Alcohol Free Cocktails

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Consider serving a few alcohol free cocktails at your next party for anyone who is avoiding alcohol.

About Alcohol Free Cocktails

Most cocktail recipes can be easily modified by leaving out the alcohol component. In doing so, there is no reason to sacrifice taste when non-alcoholic versions can be as tasty as the regular drink. Serving an alcohol free alternative is the perfect option for anyone who plans not to drink alcohol. This is especially important for designated drivers and other people who abstain for various reasons; it is always a good idea to offer an alternative to alcohol.

Recipes for Alcohol Free Cocktails

There are endless possibilities for virgin cocktails. Be creative and serve your faux cocktail in a fun and festive way. Keep on hand colorful garnishes, plenty of ice and some decorative glasses to turn your mocktail into something spectacular. Check out the following alcohol free recipes.

Cranberry Sparkler

This refreshing drink is great on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces sparkling water
  • Lime wedge
  • Ice

To assemble, fill a glass with crushed ice, and then add juice. Top with sparkling water and add a lime wedge for garish.

Fake Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 cup decaffeinated iced tea (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Thick slices of orange, lemon and lime
  • 1/4 cup ice

Place the orange, lemon and lime slices in a pitcher. Next, pour cranberry juice, lime juice and tea into the pitcher. Add the ice, and chill for 15 minutes. Serve in wine glasses, and garnish each drink with a slice of citrus for a special touch.

Faux Bellini

This drink is perfect for special occasions. Served in a champagne flute, it is as pretty as its alcohol version and just as delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces peach nectar
  • Sparkling cider

Pour the peach nectar into a flute then slowly top with the sparkling cider. Simple yet elegant!

Virgin Mary

This drink is perfect for brunch or anytime of the day. It has a kick to it so you won't notice that it lacks alcohol.

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of celery salt
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce (Add more if you like it spicey.)

To assemble, add tomato juice, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce into a tall glass filled with ice. Add salt, pepper and Tabasco sauce. Mix well, and garnish with a stalk of celery.

Other Suggestions

There are many alcohol free alternatives to standard cocktails. Any of the following can be enjoyed minus the alcohol:

Keep in mind that how the drink is presented can make all the difference. For example, use a wine glass when serving a sparkling juice. Garnishes add a festive touch to any drink, so keep slices of citrus, celery stalks and maraschino cherries on hand to spruce up any drink.

Ending Thoughts

There are endless possibilities when it comes to alcohol free cocktails. Just about any of your favorite cocktails can be turned into an alcohol free version. These alternatives are just as festive and tasty as the regular versions, plus you won't have to worry about drinking too much!

Alcohol Free Cocktails