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Mocktails for Kids and Grown Ups

A collection of the most delectable recipes available for Mocktails for Kids and Grown Ups! Recipes and drinks so delicious that you won’t even miss the alcohol! From fruity to blended drinks, there is something here for anyone.

Collage of mocktails

My husband Troy and I have never been drinkers. It just doesn’t interest us and for years I was too cheap to be willing to pay for it anyway.

At a company Christmas party one year I instructed the bartender to “make me a Lemon Drop like you would for a 12-year-old”. Five sips in and I almost fell asleep at the table.

But just because booze and I are not compatible, doesn’t mean I want to miss out on all the amazing drinks and fancy concoctions out there. So today, I’m bringing you a collection of 11 of the most festive mocktails for kids and grown ups around.

Fruit Mocktail Recipes

Blackberry Shrub

two glasses of blackberry shrub with mint and straws

[Photo: Maryanne at The Little Epicurean]

Blackberry Shrub: a non-alcoholic mixer made from equal parts fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It makes for a tart, tangy, and refreshing beverage! With wild blackberries growing everywhere in Seattle, we always have a steady supply of them in the freezer. This drink is the perfect middle of winter use for delicious summer fruits.

Get the recipe for Blackberry Shrub>>

Creamy Berry Party Drinks

a blue mason jar with creamy berry part drink, a straw, and flowers on a white board

Delicious, fruity, and patriotic, Whole 30 Creamy Berry Party Drinks that are the perfect sip for the 4th of July, BBQs, and parties. A tasty blend of berries and coconut milk create dairy-free and sugar-free goodness in a glass.

Get the recipe for Creamy Berry Party Drinks>>

Stars and Stripes Mocktail Sangria

Fruity sangria in a mason jar

[Photo: Melissa and The Farm Girl Gabs]

This non-alcoholic Stars And Stripes Mocktail Sangria will be a refreshing hit at your next celebration. Full of delicious summer fruits, it is perfect for the 4th of July or frankly any time.

Get the recipe for Stars and Stripes Mocktail Sangria>>

Strawberry Rose Mint Fizz

Two glasses of strawberry punch

[Photo: Choclette at Tin and Thyme]

An easy to make refreshing summer non-alcoholic drink. Packed full of strawberries and sweetly scented with rose and mint. Strawberries and mint are the quiessential summer pairings and this drink has all those flavors in spades.

Get the recipe for Strawberry Rose Mint Fizz>>

Famous Mocktail Recipes

Blackberry and Peach Moscow Mule

a blackberry and peach moscow mule in a copper cup with mint and blackberries

A crisp and refreshing version of the famous Moscow Mule. Ripe blackberries and peaches make this drink insanely delicious. If the combo and blackberry and peach don’t scream “summer” to you, then I don’t know what will! Even better, both fruits freeze amazingly well making this an easy to make drink any time of the year.

Get the recipe for Blackberry and Peach Moscow Mule>>

Appletini Mocktail

Three appletini mocktails

[Photo: Diana Johnson]

A delicious bright green “appletini” is made with a tasty blend of cucumber, green apple, and agave syrup. Serve in fun plastic martini glasses that the kids will love.

Get the recipe for Appletini Mocktail>>

Class Virgin Mojito Recipe

Glass filled with a virgin mojito with lime and mint

A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Classic Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new drink of summer. There is so much flavor and real food ingredients in this drink that you won’t even miss the booze.

Get the recipe for Classic Virgin Mojito Recipe>>

Simple Mocktail Recipes

New Years Sunrise

New years sunrise drink in a glass with streamers

[Photo: Grace from Eats Amazing]

This simple but fun 3 ingredient alcohol-free cocktail (mocktail) for kids is perfect for New Year’s Eve and other family celebrations!

Get the recipe for New Years Sunrise>>

Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca

watermelon aqua fresca with mint

[Photo: Lisa at Garlic and Zest]

Refreshing and so colorful, everybody will flip for this delicious watermelon and mint elixir.

Get the recipe for Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca>>

DIY Mocktail Ingredients

Honey Simple Syrup

A small glass pitcher of honey simple syrup in front of a glass with strawberries, mint, and sparkling water

Learn how absolutely easy it is to make your own Honey Simple Syrup for mocktails, cocktails, iced teas, and lemonades. Once you try the amazing flavor of honey in your drinks, you’ll never go back to refined sugar syrups.

Get the recipe for Honey Simple Syrup>>

How to Make Grenadine Syrup From Scratch

homemade grenadine being poured into a glass of ice

[Photo: Tracy from Oh, The Things We’ll Make]

It is easy to make grenadine syrup from scratch using fresh pomegranates or pomegranate juice. Impress your friends with a more grown-up cocktail using homemade grenadine, free from the artificial colors and flavors of the store-bought varieties.

Get the recipe for How to Make Grenadine Syrup From Scratch>>

Whip up some of these amazing mocktails for kids and grown ups today and rock the socks off of your next party.

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2 comments on “Mocktails for Kids and Grown Ups”

  1. Wow. All of these mocktails sing to me and I want to try each and every one of them. Preferably today – it’s very hot here in the UK. Love the idea of a shrub. I’ve made fruit vinegars, but not a drink as such.

    Thanks for featuring my strawberry rose mint fizz.. Pinned, Mixed, Yummed and just about to tweet.

    • I’ve never made a shrub before either but I agree it sounds delicious!

      Your drink was so gorgeous and amazing. It was my pleasure to feature it.