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: 4.53 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.

Alcohol-Free Mint Julep

Rating: 4.39 stars
An alcohol FREE mint julep for you non-drinkers out there.... now you don't have to drink water and can enjoy the classic mint julep with a slight twist while watching the Kentucky Derby!

Orange Fizz

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Virgin Cucumber Mojito

"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.

Watermelon Fizz

Rating: 2.5 stars

Mouth-watering nutritious mocktail with the power of coconut water and watermelon. Garnish with an orange twist, watermelon wedge, and grapes with two blending straws.