Everyone likes drinks that are easy to make and still taste fantastic. We don’t always have time to be blending and steeping, straining and slicing- we just want a great drink now! That is why we wanted to put together a list of our favorite easy mocktail recipes.
All of these mocktail recipes take just a few minutes to whip up, giving you a delicious drink super fast. They are also all very easy to make with simple steps and directions. You don’t have to be a master mixologist to make a perfect drink!
What is a Mocktail?
A mocktail is a non alcoholic drink that is made to look and taste like a classic cocktail. Mocktails are made with juices, sodas, herbs, syrups and fruits just like a cocktail. The only difference between a mocktail and a cocktail is the alcohol!
The word mocktail is a combination of the word “mock”, which means fake, and cocktail. So, a mocktail is a fake cocktail!
Even though mocktails have no alcohol, they are just as delicious, if not more so, than a cocktail. They are perfect for every event, every season and every day. We just love mocktails….
Best Easy Mocktails
We have tons and tons of mocktail recipes but these are the simplest and easiest to make. Don’t worry, though, they are still super tasty!
The mint julep is a classic mocktail that is super easy to make. All you need to do is muddle fresh mint leaves inside a glass. This just means breaking the mint leaves a little bit to get their juices flowing. It’s quite easy to do and looks impressive!
Next, add all of the remaining ingredients to the glass, stir a little, and you’re done! The hardest part of this recipe is the measuring! The end result is a rich, bright drink that is perfect for the summer or early fall.
Looking for a refreshing summery mocktail? You can make this cranberry orange mocktail in just 5 minutes, giving you a bright, delicious drink super fast. You really only need three ingredients to make this mocktail: orange juice, cranberry juice and sprite.
Our cranberry orange mocktail does have a fancy sugared rim. We love this extra touch which makes the drink really “mocktail-y”. However, you can completely skip the sugared rim and save some time and effort. The drink will still be fantastic!
Everyone loves a good strawberry daiquiri. Ours is even better because it has no alcohol at all. You can drink as many as you want! The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to make this recipe so you can be enjoying a tropical drink in no time.
All of the drinks for the daiquiri are tossed into the blender and puree until super smooth. Pour the drink into a martini glass or margarita glass and enjoy! Easy enough.
Do you like mocktail recipes that just require you measure and stir? We definitely do! That is all you need to do to make this delicious ginger beer mocktail. It is one of the easiest drinks we have!
Ice is added to two large copper mugs then the ginger beer, lime juice, sparkling water and pineapple juice is poured over the ice. Add a mint sprig if you want to be fancy! And don’t worry, ginger beer has no alcohol at all. It is actually quite a healthy, natural drink. You will love it.
You can make this classic alcohol free cocktail in about 3 minutes. It is fruity, fresh and very summery. It also looks like a sunset in a glass so it will surely catch your eye!
Our non alcoholic sex on the beach is made with orange juice, cranberry juice, peach nectar and grenadine. All you need to do is stir the ingredients together and you are done! You can even skip the stirring and create an ombre effect. It’s always exciting when the easy drinks taste the best.
Mojitos are super vibrant and bold. They are made with fresh mint and fresh lime juice then sweetened with a little sugar and topped with club soda. The whole mix can be made in one glass which means less clean up and no special tools.
Use fresh spearmint or peppermint to make this drink. Both will make unique tasting drinks that are loaded with flavor. Use lime seltzer to add even more flavor. Simple switches make for incredible drinks!
Negronis are usually made with a whole bunch of alcohol. So how do we make this drink into a mocktail? We use non alcoholic liquors of course!
Three different non alcoholic liquors are mixed together to make our virgin negroni recipe. Non alcoholic gin, Italian orange liqueur and a dry, alcohol free red wine are mixed together and poured over ice. That is all you need to do!
Look for non alcoholic liquors in your local liquor store or just order them online. Grab a bottle of each and you can make negronis all summer long!
Want an easy drink that is perfect for the fall or winter? Then this is the recipe you want. Our apple pie punch is super simple to put together and will give you a great big pitcher of delicious drinks to serve your family and friends.
Our punch is carbonated but you can definitely make a non-bubbly version, too. Replace the ginger ale with more apple juice and cider and you’ll have one intense mocktail.
We are all crazy about pumpkin pie spice. It is a flavor that we just can’t get enough of. Luckily, it is super easy to make a simple pumpkin pie mocktail and satisfy all those pumpkin spice cravings.
Our pumpkin pie martini is made with sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and graham cracker crumbs. Everything is shaken together in a cocktail shaker and strained into a martini glass. It is easy enough but still has enough flair to make the drink seem super impressive.
These simple mocktails are so easy that you can definitely try them all. You will be a mocktail making expert in no time! Be sure to let us know all your favs.
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