Can kids drink mocktails? Absolutely! Mocktails, by definition, are alcohol free drinks which means kids can enjoy them just like adults.
We have so many amazing mocktail recipes but wanted to make a list of the ones we think kids would enjoy the most. Many of these recipes are even easy enough for kids to make on their own. Encourage your mini mocktail chef to try them all!
When picking mocktail recipes for kids, we kept a few things in mind. Here is what we thought about while deciding which of our delicious drink recipes would be best for kids:
- Most kids like milder flavors. We tried to stay away from strong spices and ingredients that may not be so kid friendly. So, sorry peppery molotov cocktail, you are not on this list.
- Some of our mocktail recipes use alcohol free versions of liquors. We didn’t think kids needed drinks that are made with virgin vodka or zero proof gin. We stuck to recipes made with juices, sodas and flavorings.
- Kids like color! Colorful drinks are definitely a must when picking drink recipes for kids. All of our kid mocktails are bright and beautiful.
- If your kids want to help in the kitchen, it is best to stick to easy recipes. All of the recipes here are simple enough for kids to make. Measuring and stirring can be fun!
With these guidelines in mind, we were able to find so many perfect kid drinks. Feel free to try out our other mocktail recipes, too, if you want more ideas. Once again, all our mocktail recipes are kid-friendly since they never contain alcohol! These are just the ones we think kids would like the best.
We have a big variety of mocktails for kids. We tried to make a well rounded list of drinks to ensure there is something here for even the pickiest drinkers. Take a look at all of the recipes before picking the one you think your kids would like the best!
You can also just make them all. Go down the list one at a time. Make one a day! How fun would it be to have a whole week of kid friendly mocktails. Yum!
The shirley temple is a classic kids drink. It has been a favorite for decades. Our orange creamsicle shirley temple is even more delicious than the traditional version of this drink and one your kids are going to go crazy for.
We use orange soda, cream soda and grenadine syrup as the main ingredients of the drink. The mix is a super pretty, orange and pink color that your kids will love. This kids mocktail is great in the summertime as a special afternoon treat.
A bright blue drink?! That is something kids will definitely love. Our blue mocktail is easy to make and so incredibly eye catching. It will quickly become a staple in your home.
Blue curacao syrup is the main ingredient in this tasty drink. It has a super sweet, citrus taste that is very kid friendly. We add lemon juice, orange juice and seltzer to make the drink absolutely perfect. Skip the seltzer for a non-bubbly version. Try using just orange slices as the garnishes which kids will like better.
Talk about a perfect treat for a kid! This drink is basically a dessert. It is a layered drink made with half virgin strawberry daiquiri and half virgin pina colada. It is a sweet, tropical smoothie in a glass!
Be sure to layer the drink in the glass, starting with the red daiquiri, then the pure white pina colada and then adding another layer of strawberry. Just a warning that all adults will want this drink too. You’re going to need to make a lot.
Show your kids how much you love them with a tasty love mocktail. This drink is fruity, pretty and has just the right amount of sweetness. It also looks super fancy so your kids will feel extra special.
We serve our love mocktail in a martini glass but you can use any kid-approved glass you’d like. You can buy plastic martini glasses which look awesome but won’t break in little hands by accident!
This drink is a dessert and a special occasion drink. It is essentially liquid chocolate in a glass. How could any kid say no?!
To make a chocolate martini mocktail, you need milk, chocolate chips and vanilla coffee syrup. Adults will have to do the boiling step of this recipe but kids will have fun stirring the melting chocolate to make their mocktail. Think of this recipe as a cold hot chocolate. Try adding some whipped cream as a garnish to make it even more irresistible.
Do you have kids that love honeydew melon? That sweet taste is pretty delicious especially when it is fresh and ripe in the summer. That is the best time to make our amazing melon mocktail.
All you need to do to make this simple, kid approved drink is toss everything in the blender. Have your kids measure and blend then pour the mix through a sieve. Pour the refreshing mix into a glass and pass them out to your kids. The yellowy green color is pretty and summery, too!
If your kids love pumpkin pie, then they will also love this mocktail. It tastes like a pumpkin pie in a glass. Such a perfect mocktail to make in the fall or as a Thanksgiving drink that everyone can enjoy.
Half and half, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spices all blend together to make the mocktail. We rim the glass with crushed graham cracker crumbs and sweetened condensed milk. You get a little treat in every sip!
Mocktails are such a fun treat for kids. They are exciting and new plus they make kids feel grown up. Every kid wants to feel “big” and giving them a special mocktail is a fun way to help them feel special! Let us know which drinks your kids like the best. Enjoy.