January 25, 2019 at 12:51PM by CWC
A typical Friday night might include a little laugher, some great conversation, and a big pitcher of margaritas. Sounds perfect. By morning, though, you might be wishing you hadn’t sipped on something so strong. Ditching alcohol doesn’t mean skipping out on the rest of the fun, but you’ll need a few mocktail recipes to keep the party going.
Mocktails don’t have to be boring or short on flavor. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, and most offer some health benefits to boot. We’ve gathered more than a few party-perfect recipes that won’t cause a hangover.
Keep it classy with these mocktail recipes.
This drink features basically all of your favorite fruits: blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, and cranberries. Together, they create a sweet mix everyone at your gathering will enjoy.
No matter the time of year, a mix of cucumber, watermelon, and LaCroix is always refreshing.
Tart grapefruit gets a sweet twist from the splash of grenadine in this bubbly concoction.
This beverage requires nothing more than lime, lemon-lime soda, a little salt, and a thyme sprig for garnish.
Like your ice-cold drinks with a little heat? Jalapeños spice up these citrusy margaritas.
Ready for a drink that will meet all your hydration needs? Try the complexity of a fizzy watermelon mojito.
Several ingredients combine to create this colorful treat—sweet pomegranate juice with honey, lime, and a hint of basil.
There’s something luxe about elderberry, especially when paired with blackberries, pear, and rosemary garnish.
You know what a little fire can do to enrich the sweetness of a pineapple, but imagine it on ice with lime juice, sparkling orange juice, and honey.
With a combo of green apple, cucumber, and lemon juice, you’re certainly getting a dose of your daily greens with this mix.
Get ready for everyone to ask you what you’re drinking—and if you’ll mix one up for them, too. Not all grapefruit mocktail recipes are created equal and this one makes for a light drink that’s perfect to sip between appetizers.
The bold flavor of blood orange is the star here, but you’ll also get some anti-inflammatory benefits from turmeric.
Peaches make for the perfect healthy snack and the perfect addition to your mocktail. The fruit brings on all the cozy vibes when mixed with apple cider, sage leaves, and nutmeg.
Looking to upgrade your kombucha game? This dry take on a Moscow mule includes fresh-pressed ginger juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
This cocktail gets a healthy refresh with tangerine, pear, blueberries, and fresh mint.
Served up and brimming with cucumber and fresh ginger, this super chic mocktail looks like something you’d find at an upscale spa.
Almost too pretty to drink, but with a combination of rose water, pomegranate juice, and agave, you’ll want more than just one.
This refreshing take on sangria makes the most of apples and pears. All you need to do is pop it in the fridge for an hour or so to really let the flavors mingle.
Tastes great, super easy to mix, and pretty enough for Instagram. Enough said.
This vegan mojito gets its creaminess from avocados and coconut milk. A splash of lime juice, pineapple, and maple syrup for sweetness ensures no one will be able to resist.
Whether you sip on these bloody mary mocktails the night of or the morning after, they’re sure to please with fresh tomatoes, vegan Worcestershire, and probiotics from fermented water kefir.
It’s a simple drink that balances tart blackberries with the sweetness of honey, a touch of vanilla, and lemon.