Mocktail Recipes

There's no mocking these alcohol-free faves. They're fun, sometimes fizzy, always 5-star refreshing.

Staff Picks

Shirley Temple

Rating: 4.67 stars
A favorite drink for little girls and party-goers alike. Some grenadines may have alcohol in it, so be sure to check for that before you make this for children.


Rating: 4.54 stars
This recipe, made for kids, is a fruity-good drink. Raspberry juice is blended with raspberry sherbet and carbonated water. You can try cranberry-raspberry, or apple-raspberry juice!

Tart Apple-Ginger Shrub

Rating: 4.9 stars
This syrupy, apple-infused drinking vinegar is an old-fashioned recipe that's used as a unique flavor enhancer for cocktails or sodas. Store in the refrigerator.

Mock Champagne

Rating: 4.74 stars
A good baby-shower punch that looks especially good when served with an ice ring.

Italian Cream Soda

Rating: 4.54 stars
A watermelon and passion fruit flavored Italian cream soda.

Tornado Twist

Rating: 4.91 stars
Great drink for kids and adults who don't like the bitter taste of cranberry-raspberry juice.


This is the cold-process method for making a shrub. This is one of those 'don't have exact measurements' recipes, but if you get the ratios close, it is hard to mess it up. Although I'm usually a fan of using fresh ingredients, frozen fruit/berries actually work well and sometimes give a little more juice (don't tell!). I combine the shrub with sparkling water to make a nice soda. It can also be used in cocktails and salad dressing.

Virgin Sunset

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is my interpretation of a virgin sunset. I also refer to this as a pineapple, orange, cherry cocktail. The grenadine will sink to bottom causing layering of orange and red, hence, 'sunset.' If you wanted to make this alcoholic, a shot of champagne is my favorite, but tequila and vodka are other good alternatives. Flavored schnapps may also be an interesting mix.

The Arnold Palmer

Rating: 4.74 stars
Sometimes the best things are the most simple. Nothing rings of summertime more than lemonade and iced tea. The Arnold Palmer brings them together.

Alcohol-Free Mojitos

Rating: 4.77 stars
These are great for the kids or for anyone who wants a refreshing alcohol-free drink.

Pink Champagne Mocktail

Rating: 5 stars
Fizzy non-alcoholic Champagne.

Orange Fizz

Rating: 3.58 stars
Make boring orange juice tangy and fizzy with this delicious blend!

Inspiration and Ideas

Virgin Cucumber Mojito
Rating: Unrated
"This is THE PERFECT summer drink. Very refreshing, very easy…what more could you want on a hot day?" – LilSnoo
7 Refreshing Mexican Drinks
...minus the tequila. These mocktails still provide the fun factor at any party.

Blueberry-Ginger Fizz

This blueberry ginger fizz "mocktail" is perfect for non-drinkers and those watching their waistlines. It's light and refreshing and perfect for the holidays.