17 Super Bowl Mocktails to Make the Party Fun for Everyone

Published October 21, 2022
Friends at home watching the super bowl

Snacks in hand, place in couch claimed, the volume is up, but you're decidedly not looking forward to just a soda pop or some water as your only nonalcoholic alternative when you're watching the Super Bowl. Don't sweat it. Any of these Super Bowl mocktails can and will satisfy. From adult palates to fizzy kiddie cocktails for the JV football team, you'll find this list to be the answer to any of your Super Bowl drink needs.

Butt Punt Paloma Mocktail

Portrait of a woman with holding a paloma cocktail sitting on a bench

Every season, there's bound to be a hilarious new play, and whether or not the Dolphins or Bills make it to any Super Bowl, the butt punt will live on in infamy.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic silver tequila, optional
  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit soda to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, nonalcoholic tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with grapefruit soda.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig.

Pink Squirrel Mocktail

Pink Squirrel Mocktail

A little strawberry syrup goes a long way to shaking up a creamy drink that'll knock your socks off.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces strawberry syrup
  • ¼ ounce almond orgeat
  • 5 ounces coconut milk
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and pineapple chunk for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, strawberry syrup, almond orgeat, and coconut milk.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice and pineapple chunk.

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

Sparkling Berry Lemonade

A three-ingredient mocktail will be a hit among the kiddos and adults, and for the adults who want to add a little buzz, a splash of traditional silver rum will wrap it up nicely.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces fruit punch
  • 4 ounces lemonade
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, fruit punch, and lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger ale.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Shirley's Sideline Highball

Shirley's Sideline Highball

A little bit Shirley Temple but a little something extra sour will set itself apart from all the other beverages before you.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces tart cherry juice
  • 1½ ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tart cherry juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig.

Faux-jito Football Mojito

Faux-jito Football Mojito

A faux-jito mojito that's perfect for a refreshing break between drinks or just a phenomenal choice to drink all night long, no questions asked. And it's going to be a long night.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic silver rum, optional
  • 3-6 mint sprigs
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Blueberries, mint sprig, and lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint sprigs with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, lime juice, and, if desired, nonalcoholic rum.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Top off with club soda.
  6. Garnish with blueberries, mint sprig, and lime wheel.

Creamsicle Highball Mocktail

Creamsicle Highball Mocktail

After one sip, you'll be certain this is a melted creamsicle ice cream pop. It's not, but it'll be your favorite dessert of the night, freeing up space for plenty of other Super Bowl snacks.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce vanilla syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Vanilla club soda to top off
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, orange juice, pineapple juice, vanilla syrup, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with vanilla club soda.
  5. Garnish with orange slice.

AFC Versus NFC Mocktail

AFC versus NFC Mocktail

A drop of food coloring will be all you'll need to add to show which team you hope will come out on top today, the red AFC or blue NFC.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces homemade margarita mix
  • 4 ounces coconut water
  • 1-3 drops red or blue food coloring
  • Ice
  • Lemon-lime soda to top off

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, homemade margarita mix, coconut water, and preferred food coloring.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with lemon-lime soda.

New-Fashioned

Kiddie-Fashioned

Grab a bottle of nonalcoholic bourbon to spend your Super Bowl Sunday sipping an old-fashioned that won't make your head feel fuzzy at work tomorrow morning

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces nonalcoholic bourbon
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2-3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass, add ice, nonalcoholic bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters.
  2. Stir rapidly to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

Not Toddy

Rum Hot Toddy

Decidedly not a hot toddy because it skips the booze- but don't think it won't warm you up from the inside out all the same. Do you want the cinnamon flavor to pop even more? Top off your ingredients with freshly brewed cinnamon tea.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce honey
  • Hot water to top off
  • Lemon slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In mug, add lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, and honey.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Top off with hot water.
  6. Garnish with lemon slice.

Not So Bloody Mary

Bloody Maria cocktail

This drink needs no vodka, but it's filled to the gills with a garnish that could also be part snack. Snack and mocktail drink in one? No better time for that than the Super Bowl.

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and Bloody Mary rim salt
  • 4 ounces Bloody Mary mix
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce horseradish
  • 1 dill sprig
  • 1 basil sprig
  • Ice
  • Skewered olive, pepperoncini, shrimp, tomato, cucumber, celery, carrot, and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lemon wedge.
  2. With the rim salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Bloody Mary mix, lemon juice, horseradish, and herbs.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with skewered olive, pepperoncini, shrimp, tomato, cucumber, celery, carrot, and lime wedge.

Tackle and Smash

Tackle and Smash

Be the quarterback of the mocktail table this Super Bowl with a whiskey smash that will have everyone fooled.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lemon wedges
  • 1-3 orange wedges
  • 2 ounces chilled black tea OR nonalcoholic bourbon
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 3-5 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle lemon and orange wedges with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, black tea, and mint leaves.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig.

West Coast Offense

West Coast Offense

There's nothing offensive about this tequila sunrise mocktail. A few of these means you won't miss your usual Monday morning gym session. If you're not pumping iron, you'll at least be pumped full of vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce tart cherry juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon and strawberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple juice, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glass over fresh ice.
  4. Slowly add cherry juice and grenadine, pouring it down the side and allowing it to sink to the bottom.
  5. Garnish with strawberry and lemon ribbon.

Spike Mule

Spike Mule

The quarterback is the only one doing the spiking, as there's nothing spiked about this Moscow mule, except if you consider the spiky, prickly outsides of a fresh pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Pineapple chunk for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.
  5. Garnish with pineapple chunk.

Rooting Beer

Rooting Beer

You aren't rooting for the home team today, you'll need to wait a few more months for that, but that doesn't mean you can't do some rooting for your favorite team with a root beer mocktail.

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce nonalcoholic orange liqueur
  • 1-3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Root beer to top off

Instructions

  1. In a beer mug, add ice, nonalcoholic orange liqueur, and chocolate bitters.
  2. Top off with root beer.

Virgin Honey Ginger Martini Mocktail

Virgin Honey Ginger Martini Mocktail

Sip a martini couchside while the players slowly march their way down the field. Or dance with this drink in hand to the halftime show. Whatever floats your showboat. Give it a little extra something by adding nonalcoholic gin or rum.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces honey syrup
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, honey syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with ginger beer.
  6. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Game Plan Mocktail Margarita

Moonshine Margarita

Huddle around the snack table with a tart and delicious virgin margarita in your hand. If you have nonalcoholic tequila on hand, use two ounces of that, with an ounce of lime juice, a three-quarters ounce of orange liqueur, and a half ounce of agave. Add those to a shaker and follow the instructions below otherwise!

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange syrup
  • ½ ounce agave
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, lemon juice, lime juice, orange syrup, agave, and bitters.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Ginger Beer Spritzer

Ginger Beer Spritzer

A can of ginger beer goes a long way in not just flavor but as a base for mocktails. Older kids will love the flavor, and adults who are the designated driver or just don't want any booze will be more than happy with this tasty Super Bowl Sunday virgin drink in hand.

Ingredients

  • 1¾ ounces pear nectar
  • 2-4 dashes cranberry bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, pear nectar, and cranberry bitters.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into wine glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger beer.

A Winning Super Bowl Mocktail

Just because it's one of the booziest days of the year doesn't mean you need to miss out on having a (booze-free) drink or two, or six! Start a new playbook of Super Bowl drinks and mocktails that won't leave you sorer than either team the next day.

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17 Super Bowl Mocktails to Make the Party Fun for Everyone