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Skip the Booze & Quaff these Mocktails

Updated on June 2, 2015

Mocktails or Virgin Cocktails are a great alternative to alcohol. They can be described as a smooth blend of non-alcoholic beverages which could be fresh fruit juices, syrups, cream, herbs and spices. Mocktails are designed specially for those who do not take alcoholic beverages or need to refrain from them. This means these blends can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It isn't hard to create an exotic drink of your own. Here are my top ten suggestions for Mocktails that you can easily make at home with some basic ingredients.

Try them out -

1. BLUSH PINK

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

10 strawberries

50 ml of pineapple juice

1.5 spoons whipped cream

Splash of Club Soda

Crushed ice as per requirement

Servings

4

Tips

Use fresh strawberries



Method of Preparation

Take some fresh Strawberries and wash them in running water.
Take some fresh Strawberries and wash them in running water.
Peel off the leaves and put the washed strawberries in a mixer grinder/blender. Blend till it acquires a puree form.
Peel off the leaves and put the washed strawberries in a mixer grinder/blender. Blend till it acquires a puree form.
Take some pineapple juice in a measuring dish or otherwise if you're good with quantity.
Take some pineapple juice in a measuring dish or otherwise if you're good with quantity.
Mix the pineapple juice with some whipped cream and mix it well.
Mix the pineapple juice with some whipped cream and mix it well.
Mix the strawberry puree, club soda and the pineapple 'whipped cream blend' in a mocktail shaker.
Mix the strawberry puree, club soda and the pineapple 'whipped cream blend' in a mocktail shaker.
Serve fresh with some crushed ice. Garnish it with strawberry and pineapples pieces.
Serve fresh with some crushed ice. Garnish it with strawberry and pineapples pieces.

2. ICE COCO

Preparation Time

5 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup crushed ice

1 cup plain coconut milk

3 small lemons

4 almonds

2 leaves fresh mint

Powdered sugar as per taste

Serving

2

Tips

Soak the lemons in water prior to making this mocktail.



Method of preparation

Slice the lemons.
Slice the lemons.
Squeeze the juice out of sliced lemons.
Squeeze the juice out of sliced lemons.
Add 4 almonds to coconut milk.
Add 4 almonds to coconut milk.
Blend coconut milk, almonds and lemon juice.
Blend coconut milk, almonds and lemon juice.
Put crushed ice in the container you wish to serve the 'ice coco' .It should be done in such a way that the container is more than half filled with ice.
Put crushed ice in the container you wish to serve the 'ice coco' .It should be done in such a way that the container is more than half filled with ice.
Add powered sugar and the blend of coconut milk , lemon juice and almonds above to the ice. Serve.
Add powered sugar and the blend of coconut milk , lemon juice and almonds above to the ice. Serve.

3.SPARKLING BLUE

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

60 ml Pineapple Juice

30 ml Blue Curacao Syrup

3 lemons

6 Ice cubes

10 ml Club Soda

Sugar & water (for making the sugar syrup)

Servings

2

Tips

Try making sugar syrup before hand to save time and store it in a fridge. It can be stored up to 2 months.


Method of Preparation

Start by making sugar syrup. For this add some sugar in a pan and then add water.
Start by making sugar syrup. For this add some sugar in a pan and then add water.
Bring it to boil and simmer till the sugar is dissolved.
Bring it to boil and simmer till the sugar is dissolved.
Let it cool then store in a clean bottle.
Let it cool then store in a clean bottle.
Squeeze three lemons to make lemon juice.
Squeeze three lemons to make lemon juice.
Add the pineapple juice to lemon juice.
Add the pineapple juice to lemon juice.
Take some ice cubes and add the sugar syrup.
Take some ice cubes and add the sugar syrup.
To the above mixture add blue curacao syrup.
To the above mixture add blue curacao syrup.
Add club soda.
Add club soda.
Mix all the above emulsions in a mixer/blender.
Mix all the above emulsions in a mixer/blender.
Serve in fancy glasses.
Serve in fancy glasses.

4. PASSION PUNCH

Preparation Time

25 minutes

Ingredients

1/4 cup of cherries

1 tb honey

1/2 cup coconut water

1/2 cup of pomegranates

1 lemon

Servings

2

Tips

Use raw honey and raw coconut water.

