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Updated on September 15, 2014
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All The Mocktail Recipes You'll Need In One Place

For those of you who love cocktails, but can't or don't want to have alcohol the answer is mocktails. Colorful and full of flavor, mocktails give you all the fun of a cocktail with none of the bite.

I love mocktails almost as much as cocktails.....they definitely win my vote the morning after a party too!!

I have hunted down a collection of recipes for you to try from fruity mocktails, fizzy mocktails, creamy mocktails and colorful mocktails there really is a mocktail to suit everyone.

Let's face it is there anything better than a delicious mocktail on a summers day watching the waves on a beach somewhere warm? If you can't get to a warm beach then enjoy one of the mocktails on this page and buy the poster pictured instead!

Cocktail Shaker Set
Cocktail Shaker Set | Source

Mocktails

The Non-Alcoholic Way to Drink Cocktails

You don't need alcohol to have a good time and mocktails can attest to that.

Even if you're strictly non-alcoholic you will need a cool cocktail shaker to mix up all of these delicious non-alcoholic cocktails.

There is nothing as good as a fun mocktail to get you feeling like partying, whether you're after a rich creamy drink or a fun, fizzy drink.

Let's shake, rattle and roll, as they used to say, and start with an Acapulco Gold!

Mocktail Recipes

Acapulco Gold

2 shots freshly pressed pineapple juice

1 shot freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

1 shot coconut milk

1 shot fresh cream

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and then strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Apple Spider

Juice of 4 apples (preferably Pink Ladys)

400 ml lemonade

2 scoops lemon sorbet

Mix together the apple juice and lemonade and pour into 2 tall glasses, top with a scoop of sorbet.

Beachcomber

10 parts guava nectar

2 parts raspberry syrup

4 parts fresh lime juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a tall glass to serve.


Pilsner Glasses Aren't Just For Beer Drinkers - Join the Mocktail Revolution!

The Black & Tan is a mocktail that proves pilsners are not just for the beer drinkers of the world. This mocktail is a truly refreshing drink and so easy to make as you can see from the recipe below.

More Mocktail Recipes

Black and Tan

Chilled ginger ale

Chilled ginger beer

Pour equal quantities of each into a chilled pilsner glass. Do not stir.

Cape Cod Sunrise

6 parts cranberry juice

2 parts fresh lime juice

lime slice

sprig of mint

Combine the juices in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a wine glass and garnish with the slice of lime and sprig of mint

Caribbean Cocktail

1/4 fresh mango

1/4 banana

juice of half an orange

1 dash freshly squeezed lime juice

Blend the ingredients together with some cracked ice. Strain into a cilled cocktail glass to serve and garnish with a slice of mango.


Norpro Stainless Steel Citrus Juice Press
Norpro Stainless Steel Citrus Juice Press | Source

All drinks, alcoholic or non, taste better with fresh ingredients. When a recipe calls for juices try to juice the fruit yourself.

This juicer is great for limes and lemons. It works beautifully and takes up very little room.

Try to make a mocktail using fresh lime juice, then make it with Roses lime juice cordial and you will notice a huge difference in the flavor of the finished drink.

The advantage with a citrus juicer is that you can also use it for cooking when you're not busy mixing cocktails or mocktails.

A little tip for when you're juicing citrus - roll the lime/lemon/other citrus fruit on the counter a few times before pressing as it helps to release more juice.

Coco Cola

4 parts coconut milk

2 parts fresh lime juice

Cola

Lime wedge

Combine coconut milk and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice into a highball glass top up with cola and garnish with the lime wedge.

Coconut Cooler

4 parts coconut milk

4 parts fresh lime juice

Sparkling water

Sprig of mint

Combine the cocnut milk an dlime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour over ice cubes into a Collins glass. Top up with sparkling water and stir gently, garnish wth the mint sprig.

Cranberry Cream Cocktail

5 parts cranberry juice

4 parts apple juice

1 part coconut cream

2 parts fresh lime juice

2 dashes grenadine

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender with cracked ice and blend until smooth. Serve in a wine glass.

Download a printable version of these mocktail recipes

Glassware for Your Mocktails

Cocktail Glasses Do Not Have To Contain Alcohol!


Libbey Bar in a Box Party Glass, 18-Piece, Clear
Libbey Bar in a Box Party Glass, 18-Piece, Clear

Half the fun of having a mocktail instead of a glass of soft drink or juice is the way it looks - the nice glass, the cool garnishes. I always like to serve my mocktails up in glasses that would do any cocktail proud - alcoholic or not whether it's a traditional martini glass or a cool looking old fashioned glass.

