Looking for an easy mocktail recipe for Dry January, Whole30, or just because you don’t want to drink? I’ve got you covered with these 10 easy mocktail recipes that you can easily make at home. These mocktails are simple, delicious, and taste just as good without the alcohol.
Mocktail Recipes for People who Don't like mocktails?
I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of mocktails. In fact, I don’t even really enjoy cocktails that much. Alcohol, yes, but a sugary and complicated drink without alcohol? No thanks.
Sure, I’ll take one if I’m out and about- I even went on a vacation to Mississippi where I drank breakfast cocktails every morning! Yeah, that was fun.
Basically, I only like a cocktail if someone makes it for me, which means when it comes to mocktails, I don’t ever feel the need to make one.
I knew there had to be a better way to make a fun drink without all the work and sugar. One that tastes great even without the alcohol. That’s why I reached out to some of my favorite bloggers to find their easiest, most delicious, and not overly sweet mocktail recipes.
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10 of The easiest Mocktail Recipes to make at home
Sour apple spritzer
Two ingredients is all you need to make this super easy mocktail. Yup, only two ingredients. Mix 7UP with…
Well, go ahead and click on the link below to get the recipe!
Lemon herb mocktail
Sip an ice cold glass of this lemon herb mocktail, when you want a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that tastes delicious.
Adults will enjoy the complex flavors and kids can drink it, too.
Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail (Sugar-Free)
This Sugar-Free Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail recipe is easy, delicious, and health-promoting for an alcohol-free fizzy drink to serve friends and family.
I love this mocktail recipe because it’s not only simple, but feels and drinks like a real cocktail. You won’t even miss the gin, however the bloggers who created this recipe say they won’t blame you if you add it! I’m saving this recipe to try again with the gin.
Sparkling Raspberry lemonade
This recipe is fun for kids and adults. Perfect for a big kid lemonade stand!
The recipe calls for making your own honey simple syrup.You can do that or opt to make this easier with purchased or already made sugar simple syrup
Spiced apple cider mocktail with Cinnamon sugar rim
Honestly, I love the cinnamon sugar rim on this so much that I even use it on pumpkin beer!
This is another easy peasy cocktail with only 2 ingredients. So easy!
Miami Vice Mocktail
You do have to break out the blender for this mocktail, but don’t worry, it’s still easy. With the help of some ready made daiquiri mixes, you can have this mocktail out on the table and even add the option for people to add alcohol if they’d like.
What is the difference between a cocktail and a mocktail?
It’s simple- the only difference is that one has alcohol and one doesn’t.
Mocktails are “mock” cocktails. A mocktail typically has everything that a cocktail has with the exception of alcohol.
A good mocktail recipe accounts for the lack of alcohol and subs in something that will replace the flavor. For example, the kombucha cocktail above is a genius way to get the taste of alcohol without actually using alcohol.
Why serve a mocktail at a party?
There are so many reasons to serve a mocktail at a party. The following people will be happy that you decided to whip up a batch of mocktails for your get together:
- Pregnant women
- People doing Dry January, Whole30 or other dietary reasons
- People who choose not to drink
- Kids! Kids love fancy drinks.
- People who are drinking but want to choose to add their own amount of alcohol
- People who want a refreshing drink in between alcoholic drinks
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