Mocktail Recipes

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

Staff Picks


Shirley Temple

Rating: Unrated
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.
Shakes and Floats


Rating: Unrated
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: Unrated
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.
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Mock Champagne

Rating: Unrated
A good baby-shower punch that looks especially good when served with an ice ring.
Italian Recipes

Italian Cream Soda

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

Tornado Twist

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


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

Shirley Temple II

Rating: Unrated
Let children join in the fun in any festive occasion with this non-alcoholic drink that uses real juice. Or a great alternative to a mimosa at brunch.

Alcohol-Free Mint Julep

Rating: Unrated
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!

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.

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.