Mocktails, simply cocktails without the alcohol, are delicious and suitable for partygoers of all ages.  Whether you're celebrating a baby shower, need a drink for your younger guests, or just want to offer a booze-free option, these mocktails add something festive to any occasion. Also called "zero proof" drinks, these beverages can be made in the style of classic cocktails or can represent a new style of drink all together. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your next mock-masterpiece. Here are just a few delicious recipes for you to try out in the new year.  

Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer


1 cup fresh rosemary

1 cup water

1 cup sweetener 

120 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

2 cups sparkling water 


-Add rosemary, water and sweetener to a small saucepan

-Stir to dissolve sweetener 

-Leave on a very light boil (barely bubbling) for 5 minutes 

-Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 30 mins

-Set aside to cool

-Add 1/4 cup of squeezed grapefruit juice and 1/8 cup of rosemary syrup to an ice-filled glass

-Top with sparkling water 

-Garnish and serve 

Lemon Lime Mocktail


1 whole lime

1 whole lemon

handful of fresh mint

2 8oz cups

2 cups of water

3 tsp honey or agave nectar (1 1/2 tsp per cup)


-Fill two 8oz glasses with crushed ice and add 1 1/2 tsp of honey or agave nectar 

-Cut your lemon and limes in half. Use the juice of half the lemon and half the lime in each glass. (This is tart, so if you are not a fan, you may want to cut this portion to meet your needs)

-Once you have added your lemon and lime juice, add in your fresh mint and a couple of lemon and lime slices

-Once you have your lemon and lime juices, add in fresh or sparkling water to fill the rest of the glass

-Use a spoon and stir the mocktail until the honey or nectar is combined

Orange Moscow Mule 


juice of one whole orange

1 cup of ice

6.8 oz bottle ginger beer

fresh mint leaves for garnish


-Slice the orange is quarters, cut two slices and set aside for garnish

-Juice the remaining half of the orange and place in copper mug (or any glass)

-Fill the glass to the top with ice

-Add the ginger beer and garnish with orange slices and mint leaves

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