Method of Preparation

Start by washing the required number of cherries .Drain the excess water.
Start by washing the required number of cherries .Drain the excess water.
When the cherries are dried, add a tablespoon of honey and mix them together.
When the cherries are dried, add a tablespoon of honey and mix them together.
Peel a pomegranate and take out the fruit grains.
Peel a pomegranate and take out the fruit grains.
Wash the pomegranate grains and put them in a blender/mixer.
Wash the pomegranate grains and put them in a blender/mixer.
Don't switch off the blender/mixer  till the grains form a smooth consistency.
Don't switch off the blender/mixer till the grains form a smooth consistency.
Squeeze out juice from 1 lemon.
Squeeze out juice from 1 lemon.
Add the lemon juice to coconut water.
Add the lemon juice to coconut water.
Blend and then mix all the above things in a mocktail shaker.
Blend and then mix all the above things in a mocktail shaker.
Serve with floating cherries on top.
Serve with floating cherries on top.

5. Happy Hour

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 frozen raspberries

2/3 cup milk

1 1/2 cup frozen mangoes

1 cup oranges

Servings

2

Tips

Use frozen raspberries and frozen mangoes only.

Method of Preparation

Blend frozen raspberries and milk.
Blend frozen raspberries and milk.
Peel and slice oranges.
Peel and slice oranges.
Peel and slice mangoes.
Peel and slice mangoes.
Blend the oranges and mangoes.
Blend the oranges and mangoes.
Blend till a smooth consistency is obtained.
Blend till a smooth consistency is obtained.
Serve by adding the raspberry blend first to a glass and then the orange-mango blend. Garnish with a raspberry.
Serve by adding the raspberry blend first to a glass and then the orange-mango blend. Garnish with a raspberry.

6. Chiller

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

4 cups seedless watermelon chunks

1/2 cup fresh mint

3 lemons

Servings

4

Tips

Use freshly squeezed lemon juice and not packaged lemonade.

Method of Preparation

Squeeze out lemon juice.
Squeeze out lemon juice.
Blend watermelon chunks and ice cubes.
Blend watermelon chunks and ice cubes.
To the above blend , add some lemon juice.
To the above blend , add some lemon juice.
Wash mint leaves
Wash mint leaves
Pour the watermelon + lemon juice blend in a container and add the washed min leaves to it. Serve with ice.
Pour the watermelon + lemon juice blend in a container and add the washed min leaves to it. Serve with ice.

7. Cran - App Spritzer

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup cranberries

1/2 cup apple cider

Lemon Lime soda

Sugar to taste

Servings

2

Tips

Try using less sugar.



Method of Preparation

Blend cranberry juice with powdered sugar in a mixer/blender.
Blend cranberry juice with powdered sugar in a mixer/blender.
Add apple cider to the above blended cranberry juice.
Add apple cider to the above blended cranberry juice.
To the mixture of apple cider and cranberry juice, add lemon-lime soda
To the mixture of apple cider and cranberry juice, add lemon-lime soda

8. Rain Forest

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Ingredients

2 medium sized cucumbers

4 lemons

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1 cup water

Ice cubes

Sugar as per taste

Servings

4

Tips

Soak the cucumbers in water for some time before making this cocktail.



Squeeze lemon juice.
Squeeze lemon juice.
Wash mint leaves.
Wash mint leaves.
Peel and chop cucumber.
Peel and chop cucumber.
Add water,  lemon juice, mint leaves and cucumber to a mixer/blender.
Add water, lemon juice, mint leaves and cucumber to a mixer/blender.
Strain the liquid.
Strain the liquid.
The final mixture should be dilute. Add a little sugar.
The final mixture should be dilute. Add a little sugar.
Serve.
Serve.

9. Rock Candy and Ginger Ale

Preparation Time

10 minutes ( if using commercial ginger ale)

4 hours (if making ginger ale at home)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups chopped peeled ginger

2 cups water

3/4 cup sugar

Club soda

3 tbs fresh lime juice

Rock Candy Sticks

Servings

4

Tips

Packaged ginger ale can also be used , bought directly from the market.

Method of Preparation

Cook ginger in water in a small saucepan at a low simmer, partially covered, 45 minutes.
Cook ginger in water in a small saucepan at a low simmer, partially covered, 45 minutes.
Remove from heat and let steep, covered, 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing on ginger and then discarding.
Remove from heat and let steep, covered, 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing on ginger and then discarding.
 Return liquid to saucepan and add sugar and a pinch of salt, then heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
Return liquid to saucepan and add sugar and a pinch of salt, then heat over medium heat, stirring, until sugar has dissolved.
Chill syrup in a covered jar until cold. Ginger Ale is Ready.
Chill syrup in a covered jar until cold. Ginger Ale is Ready.
Squeeze lemon juice and add some club lime soda to it.
Squeeze lemon juice and add some club lime soda to it.
Add one rock candy piece to each glass. You can use any colour.
Add one rock candy piece to each glass. You can use any colour.

