27 Best Mocktail Recipes

Party drinks, without the booze!

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pink punch with raspberry sorbet garnished with a maraschino cherry, orange wedge, and a strawberry

Here at Delish, we’ve got tons of content dedicated to throwing the perfect party, a significant portion of which is all about cocktails. What we don’t mention enough is how important it is to offer non-alcoholic sippers too! Of course you’ve got to have them if you’re throwing a baby shower or a kid’s birthday, but we think they’re imperative no matter what. They keep everyone refreshed, and will be hugely appreciated by those not wanting to drink, whether they’re abstaining forever or just right now. Check out these 27 mocktail recipes for inspiration, we bet you won’t even miss the alcohol.

We’ve got everything from virgin versions of some of our cocktail faves, like a margarita (slushie!), piña colada, and mojito, plus some simpler options and extra-exciting coffee drinks. When you’re at brunch and everyone is getting bottomless mimosas, those abstaining from champagne deserve a fun drink too. Try whipping up a copycat Starbuck’s drink (we’ve got 3!), a frothy dalgona coffee, or Thai iced tea for a caffeine boost with that little something special.

Speaking of special drinks, nothing says it best like a freezie or a float. We’ve included a few recipes here, but get creative and turn any of your favorite drinks into a frozen delight. Drop some ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet into a drink or blend one up with something extra creamy like sweetened condensed milk, and it’ll SCREAM celebration.

Sometimes when it comes to non-alcoholic drinks, the simpler the better. Like a rum and coke or a vodka tonic, teetotalers (and those making their drinks) want something easy too! When we’re aiming for no-stress and delicious, we lean towards lemonades and iced teas that are refreshing and fun. You could go basic, but we like to add extra flavors, like strawberry or watermelon. The added touch doesn’t take much extra effort, but still feels that much more special.

For more inspiration, check out our guide to our favorite non-alcoholic spirits and wines.

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Virgin Raspberry Mango Margarita Slushies

When it's a real scorcher, refresh with these gorgeous frozen virgin margaritas, made zesty with lots of lime. We love layering raspberry and mango for the sweet-tart tropical flavor, but strawberry and pineapple is a solid combo too.

Get the Virgin Raspberry Mango Margarita Slushies recipe.

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Triple Berry Sparklers

The secret to this super patriotic refresher? The berry ice cubes. For this drink, we froze blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries in coconut water, but use this technique to improve everything from lemonade to cold brew (chocolate milk ice cubes maybe?)

Get the Triple Berry Sparklers recipe.

blackberry virgin mojito
Emily Hlavac Green
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Blackberry Virgin Mojito

This non-alcoholic mojito is still every bit as refreshing with an easy mint simple syrup and fresh blackberries. It makes extra syrup, so you can use it in cold brew or lemonade too!

Get the Blackberry Virgin Mojito recipe.

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Strawberry Lemonade

Freshly squeezed lemons team up with juicy strawberries for the perfect summer drink. It's tart, sweet, and all around refreshing. Be sure to strain the strawberry puree as you'll get rid of seeds and excess pulp!

Get the Strawberry Lemonade recipe.

virgin pina coladas topped with marachinos, pineapple wedges, and cocktail umbrellas
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Virgin Piña Colada

Sit back and sip those cares away with a non-alcoholic piña colada that's basically a tropical milkshake. The classic version might be a bit more smoothie or icee-like in texture, but we are obsessed with this slightly richer and creamier take. It definitely makes you wonder why piña coladas never had ice cream in the first place!

Get the Virgin Piña Colada recipe.

juneteenth punch topped with a maraschino, orange wedge, and a strawberry
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Juneteenth Punch

In this punch, Chef Millie Peartree skips ice in favor of strawberry sorbet. Not only does it keep drinks cold, but it adds a delicious creaminess as well. For best results, we recommend starting with cold ingredients and serving the drinks in chilled glasses.

Get the Juneteenth Punch recipe.

dalgona coffee
Andrew Bui
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Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona coffee started as a Tik Tok trend, and quickly became a staple in our kitchen. If you've got instant coffee, sugar, and water on hand you can make this fluffy, perfectly sweetened caffeine treat.

Get the Dalgona Coffee recipe.

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Whipped Lemonade

Blending your favorite lemonade with some sweetened condensed milk turns it into a creamy frozen drink that's super addicting: sweet and tart and as refreshing as can be. We'll be skipping milkshakes for these this summer!

Get the Whipped Lemonade recipe.

easy twists on a classic lemonade recipe
Ethan Calabrese
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Watermelon Lemonade

Treat this like you would an Arnold Palmer, combining half watermelon juice and half lemonade. Pro move: Freeze watermelon chunks to use instead of ice cubes. As they thaw, your drink doesn't get watered down—and you have a snack for later.