 

Delicious Mocktail Recipes

Daniel's Cocktail

4 parts fresh orange juice

3 parts fresh lime juice

2 tsp grenadine

Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Jimmy's Beach Cruiser

2 shots raspberry juice

2 shots freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 shot freshly pressed pineapple juice

Lemonade

Shake all of the juices in a shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and top up with the lemonade.

Champagne flutes are great for celebrating and if you are having a non-alcoholic celebration then fill your flute with sparkling grape juice.

Alternatively try a Champagne cocktail inspired mocktail such as a Margie's Mimosa. These are also fantastic for a champagne breakfast that won't give you a sore head later in the day!

Margie's Mimosa

Chilled sparkling white grape juice

Fresh orange juice

Fill half a champagne flute with orange juice. Pour grape juice to the rim and stir gently.

Mocktini

3 shots tonic water

1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 shot freshly squeezed lemon juice

Stir all the ingredients with ice and then strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Nutty Cola

4 parts hazelnut syrup

4 parts frest lime juice

cola

Place syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a collins glass over ice cubes. Fill to the top of the glass with cola and stir gently.

Pomegranate Julep

1 oz pomegranate juice

1 ½ oz grapefruit juice

½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice

½ oz honey syrup (mix two parts honey to one part hot water and stir to dissolve, cool)

2 mint sprigs

Bruise 1 mint sprig in mixing glass with honey syrup. Add it to remaining ingredients and put into a shaker. Strain over ice into a chilled old fashioned glass and garnish with the remaining mint sprig.

Mocktail Recipes Continued

Pony's Neck

4 shots dry ginger ale

1/2 shot freshly squeezed lime juice

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice. Stain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Peaches and Cream

4 parts peach nectar

4 parts half and half

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an old fashioned glass over ice cubes.

Temperance Mocktail

Juice of 1 lemon

1 egg yolk

2 dashes of grenadine

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

If you ever do feel like an alcoholic drink then check out my cocktail lenses.

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Frozen Mocktails

Ideal for Summer

During the summer frozen drinks are the way to go, frozen margaritas and daiquiris can easily be replaced with these frozen mocktails and frappes.

Raining Men

½ glass of ice

4 oz orange juice

4 strawberries

1 banana

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a cocktail glass.

Mango, Passion & Pine Frappe

1 cup diced frozen mango

¼ small pineapple, peeled, core removed and roughly chopped

5 ice cubes

¼ cup passionfruit pulp in syrup

Place mango, pineapple and ice into a blender and blend to combine. Stir in the passionfruit pulp and pour into tall glasses to serve.

To make frozen drinks this summer you really need to invest in a good, reliable blender. This one is brought to you by a well known brand and is fine for using with ice.

There is nothing as refreshing as a frozen drink during summer and here are some more recipes.

Watermelon, Strawberry & Lime Frappe

550g seedless watermelon, roughly chopped

125g strawberries, roughly chopped

1 tsp finely grated lime rind

1½ tbsp lime juice

12 ice cubes

Place all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. Pour into old fashioned glasses to serve.

Mr Darcy

4 oz orange juice

1 fresh peach

dash of grenadine

½ cup ice

Pop all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass to serve.

Party Time

Why not throw a Mocktail Party? Ideas for a mocktail party are the same as a cocktail party minus the alcohol.

Check out the links below.

Which Mocktail is Your Favorite?

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      john9229 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the Mocktail recipes

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Great collection of cocktail! : )

      Blessed! :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a year of many new blessings starting with this one! Happy New Year!

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing...

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      KandH 4 years ago

      The Cranberry Cream Mocktail sounds delish - great lens!

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      HomeDecorKnight 4 years ago

      I like mocktail recipes, nice lens.

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      Acapulco gold sounds delicious!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      In celebration of Friendship Day 2012, I am returning to some of my favorite lenses for fun, sharing and renewed blessings :) Friends Still Make it All Worthwhile!

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      designINmind 5 years ago

      I'd like to try a lot of these. Maybe I'll start with the Coconut Cooler. Yum! :)

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      piarejuden 5 years ago

      definitely going for the beach comber for now... will be back for more! Cheers!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We are making mocktails for our school project and this really healped, Thankyou :)

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      Perfect additions for the non-drinkers, designated drivers and mothers-to-be. Great lens!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      They all sound yummy especially the pomegranate julep!

