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Simple Mocktail Recipes for All Seasons

If you are looking for alcohol-free alternatives to your favorite cocktails, we have rounded up some tasty options that won’t leave you feeling buzzed. Our round up includes mocktail recipes for every month of the year with 3 simple, delicious mocktails per season. For year round, alcohol-free drink inspiration, keep reading.


Bailey’s Irish Cream Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice (consider coconut milk, regular milk, or almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoon espresso (regular or decaf), chilled
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Add the milk, cream, chocolate syrup, espresso, vanilla extract and almond extract to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well for 10 to 15 seconds until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain and pour into a cocktail glass filled with ice. (Alternatively, you may place all the ingredients in a blender and blend on low until just combined). Enjoy!

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Eggnog “Mocktini”

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 2 ounces eggnog
  • 3/4 ounce non-alcoholic amaretto
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick(s) for garnish

Chill a coupe glass (that is, a stemmed glass with a shallow, round bowl with straight sides typically used for cocktails or champagne). In a cocktail shaker, add ice, eggnog, non-alcoholic amaretto, and vanilla syrup. Shake to chill. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish glass with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

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Cranberry Winter Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • 3 ounces ginger ale
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Whole cranberries (with stems attached or placed on a toothpick

Add orange and cranberry juices and grenadine syrup into a mixing cup with ice and shake. Pour orange juice/cranberry juice/grenadine syrup mixture into a glass and top off with ginger ale. Garnish the glass with rosemary and cranberries.

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Citrus Spring Sipper Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 pitcher, about 12 servings):

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups Sprite
  • 2 cups frozen berries

Mix the orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and lime juice together and refrigerate until it is time to serve. Add in Sprite and frozen berries. Pour into your favorite glass and add a garnish if desired.

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Watermelon Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 2 ounces non-alcoholic tequila (optional)
  • 3 ounces watermelon juice
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Watermelon slice for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, watermelon juice, grenadine and lime juice (and non-alcoholic tequila, if desired). Shake to chill. Strain into a “rocks” glass (that is, a short tumbler with a thick base) over fresh ice. Garnish with a watermelon slice.

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Lavender Lemonade

Ingredients (for 1 pitcher, about 12 servings):

  • 6 cups water (divided across recipe)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • Optional blue or purple food coloring

Combine two cups of water and the ½ cup of sugar over medium heat, stirring until the sugar fully dissolves. Take it off the heat and stir in the honey and dried lavender. To make a complete lavender flavor infusion, steep this mixture for approximately two hours (less time will have less pronounced flavor). Once the time has passed, strain the mixture and discard the bits of lavender. Combine the lemon juice, lavender syrup mixture and four cups of water into a pitcher. Stir until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. If you want to give your drink pops of color, add a few drops of blue or purple food coloring. When it’s time to serve, garnish the drinks with a wedge of lemon and a piece of lavender.

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Piña Colada Mocktail

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 16 ounces frozen pineapple chunks (or fresh pineapple chunks and ice)
  • 12 ounces vanilla soda (Dry Sparkling works great), or coconut water if you don’t want the extra sugar and carbonation
  • 15 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 fresh pineapple wedge (or maraschino cherries) for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined. Pour into glasses and garnish with fresh pineapple triangles and/or maraschino cherries.

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Mimosa Mocktail

Ingredients (for 6 servings):

  • 1 (750 milliliters) bottle non-alcoholic dry sparkling wine or non-alcoholic champagne, chilled
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice, chilled

Slowly pour the sparkling wine or champagne into a tall, thin flute until it is 1/2 way full. Pour in orange juice until the glass is full and serve immediately. No need to stir – the bubbles will organically mix this delicious drink for you.

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Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice (about 1 medium lime)
  • 1/2-1 ounce simple syrup (depending on sweetness you like, add more or less)
  • 4 ounces Topo Chico or another club soda of your choice
  • Optional: 1-2 ounces non-alcoholic rum
  • Garnish: fresh lime slices

Place mint leaves and half a lime cut into two wedges into a tall, sturdy glass or pestle and mortar. Muddle to release oils in the mint and lime juice from the lime wedges (if using a pestle and mortar, move the leaves and juice to your serving glass). Fill the glass to the top with ice, add the simple syrup (and non-alcoholic rum, if using), fill with club soda and stir. Add more simple syrup if you like it sweeter. Garnish the glass with a fresh lime slice.

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Apple Ginger Fizz

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 3 ounces still (non-carbonated) apple cider
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of powdered cinnamon
  • 3 ounces ginger ale

Place apple cider, lime juice, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and a few ice cubes into a cocktail shaker. If you do not have a shaker, anything with a tight lid will work, such as a mason jar or drink bottle. Clap the mint together in your hands to release the scent and add to the shaker. Shake for about 20-30 seconds until ingredients are combined. Pour into an ice filled glass and top with ginger ale. Stir gently, garnish with mint, dried citrus or a cinnamon stick and serve.

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Pumpkin Spice Mocktail

Ingredients (for 4 servings):

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups still (non-carbonated) apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice (you can also use ground cinnamon)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 2 cups ginger ale (or, alternatively, coconut milk or almond milk if you prefer a creamy mocktail)
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • cinnamon sticks (optional, for garnishing)

In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin puree, apple cider, pumpkin spice, and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the pumpkin mixture cool down to room temperature. Fill a glass halfway full with the crushed ice, then pour the pumpkin mixture over until the glass is about three-quarters full. Top the glass off with the ginger ale, stirring gently to combine. Repeat with the remaining glasses. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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Sparkling Apple Cider Mocktail

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup cranberry seltzer water
  • Ground cinnamon and sugar mixture for rim
  • Apple slices and cinnamon stick for garnish

Add about 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to a small plate and mix well (keep in mind, most of the sugar will not adhere to the rim). To make your cinnamon sugar rim, first dip the rim of your favorite glass (like a stemless wine glass or small mason jar) in water. Next, slowly roll the rim of the glass around in the cinnamon sugar mixture until you have your desired amount of rim. Next, fill your glass with ice cubes. Then, pour in your apple cider and cranberry seltzer water. (Note: you can use a cocktail shaker, but make sure to shake gently because of the carbonation). Stir with a cinnamon stick, garnish with freshly sliced apples and enjoy.

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While these mocktails are well-suited for the classic flavors of their specific seasons, feel free to enjoy them any time of the year!

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