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.
Wassail
This warm mocktail can be easily spiked with aged rum or whisky. Here, we garnish our wassail with thin slices of orange, but a dusting of ground cinnamon or a thin slice of apple would be delicious too. Slideshow: More Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes 
Chasing Summer
"I love this drink so much that it seems like my glass is always empty," says Lacy Hawkins, bartender at The NoMad in New York City. Her favorite part is the balsamic vinegar. "It adds wonderful acidity to the drink and creates a caramelized finish."Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
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.Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
Ecto Chelada
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"I bought a fancy juicer just to make this," says Chad Arnholt, bartender at Comstock Saloon in San Francisco. "The savory ingredients--cucumbers, peppers, herbs--are unexpected and make the drink feel healthy." He sets out a pitcher of the juice for parties, cookouts or sci-fi movie nights along with tequila, beer and ginger beer so guests can customize their own drinks. Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
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Philippe Khallins
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At Mission Chinese Food in New York City, Sam Anderson mixes coconut milk with gin and serves the drink in small soup bowls because the flavors are reminiscent of Thai tom kha gai soup. This mocktail variation is rich, creamy and incredibly aromatic. Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.
Wise Guy
"Verjus is an incredible ingredient and is sadly underutilized behind the bar," says Lacy Hawkins, bartender at The NoMad in New York City. Verjus, the juice of unripened grapes, gives this julep-style mocktail a nuanced tanginess.Slideshow: More Easy Cocktail RecipesThis recipe originally appeared in the Food & Wine 2016 Cocktails book.

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.