Doing Dry January or Dry All Year Like Collin? These 6 Mocktail Recipes Are So Good, You Won’t Miss the Booze!

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Make these simple mocktail recipes to enjoy at home, sans alcohol.

A non-alcoholic mule mocktail

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!


Collin spilled the beans about her sober journey on Instagram. Her and her hubby haven’t had a sip in over 6 years. Check out their story by clicking here! 👫


Making a raspberry sherbert mocktail

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!

woman sipping a mocktail drink


1. Mango Mule Mocktail

A moscow mule mocktail flavored with mango

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.

Ingredients: 

pouring a mocktail Moscow mule

Directions: 

  • 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

Woman holding a mojito mocktail that tastes like guava and mint

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.

Ingredients:

making a mojito mocktail recipe

Directions:

  • 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

pouring blue lemonade into a 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.

Ingredients: 

A blue and red mocktail with a straw

Directions: 

  • Add ice to a cup.
  • Pour the cranberry juice first, then the agua fresca, followed by the blue lemonade.

4. Raspberry Sherbet Fizz Mocktail

hand holding a raspberry sherbert mocktail, one of the best mocktails to make for the holidays

Ingredients:

Topping a mocktail with raspberries

Directions:

  • 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

Sparkling Juice Mocktail Hip2Save.com

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • 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

watermelon punch

Ingredients:

Watermelon Punch Recipe mocktails

Directions:

  • 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!


Don’t forget to try our delicious Grinch hot chocolate recipe!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 31

  1. Kay

    I don’t drink alcohol n love trying fun festive beverages. My fam knows me as the punch maker. I can’t wait to try these mocktails. Thanks so much.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay – Thanks Kay!! Enjoy!

  2. MaryKay

    Thank you for posting Lina! I’ve never liked the taste of alcohol so these recipes are perfect for me. Thanks again!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure!! I am so glad you like these ideas!

  3. markiesluv

    Doesn’t the agua fresca have less sugar than the blue lemonade? just trying to make sure I understand the order. Also having trouble finding the blue lemonade. it sounds better than the gatorade but gatorade may have to do. Eager to do this for my Moms bday on the 4th!! Thank you,

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Whoops sorry for the confusion. I looked back at my pictures and I was using the LIGHT version of that blue lemonade which does have less sugar than the pictured fresca. I updated the link… All were at my Kroger grocery store if that helps! Happy Birthday to your mom!

      • markiesluv

        Thank you!! Appreciate all your posts so much!!

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Oh yay! Thank you so much!

  4. Jeanette---

    Thank you for this! As the girl who doesn’t drink alcohol, I always feel like the odd one out. This brightened my day.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome, Jeanette! 🥰

    • AngieM

      I can understand that. I feel the same. I am a recovering alcoholic. Been clean for 3 years. I was in an abusive relationship. I’m excited to try these drinks 🙂

      • Jeanette---

        proud of you for your 3 years!!!!!!!!! That’s huge!!

        • AngieM

          Thank you I appreciate that♥️

  5. Rn404

    Thank you so much. I do not drink at all, never have. These look yummy, and I can make them in a pretty glass and take some IG pics😂😂😂
    I do have a question on the red, white n blue drink where can one find Agua Fresca cucumber lime what brand makes that never heard of it

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🥰 Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca Cucumber & Lime Juice can be found in neighborhood grocery stores or find it in-store at various Walmarts. Hope that’s helpful.

  6. Dani

    As it’s my birthday month, I cannot do sober January…lol Maybe I’ll try these in February! 😁

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Happy Birthday, Dani!🎉 Let us know how you like these when you try them next month.😀 And don’t forget to check out all the birthday freebies you may be able to score that are available in this post!

  7. Arlene

    Thank you Lina for these recipes! I’m a tea or juice drinker so these drinks look like so much fun to try. Could the recipes be put in a format for me to print? I don’t do social media and love Hip2Save to keep me aware of trends.

    • Lina

      oh yay!! Thanks so much! No unfortunately these short recipes aren’t printable but maybe cut and paste into your phone notes, or bookmark page. Sorry! I will keep this in mind in the future though!

  8. AWS

    I’m trying dry January for the first time and was thinking today I need to try mocktails at home to keep me on the right track. My go to in a restaurant is club soda with a splash of cranberry and a lime, but I wanted more variety. Looking forward to trying the ginger one! Thanks for these great and timely ideas for healthy living.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Yum! Enjoy <3 Thanks for stopping by!

  9. amyh

    Publix sells Mingle’s (mocktails) $11 a 4pk. Total Wine and ABC sell CBD and hemp drinks as well for about $5 a can. I quit drinking 2yrs ago and never going back. I feel too good!

  10. Jeanette

    Congratulations on your 6 years!!! I decided early on to “not drink” because of the changes that I saw that alcohol made on my people. I am 45 and still only “do Nyquil” when I am dying with a cold… ha! pretty sure that nyquil doesn’t count! Thanks for the tips on ways to making hydrating fun! ***If I ever did a mock-tail in a restaurant, how would I know that they made it right? any tips? (I used to go through coffee drive-thrus and order chocolate beverages—the amount of times that the coffee was accidentally added was more often than not- no harm no foul- but with alcohol, I am more wary)

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Hey, thanks a bunch for the congrats! If you’re at a restaurant and want to turn an alcoholic drink into a mocktail, just ask the bartender or server to skip the booze and be very clear with them that you don’t drink alcohol. Most places take this very seriously. You can also specify flavors or ingredients you like. For instance, if it’s a cocktail with fruit juices, soda, or syrups, request those without the alcohol. Most places are happy to accommodate, and you’ll still get a tasty, booze-free version of the original drink. Hope that helps!

  11. Tara Burton

    Mocktail

  12. zee

    Where’s the “good” stuff?? LOL, the “fun liquid” aka alcohol. 😆

    • Alli (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi zee – this post is specifically for our mocktail recipes (non-alcoholic) for anyone opting for no alcohol this month or all year long! However, if you’re looking for some other options, we have a few cocktail recipes here like Cranberry Moscow Mules, Piña Coladas and more!

  13. Amy

    Thank you for this!!! I haven’t drank in 14 years! Recovering and loving life without alcohol! Wonderful post, thank you so much y’all!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO very welcome! 💞🤗 Congrats on 14 years, Amy!

  14. Brit

    I was searching for summer mocktails & this came up! So yum 🙂 Very thankful for the post and plan to serve some of these delicious beverages at an upcoming picnic.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Happy to hear this post was helpful and just what you were on the hunt for, Brit. Enjoy your picnic! 🤗

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