Mocktails

Whether you want a fun faux-cocktail for your children or don't drink alcohol (or you got stuck being DD), we have tons of great mocktail recipes for any occasion. Make non-alcoholic mojitos with club soda instead of rum, lots of fresh mint, and pomegranate juice or sliced cucumber. Apple cider stands in for brandy in this Mai Tai mocktail, and gets tons of flavor from lemon juice and ginger syrup. This virgin cocktail uses three kinds of juice and club soda, turning it a pretty pink color—garnish with a sprig of rosemary and you'll fool everyone. Get these recipes and more from F&W's great guide to mocktails.

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Chapman Is the Nigerian Non-Alcoholic Cocktail You'll Be Sipping All Summer
The quintessential non-alcoholic refreshment that bridges both childhood and adulthood, Chapman is a staple of Nigerian bars and restaurants.
Jardín Verde Non-Alcoholic Cocktail
For Julia Bainbridge, going booze-free isn't about doing without-the nonalcoholic bottles and cocktails she celebrates are extra in the best way possible. This refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail from Bryan Dayton is featured in Bainbridge's book, Good Drinks. It is sweet and mildly bitter from Seedlip Garden 108 with botanical notes that shine with the addition of fragrant, herbal tonic water.
Coco Loco
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Indianapolis bartender Ryan Puckett combines his penchant for tiki cocktails with a childhood favorite, orange soda floats; the result is this tropical orange-cream soda. "I'd make orange soda floats with my grandma, so that flavor pairing is something I've always loved," he says. This recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
Our 25 Best Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Not drinking alcohol? There's no reason to be stuck with another flat soda. Mocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails have gotten a lot more interesting in the past decade. Whether you're looking for a kid-friendly party punch or a citrusy brunch drink, there's a mocktail for every occasion. Read through our spectacular mocktails that aren't overly sweet, including everything from a cucumber cooler to an Emerald Palmer.
4 Crazy-Convincing Mocktails That Taste Just Like Real Booze
Bartender Jon Harris of Washington, DC’s Firefly has perfected four shockingly convincing alcohol-free drinks that mimic the mouthfeel and flavor of their boozy counterparts. Here are the secrets behind his amazing mocktails.
Mocktail for T.
Todd Thrasher created this drink in honor of his one-year-old son, Trystan. The recipe calls for lemon bitters, a concentrated, alcohol-based, lemon-infused tincture; omit them to make the drink totally alcohol-free. Slideshow: Terrific Mocktails 
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Lady Lavender's Mocktail
Restaurant Eugene * Atlanta This drink was mixologist Gregory Best's response to a woman dressed in lavender who tottered into Restaurant Eugene with friends for a nightcap. "My darling," she said, "one more will put me directly over the edge. Fruit juice, please." More Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Cucumber-Lemonade Mocktail
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A super-thin slice of cucumber pressed against the glass adds an artistic twist to this refreshing cocktail. Slideshow: Great Mocktail Recipes