10 Healthy & Delicious Mocktail Recipes
Looking for a refreshing and healthy mocktail? Look no further than these 10 low-calorie mocktails that are easy to make and delicious to enjoy!
Definition of mocktail
: a usually iced drink made with any of various ingredients (such as juice, herbs, and soda water) but without alcohol : a nonalcoholic cocktail
While mocktails are not new on menus, they have come a long way since that notorious Shirley Temple. Mocktails have become quite the trend, even becoming the essence of bars across the nation.
People relish on zero proof, non-alcoholic drinks for a number of reasons, including those tied to sobriety and health. But whatever the agenda, mocktails have truly become a flavorful artform. They are a blank canvas that can take on fresh and nutritious ingredients of all sorts.
Learn how to make easy mocktail recipes that may be low in calories, but are undoubtedly packed with flavor!
10 Healthy Mocktail Recipes
From a spicy Bloody Mary to a refreshing cucumber mojito, you do not want to miss out on these easy and low-calorie mocktails!
1. Bloody Mary Mocktail
Brunch without the booze with a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary packed with nutrients and flavor. This healthy mocktail recipe is spiced so nice and is sure to put a little more pep in your step!
• 4 ounces of vegetable juice
• 1 squirt of lemon juice
• 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
• 1 dash hot sauce or more per heat liking and tolerance
• Optional: celery stalks, green olives, etc. to garnish
1. Pour ingredients into a tall glass and stir.
2. Serve with a celery stalk, green olives, and other Bloody Mary toppers for garnish.
2. Dark & Stormy Mocktail
Speaking of brunch… The best part of waking up is coffee in your cup! Or, in this case, a unique twist on a coffee cocktail classic.
• 4 ounces cold brew
• 2 ounces almond milk
• Dash of bitters
• 2 ounces diet ginger beer
• Optional: orange slices
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine cold brew, almond milk, and bitters. Shake until chilled and combined then strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
2. Top with ginger beer and garnish with an orange slice or peel.
3. Vanilla Blood Orange Spritzer Mocktail
This vanilla blood orange spritzer is slightly sweet, slightly bold, yet majorly appetizing!
• 4 ounces blood orange juice
• 1 tsp honey
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 4 ounces sparkling water
• Optional: blood orange slices
1. Add the blood orange juice, honey, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan. Over low heat, stir until the honey has dissolved and well-combined.
2. Allow mixture to cool then add to a tall glass filled with ice.
3. Top with sparkling water and dress with a blood orange slice.
4. Cucumber Moscow Mule Mocktail
Moscow mules are a refreshing drink boasting with fresh flavors of mint and ginger. While they call for vodka, this recipe is alcohol-free while retaining its zesty appeal.
• 2 cucumber slices
• Fresh mint leaves
• 6 ounces diet ginger beer or ginger ale
• 1 to 2 squirts lime juice
1. Add cucumber slices and mint leaves to a copper mug or other serving glass. With a muddler or wooden spoon, gently muddle cucumber and mint to release the juices.
2. Add ice cubes, specifically crushed ice if you have it, to the glass.
3. Top with the ginger beer and lime juice.
4. Add a cucumber and lime slice for extra finesse.
5. Berry Mint Spritzer Mocktail
Minty and classy, this mocktail has it all! It is also versatile to feature in-season berries.
• 1 cup fresh berries, including blueberries, strawberries, and/or blackberries
• 1 lime, juiced
• ½ orange, juiced
• 1 teaspoons agave
• A few chopped mint leaves
• 2 ounces sparkling water
1. Add berries, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and chopped mint to a blender and blend until smooth. Strain and discard any solid pieces.
2. Add mixture to a cocktail shaker and shake well.
3. Pour into a glass, top with sparkling water, and garnish with fresh mint.
6. Cranberry Mojito Mocktail
This cranberry mojito mocktail might be festive, but it is a treat to enjoy all-year-round!
• Mint leaves
• ½ ounce lime juice
• 2 ounces cranberry juice
• Club soda
• Optional: Frozen cranberries
1. Bruise the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass with the lime juice.
2. Add ice and cranberry juice.
3. Top with club soda, gently stir, then garnish with frozen cranberries and a mint sprig.
7. Spicy Mango Margarita Mocktail
A little spice tastes so nice in this unique margarita mocktail. And even beyond its offered spice, chili powder offers strong anti-inflammatory properties!
• 1 cup mango chunks
• 1 orange, juiced
• ½ lime, juiced
• 1 tablespoon agave
• Sprinkle of chili powder
• Optional: Ice to desired consistency
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice gradually to achieve desired consistency.
2. Serve in a margarita glass with a squeeze of fresh lime.
8. Earl Grey Old Fashioned Mocktail
This classic is getting an innovative mocktail makeover!
• 4 ounces Earl Grey tea, chilled
• 2 ounces orange juice
• 1 to 2 dashes bitters
• Optional: orange peel
1. Add tea, orange juice, and bitters to a lowball whiskey glass. If the glass is not large enough, feel free to use a bigger one.
2. Gently stir then add one large ice cube or a few smaller pieces.
3. Rub orange peel around the rim of the glass then drop in.
9. Coconut Mai Tai Mocktail
Transport to the tropics with this coconut mai tai! Whereas most traditional mai tais call for simple syrup, our version features all-natural flavors.
But when choosing a juice, look for “100% fruit juices” without added sugars.
• 2 ounces coconut milk
• 2 ounces orange juice
• 2 ounces grapefruit juice
• 2 ounces pineapple juice
• 1 squirt lemon or lime juice
1. Add coconut milk and all juices into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
2. Pour into a tall glass with fresh ice cubes.
3. Top with fresh fruit such as a slice of grapefruit, pineapple, or orange. (Cocktail umbrella optional but recommended!)
10. Watermelon Lime Non-Alcoholic Daiquiri
This watermelon lime non-alcoholic daiquiri is a delicious way to keep hydrated on a warm summer’s day!
• 1 cup seedless watermelon, cubed and frozen
• 2 ounces orange juice
• ½ lime, juiced
• ½ Tbsp agave
•Optional: fresh watermelon slices
1. In a blender, mix all ingredients until well-combined. Add ice if desiring a slushier consistency.
2. Pour into glass of choice and garnish with a watermelon and lime slice.