Just because you gave up alcohol for Lent, doesn't mean you have to skip happy hour.

February 18, 2016

From a virgin mojito to apple cider mai tais, here are seven easy mocktails to make during Lent.

1. The Smartest Boy Alive

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Black tea, Fentimans dandelion and burdock root soda star in this non-alcoholic take on a hot toddy.

2. Psychedelic Backyard

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To re-create the flavor of banana liqueur, bartender John deBary shakes a chunk of banana into this mocktail.

3. Cucumber-and-Mint "Fauxjito"

A booze-free riff on a classic mojito from Food & Wine's own Justin Chapple, this refreshing cocktail gets its bubbles from club soda and a little sweetness from agave. Encourage the mother of honor to enjoy it with her feet up, far away from the dulcet tones of Dora The Explorer.


This virgin riff on the classic mojito is ready in just five minutes.

4. Baby Marmalade

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Both ginger juice and ginger syrup star in this spicy drink.

5. Pomegranate-Ginger-Chile Nojito

Mixologist Adam Seger was inspired to create this delicious drink after tasting an amazing mango-habanero salad dressing.

6. Sangrita

This Spanish mocktail is great for a crowd.

7. Morning Mai Tai

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Instead of apple brandy, this recipe calls for apple cider.