7 Tasty Virgin Cosmopolitan Mocktails 

Published October 12, 2022
Young woman having a cosmopolitan while sitting at the bar

The cosmopolitan cocktail: it's a drink that needs no introduction but probably one you'll want to forget the next day if you've one too many. Luckily, there's an easy transformation and several recipes for any style of virgin cosmopolitan to keep your night going and the bottle of ibuprofen out of your hand. Take any of these cosmopolitan mocktail recipes for a test drive on your next night out -- or a lazy night in.

Virgin Cosmopolitan Mocktail Recipe

Rely on pantry staples and a well-stocked fridge to craft a cosmo mocktail that's tart and just the right amount of sweet.

Cosmopolitan Mocktail with shaker on wooden surface

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Skinny Cosmo Mocktail

Lighten up the classic virgin cosmo with flavored club soda to add bubbles and flavor without any extra sugars or calories. Take it one step lighter and use light cranberry juice instead.

Skinny Mocktail Cosmo

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Orange club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge.

Nonalcoholic Cosmopolitan Mocktail

Grab your favorite bar towel and settle into the usual routine of making a cosmopolitan but with all nonalcoholic ingredients instead.

Homemade cosmopolitan mocktails

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic vodka
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce nonalcoholic orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, nonalcoholic vodka, cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Sparkling Virgin Cosmo Mocktail

Flowing bubbles aren't an afterthought in a fresh, fizzing spin on a mocktail that will tickle your nose and tastebuds.

Nonalcoholic Sparkling Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-3 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces sparkling white grape juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, lime juice, and orange bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Add sparkling white grape juice.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

White Cosmo Mocktail

Ditch the pink look for a tart and flavorful virgin cosmo martini that may have others convinced you're sipping something more traditional. It'll be our little secret.

White cosmo mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces white cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce nonalcoholic orange liqueur
  • 1-2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, white cranberry juice, lime juice, nonalcoholic orange liqueur, and orange bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cranberries.

Virgin Coconut Cosmopolitan

Do you know that old phrase, go nuts for coconuts? But this time, without the text messages and pictures to prove you did, in fact, go nuts for and after coconuts. A distinct benefit of the virgin coconut cosmo is the lack of regret...no need for the Sunday scaries. If you don't have nonalcoholic coconut rum, then in the words of Ina Garten, store-bought coconut water is fine.

Coconut Cosmopolitan Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces nonalcoholic coconut rum
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, nonalcoholic coconut rum, cranberry juice, lime juice, and orange juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon peel.

Glittering Nonalcoholic Cosmopolitan

Any mocktail deserves the same sparkling, shining star treatment you give a traditional cocktail. With the help of a pinch of petal dust, your virgin cosmo goes from martini emoji to sparkling emoji with no extra effort on your part. That's something our thumbs can get behind.

Glittering cosmopolitan mocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • ⅛ teaspoon red petal dust OR ¼ teaspoon edible fine red glitter
  • Ice
  • Lime slice and orange peel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, and glitter.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime slice and orange peel.

A Game-Changing Cosmopolitan

Don't skip out on a night out or miss out indulging in happy hour just because you're abstaining from alcohol or giving the sober curious life a try. A sober life doesn't mean a club soda life, not when you have these gorgeous and luscious virgin cosmo mocktails a shake away.

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7 Tasty Virgin Cosmopolitan Mocktails