25 Mocktail Recipes That Really Taste Good

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It’s true: There’s nothing quite like sipping a delicious, ice-cold cocktail after a long day – especially when you’re sitting by the pool, sitting by the fireplace, lounging on the couch, or doing whatever it takes to make yourself comfortable. But now that you envision the perfect moment, ask yourself: do you really want the alcohol content of this cocktail or just the taste? If the latter is the case, swap your favorite drink for a mocktail.

Not only are mocktails delicious, they are great choices for anyone who practices a sober lifestyle, reevaluates their relationship with alcohol, or just doesn’t like the strong taste. (And understandably some spirits taste downright disgusting.)

Plus, they’re also a great way to add some variety to your beverage rotation. For example, next time you have guests, try swapping your favorite lemonade recipe for this honey hibiscus recipe and they won’t leave without asking you how you made it. An alcohol-free option is great for guests who are expecting or for people who are just trying to save on alcohol.

Now that you are ready to make your mocktail, here are a few ideas for non-alcoholic drinks. Below is a list of 25 mocktail recipes that taste (almost) like the original, compiled from the best food blogs on the internet, expert recipe developers, registered dietitians, yummy Instagram food accounts and more. And yes, after eating these, you will say goodbye to all your misunderstandings about boring mocktails.

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Mango blackberry kombucha mocktail

If you want all the fun of a fizzy cocktail without the actual foam, you’ll love this mango and blackberry mocktail. Instead of champagne or beer, you get the whole fizzy drink made from delicious kombucha. Note: Kombucha contains traces of alcohol – around 0.5% – which is not enough to feel its effects. But if you want to be 100% alcohol-free, use Seltzer instead.

Per serving: 70 kcal, 0.1 g fat, 17.2 g carbohydrates, 15.9 g sugar, 0.3 g protein

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Summer strawberry kombucha mocktail

Another kombucha drink to add to your mocktail menu, this summery drink is perfect for strawberry lovers everywhere. Here’s the essentials: Mix the strawberry spindrift with the strawberry kombucha, fill up with mint (and more) and boom, you’re good to go.

Per serving: 41 kcal, 0.1 g fat, 10.4 g carbohydrates, 9.4 g sugar, 0.1 g protein

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Pink drink

How cute is that The mix contains, among other things, hibiscus tea, honey and strawberries for a super sweet summer drink. It will be just as satisfying as a real cocktail.

Per serving: 55 kcal, 2 g fat, 9.4 g carbohydrates, 8.1 g sugar, 0.8 g protein

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Refreshing hibiscus mocktail

Yes, this drink is super easy. It contains few ingredients, such as mineral water (the recipe recommends Topo Chico), hibiscus tea, and lime juice.

Per serving: 15 kcal, 0 g fat, 4.2 g carbohydrates, 3.1 g sugar, 0.1 g protein

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Frozen mint lemonade

Do you love frozen lemonade? * Raise your hand * Then you will be obsessed with this mocktail version of the drink that uses mint to add a little kick.

Per serving: 15 kcal, 0 g fat, 4.2 g carbohydrates, 3.1 g sugar, 0.1 g protein

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Fresh water

Agua Frescas are unfiltered fruit juices that taste like real heaven. This recipe recommends making them with fruits like strawberries, peeled cucumbers, melons, or pineapples. Yum.

Per serving: 36 kcal, 0.2 g fat, 9.1 g carbohydrates, 6.1 g sugar, 0.5 g protein

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Watermelon juice

If you’re looking for a super-simple drink that will satisfy your mocktail cravings, try a serving of watermelon juice. It only takes two ingredients: watermelon and lime.

Per serving: 107 kcal, 0.5 g fat, 27.1 g carbohydrates, 21.8 g sugar, 2.2 g protein

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Coconut water daiquiri

All daiquiri lovers watch out: this coconut cream daiquiri is the most beach and pool friendly drink on the market. And yes, just swap the typical coconut rum for coconut water and you have a mocktail drink.

Per serving: 175 kcal, 9 g fat, 15 g carbohydrates, 5 g sugar, 10 g protein

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Sparkling elderflower, apple, lime and vinegar mocktail

For those who enjoy a floral taste in their beverages, this elderberry, apple, lime and vinegar mocktail is perfect for your taste buds. (Pro tip: you can use any fruit-infused vinegar of your choice if you don’t have elderflower on deck, hah.)