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Acapulco Gold sounds good, real tropical fruity. I like Shirley Temples a lot as just regular drinks. Pina Coladas are great for those summer days too.

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      Buchamar 5 years ago

      Sounds great!

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      luckyone924 5 years ago

      these all sound yummy! i definitely got to try them!

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      lucky izan 5 years ago

      looks tasty and healthy, maybe i will try some of the recipes tomorrow

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      FixbuttonHQ 5 years ago

      These look like so much fun I'm definitely trying some!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you sooo much im throwning a sweet 13 and its kinda like a nightclub themed party and i needed a few mocktail recipes

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      GoldenEagleMalts 5 years ago

      Looks good!

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      WallpaperMan 5 years ago

      cool lens!!!

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Great recipes for Mocktails! Thank you for sharing, I've got this bookmarked so I can try these yummy non-alcoholic cocktails.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Nice resource.Thank you very much indeed!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Great lens and recipes for drinks! Blessing this lens!

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      promotional-coupons-codes 6 years ago

      Liked all the recipes. I love drinking mocktail and loved one having red bull

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      Excellent Mocktails! great lens

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      mattseefood lm 6 years ago

      I love your mixes. Gotta try some time :)

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      DrinkWorkshop 6 years ago

      Great recipes, I definitely will have to try a few of these. My favorite mocktail is a Virgin Stone Sour - just equal parts sour mix and orange juice on the rocks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Featured on Beverages Blessed by Beth.

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      squid-janices7 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing all these great recipes! Had to give up alcohol because I'm on so many meds. I miss having party cocktails so these would be perfect.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Mocktails sound delicious! I think I will have to try most of them! Blessed!

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      joanv334 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing!

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      jojokaya lm 6 years ago

      Great moctail. Thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      fantastic my bday party went down fantastic x!!!!!!!!!

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      Thanks for this great list of drink recipes. I added it to my favorites for future reference!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I am favouriting this one because when we have a bbq there are always drivers who end up drinking juice - these look great :)

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      Hobbycoach 6 years ago

      My best loved Mocktail is MR Darcy .Wonderful and refreshing

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      Hobbycoach 6 years ago

      Great information on squidoo fruity drinks enjoyed your lens

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great ideas for someone like me who doesn't like alcohol.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      These look really great. I love the Aculpulco Gold and the Coco one.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Oh, wow, these are great! Seriously. I loved the Acupulco gold and the Coca one.

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      TrendyBoots 6 years ago

      This is really fun! thanks so much for putting this together. I will bookmark this a revisit it for thanksgiving.

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      RebeccaE 6 years ago

      this is great, I don't particularly like ocktails, but mocktails sure are great!

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      bechand 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for this page - my Dad does parties for the elderly, and is always lookin for a mocktail idea ! - Now i can just give him your link !

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i ilke most mocktails i will be add in my menu.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Its really nice.different and tasty.

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      JenOfChicago LM 7 years ago

      Great collection! Blessed by a squidangel

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      Demaw 7 years ago

      You have a good variety of tasty non-alcoholic drinks. Will try some.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beachcomer looks like a good Mocktail for me to try! Congrats on the Purple Star!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Wow! These are really great recipes! Congratulations on the well deserved purple star. Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens

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      Sue Dixon 7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Some great ideas- I've got a no alchohola friend who will love me making something special!

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      I don't drink, so these would be perfect for me! Thanks! Great lens. Congrats on your purple star!!!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Excellent page! I'll definitely give some of those a try

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      mosaic lm 7 years ago

      Fantastic lens! Got any drinks for beer boots? Hahaha. Seeing your pilsner glass reminded me that I randomly made a beer boot lens some time ago... I hardly remember!

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      Some really great ideas here. Squid Angel Blessings to you

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      This lens is as colorful as the drinks. The ultimate color I guess is the alcohol,but like you said that may be too much sometimes.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      ewwwwwwise try mine you need:

      1 whole popper of apple juice

      half a cup of fresh spring water

      pinaple juice

      and a slice of lime soo........... good

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      Love the tip on squeezing the juice fresh.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great ideas....I'll be sure to serve one o r two of these at my next party!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      thanks for all information that u post thanks again!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      very nice

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      jessicahoward 8 years ago

      yummy.....great lens...excellent information.going to try it...please keep adding such a great lenses.thanx for sharing.

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      David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Beautiful lens!

