Whether you’re starting 2024 with Dry January, prefer an alcohol-free life year-round or you just want to test out some zero-proof beverages, there are plenty of non-alcoholic drinks out there that are just as fun and delicious as those with liquor—and don’t include a hangover.
In fact, this just might be the best time to dip your toes into the world of mocktails—long gone are the days when those forgoing booze were left with simply a glass of sparkling
4 oz Mingle Mocktails Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini
5 to 6 dashes aromatic bitters
2 dashes grenadine
Splash of club soda
Pour Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, bitters and grenadine into a shaker. Combine with a stirring spoon. Pour into a glass over fresh ice; top with a splash of club soda.
2 oz Seedlip Notas de Agave
1 tbsp agave syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Dehydrated lime disc, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Seedlip, agave syrup and fresh lime juice. Shake well; strain into a glass. Garnish with a salt rim and dehydrated lime disc or an expressed orange peel.
2 oz Martini & Rossi Floreale
3 oz soda
Orange slice, for garnish
Add ingredients to a rocks or collins glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.
1 oz Amaro Lucano NA
1.5 oz pineapple juice
.75 oz cranberry juice
.5 oz passion fruit juice
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.33 oz cherry juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2 mint springs and a slice of dehydrated lemon, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice cubes.
Fre Basil Fauxjito Mojito Mocktail
FRE Sparkling Brut
Fresh basil leaves
Fresh mint leaves
.5 oz simple syrup
1 lime, juiced
In a glass or cocktail shaker, muddle the herbs with the juice of one lime. Fill a highball glass with ice and mint and basil leaves. Pour in non-alcoholic bubbly sparkling brut; top with strained herb and lime juice mixture.
Pallini Zero Spritz
1 part Pallini Limonzero
2 parts non-alcoholic sparkling wine
Lemon slices and rosemary, for garnish
Add all ingredients to a large wine glass filled with ice. Stir to combine. Garnish with lemon slice and rosemary sprig.
The Golden Kick
30 ml ginger
10 ml Giffard peach syrup
100 ml French Bloom Le Blanc
Combine chilled ginger
Olipop Watermelon Crush
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup cubed watermelon
8 to 9 oz Olipop Watermelon Lime soda
Mint, for garnish
Middle watermelon with the lime juice; add ice. Pour in 2/3 can of Olipop soda; stir. Garnish with a lime wheel or sprig of mint
1/2 bottle Betty Buzz Ginger Beer
2 oz cloudy apple juice
.5 oz lemon juice
Apple fan, for garnish
Combine ice, apple juice, lemon juice and cinnamon syrup. Shake well and strain into a collins glass with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an apple fan.
Band Camp Summer
2 oz Giffard Non-Alcoholic Ginger Liqueur
4 oz lemonade
1 oz seltzer
Thai basil, for garnish
Build non-alcoholic cocktail with NA ginger liqueur and lemonade in a collins glass filled with ice. Add seltzer; gently stir. Garnish with basil.
Black Cherry Nightcap
6 oz Waterloo Black Cherry Sparkling Water
1 tsp magnesium powder
1 oz pomegranate juice
Freeze-dried mixed berries
Sugar or granulated sweetener
Rosemary, for garnish
Crush freeze-dried berries; mix with granulated sweetener of choice. Spread out on a small plate. Dip a medium-sized glass in a shallow dish of
Optimist Botanicals Smokey Simple Serve
1 part Optimist Smokey
3 parts ginger ale, tonic
Jalapeño coin or a twist of scorched orange peel, for garnish
Build drink in a glass with ice. Garnish with jalapeño coin or orange peel.
Bottomless Raspberry Rosé Mimosa
1/2 cup Très Rosé
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
Raspberry powder, granulated sugar and lime, for garnish
Prepare a small bowl with a small mixture of the raspberry powder and granulated sugar. Run the lime along the rim of glass of choice; swirl the rim in the sugar and raspberry powder until well-coated. Add ice and raspberries to the glass. Top with grapefruit juice and Très Rosé.
Hydrating Blackberry Thyme Mocktail
1 Waterdrop Vibe
14 oz sparkling
1 lime, juiced
Drop Vibe into 7 oz of sparkling
4 oz carrot juice
1-inch piece of ginger
4 oz orange juice
12 oz Nirvana Super Meloncello Seltzer
2 tbsp agave syrup
Melon ball or thin orange slice and sprig of mint or basil, for garnish
Combine carrot juice, orange juice and ginger (either fresh juiced or grated) together in a shaker. Add agave syrup; shake until ingredients are combined. Divide between two 12 oz glasses filled with Meloncello seltzer. Garnish with melon, orange, mint or basil.
White Grape Bellini Mocktail
2/3 parts United Sodas White Grape
1/3 part sparkling apple cider
Combine white grape soda and sparkling apple cider in a glass. Stir to combine.