Per serving: 24 kcal, 6 g carbohydrates, 6 g sugar

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Keto Margarita

If you’re on the keto diet, chances are you’ll enjoy this keto-friendly margarita blend. All you have to do is crush the tequila in this recipe and you will be sipping a soft drink in 5.

Per serving: 104 kcal, 1 g fat, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein

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Keto mojito

Another keto-friendly mix? This mojito drink, which has soda water and all of the signature mojito ingredients, is rum free. You can even add different berries for extra sweetness and flavor.

Per serving: 155 kcal, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein

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Honey and hibiscus lemonade

Nothing is better in summer than a refreshing lemonade. A take on the classic, this honey and hibiscus version is just the mocktail you need when lounging on the back porch.

Per serving: 99 kcal, 1 g fat, 27 g carbohydrates, 25 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Cucumber and lemon water

If you want something that * looks * like a mixed drink (but is actually completely alcohol-free), here is your new go-to place: This cucumber and lemon water. For this you need a lot of water, lemon, cucumber, mint and more.

Per serving: 10 kcal, 0.4 g fat, 2.7 g carbohydrates, 0.1 g protein

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Sparkling blood orange mocktail

How good does this sparkling blood orange mocktail look? With ingredients like honey, lime sparkling water, honey, and of course blood orange, it has the flavor you need for your non-alcoholic beverage.

Per serving: 85 kcal, 20 g fat, 20 g carbohydrates, 18 g sugar

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Sparkling apple and ginger mocktail

For an ~ autumnal atmosphere ~, this apple and ginger mocktail is a delicious fit. With cinnamon sticks, apple cider, fresh ginger, apple slices and more, it’s a delicious fall solution.

Per serving: 98 kcal, 1 g fat, 24 g carbohydrates, 21 g sugar

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Keto drink mix

It is always good to have a (mocktail) mix of drinks on deck – regardless of whether you are expecting guests or just want to have something prepared for you. This one contains the blogger’s signature Keto Simple Syrup, which is great if you’re on a keto diet.

Per serving: 1 calories, 1 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein

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Virgin Margarita

Say hello to your new favorite virgin margarita recipe. With notes of agave, lemon, lime and super flaky salt, this hearty-sweet combination tastes delicious.

Per serving: 109 kcal, 1 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates, 18 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Tamarind water

Made from cooked tamarind pods, sugar, and water, this is the perfect sweet (and slightly sour) drink mocktail for any time of the year. Follow the recipe for directions, pour it over ice and serve.

Per serving: 67 kcal, 1 g fat, 17 g carbohydrates, 17 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Sparkling lemonade

Limeade stans, this is your mocktail of choice. It has a citrus kick and is super easy to make – all you need is lime, lemon, sugar, and hot water. Enjoy!

Per serving: 117 kcal, 1 g fat, 32 g carbohydrates, 26 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Frozen strawberry margarita mocktail

This frozen drink is just the thing when it comes to cooling off in the heat. To make this strawberry margarita a mocktail, just skip the tequila.

Per serving: 220 kcal, 0 g fat, 20 g carbohydrates, 14 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Sparkling cranberry kombucha

This non-alcoholic sparkling cranberry drink is the perfect alternative to your typical winter cocktail. It contains ingredients like kombucha, cranberry, ginger, rosemary, and more. TL; DR, it tastes like the holiday season.

Per serving: 55 kcal, 0 g fat, 13 g carbohydrates, 10 g sugar, 0 g protein

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Zero-proof Jalapeño Paloma

Do you like a little spice? This jalapeño paloma drink is for you. It is very #grown (even without alcohol) and is rounded off with grapefruit and salt. It not only tastes like a * cooking kiss *, but is also programmable.

Per serving: 66 kcal, 17 g carbohydrates, 14 g sugar, 0.5 g protein

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Virgin Bloody Mary

If you lead a sober, curious lifestyle, you will definitely enjoy learning that virgin Bloody Marys exist and they really taste damn good. Prepare your celery stalks and start making this drink ASAP.

Per serving: 33 kcal, 7 g carbohydrates, 4.5 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Orange Moscow Mule Mocktail

Moscow Mule fans will love this mocktail dupe. The secret is ginger beer, which, ICYMI, is alcohol-free. It adds a little spice without a possible hangover the next day. To win.

Per serving: 104 kcal, 27 g carbohydrates, 20.5 g sugar, 1 g protein

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Nojito

Yes, you guessed it, a nojito is just like a mojito – without all the alcohol. The key is to sweeten it up with some Splenda. Don’t forget to save some mint leaves for garnish.

Per serving: 58.5 kcal, 15.2 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g protein

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