Mixology Without Alcohol: All About Mocktails

A mocktail is a mixed drink that doesn’t contain alcohol.

If you enjoy trying different drinks and unique, crafty cocktails but you’re trying to drink less or stop drinking altogether, then a mocktail is exactly what you need!

Please note that mocktails can be helpful for alcoholics who want to drink without the alcohol, but for some people, it can actually be so close to the real thing that it triggers them and tempts them to drink.

Before diving into mocktails, make sure that you understand yourself, your triggers, and that having a fake cocktail isn’t going to bring you any closer to relapsing if you’ve stopped drinking.

However, some of the benefits of mocktails include giving you something to drink when if you’re out with friends, allowing you to taste different mixed drinks without alcohol, and just that they’re delicious!

Sobriety doesn’t mean missing out on delicious and visually appealing drinks. Enter the world of mocktails – alcohol-free beverages that are as tasty and exciting as their alcoholic counterparts. In this article, we’ll explore the magic of mocktails, share some easy-to-make recipes, and show you how these flavorful concoctions can add a touch of fun to your alcoholism recovery journey.

Mocktail Recipes

Sparkling Citrus Fizz

Do you love a citrus taste, the freshness and jolt of sour and sweet? The grapefruit gives this drink some bite, in contrast with the sweet familiarity of orange juice.


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Slices of orange, grapefruit, and lime for garnish


  1. Mix the orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and honey or agave syrup in a shaker.
  2. Pour the juice mixture over ice in a glass.
  3. Top up with sparkling water for a refreshing fizz.
  4. Garnish with slices of orange, grapefruit, and lime.

Raspberry Rose Delight

The rose syrup in this mocktail gives it such a unique and delicious flavor, you don’t need alcohol to unlock the delicious and unique tastes. The fresh raspberries are a great touch – you’ll love this one.


  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons rose syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Ginger ale or soda water
  • Rose petals and fresh raspberries for garnish


  1. Crush the fresh raspberries at the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add the rose syrup and fresh lemon juice to the glass.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour ginger ale or soda water.
  4. Gently stir to combine the flavors.
  5. Garnish with rose petals and fresh raspberries.

Tropical Sunset

The pineapple and coconut combo is a classic, then you add in some orange and this is a delicious mix of island-y fruits – sans alcohol!


  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • Pineapple slices and maraschino cherries for garnish


  1. Shake the pineapple juice, coconut milk, and orange juice in a shaker.
  2. Pour the tropical juice mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.
  3. Drizzle grenadine syrup over the top for a beautiful sunset effect.
  4. Garnish with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries.

History of Mocktails

Mocktails have been around for much longer than you might think. The term “mocktail” is newer and was probably first used about 50 years ago, but the concept of non-alcoholic drinks dates back centuries.

In the 1800s, for example, “temperance” or “temperance beverages” gained popularity as part of the temperance movement, promoting abstinence from alcohol. These early mocktails often featured fruit juices, syrups, and soda water.

Martijn van Eijk
Martijn is a passionate creator and the driving force behind StopDrinking.com. He created this website to assist individuals and their families in conquering alcohol addiction and finding a joyful, fulfilling life after alcohol. With a deep understanding of the challenges they face, he empowers readers with valuable insights and practical guidance on their journey towards recovery. Author of the Stop Shaking Book.