Get the Watermelon Lemonade recipe.

arnold palmer
Emily Hlavac Green
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Perfect Arnold Palmer

Half iced tea, half lemonade—100% refreshing.

Get the Perfect Arnold Palmer recipe.

shirley temple
Emily Hlavac Green
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Shirley Temple

Transport back to your childhood with this refreshing classic made of maraschino cherries and lemon-lime soda.

Get the Shirley Temple recipe.

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Pineapple-Mint Mojito Mocktail

You can drink this mojito-inspired drink anytime. Bonus: it's sugar-free too!

Get the Pineapple-Mint Mojito Mocktail recipe.

mango lemonade
Ethan Calabrese
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Mango Lemonade

About 1-2 tablespoons mango puree per glass adds a sweet, tropical taste. While you're at it, you could add just about any pureed fruit, like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries... the options are endless.

Get the Mango Lemonade recipe.

thai iced tea
Erik Bernstein
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Thai Iced Tea

We love this drink made of black tea, spices, and sweetened condensed milk a great alternative to our morning cold brew, or as a way to cool off our mouths after eating spicy Thai noodles. Sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk are the most common milks to add to the tea, but coconut milk would also be a great dairy free option!

Get the Thai Iced Tea recipe.

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Ah yes, kombucha. It’s everywhere, it’s excellent for your gut health, and it is definitely the hip drink of the decade. It’s also a wee bit overpriced for our regular budgets at $4 a bottle. Luckily, you can make your own at home!

Get the Kombucha recipe.

easy twists on a classic lemonade recipe
Ethan Calabrese
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Blushing Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmers are even better with a splash of grenadine!

Get the Blushing Arnold Palmer recipe.

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Amanda Gryphon
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Starbucks Copycat S'mores Frappuccino

This loaded frapp is part caffeinated beverage, part extravagant dessert. Our one main departure from the original is the addition of graham crackers to the drink—we love the flavor and texture they provide. (Plus, it really drives the s'mores flavor home.)

Get the Starbucks Copycat S'mores Frappuccino recipe.

cranberry basil sangria
Emily Hlavac Green
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Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria

Sangria without the wine? Yes, please. The fruit is the real star here — use whatever’s in season and get creative with the combination (think cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary for the holidays and mixed berries and mint for summer).

Get the Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria recipe.

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Popsicle Punch

Using popsicles as ice cubes is the smartest thing we have come up with. Pull off this genius trick by adding popsicles to any of these fun lemonade recipes at your next summer party.

Get the Popsicle Punch recipe.

frozen apple cider slushie garnished with a mini cinnamon sugar donut
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Apple Cider Slushies

Apple cider slushies are the perfect thing to keep in your freezer for an icy-cold anytime treat. We borrow the technique of scraping it with a fork to create the slushie consistency from granitas. The trick is to make sure you don't let the mixture freeze completely before scraping it!

Get the Apple Cider Slushies recipe.

seltzer with cucumbers and lemon
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Glow Water

Water is so much more fun with flavor! We've got a few options here—like cucumber mint, peach ginger, and strawberry lime—but feel free to get creative.

Get the Glow Water recipe.

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Joslyn Blair
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Brazilian Lemonade

Blending whole limes lets you extract flavor from the peel and the lime juice, creating a more full-bodied drink. This tastes like key lime pie in a glass. If you don't want to deal with straining out the peel and pulp, you could just use the lime juice and add in a little zest before blending.

Get the Brazilian Lemonade recipe.

purple punch
Villain LLC
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Purple Punch

Adding muddled mint and lemonade to a sugar-free red bull is a game-changer!

Get the Purple Punch recipe.

copycat starbucks iced guava passion fruit
Laura Rege
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Copycat Starbucks Iced Guava Passion Fruit Drink

This tropical pink drink is an instant refresher. It's sweetened with a pineapple simple syrup, thickened with coconut milk, and given that iconic pink color using pomegranate juice.

Get the Copycat Starbucks Iced Guava Passion Fruit Drink recipe.

lime zinger
Villain LLC
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Lime Zinger

Think mojito or spritz, without a little added energy boost!

Get the Lime Zinger recipe.

starbucks caramel frappuccino
Laura Rege
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Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

The caramel frappuccino is the most iconic Starbucks drink. It's sweet, strong, and drizzled with lots of caramel, and surprisingly easy to recreate at home.

Get the Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino recipe.

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Ginger Gastrique

This non-alcoholic version of the classic sidecar cocktail is the mixologist's mocktail.

Get the Ginger Gastrique recipe.

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