How To Make Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Learning how to make non-alcoholic cocktails is a useful skill to have when you're surrounded by non-drinkers. Non-alcoholic cocktails, also known as mocktails or virgin drinks, are a great way for those who don't want the effects of alcohol but still want to enjoy the unique flavor combinations that can only come from cocktails. Non-alcoholic cocktails are perfect for public parties where alcohol is prohibited or for home family parties.

Making non-alcoholic cocktails is a simple, easy cost effective way to serve cocktails. By eliminating the cost of alcohol, these cocktails become a perfect drink appropriate for anyone at any age and can be served any time of the day. While any cocktail recipe can be used to create non-alcoholic cocktails by simply eliminating the alcohol in the recipe, the following recipes are traditionally served as non-alcoholic cocktails and make the best, most interesting and flavorful non-alcoholic drinks.

Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes

Shirley Temple

Named after the child star, this cocktail is as just as well known and popular as Shirley Temple herself.


  • 1 part Ginger Ale
  • 1 part Lemon Lime Soda
  • A splash of Grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherry

Combine the ginger ale, lemon lime soda and grenadine in a tall glass or punch bowl. Mix and top with maraschino cherry. Serve over ice.


The pussyfoot cocktail has much the same feel as a Gin or Ramos Fizz without the alcohol. This is best made with a real egg, however an egg substitute may be used.

Ingredients for one serving:

  • 6 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Grenadine, to taste
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Sparkling Soda

Combine juices, grenadine and egg yolk in a shaker. Shake vigorously for a few minutes. Pour over ice in a tall glass and fill to the top with sparkling soda. Serve chilled.

Fruit Juice Based Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes

Virgin Mary or Mickey Mouse

Originally named for the non-alcoholic version of a Bloody Mary, this drink is full of spice and perfectly served with breakfast or lunch.


  • 3 ounces Tomato Juice
  • ½ ounce Lemon Juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2-3 drops Tabasco Sauce
  • Lime, Lemon or Pickle Slice

Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce in a tall glass and mix well. Serve chilled with ice and garnish with lemon, lime or pickle.

Magic Island

The island fruits in this recipe create a rich, creamy tropical drink sure to please anyone.

  • I part Whipped Cream
  • 2 parts Coconut Cream
  • 2 parts Grapefruit Juice
  • 6 parts Pineapple Juice
  • Splash of Grenadine

Mix all ingredients well and serve over crushed ice.

Safe Sex on the Beach

Originating from its alcoholic partner, Sex on the Beach, this version is safe for designated drivers and a perfect treat for any time of the day.

  • 1 part Peach Nectar
  • 2 parts Orange or Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 parts Cranberry Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine (optional)
  • Maraschino Cherry

 Pour all ingredients over ice and stir well. Top with maraschino cherry and serve.

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