored her and we listened to her albums. We watched Beaches on repeat (I can’t even watch it now because it’s so.darn.sad) and since she was obsessed with her, I was obsessed with her too! We would belt out all her music in the car and to this day, I get a huge wave of nostalgic when I hear her sing. 

I don’t know what it is. 

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

So that’s my hocus pocus story.

And this is my hocus pocus punch!

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

Apple cider, cranberry, orange, ginger and all sorts of delicious things. No real ties to the film, but lots of fun to make and drink while you WATCH the film.

If you’re not doing apple cider sangria, that is.

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

Hocus Pocus Punch

Hocus Pocus Punch

A fun Halloween punch that everyone can enjoy! Hocus pocus punch is full of cider, orange and cranberry and tastes delicious!

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans orange seltzer
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 oranges, (sliced)
  • 2 apples, (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup ginger ale or ginger beer
  1. Combine the apple cider, juice, orange seltzer, ginger ale and maraschino cherry juice in a pitcher or large bowl. Add the cherries, orange slices and apple slices. Stir and serve!

It’s the best fruity, bubbly potion.

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