Monday, November 17, 2008


So, the holidays are just around the corner and that means parties! But a lot of the time, parties mean alcohol. What if you, for one reason of another, don't drink? Mocktails! If you're hosting a party and want the atmosphere and fun of mixed drinks without the alcohol, mocktails are perfect. Your teetotaling guests will thank you! If you're attending a party at someone else's house and can make your own fun mixed drink with simple ingredients, you'll feel a lot less out of place with a fun drink in your hand. You may even find a new friend that wants one too!

I love mixed drinks (non-alcoholic), they're fun and colorful. Be sure to serve them in fun cocktail glasses, garnish them with fruit, fun swizzle sticks or rimming sugars! Mocktails aren't just Shirley Temples and they're not just for kids. Here are some of my favorite recipes that use many common ingredients you'll have around your holiday house.

Cocktail shaker drinks

Mai Tai
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup club soda
1 tbsp grenadine
1/4 orange juice
1 tbsp cream of coconut

Shake all ingredients and pour over ice.

4 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces club soda
1 lime wedge

In shaker half-filled with ice, combine and shake all but soda. Strain into glass and top with soda, garnish with lime wedge.

1 qt apple juice
2 qts ginger ale

Mix, serve cold.

Lime Rickey Cocktail
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar syrup
1/2 tsp bitter
3 cups club soda

Mix lime juice, syrup and bitter. Pour into 4 ice filled glasses, top with 3/4 cup club soda and garnish with lime wedge.

Blender drinks

Pink Lady
1 1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp grenadine
1 tbsp sugar
6 ice cubes

Blend until smooth.

Orange Julius
1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
5=6 ice cubes

Blend until smooth. Makes 6 cups.

Strawberry Spritzer
3 ten-ounce packages of frozen strawberries
6 cups white grape juice
1 28-ounce bottle carbonates water

Thaw strawberries, blend in blender, mix with juice and water.

More resources: mocktail recipes
AllRecipes mocktail recipes
Drink Recipes-virgin recipes
Bacchus Network PDF recipe book


  1. I've never made mocktails before, I think I might give some a try because I'm still not into the alcohol yet.

  2. Jenna you're so clever! Those mocktails look delicious, I'm going to have to try your recipes.

  3. Sounds yummy! Plus what a great way to cut out calories...