Our Best Mocktail Recipes

You don’t need alcohol to make a great mixed drink! These mocktails are every bit as fun and delicious as their boozy counterparts.

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Non-Alcoholic Margarita

When you're craving a sweet-tart, refreshing margarita but don't want the alcohol (or are in the mood for an any-time-of-the-day drink featuring a fun umbrella) break out your blender and start here.

Get the Recipe: Non-Alcoholic Margarita

Tea-Tini Mocktail

Iced teas tend to get watered down as the ice in your cup melts. Trisha solves that problem by shaking her lemon simple syrup-sweetened tea in a cocktail shaker with ice — and straining the chilled tea into a martini glass for the perfect mocktail.

Get the Recipe: Tea-Tini Mocktail

Virgin Marys

Ina skips the vodka in this Bloody Mary-inspired mocktail, making it the perfect choice for breakfast or a booze-free brunch.

Get the Recipe: Virgin Marys

Sparkling Tropical Mock-tail

With plenty of pineapple and mango, this fizzy mocktail will instantly transport you to the tropics. The sweetness of the fruit is balanced with just a bit of spicy ginger beer and tart lime juice.

Get the Recipe: Sparkling Tropical Mock-tail

Chocolate Martini Mocktail

Calling all chocolate lovers! Bobby amps up classic chocolate milk with extra sweetness and some crushed ice for a drink that’s reminiscent of a frozen mudslide. Best of all, he serves it in a martini glass — with a chocolate sprinkle rim!

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Martini Mocktail

Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

This mocktail with homemade cranberry syrup and fresh lime juice is tart, slightly sweet and completely refreshing.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry-Lime Mocktail

Mermaid Refresher

Some of the best cocktails will whisk you away to a sunny island with the very first sip. Why should a mocktail be any different? This sweet and refreshing punch will remind you of the ocean — and a touch of pineapple juice gives it just a hint of tropical flavor.

Get the Recipe: Mermaid Refresher

Mock Colada

Turn your favorite coconut-flavored seltzer into a bubbly virgin pina colada.

Get the Recipe: Mock Colada

Mock Grapefruit-Pom Paloma

This refreshing fizzy drink swaps out tequila for the pleasant pucker of grapefruit and pomegranate juices.

Get the Recipe: Mock Grapefruit-Pom Paloma

Mango-Lime Spritzer

Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need to mix up two of these non-alcoholic drinks. Make sure you opt for ginger beer (as opposed to ginger ale). It’s spicier — and the perfect balance for sweet mango.

Get the Recipe: Mango-Lime Spritzer

Cherry-Lime Rickey

You won’t miss the gin (or bourbon) with this rickey-inspired mocktail. It’s sweet, bubbly and garnished with a lime wheel. What’s not to love?!

Get the Recipe: Cherry-Lime Rickey

Mock Apple-Cider Sour

Play mixologist with this fizzy apple-cider sour. The flamed orange peel garnish provides a hint of smoke to mimic whiskey's oaked taste.

Get the Recipe: Mock Apple-Cider Sour

Honey Orangeade

Kardea makes a simple syrup from fresh squeeze orange juice and honey and uses it to dress up plain, chilled seltzer. The result? A sweet and refreshing sip that’s way better than any cocktail.

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Mock Mule

You'll hardly miss the vodka with this effervescent mock Moscow mule. The candied ginger garnish adds a little sugar and spice.

Get the Recipe: Mock Mule

Thanksgiving Mocktail

Blood orange, thyme and ginger beer (it's non-alcoholic) make this mocktail light, bright and refreshing. If you've never tried it, ginger beer is a spicier, more intensely flavored alternative to ginger ale, and is also delicious on its own.

Get the Recipe: Thanksgiving Mocktail

Sunny's Grapefruit-Coconut Cooler

You don’t need a ton of ingredients to make a great mixed drink. Sunny proves it with her 3-ingredient mocktail. She mixes grapefruit juice, cream of coconut and agave nectar for a sweet and refreshing sip that’s sure to please.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Grapefruit-Coconut Cooler

Virgin Mango Margaritas

Break out the blender! Ree’s mixing up refreshing, mango margarita-inspired slushies. She uses lemon-lime soda to give this simple, speedy frozen mocktail it’s familiar flavor.

Get the Recipe: Virgin Mango Margaritas

Cranberry Spritzer

You only need 4 simple ingredients and some ice to make these pretty and oh-so-flavorful non-alcoholic mixed drinks.

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Spritzer

Winter Spice Lemonade

Turn simple, homemade lemonade into an alcohol-free, party-worthy sip by adding fresh ginger, star anise and cinnamon sticks.

Get the Recipe: Winter Spice Lemonade

Orange Cream Mimosa

When it comes to mixology, it’s good to have choices. And, non-alcoholic mixed drinks are no exception. Grab whatever you have on hand (non-alcoholic sparkling wine, sparkling cider or ginger ale) and use it to top off a simple, homemade orange cream for a fizzy and delicious drink.

Get the Recipe: Orange Cream Mimosa

Brood Brew

GZ’s perfect-for-fall punch is made with apple cider, maple syrup, pear puree and plenty of ground cinnamon. A touch of sparkling cider gives this booze-free beverage a few bubbles, making it feel just like a fizzy mixed drink.

Get the Recipe: Brood Brew

Mock Mango Fizz

Fruity and refreshing, this mango mocktail has all the trappings of a cocktail — except the tequila.

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Sweet Tomato Basil Cooler

A homemade tomato basil shrub does all the heavy lifting in this refreshing drink. This fruit-forward vinegar can be mixed into mocktails or cocktails – we opted to omit the alcohol in this cooler that you can enjoy all day long. So summery, it has savory, garden-fresh vibes from vine-ripe tomatoes. Sweet and aromatic notes come from the basil sugar, which is simmered into the shrub as well as used to rim the glass. It’s so good, you might find yourself adding any leftover basil sugar to other recipes, such as sugar cookies or a peanut sauce to toss with cold noodles.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Tomato Basil Cooler

Tamarind Pineapple Quencher

Tamarind spiced with coriander is simmered into a rich syrup, making it a true delight in this juicy no-alcohol drink. Fresh pineapple and coconut water add to the tropical cocktail-like vibes. It’s best enjoyed reclining at the beach or just pretending you're at one.

Get the Recipe: Tamarind Pineapple Quencher