      I've always had a hankering for pina coladas and mai tais and some of the other drinks out there (must be from when I lived on Guam!) I like the tropical mixed with exotic fruits stuff--like papayas, bananas, guavas, pineapple, and mangos! Unfortunately, because I have hyperuricemia (I did a lens on this -- it's also called *gout*), I have to avoid alcohol. And your lens here is a perfect remedy! I definitely want to link to this lens from my lens on how to have a Hawaiian/Tropical-Style Luau Party!

      Thanks for putting up such a great lens!

      Aloha!

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      jipock 8 years ago

      Really great lens!! Love the ideas! Thanks!

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      Twobit LM 8 years ago

      This is a great lens, I like how you can have good drinks without the booze. :)

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      singaporehosting 8 years ago

      Exactly my cup of tea or rather mocktails :)

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      dannystaple 8 years ago

      Given that I often leave out the alcohol, these are great for me! I have lensrolled this on my smoothies lens as more recipes are always good.

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      Roxie_J 8 years ago

      These are enticing and turn out to be delightfully delicious! Thank you for presenting festive and "special" beverages for the non-drinkers. Celebrating without alcohol is a great option that benefits everyone's health, nutrition, vitality, responsibility, anti-aging, clarity, connection and enjoyment of life! Your lens turns cocktails into the start of something great! Thank you for your focus.

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      angelasstash 8 years ago

      Great party idea! And no one wakes up the next day feeling foolish!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think these are really good for kids, but it might encourage achohol when they're older.

      Still, thanx for the gr8 recipe ideas I will have to try them over the holidays in my spare time!!

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      These are the only "cocktails" I can have. No more alcohol for me...lol

      Great selection - blessed by a SquidAngel tonight! 5*s :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      love these! i'll definitely try them out...

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      heehaw lm 8 years ago

      mocktails!! i have to try this at home when free!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      A great collection of mocktail recipes, thanks! I voted for you in the Giant Squid Community Showcase! - Kathy

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Mmmm and good for the kids too - but in mine I need to sneak in some mind altering alcohol - just kidding. I give you 5 alcohol free stars for a job well done.

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      Thank you very much gaurav.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i must say u have awesome collections of moctails n too cocktails with non alcoholic base...fabulous..

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I was looking for ideas on Mocktail parties for a college campus when I came across your sight. It was a FaNtAsTiC one-stop resource! I not only found some amazing recipes, but ended up buying a lot of the products recommended. I definitely plan on using these recipes for my private collection as well! Thank you!!!!!

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Jeff, I hope you get a chance to try a few.

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      Jeff Wendland 8 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      Wow, these sound really good.

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      Me too Thomas although I must admit I like drinking my ponies in a tall glass over ice, very refreshing on a summers day.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I like ponies!

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      Thank you roysumit and youhavegottobekidding.

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      youhavegottobekidding 8 years ago

      Thanks for all those Party Cocktail Recipes. Now I wont have problems when I will be hosting a party.

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      youhavegottobekidding 8 years ago

      Thanks for all those Party Cocktail Recipes. Now I wont have problems when I will be hosting a party.

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      roysumit 8 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens although I love cocktails. Will advise mocktail lovers to visit your lens specially for the recipes. Five stars to you.

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      Lou165 9 years ago from Australia

      Thankyou Thisnthat2

      I hope you get to enjoy quite a few of them.

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      thisnthat2 lm 9 years ago

      I can't get enough of your cocktail recipes! This is definitely one for the books! 5*'s, lensroll, favorite!

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      Lou165 9 years ago from Australia

      You're most welcome Hesika, I hope she enjoys them.

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      hesika 9 years ago

      I found your lens just in the right moment, as my daughter is searching the web for cocktail and mocktail receips. Thank you so much! 5*

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      Lou165 9 years ago from Australia

      Thank you LaraineRose and Debnet,

      I've loved Mocktails since I was really young and a club we went to gave the designated driver free Mocktails.......guess who was always the designated driver in those days!

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      Debbie 9 years ago from England

      Yummmy...they sound great:) It's always nice to have alternates to alcohol...well, sometimes LOL!!

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      They all sound good to me. I'll have one of each. LOL I've bookmarked your lens for partytime. 5 stars, fan, favorite & lensrolled.

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      Lou165 9 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for the recipe Jess, I'll be adding more recipes this week so be sure to check back.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You have some great ideas but I think you should add some more mocktail recipes.

      How about "Pineade?" It's a simple mixture of Orange Juice, Pineapple juice, sugar syruo, crushed ice and soda water.. Or if you have more of a sweet tooth, lemonade.

      Your recipes are fantastic though. Well done. (Y)