Learn how to make an amazing mocktail recipe using our tips, formula, and fresh ingredients to make the best no-alcohol cocktails.
What are Mocktails
Mocktails are non-alcoholic mixed drinks meant to replicate the presentation and complexity of craft cocktails, just without the alcohol.
What is the Point of a Mocktail
They offer options for those who do not (or cannot) drink. Some choose not to drink for health reasons, religious reasons, or just as a personal preference. It allows those to enjoy time at the bar with friends without drinking alcohol. Mocktails also allow bartenders and hosts to experiment with making beverages while cutting out alcohol and any extra calories.
Are mocktails healthier than cocktails?
Mocktails are hydrating, non-addictive, inexpensive, and boast more nutrients than alcoholic drinks. They also won't impact decision-making or sleep and remain safe for pregnant individuals, the chronically ill, and children. Despite their benefits, replacing alcohol with a glass full of sugar isn't a healthy swap.
Fresh Ingredients Make the Most Amazing Mocktails
The secret to making a mocktail is using fresh ingredients, just as you would with a cocktail. Fresh fruit, herbs like mint, and a citrus garnish are always good choices that add flavor and nutrition.
The base can be sparkling water, tea, or even zero-proof alcohol. Ritual Zero Proof alcohol offers several options. Their bases offer zero alcohol, zero calories, and zero regrets, according to their Amazon store.
Ways to Serve Mocktails
Take your prepared mocktail glasses and add one large ice cube into each one, or add a few smaller ice cubes. Then pour the mixture into each glass, and then finish your mocktail by garnishing it with an orange twist and a basil or mint sprig. Serve and enjoy!
Mixed Berry Tea
Our refreshing mixed berry tea is a great recipe to offer as a mocktail. It is brightly colored, has fresh fruit, and can be garnished and placed in a cocktail martini glass to look festive. You can view the video below or on our YouTube Channel.
Five Steps to Making Amazing Mocktails
- Choose a base: this could be your favorite kombucha or densely brewed, unsweetened tea (we’re obsessed with hibiscus tea)⠀
- Add seasonal fruit like berries or melon and some fresh herbs [mint, rosemary, basil]
- Top with sparkling water [sooooo many options available now]
- Add ice and top with a pretty garnish like a slice of fresh citrus ⠀
- Don't forget the fun glass!⠀
Quick Prep Tip: Brew up to 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water. Let the tea steep, remove bags, and store in a large mason jar in the refrigerator for mocktails in a jiffy!