Seeing you’ve come across this post, you’re probably looking for delicious alcohol-free refreshment ideas. Let me assure you; you’ve come to the right place!
Whether you’re pregnant, the designated driver, organizing a family-friendly party or simply taking a break after an alcohol-infused holiday season, choosing to forgo the alcohol doesn’t have to mean forgoing the taste! The hand-picked list below will definitely attest to this.
Read on to discover 26 superb cocktails that taste as good with a shot of Grey Goose or Patron as they do without!
This brunch-appropriate alcohol-free refreshment definitely deserves two thumbs up! The rhubarb adds some calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C and K to the mix while the ginger provides it with its characteristic punch. A great way to start this list, don’t you think?
Spicy Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
If you’re a little tired of the lemon-based mocktail refreshments, this delicious watermelon-based refreshment is made with you in mind. The water-infused fruit provides a great source of vitamin C while the mint leaves and chopped jalapeño add an unexpected (and spicy) twist. Serve on the rocks or with crushed ice for a slush-like variation.
Coconut Lavender Lemonade
Here’s an interesting twist on the trustiest of all non-alcoholic drinks; the good old lemonade. This tasty version will have you wondering why you didn’t come up with the inspiring mix of coconut water and lavender syrup yourself.
The homemade lavender syrup will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks (if well-sealed). Serve in a dried-coconut rimed glass and enjoy it with friends, family, young and old; the more the merrier!
Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
Here’s another perfect non-alcoholic refreshment for those blazingly hot days. The delightful mix of lime, mint and cucumbers will leave you feeling hydrated without the undesirable next-morning headache aftermath!
This refreshingly tangy drink is perfectly suited for a lazy Sunday brunch. Replace the pre-made lemonade with a homemade variety for less high-fructose corn syrup and a touch of extra vitamins. Enjoy while basking under the mid-morning sun. Repeat as often as you wish!
Non-alcoholic Raspberry Mojito
Who doesn’t love a good mojito? It’s perfectly suited for a night with the girls, a backyard BBQ or, any other occasion, really! This recipe’s combination of ripe raspberries, fresh lime and crisp mint make it particularly tasty. Indulge as much as you want with no risk of hangover in sight!
Part Puerto Rican coconut delight, part maple syrup-infused, this eggnog-inspired refreshment tastes as good with the rum as it does without. Enjoy it next with a sprinkle of nutmeg in front of a slow burning fire surrounded by family and friends.
Hocus Pocus Fizz Recipe
Pineapple, almond and coconut… what’s not to like? This recipe will definitely treat your palate to a blast of flavors! Simply replace the food coloring with some frozen cranberries for a more natural alternative and you’ll be set to go!
Brazil’s national cocktail consists of a fairly simple recipe. Unfortunately for our purposes, it’s heavily reliant on Cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugar cane, which makes it particularly difficult to come up with a delicious virgin Caipirinha-like alternative.
Difficult…but not impossible, as is proven by this refreshingly delicious alcohol-free recipe. It’s so tasty it might even inspire you (and your guests) to try out another Brazilian favorite; the samba!
Lemon Blueberry Colada
This Piña Colada recipe will definitely make up for getting caught in the rain! Song reference aside, the sweet taste of piña coladas are synonymous of vacations and this one definitely won’t disappoint.
So wether you sip it under the sunny skies of an exotic location or from the comfort of your living room, you’re bound to disconnect from reality; at least for the length of the popular Rupert Holmes 70s hit!
A Passionate Summer Drink
This next cocktail is designed with the passion fruit lover in mind. The feature fruit not only contributes to the exotic flavor, but is also sure to infuse it with a shot of vitamins and minerals especially vitamins A, C, riboflavin, niacin, iron and magnesium. What’s more, the mint-ginger combination definitely add a little je ne sais quoi.
Enjoy on a sunny balcony in the summer, or sip in front of the fireplace on a chilly winter day, while daydreaming about upcoming plans for fun under the sun.
If you love pineapple, you’ll love this mocktail. Combine it with fresh mint and ginger ale and you’ll have a delicious pineapple mule alcohol-free cocktail on your hands.
For a healthified (a.k.a. high fructose corn syrup-free) version, try making your own ginger ale by simply combining fresh ginger to water, fresh lemon juice, water and active dry yeast such as outlined in this homemade ginger beer recipe. A recipe sure to please both young and old.
Fermented Fruit Kvass
Feeling a little adventurous? Then this recipe might be just what you’re looking for. Kvass is a Russian fermented beverage traditionally made with beets, whey and rye bread. But before you flee at the thought of blending beets with grains, rest assured; this version is whey- and grain-free.
In addition to it’s delectable taste, this fizzy beverage is also a source of health-promoting probiotics. Just make sure you prepare it 48h ahead of time so it has enough time to ferment (and produce those tongue-tantalizing bubbles that give this drink its particular appeal).
Caramel Apple Cider
Do you love apple cider but never considered yourself kitchen-savvy enough to make your own? This recipe is about to rock your world. Or, at the very least, change your perception! Not only is it super simple to make, it’s also easily prepared in advance and re-heated whenever need may be.
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