Whether you're trying Dry January for the first time, are sober curious and introducing non alcoholic cocktails into your routine, or have been sober for some time now, we've got some delicious, easy non-alcoholic mocktail recipes you must try! Plus, some great mocktail mixers and NA booze alternatives we love.
1. Non Alcoholic Spicy Grapefruit Margarita:
Everybody loves a spicy margarita and even through there’s no tequila in this drink, it still packs a punch! Bittersweet grapefruit and a hint of jalapeño pairs perfectly with Spiritless’ NA tequila that delivers “all the flavor and feels of your favorite tequila.” For extra points, rim your glass with a small amount of honey and coarse salt (Red Clay Spicy Margarita Salt is our favorite). Grapefruit Jalapeño is our top selling Mixly flavor, and you’ll taste why!
Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Mocktail Recipe
2oz Mixly Grapefruit Jalapeño
1.5oz Spiritless Jalisco 55
Honey (optional for salted rim base)
Red Clay Margarita Salt (or any coarse salt for rim)
Lime (for garnish)
Shake with ice, then strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass rimmed with red clay spicy margarita salt. Garnish with a lime wheel.
2. Non Alcoholic Cucumber Tonic Highball:
Crisp, light and refreshing—you’ll love this subtle yet complex mocktail. Our Cucumber Mint Lime Mixly blends seamlessly with Top Note’s premium Indian Tonic Water. This delicious and simple mocktail is a little earthy, with bright notes of citrus. To add a little sumpin’ sumpin’, enjoy with a cucumber garnish or even a bit of citrus peel to make it an extra aromatic experience.
Cucumber Tonic Highball Mocktail Recipe
2oz Mixly Cucumber Mint Lime
3-4oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
Cucumber or lime peel for garnish (optional)
Fill a highball glass with ice, add Mixly Cucumber Mint Lime, then top with 3-4oz of top note Indian Tonic Water, stir and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.
3. Non Alcoholic Blueberry Sage Whiskey Sour:
At Mixly, we prefer to drink our desserts, and this might be the tastiest dessert drink of them all. Our newest flavor, Blueberry Lemon Sage has an almost pie-like quality with equal parts tart and sweet. Combined with the spiced flavors reminiscent of your favorite bourbon, Kentucky 74 from Spirtless (another fantastic, women owned company!) will surprise you with its ability to mimic the “bite” of the real deal. Take your whiskey sour mocktail to the next level and top it with a lemon twist for all that citrusy goodness!
Blueberry Sage "Whiskey" Sour Mocktail Recipe
2oz Mixly Blueberry Lemon Sage
1.5oz Spiritless Kentucky 74
Lemon (optional, for garnish)
Shake vigorously with ice until tin is too cold to hold. Double strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.
4. Non Alcoholic Pear Vanilla Apéritif:
This might be our new favorite mocktail. Seriously, it tastes the way a hug feels. On a cold day, our Pear Honey Vanilla Lime Mixly flavor will warm you from the inside out, and it pairs perfectly with Katy Perry’s subtly bubbly, adaptogenic Apéritif, Golden Hour. Pear, yuzu, and lemon balm take the stage in this bubbly mocktail, and it even has notes of ginger, herbs and elderflower. Garnish with some pear slices because who doesn’t want a snack with their drink?
Pear Vanilla Apéritif Mocktail Recipe
2oz Mixly Pear Honey Vanilla Lime
3oz De Soi Golden Hour Apéritif
Pear (optional, for garnish)
Add Mixly Pear Honey Vanilla Lime and De Soi to a glass with ice. Stir and garnish with pear slices.
5. Non Alcoholic Strawberry Pomegranate Spritz:
It’s always spritz season, right? An NA take on one of our favorite Mixly recipes, this easy spritz mocktail recipe will transport you to a sunny Mediterranean beach. Our bold and juicy Strawberry Pomegranate mixer is complemented perfectly with a crisp, dry Odd Bird Blanc De Blancs from Germany. The alcohol has been removed, but all those wonderful bubbles and flavor remain with notes of apple, lemon peel, lime and honey. Garnish with strawberry slices or pomegranate seeds if you’re feeling extra fancy!
Strawberry Pomegranate Spritz Mocktail Recipe
2oz Mixly Strawberry Pomegranate
4oz Odd Bird Blanc De Blancs
Strawberries (optional, for garnish)
Pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish)
Add Mixly Strawberry Pomegranate to a wine glass with ice. Top with about 4oz of Blanc De Blancs. Stir and garnish with a strawberry slices and/or a few tablespoons of pomegranate seeds.
Q & A:
Do mocktails taste like alcohol?
While most mocktails are made using alternative spirits meant to mimic the taste and feel of alcohol, it's hard to replicate the taste of alcohol completely. So, while mocktails are just as fun and tasty as alcoholic beverages, they may not completely match their alcoholic counterparts.
Are these gluten free mocktail recipes?
Yes! Our mixologist crafted all of these easy mocktail recipes so that gluten free mocktail lovers can enjoy them too! That being said, it's always good to check the labels just in case.
Will you be creating more non alcoholic mixed drink recipes?
Of course! Stay tuned and sign up for our email newsletter to get notified about all our latest mocktail (and cocktail) recipes. Or, check out our blog and recipe pages to explore our past mocktail and cocktail recipes.
Where can I find non alcoholic options in stores near me?
You'd be surprised how many zero proof options are available at liquor stores near you! Check out our store locator to find a store near you that carries some great non alcoholic options. Live in the Minneapolis area? Check out Minneapolis's first NA bottle shop - Marigold! Marigold stocks all of your favorite Mixly flavors and all of the other NA bottles we featured in the recipes above.
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