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People Are Sharing What They Drink When They're Avoiding Alcohol, And I Definitely Want To Try Some Of These

"I'm pregnant, and when I'm craving a mimosa, this combination really hits the spot."

Maybe you don't drink alcohol, maybe you're trying to cut back on booze, or maybe you're just looking for some non-alcoholic drinks to sip on this summer. Whatever the case, people on Reddit are sharing their favorite mocktail recipes, and you're definitely going to want to try some of these at home.


If you have your own favorite, leave it in the comments!

1. Matcha Arnold Palmer

A matcha and limeade mocktail.
u/Jac_q via Reddit / Via

"It's a different take on the Arnold Palmer made with half iced matcha green tea and half limeade." u/Jac_q

2. Cranberry Mojito Mocktail

Two cranberry fizz cocktails.
u/CrixuAMG via Reddit / Via

"Made with half a lime, ice, fresh mint leaves, cranberry juice, and Sprite. Gently squeeze the lime, and drop it into the glass with fresh mint leaves. Add some cranberry juice, and fill the rest of the glass with Sprite. Stir it all together and serve over ice." u/CrixuAMG

3. Not-a-Rita Mocktail

A booze-free margarita with salt rim.
u/stellaflora / Via

"Fresh lime, pineapple juice, and lime seltzer over crushed ice with a jalapeño salt rim." u/stellaflora

4. Blackberry Mint Julep Mocktail

A blackberry julep mocktail garnished with blackberries and mint.
u/globetrottertraveler via Reddit / Via

"This is 2 ounces of alcohol-free bourbon (I use The Spirit of Bourbon), 0.5 ounces of simple syrup, 8 mint leaves, and 6 blackberries. Muddle the blackberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a shaker. Add non-alcoholic bourbon and ice. Shake and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh mint and blackberries." u/globetrottertraveler

5. Cherry Fresca Mocktail

A pink mocktail with a bottle of Fresca to the side.
u/Remarkable-Comment-7 via Reddit / Via

"Make it with maraschino cherry juice (or grenadine), ice, and Fresca. So good. " u/Remarkable-Comment-7

6. Hugeau Mocktail

A clear mocktail with fresh mint leaves and lime.
u/CrixuAMG via Reddit / Via

"It's alcohol-free sparkling wine, lime juice, mint, elderflower syrup, ice, and sparkling water." u/CrixuAMG

7. Grapefruit Spritz

Two grapefruit mocktails in glasses with sliced grapefruit to the side.
u/wsb-astronaut69 via Reddit / Via

"Squeeze a big, fat, juicy ruby red grapefruit, and top it off with mineral water (like Topo Chico). Serve in a fancy glass⁣." u/wsb-astronaut69

8. Basil Sour Cocktail

A green mocktail with egg white fizz.
u/dipperdopper / Via

"Two ounces of Seedlip garden (or other non-alcoholic spirit), 1 ounce of lime juice, 1 ounce of simple syrup, 5 basil leaves, and 1 egg white. Muddle the basil and simple syrup in a shaker. Add lime juice and Seedlip. Shake with ice until chilled. Strain ice. Add egg white to shaker, and dry shake until frothy. Pour and enjoy." u/dipperdopper

9. Pome and Peaceful Mocktail

u/Boozehive via Reddit / Via

"It's a tart pomegranate and apple mocktail made with two parts apple juice, two parts pomegranate juice, and a dash of ginger powder. Garnish with mint." u/Boozehive

10. Kombucha Highball

A pink kombucha cocktail in a high ball glass.
u/ZeyPlay / Via

"Four ounces of kombucha (I use apple cider hibiscus), 1/2 ounce of lemon juice, and top with tonic." u/ZeyPlay

11. Sparkling Booze-Free Cider

A sparkling cider cocktail in a stemless wine glass.
u/Kellys5280 / Via

"Combine apple cider with your favorite sparkling soda (I like ginger beer or 7Up) and a squeeze of lemon juice." u/Kellys5280

12. Virgin Piña Colada

A frozen virgin piña colada cocktail topped with orange zest and fresh pineapple
u/prosamsunglover / Via

"Pineapple chunks, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, ice, lime juice, and fresh mint. Blend it all together, and garnish with pineapple and/or orange zest." u/prosamsunglover

13. Strawberry Orange Spritz Mocktail

A blood orange mocktail.
u/Ririandthecats via Reddit / Via

"Muddle fresh strawberries, and strain the juice. Add the juice from half of a blood orange. Muddle mint in simple syrup and then add the strawberry and orange juice. Top glass with seltzer." u/Ririandthecats

14. Key Lime Pie Dessert Mocktail

A key lime pie inspired mocktail with fresh lime garnish.
u/ZeyPlay / Via

"Egg white, lime juice, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ginger beer. Dry shake the egg white, and add everything but ginger beer. Shake with ice. Pour into a glass and top with ginger beer." u/ZeyPlay

15. Non-Alcoholic Mojito

A non-alcoholic mojito garnished with mint and lime.
u/krzysztofgetthewings / Via

"Made with10 mint leaves, the juice of 1 lime, and your favorite sweetener (agave, honey, simple syrup). Serve over ice topped with club soda." u/krzysztofgetthewings

16. Silver Nest Mocktail

A fizzy cocktail with fresh rosemary.
u/MrFishStick850 / Via

"Three ounces of orange juice, two ounces of cranberry juice, one egg white, and a splash of grenadine. Dry shake the egg white, and then add the rest of the ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and serve." u/MrFishStick850

17. Strawberry Basil Seltzer

A strawberry basil seltzer in a beer glass.
u/pastafariangymnast / Via

"Muddle four basil leaves and fresh strawberries in a glass. Add Stevia or simple syrup to taste. Add ice, top with club soda, and stir." u/pastafariangymnast

18. Ginger Ale Mimosa

Orange juice and Ginger ale.
u/Tea_Sudden via Reddit / Via

"I'm pregnant, and when I'm craving a mimosa, this combination of ginger ale and orange juice really hits the spot." u/Tea_Sudden

19. Strawberry Lemonade Mocktail

A strawberry lemonade mocktail in a highball glass.
u/BoozeHive / Via

"Use six to eight chopped strawberries and equal parts ginger ale and lemonade. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the strawberries are well crushed. Double strain into a glass with ice." u/BoozeHive

20. Blueberry Lime Spritz Pitchers

A pitcher of a blueberry booze-free cocktail.
u/mwfttyl via Reddit / Via

"Add 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup water to a sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes to make blueberry syrup. Allow the syrup to cool. Then combine it with sparkling water, lime juice, fresh blueberries, and ice." u/mwfttyl

21. Virgin Junglebird Mocktail

Virgin junglebird cocktail with fresh juice and bitter soda to the side.
u/rob_imx via Reddit / Via

"Two ounces of pineapple juice, 1/2 ounce of orange juice, 1 ounce of lime juice, topped with Italian bitter red soda. The bitter soda has the same flavor profile as Campari, so it's a perfect substitution!" u/rob_imx

Do you have an amazing mocktail you'd recommend to others? Leave the recipe in the comments below!

Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.