29 Delicious Mocktails You’ll Crave Even If You Aren’t Pregnant

posted: 04/15/15
by: Sarah Fernandez
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Even if you're not drinking alcohol, you can still indulge in a tasty drink.

Whether you are planning a baby shower, want to make sure the designated driver is feeling included, want to give the kids a special drink for a special occasion, or don't want to feel left out of cocktail hour while pregnant, there are plenty of reasons to serve mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) instead of your usual beer, wine, or spiked punch. We've rounded up 30 fabulous mocktails that are big on flavor and fun -- without the side effects of alcoholic beverages -- to inspire your next liquor-free party.

1. Arnold Palmer: Equal parts lemonade and iced tea
2. Shirley Temple: Ginger ale with a splash of grenadine and a maraschino cherry
3. Non-Alcoholic Sangria: A mix of tea, various juices, fresh fruit, and seltzer water
4. Virgin Hibiscus Cosmopolitan: Hibiscus tea mixed with honey, lime, coconut water, and lemon-lime soda
5. Baby Bellini: Substitute sparkling cider for champagne and mix with peach nectar
6. Monkeylada: Fresh pineapple and coconut milk mixed with pureed banana
7. Passion Thyme Mocktail: Passion fruit, thyme, lime and pineapple juices mixed with simple syrup and water
8. Tricky Mary: Vegetable juice, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, Tobasco sauce, lime juice, salt and sweetener
9. Frosted Strawberry Lemonade: Lemonade mixed with frozen strawberries and ice
10. Nojito: Mint leaves and lime juice mixed with simple syrup and club soda
11. Pink Grapefruit Margarita: Pink grapefruit juice, pomegranate syrup, and lime with decorative sanding sugar
12. Virgin Mint Julep: Sugar, mint, lemon, and maple syrup mixed with water
13. Virgin Tom Collins: Lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda with fresh lemon and a maraschino cherry
14. Orange-Lime Relaxer: Orange juice, lime juice, and lemon-lime soda with a lime wedge
15. NYC Maternitini: Raspberry sorbet, orange juice, and fresh lime juice topped with rock candy

raspberry spritzer
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16. Pomegranate Spritzer: One part pomegranate juice to three parts seltzer water
17. Chocolate Coconut Kiss: Coconut milk, cocoa powder, milk, and almond extract
18. Citrus Cream: Orange juice, grapefruit juice, grenadine, and heavy cream
19. Berry-Lime Water: Lime, blueberries, blackberries, and sparkling water
20. Steve McQueen: Apple cider, orange juice, ginger, bitters, sugar, and an orange wedge
21. Safe Sex on the Beach: Cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, peach nectar, and a maraschino cherry
22. Watermelon Agua Fresca: Watermelon, water, lime juice, sugar, and club soda
23. Canteloupe Seed Drink: Canteloupe seeds, vanilla extract, honey, and a pinch of salt
24. Frobscottle: Kiwi fruit, fresh lime juice, raspberry yogurt, lemonade, and cream soda
25. Ray of Sunshine: Lemon sorbet, apple juice, pineapple juice, cherryade, and pear drops
26. Virgin Hurricane: Orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and apple juice with an orange slice
27. Unfuzzy Navel: Peach nectar, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine
28. Not So Dark and Stormy: Ginger beer, molassas, fresh lime juice, and a lime wedge
29. Minted Grapefruit Cooler: Grapefruit juice, lemon juice, ginger ale, and mint

No matter what the occasion, it's always a good idea to have a non-alcoholic beverage option at your event. Chances are you'll find a lot of people who would normally opt for a glass of wine even choosing it over their normal beverage choice because it's fun to try something new. It would also be fun to have a create-a-mocktail contest at your party. Remember that it's the people that make the party, not the alcohol.