23 Cocktails That Will Make You Forget About Booze

Because alcohol-free doesn’t have to mean boring.

1. Cherry Bomb Mocktail

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Fruity, sweet, fizzy fun in a glass. This is a seriously good lemon-lime fizzy drink laced with grenadine and maraschino cherries. Recipe here.

2. Lemon Lavender Mocktail

For added prettiness, add a tiny, *tiny* drop of blue food colouring into the mix (seriously, you want lavender periwinkle, not 70s electro-blue). Recipe here.

3. Millionaire Sour

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No booze? No problem. Just substitute the whisky in this drink with a little ginger ale. all the delicious minus the hangover. Recipe here.

4. Ginger Beer Mojito

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Virgin mojitos are so 2015. Pimp yours with a little ginger beer instead for spicy kick. Recipe here.

5. French 75

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What’s a French 75 without the champagne, I hear you cry. Turns out a little lemon and soda has a hell of a placebo effect. You know what they say, fake it until you make it. Recipe here.

6. Herbed Matcha Iced Tea

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Matcha is so tasty, and also anything that green has *got* to be good for you. Recipe here.

7. Blueberry Maple Mojito

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Ultra-fresh blueberry juice with just a hint of sweet maple syrup will make you forget all about the lack of anything harder in here. Recipe here.

8. Virgin Ginger Mimosas

Mimosas are a wonderful thing, but if pre-10am drinking isn’t for you, just substitute the champagne for less alcoholic bubbles. Recipe here.

9. Moscow Mule

Snaps for you if you serve this drink in copper mugs. Recipe here.

10. Juicy Julep

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A fruity, juicy version of the mint julep. And hey, if a little bourbon finds its way into here, we won’t tell… Recipe here.

11. Blood Orange and Basil Mocktail

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Blood orange + basil = pure pure joy. Get the recipe.

12. Thai Iced Tea

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For a vegan version, just be sure to use coconut milk rather than dairy in this recipe. Recipe here.

13. Frost Bite Mocktail

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Blueberry, pineapple, grape and mint makes for one delicious-tasting bubbly mocktail. Recipe here.

14. Blackberry, Lemon and Thyme Soda

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If you want to seriously impress friends and family, just bring out a batch of this homemade soda. Then if they really want to add a little something ~extra~ to it, they can. Recipe here.

15. Italian Cream Soda

Creamy and sweet, you can change the syrup flavour in this drink for different versions. Recipe here.

16. Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail

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The vanilla and honey in this recipe gives the most lovely sweet edge to this drink. It’s like a blackberry pie in a glass. Recipe here.

17. Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer

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The key to this is a basil simple syrup that sounds complicated but it actually ridiculously easy to make. Recipe here.

18. Ginger Lime Fizz

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Ginger and lime were always meant to be together. Recipe here.

19. The Palauxma

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The Paloma cocktails’ more innocent cousin. If you’re into grapefruit margaritas, this is the tequila-free option your January needs. Recipe here.

20. Roy Rogers

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Shirley who? This is the only soft drink + grenadine mocktail you need. Recipe here.

21. Grapefruit and Rosemary Mocktail

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Sweet, sour and herbaceous. If you don’t want to do the ole grapefruit half for breakfast trick, this is a much tastier way to get your dose of the good stuff. Recipe here.

22. Blueberry Lemonade

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Pimp your lemonade. Recipe here.

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Emma Cooke is a lifestyle writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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