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.

Get the Recipe: Honey Orangeade

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.