Our Best Mocktail Recipes

Easy Tailgating Punch
Instead of serving bottled juice or cola at your next party, fill your guests' glasses with our easy mocktail recipes. Whether you want to cut the calories in traditional alcoholic drinks or you simply prefer to skip the liquor, these family-friendly, nonalcoholic drinks will hit the spot.

Honey-Ginger Limeade

Jalapeno and fresh ginger might sound like strange additions to a drink, but these unexpected ingredients add the perfect amount of spice to a cool lime juice-and-honey concoction. Rim the glasses with brown sugar before serving for a sweet touch.

Swap for: Pisco Sour

Sparkling Peach Punch

Stir up a batch of this kid-friendly, nonalcoholic bubbly drink for your next gathering. Sweet peach nectar puree becomes irresistibly slushy when frozen overnight, and a splash of ginger ale brings the sparkle.

Editor's Tip: This drink is a make-ahead dream: The puree mixture can be frozen for up to three months.

Swap for: Prosecco-Peach Punch

Pomegranate Fizzes

Juicy pomegranate is the star of this gorgeous nonalcoholic recipe. A simple syrup made with mint leaves and pomegranate juice sweetens as it stands, and sparkling water adds festive fizz. Fresh pomegranate seeds in each glass make a fruity finishing touch.

Swap for: Orange-Ginger Pomegranate Punch

Watermelon Cooler

It'll be love at first sip when you make this easy four-ingredient mocktail. Watermelon pieces become cute "ice" cubes when frozen, and a curly lime peel garnish adds a pretty touch.

Swap for: Watermelon Margarita

No sour lemons here! We show you how to make lemonade, turning it from a roadside-stand treat to a refreshing anytime drink.

How to Make Lemonade: 5 Easy Steps

It's so easy to make refreshing lemonade for any occasion. Just follow these quick tips and tricks for the perfect sip.

Minted Cucumber No-Jitos

Capture all the refreshing mint and lime flavor of classic mojitos in a delicious nonalcoholic drink. Cucumber slices lend an extra cooling touch to each drink. Omitting alcohol brings calories to just 97 per serving in this drink recipe.

Swap for: Classic Mojitos

Pink Lemonade Slush

Perfect for a barbecue or an afternoon picnic, this so-easy slushy mocktail gets its start from frozen pink lemonade concentrate. The raspberries float to the top of the finished sweet-tart drink after you mix in refreshing lemon-lime soda.

Swap for: Blushing Lemonade

Kiwi-Melon Coolers

Bring a taste of the tropics to your next party with this refreshing smoothie-style mocktail. You just need three ingredients and 15 minutes to make a batch of this fresh kiwifruit and sweet honeydew drink.

Swap for: Kiwi Martinis

Orange-Mango Agua Fresca

Kick back with a tropical-inspired nonalcoholic drink that evokes memories of relaxing days on the beach. Fresh mangoes sweeten each sip, while orange and lime juice add tart citrus flavor. Top each glass with orange and lime slices to complete your beachy mocktail.

Swap for: Tequila Sunrise

Summerberry Cooler

Bring some sparkle to your next get-together with a bubbly mocktail that's bursting with berries. The simple, fresh strawberry-raspberry puree and diet soda help keep the calorie count to 49 per 6-ounce glass.

Swap for: Gingered Framboise Martini

Honeydew-Basil No-Jitos

Stir up a melon-laced play on the mojito for a crowd-pleasing mocktail everyone can enjoy. Muddled basil and lime juice offer refreshing flavor, and a quick honeydew puree saves you precious prep time. Rim glasses with fine sugar for a sophisticated presentation.

Swap for: Watermelon-Basil Daiquiris

Mock Sangria

Say to a quick and easy nonalcoholic spin on summery sangria. A medley of three juices replaces the wine, and lemon-lime soda adds the bubbles. Slice up your favorite fresh fruit and divide among the glasses before pouring.

Swap for: Strawberry Sangria

Cranberry-Pineapple Cooler

Tart cranberry juice gets a sweet lift from homemade simple syrup and three citrus juices in this festive punch-style mocktail. We love the look of the fresh cranberries floating in each glass.

Swap for: Sparkling Cranberry Rose

Pear Sparkler

Pure pear nectar and homemade rosemary syrup are the stars of this savory-sweet drink. Best of all, you can mix up a glass in just five minutes.

Swap for: Peach-Mint Green Tea

Easy Tailgating Punch

Because tailgating parties are often family affairs, we're big fans of this nonalcoholic, berry-citrus punch. You can mix the juice ahead and add ice and ginger ale once you arrive at the stadium.

Swap for: Raspberry Mojito Punch

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