Doing Dry January (or Dry All-Year-Long)? Here are 6 Mocktail Recipes to Try
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Make these simple mocktail recipes to enjoy at home, sans alcohol.
Cheers for creative drink ideas all can enjoy!
Just because a drink is lacking alcohol doesn’t mean that it has to be boring! There are so many ways to jazz up beverages now with all the different flavors of seltzer waters and fruit juices available at the store. Add a fresh fruit garnish, and you’ll have an excellent mocktail to sip.
These recipes couldn’t come at a more perfect time as so many folks give Dry January a shot at the beginning of a new year. The holidays are a time of indulgence, so whether you’re looking to reset after weeks of celebration, are seeking the benefits of sobriety, or have always found yourself loving a no-booze lifestyle, these mocktail recipes won’t disappoint!
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These simple-to-make mocktail recipes are perfect for entertaining, or to relax and enjoy a special drink solo. I’ve whipped up five single recipe drinks and one larger punch that is perfect for sharing!
1. Mango Mule Mocktail
Moscow mules are my personal favorite of mine for cocktails, so naturally coming up with a fun mocktail version is essential! This fruity version will give tropical vibes with a grownup taste of spicy ginger beer.
- Add the cucumber to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Use a drink muddler or the handle of a spoon to smash down the cucumber.
- Add the mango nectar and the lime juice, close the lid and give it a good shake.
- Add ice to a copper mug, and pour the mocktail mixture over the ice.
- Pour the ginger beer and sparkling water over the drink and garnish with lime.
2. Guava Mint Mojito
Mint mojitos are a classic cocktail and are easy to make without alcohol! This version is super fresh and minty tasting. I have made this using pear nectar instead of guava and they are both delicious. You’re gonna love this bright fun mocktail recipe.
- To a cocktail shaker add mint leaves and mash down using a cocktail muddler or the handle of a spoon.
- Pour in the guava nectar and lime juice, then close the lid and shake.
- Pour the mixture into a cup of ice. Add the sparkling water and top with lime and mint garnish.
3. Red, White, & Blue Mocktail
How fun is this for any patriotic holiday?! The kids will especially enjoy the cool blue and red ombre look. You can switch out the layers to other ingredients, but be sure the bottom layer has the most sugar for this to work. Then the 2nd layer has less, followed by the top with the least grams of sugar.
- Add ice to a cup.
- Pour the cranberry juice first, then the agua fresca, followed by the blue lemonade.
4. Raspberry Sherbet Fizz Mocktail
- small scoop frozen sherbet or sorbet
- 3 oz. pineapple juice
- 6 oz. raspberry sparkling water
- frozen raspberries for garnish
- Scoop some raspberry sherbet into the bottom of a glass.
- Add a splash of pineapple juice, and then fill the rest with lemon sparkling water or Sprite.
- Garnish with fresh or frozen raspberries if desired.
5. Fruit Fizz Mocktail
- Add ice and pour 1/2 juice and 1/2 sparkling water into a glass.
- Add fresh fruit such as cranberries and tangerines or experiment with any of your favorite fruit combinations!
6. Watermelon Punch Recipe
- 14 lb. seedless watermelon
- 1 and 1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 and 1/2 cups sparkling water
- melon balls and or mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Cut about 1/3 of your watermelon off the top and scoop out all the insides.
- Puree the pieces of watermelon in a blender or food processor and then strain the solid pieces (I strained over a large pitcher). Repeat in several batches.
- Add pineapple juice and sparkling water to the “bowl” and pour in your strained watermelon juice.
- Mix together and chill the punch and bowl in the fridge for about an hour or until ready to serve.
Do you have any great mocktail recipe ideas to share? Please let us know your favorites in the comments!