10. Choco Float Shots

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Servings

2

Tips

Dipping the ice-cream scoop into boiling water will make it easier to scoop the frozen ice cream.




Method of Preparation

Add chocolate syrup to milk.
Add chocolate syrup to milk.
Blend the chocolate syrup and milk.
Blend the chocolate syrup and milk.
Scoop out some vanilla ice cream.
Scoop out some vanilla ice cream.
Pour the chocolate syrup+milk blend in shot glasses and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each glass. Serve with a chocolate nugget on top.
Pour the chocolate syrup+milk blend in shot glasses and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to each glass. Serve with a chocolate nugget on top.

A QUICK RECAP OF THE MOCKTAILS

1. Blush pink
1. Blush pink
2. Ice Coco
2. Ice Coco
3. Sparkling Blue
3. Sparkling Blue
4. Passion punch
4. Passion punch
5. Happy Hour
5. Happy Hour
6. Chiller
6. Chiller
7. Cran - App Spritzer
7. Cran - App Spritzer
8. Rain Forest
8. Rain Forest
9. Rock Candy and Ginger Ale
9. Rock Candy and Ginger Ale
10. Choco Float Shots
10. Choco Float Shots

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      Akriti Mattu 23 months ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks a lot Rachel :)

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Akriti, These drinks not only look so delicious but almost even too pretty to drink. lol I think I would have to sit and look at it a few minutes before drinking any of them. I will be pinning these and definitely be trying some. Thanks for sharing.

      Blessings to you.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Hey thanks Marlene. You're too kind :)

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      These are all wonderful recipes. I absolutely love your thought process in putting these recipes together. I love how you "showed" us how to prepare the drinks with vivid photos and then gave a recap at the end. Brilliant!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Hey do try and if you like em' let me know :)

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      Kappygirl 2 years ago

      These look really yummy and refreshing! Can't wait to try some of them. Or maybe all of them!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes :-)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you :-)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Absolutely healthy and refreshing :-)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      How thoughtful of you to share. If you ever try any of these at home , tell me how it went :-)

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Looks fantastic....and healthy!

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      My mouth is watering. Those look yummy. Bookmark this for later use. Well done. Thanks and share this in FB.

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      Rochelle Frank 2 years ago from California Gold Country

      These are beautiful. They all look very refreshing for hot-weather treats. No guilt involved with all of the heathy ingredients.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I'm still reeling under the dazzle of these mocktails. Seriously however, a fantastic combination of healthy ingredients and killer looks.

      Saving this and sharing. Thanks, Akriti.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you :)

      They are terrific , non - alcoholic and easy to make.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Bookmarking this so I can try these. They look terrific and I like that they are non-alcoholic.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes please do because they are really simple but delicious.

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      georgescifo 2 years ago from India

      I have not prepared mocktails on my own, but after reading your hub, it seems that I should try preparing it based on the recipe and tips provided on your Hub. Really enjoyed reading it and that's for sharing this stuff.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you so much for reading Rohit :)

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      Rohit Kumar Gond 2 years ago

      I will try to make few mocktails by myself.. I really need it.. As temperature is very hot so it will be a great pleasure for me to make and eat those yummy mocktails.. :) Thank you for sharing...

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes they'll be a treat when temperatures rise :)

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      Glenis Rix 2 years ago from UK

      These look great! Healthy - and just in time. The forecast is that the temperature will finally start to soar in England this weekend.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      When you make one of these, do tell me how did it went :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I don't drink so these are perfect summer drinks for me. Thank you!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      :) :)

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      Naeem Shaikh 2 years ago

      Such a tasty & mouthwatering and simple....i would love to try

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Yes they are :) :)

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      Divya Sarjolta 2 years ago

      They look so delicious and so very simple.I am so gonna try these. :)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Actually you can. They're easy to make :)

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      anshuman katoch 2 years ago from shimla

      wow....mouthwatering ...wish I could make one of these myself :)

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thanks Dora , Molly :)

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      Molly Layton 2 years ago from Alberta

      These mocktails all look so good. It's hard to know which one I should try first. Maybe I'll just choose randomly. Thanks for the great hub!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      I intend to master these drinks one at a time. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes. Your article is going into my reference file and is Voted Up!

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      I'm glad my post is useful to you.

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      James C Moore 2 years ago from The Great Midwest

      I don't drink alcoholic beverages so this article will be saved and used on the next big cookout holiday or gathering.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      Thank you :)

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A fantastic hub for the summer, the choco float shots look amazing, great pictures, superb easy to follow recipes, a really great article, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee