30 Best Virgin Drinks (Non-Alcoholic Cocktails)

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Although virgin drinks don’t contain alcohol, they’re still refreshing and good tasting as any alcoholic cocktail. They’re a great option if you don’t want to drink alcohol for health, religious reasons, pregnancy, driving, or just don’t like alcohol.

Virgin drinks, also known as mocktails, consist of fruit juices, syrups, tonic water, club soda, ginger ale, soda water, and many other ingredients.

You can mix and match different ingredients and flavors to your choice to create your favorite virgin drink.

Mocktail recipes also mimic some famous cocktails but don’t contain alcohol.

So, if you want to make your favorite cocktail without alcohol or try some new refreshing flavors, here’s a list of mocktail recipes I usually prepare for my customers.

30 Best Mocktails You Will Definitely Enjoy!

You can prepare the following mocktails on different occasions and enjoy their amazing flavors with loved ones or alone.

1. Club Soda & Lime

Lime JuiceClub soda and lime have a clean, fresh, citrusy flavor and are a great mocktail to serve on a hot summer day. It’s also very easy to prepare with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 3 oz club soda
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

Fill the cocktail glass with ice and add the lime juice and the club soda. Stir well and garnish the glass with the lime wedge.

2. Virgin Margarita

MargaritaVirgin margarita is a tangy, refreshing drink with a similar flavor to the original margarita but doesn’t contain tequila. You can make it at home with just a few ingredients. You will need:

Ingredients:

  • One oz lime juice 
  • 0.50 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz tonic water
  • ¼ tsp simple syrup or maple syrup
  • Salt, lime wheel for garnish

Instructions:

Rim the glass with a lime and dip it into a salt plate. Add the lime juice, lemon juice, and the simple syrup to the glass, mix well and add the tonic water and the ice. Garnish the glass with the lime wheel and serve.

More: 20 Best Drinks To Order At A Bar For A Woman

3. Sidecar Mocktail

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I usually make this cocktail with Hennesy cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, which tastes great. But I make the Sidecar mocktail even better because, besides its nice, refreshing taste, you can drink it and don’t get drunk.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 50 ml lapsang souchong tea (cold)
  • One tsp honey
  • One tbsp marmalade
  • Ice and a slice of dried orange for garnish

Instructions:

Pour the lemon juice and the cold tea into a cocktail shaker and add the marmalade. Stir until the marmalade is dissolved, and add the honey and the ice.

Shake well, double strain in a chilled glass, garnish with the dried orange and serve.

4. Frozen blackberry smoothie

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Suppose you like blackberries; then this mocktail is the one for you. It has a sweet, refreshing flavor similar to Frozen blackberry margarita but doesn’t contain alcohol.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • One ripe banana
  • Ice

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until They’re well combined. Pour the frozen blackberry smoothie into a margarita glass, garnish with frozen blackberries and serve.

5. Shirley Temple

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Shirley Temple is a refreshing, fruity, and great-tasting drink that doesn’t contain alcohol.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup lemon-lime soda
  • ½ tsp grenadine
  • 1/3 cup ginger ale
  • Ice and Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

Fill the glass with ice and add the ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and grenadine. Garnish with the Maraschino cherry and serve.

6. Tortuga

Tortuga is an alcohol-free drink named after a pirate island in Haiti, Tortuga. But you don’t have to be in Haiti to make this tasty mocktail; here’s how to make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup iced tea 
  • 1 tsp brown sugar 
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon 
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain. Garnish with the lime wedges and serve.

7. Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Virgin strawberry daiquiri is another tasty mocktail that tastes similar to the classic Daiquiri cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar or honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  • Two strawberries and lime wedges for garnish
  • One teaspoon of lime zest

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth mixture. Wipe the rim of the cocktail glass with a lime wedge and rim with a mix of lemon zest and sugar. Pour the daiquiri into the chilled glass, garnish with strawberry and lime wedge, and enjoy.

8. Arnold Palmer

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Arnold Palmer is a popular summertime mocktail that has a great refreshing taste.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup iced tea 
  • ¼ cup lemonade
  • Ice and lemon slice for garnish

Instructions:

Add the ingredients to a tall glass filled with ice and stir well. Garnish with the lemon slice, and enjoy.

9. Roy Rogers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Roy rogers is a tasty and refreshing mocktail you can make at home with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz grenadine syrup 
  • 6 oz cola 
  • Ice 
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

In a collins glass, add ice, and pour the grenadine syrup and the cola. Stir well, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

10. Virgin pina colada

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Virgin pina colada is a mocktail with a tropical flavor and a great refreshment on a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • Three tablespoons of brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ice
  • Fresh pineapple wedges and maraschino cherries for garnish

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a thick, smooth texture. Pour the mocktail into a cocktail glass, garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and maraschino cherries and serve.

11. Ginger beer

Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic drink with a strong sweet, and spicy flavor.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Two tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
  • Three tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon active dry or brewers yeast
  • 7 cups of filtered water

Instructions:

First, you need to cook the ginger syrup on medium heat. Add the grated fresh ginger, water, and sugar to a saucepan.

Stir until the sugar is dissolved, strain, and cool down. In a 2-liter bottle, add the yeast, ginger syrup, lemon juice, and 7 cups of water.

Shake the mixture well and store it in the pantry for 2-3 days. Serve the ginger beer chilled or over ice.

Don’t forget to open the bottle daily to release the extra gas; otherwise, the bottle can explode.

12. Coconut Water

Coconut water is a non-alcoholic drink that is found inside coconut fruits. Low in calories and sugar, it’s a great drink that will keep you hydrated and refreshed.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut 
  • Ice

Instructions:

Open the coconut fruit, place a straw and enjoy. You can also pour the coconut water into a glass and add ice if you want a cold drink.

13. Faux Tropical Fizz

Faux tropical fizz is another alcohol-free drink you can make for a summer refreshment.

Ingredients:

  • Two chopped pineapple rings
  • One peeled and chopped kiwi
  • ¾ cup strawberries (halved)
  • 1 ½ cups tropical fruit juice
  • 1 cup sparkling apple juice
  • 1-liter soda water

Instructions:

Fill the glasses with the fruits and add ice cubes. Add equal parts of the tropical fruit juice, sparkling apple juice, and soda water. Garnish with fruit slices and serve.

14. Lemonade

LemonadeLemonade is one of the easiest to make but also a refreshing mocktail. This mocktail has many variations, but I will stick to the classic one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of fresh lemon juice (7-8 lemons depending on their size)
  • 6 cups of cold water
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1cup granulated sugar 
  • Lemon slices, ice, and fresh mint

Instructions:

Squeeze the lemons. Dissolve the sugar in one cup of warm water. Mix the lemon juice, the dissolved sugar, and 6 cups of the remaining cold water in a large pitcher. Add the ice and serve with the lemon slices and fresh mint as a garnish.

15. Cinderella

Cinderella is a mocktail with a fruity, tangy flavor that you can prepare in no time.

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml orange juice
  • 25 ml lemon juice
  • 25 ml pineapple juice
  • Dash of grenadine syrup 
  • 50 ml ginger ale
  • Pineapple and orange slices
  • Ice

Instructions:

Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, pour all the ingredients, and shake well. Strain the drink in a chilled Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with the pineapple and orange slices, and serve.

16. Gunner

Gunner is a popular mocktail usually served in bars, clubs, and golf clubs, especially in Hong Kong, Singapore, and India. It’s a good-tasting and refreshing drink that you can make at home and enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml ginger ale
  • 150 ml lemonade
  • 10 ml lime juice cordial
  • 2-3 drops of Angostura bitters
  • Mint leaves and ice

Instructions:

Add the ice, 2-3 drops of the Angostura bitters in a tall glass, and the lime juice cordial. Then add the ginger ale and the lemonade. Garnish with mint leaves, stir and serve.

17. Safe Sex on the Beach

My mocktail version is a great option if you want to drink Sex on the beach but not get drunk.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 3 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz peach nectar
  • Ice 
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

In a cocktail glass, add ice and pour all the ingredients. Stir well, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.

18. Mocktail Mulled Wine

We all want mulled wine on a cold winter day, even if it doesn’t contain alcohol. My recipe for this mocktail mulled wine is made with fruit juices and has a great fruity flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml pomegranate juice
  • 250 ml apple juice
  • a handful of frozen blackberries
  • 25 g golden caster sugar
  • One cinnamon stick
  • 1-star anise
  • Three black peppercorns
  • Four cloves 
  • One quartered orange

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat gently to simmer. Strain in heatproof glasses and serve.

19. Iced Tea

Iced TeaIced tea is a perfect mocktail you can serve on any occasion. It’s a nice and refreshing non–alcoholic drink made with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5l apple, peach & apricot juice
  • 1.5 l rooibos tea
  • ½ bunch of mint leaves
  • Lemon slices and lime skins

Instructions:

Prepare the rooibos tea following the instructions on the package.

Cool down the prepared tea, pour into an ice-cube tray adding one mint, leave in each ice cube and freeze. 

Reserve the remaining tea, combine with the 1.5 l of the fruit juice, and pour into the serving glasses. Add the premade ice cubes, garnish with the lemon slices and lime skins, and serve.

20. Nojito

Nojito has a refreshing mint–lime flavor similar to the famous Mojito cocktail but doesn’t contain alcohol.

Ingredients:

  • One oz fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz club soda or sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp fine sugar or one oz honey syrup
  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • Lime slices and ice
  • Mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with lime juice and sugar.

Add the club soda and the ice cubes and shake gently—strain into a tall cocktail glass filled with ice. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge, and serve.

21. No Tequila Sunrise

Tequila sunrise is a popular 70 s cocktail made with tequila, grenadine syrup, and orange juice. My recipe for the tequila sunrise doesn’t contain tequila; therefore, it’s called No tequila sunrise. This mocktail is refreshing and tastes great, so you will not miss the tequila.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • One tablespoon of grenadine syrup
  • ¾ cup sparkling lime mineral water
  • One tablespoon of lime juice
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Two tablespoons of simple syrup
  •  orange slice and maraschino cherry

Instructions:

Pour the orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup into a 16 oz hurricane glass. Add the sparkling water and stir.

Finally, add the grenadine and let it settle on the bottom of the glass to get the sunrise effect. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, and serve.

22. Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented, sweetened black tea containing less than 0.5% ABV. But don’t worry, I’m not offering you a recipe for an alcoholic drink because this kombucha recipe is alcohol-free.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger ale 
  • 0.50 oz lime juice
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime wedge or one slice of granny smith apple

Instructions:

In a mule mug, add the crushed ice and pour the lime juice. Top it with the ginger ale and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge or a slice of apple, and serve.

23. Mock Champagne 

Mock champagne is a great option if you’re looking for non-alcoholic champagne.

Ingredients:

  • chilled white grape juice
  • chilled ginger ale
  • Three tablespoons of chilled pineapple juice
  • Cherries

Instructions:

Pour equal amounts of white grape juice and ginger ale into a chilled champagne flute. Add the pineapple juice and stir. Garnish with cherries on top and serve.

24. Virgin Mary

If Bloody Mary is your favorite cocktail, but you’re not in the mood to drink alcohol, then you can drink its non-alcoholic version-Virgin Mary. This tasty mocktail is tangy, spicy, savory, and refreshing but doesn’t contain vodka like Bloody Mary.

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz tomato juice 
  • 1teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • One dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Two dashes of hot sauce
  • One celery stalk or one pickle spear for garnish

Instructions:

Add tomato juice and lemon juice to a highball glass filled with ice. Mix well and add the salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Garnish with the pickle spear or celery stalk and serve.

25. Pussyfoot

Pussyfoot is a non-alcoholic drink with a slightly bitter but refreshing flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Four shot orange juice 
  • ½ shot of lime juice
  • ½ shot of lemon juice
  • ½ shot grenadine syrup
  • Seven mint leaves
  • One fresh egg yolk
  • ice
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, and add all the ingredients. Shake well, double strain, and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

26. Non-Alcoholic Irish Crème Liqueur

Non-alcoholic Irish crème liqueur is a great tasting, creamy mocktail similar to the Irish cream liqueur, just without the alcohol content.

Ingredients:

  • 150 ml double cream
  • 25 ml espresso
  • 50 ml evaporated milk
  • Two tablespoons of maple syrup
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pinch or ground cinnamon
  • Ice
  • Pinch of finely grated orange zest

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and double strain into tumblers. Serve the liqueur poured over ice.

27. Lemon, Lime & Bitters

Lemon, lime &bitters is a mocktail with a characteristic flavor from the Angostura bitters. This is a popular mocktail in Australia and New Zealand, but you can also make it at home with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  •  juice of half a lime 
  • 250 ml lemonade
  • 5-6 drops Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig, lime slices

Instructions:

Fill a collins glass with ice, pour the lemonade, the lime juice, and the Angostura bitters. Stir to combine, garnish with lime slices and mint, and serve.

28. Summer Cup Mocktail

A summer cup mocktail is a non-alcoholic, cool, refreshing drink that is great to serve on a hot summer day.

Ingredients:

  • 120 ml clear sparkling lemonade
  •  a handful of frozen red berries
  • slice of cucumber
  • One sprig mint
  • Ice

Instructions:

In a small pan, add 200 ml water and bring it to a boil. Chop the cucumber, and the mint sprig, add them to the boiling water, turn off the heat and leave for 2 minutes.

Add the frozen berries, and crush lightly with the spoon when unfrozen. Strain and cool down the mixture. Pour 40 ml of this mixture into a tall glass, add ice and top it with lemonade.

Garnish with frozen red berries or some other chopped fruit at your taste and mint, stir gently, and serve. 

29. Pineapple & Ginger Punch

Pineapple and ginger punch is a drink with a refreshing taste. You can prepare it to serve at your party or enjoy it alone.

Ingredients:

  • 750 ml ginger beer
  • 750 ml pineapple juice
  • Juice from one lime
  • Crushed Ice
  •  small bunch of mint leaves and mint sprigs

Instructions:

Add the crushed ice to a blender, pour the pineapple juice, lime juice, and mint leaves and slightly blend. Pour the drink into a cocktail glass filled with ice and top it with ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

30. Virgin Moscow Mule

Virgin Moscow mule is the non-alcoholic version of the Moscow mule cocktail. It’s a perfect combination of ingredients that will help you to make one tasty, refreshing drink.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz non-alcoholic ginger beer
  • One teaspoon of fresh lime juice
  • Club soda
  • Splash of non-alcoholic Italian red bitters
  • ice
  • One lime wedge

Instructions:

Fill a copper mug with ice, add the lime juice, red bitter, and ginger beer, and mix well. Add the club soda on top, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Related Questions

What Drinks Can be Virgin?

Almost any drink can be a virgin. Just omit the alcohol, and you will turn your cocktail into a mocktail.

What Are Good Virgin Drinks to Order At a Bar?

The best virgin drinks you can order at a bar include Virgin Margarita, Virgin Pina Colada, Virgin Mary, Safe Sex On The Beach, Nojito, Roy Rogers, No Tequila Sunrise, Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri, and many others.

What is the Most Popular Drink Without Alcohol?

The most popular drink without alcohol is soda, but there are also many other drinks you can choose from depending on your preferences.

Can You Ask for Any Drink Virgin?

You can ask for any drink virgin, and a good experienced bartender will know to prepare it. They will leave out the alcohol and use another ingredient as a substitute.

What’s Your Favorite Pick?

The best virgin drinks above don’t take too much time and effort but still taste amazing. Hopefully, you will find something you love and make it a go-to for parties, birthdays, or other special events.

Chad Smith

Hello and Welcome, I am Chad, a formal bartender. I created this blog to help readers make exotic cocktails at home.

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