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Eight Mocktail Recipes to Get Excited About

If you are pregnant or on a booze sabbatical, you don't have to miss out on all the cocktail fun. Join the party with these 8 tasty & healthy mocktail recipes.

Eight Mocktail Recipes to Get Excited About

Whether you are taking a break after a busy festive season, pregnant, breastfeeding, living soberly, or simply being mindful and intentional with your drinking, mocktails are a fun way of enjoying party drinks without the alcohol. What’s more, you can load them up with fresh ingredients that will boost your heart health, stabilize your metabolism, and strengthen your immune system.

A few tips for making healthy mocktails

The secret to creating healthful and delicious mocktails is to use fresh fruit and herbs. Swap out your sugar-rich sodas for sparkling mineral water, kombucha, cold-pressed juices, and iced teas. Instead of using simple syrups, use honey or pure maple syrup as your sweetener. Alternatively, you can make a simple syrup using stevia instead of cane sugar. Keep things festive by serving your mocktails in cocktail glasses and adding garnishes for flare.

Celebrate healthy living with these 8 delightful mocktail recipes

Ready to raise a glass to healthy living? Be inspired by these 8 deliciously healthy mocktail recipes.

1. Healthy grapefruit Paloma 

This refreshing mocktail is packed with vitamin C to give your immune system a boost! For an extra healthy kick, use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice if you can.

  • In a cocktail glass, combine two ounces of grapefruit juice, one ounce of lime juice, and half an ounce of real maple syrup.
  • Stir to combine and dissolve the syrup.
  • Add ice to the glass.
  • Fill with sparkling water and give a gentle stir to combine.
  • If you want to dial the flavor up a notch, you can use grapefruit- or lime-flavored sparkling water instead.
  • Garnish with a slice or two of fresh grapefruit and/or lime.

 2. Blueberry chia crush

Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants and chia seeds boast iron and calcium. Both are good sources of dietary fiber, which helps to regulate the digestive tract and stabilize blood sugar levels. Keeping a packet of frozen blueberries in the freezer is a convenient way of having them on hand for whenever you want to quickly whip up a healthy mocktail.

  • Combine half a cup of blueberries, a quarter cup of water, juice squeezed from half a fresh lime, half a tablespoon of chia seeds, and one teaspoon of honey in a mini blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into your mocktail glass and allow to stand for five minutes.
  • Top up the glass with sparkling mineral water and stir to combine.

 3. Pomegranate Cosmo

This mocktail is a powerhouse of immune-boosting ingredients. Pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds. These help to support your immune system and ward off disease. Fresh ginger root also contains super anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C and honey also several immune-boosting compounds.

  • Combine half a cup of 100% pomegranate juice, a quarter cup of cold water, the juice squeezed from half a lemon, 1 teaspoon of pure honey, a quarter teaspoon of freshly grated ginger root, and a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Pour the mixture into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

 4. Minty mango 

Mango and coconut make a delightful tropical island flavor combo in this yummy mocktail. Both ingredients give this a deliciously smooth and creamy smoothie-type texture. Coconut water helps reduce water retention and regulate blood pressure. Mangoes boast healthy doses of vitamins A and C, both essential for good immunity.

  • In your blender, combine a three-quarter cup of fresh mango, half a cup of pure coconut water, half a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice, a few mint leaves, and a few blocks of ice.
  • Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.
  • Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy!
  • Jazz up your glass by dipping the rim in a minted sugar before pouring the cocktail mix.

5. Cool as a cucumber

This mocktail is so refreshing – perfect for staying hydrated on hot summer days.

  • Pour one ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice and half an ounce of stevia simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add five slices of cucumber and three mint leaves.
  • Using a muddler, a pestle, or the end of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients together.
  • Add a few blocks of ice to the cocktail shaker.
  • Shake gently and strain into your cocktail glasses.
  • Top up with kombucha and add a sprig of mint to garnish.

6. Kombucha sunrise

Kombucha has a slightly alcoholic scent to it which makes it an ideal base for mocktails. Plus, the probiotics in kombucha do wonders for your gut health.

  • In a blender, combine a three-quarter cup of freshly squeezed orange juice, half a cup of chopped fresh mango, and three chopped strawberries.
  • Blend together and pour into a cocktail glass.
  • Top up the glass with kombucha and give a quick stir.

7. Mocktail margarita

This virgin version of a margarita tastes just as good and can be served as a mocktail or frozen as a slushy-style cocktail. With all the fresh vitamin C, this beverage is going to boost your immune system into next year!

  • Pour one ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, one ounce of orange juice, one ounce of grapefruit juice, and a teaspoon of simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with some ice.
  • Give the shaker a good and proper shake.
  • Pour the mixture into your margarita glass and fill it with lime-flavored sparkling water.
  • The perfect garnish for this mocktail is a salt-dipped rim around the glass.

 8. Blueberry and lavender mojito

This fake mojito combines the tart fruitiness of blueberries with the sweet fragrance of lavender. And it is the most exquisite purple hue! A definite crowd-pleaser. The lavender flavor comes from a lavender-infused simple syrup, which you can easily make yourself. 

  • In your cocktail shaker, combine a quarter cup of frozen blueberries, the juice of half a lemon, two tablespoons of your lavender simple syrup, six mint leaves, and a handful of ice.
  • Give this mixture a good shake. You will want the berries to break down for that gorgeous purple color to show in your mocktail.
  • Pour the mixture into your cocktail glass and top up with sparkling mineral water.