7 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails To Serve At Your Next Dinner Party
We like to think you can party without alcohol. As much as we love a buzz, there are times when you just need to steer clear of the strong stuff. Whether it’s a lifestyle change or a month-long sobriety challenge, it’s possible to whip up creative non-alcoholic cocktails that’ll still impress. So here’s some mocktail (mock cocktail) inspiration for your next dinner party.
1. Lemon And Ginger Fizz
We love anything with lemon and ginger, and this sparkling mocktail hits all of our cravings with fresh ginger root, lemon soda water and candied ginger. The recipe will tell you exactly how to make your own ginger simple syrup, too, which you can keep in the fridge for any occasion.
2. Chile And Lime Pineapple Soda
If you’re into spicy margaritas, you’ll love this non-alcoholic take on the fiery cocktail with lime, dried chiles, pineapple juice, sugar, kosher salt and club soda. It’s the ultimate mocktail to serve with your tacos or guac.
3. Hibiscus Agua Fresca
For a punch of color on your dinner table, this hibiscus agua fresca only calls for three ingredients: dried hibiscus flowers or hibiscus tea bags, agave and fresh lemon juice. You can always add a little club soda to give it that carbonated effect or put your own twist on it.
4. Apple Cider Virgin Mimosa
With only two ingredients, this virgin apple cider mimosa calls for fresh orange juice and sparkling apple cider. Serve these mocktails at brunch or your next holiday party. You could also add some of that homemade ginger simple syrup to these babies.
5. Basil And Lemon Mock Mojito
For a non-alcoholic version of a mojito, these faux lemon and basil mojitos are all kinds of refreshing, using sugar, water, basil, crushed ice, club soda and lemon wedges. You’ll be ready for a spa day after this one.
6. Banana Punch
Since bananas are one of the handiest ingredients to have in your kitchen, why not whip up a batch of banana punch with ripe bananas, frozen orange juice, lemonade, pineapple juice, lemon-lime soda and orange slices. Serve these with your favorite Greek yogurt recipe or alongside a stack of the best fluffy pancakes.
7. Spicy Cilantro Lemonade
This mocktail isn’t for the cilantro haters, but if you’re a fan of the strong herb, you’ll love this combination of Serrano chiles, cilantro, maple syrup and lemon juice. The longer you let the Serranos sit, the spicier the drink will be.