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13 Fancy Easy Mocktails for your Next Family Party (Updated)

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Why not serve one of these easy mocktails at your next party? The one you throw with your kids to make social isolation more bearable.

Exotic, colorful drinks in tall glasses decorated with slices of lemon or a mini umbrella are sure to be a winner with your kids.

I have a special treat of 13 surprisingly easy mocktail recipes. Super simple to make and guaranteed to adds zing and zest to any celebration. Serve them with these starters and you are sure to make fans of your dinner guests this Christmas.


What are mocktails?

According to escoffier.edu:

A mocktail can best be described as a cocktail without the liquor, using juices, sodas, infused waters and many other non-alcoholic ingredients to provide flavor.

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Why you should serve mocktails at your next party

Mocktails makes for an inclusive celebration. As a host, it’s great to cater for the drinking tastes of all your guests. Making a few easy mocktails for those who prefer non-alcoholic drinks does just that.

Instead of just handing them an unimaginative soft drink, take the trouble to create something from scratch to please them.

Virgin drinks accommodate everyone – children, non-drinkers, people who may be on medication for chronic illnesses for personal, health or religious reasons and pregnant women.

Mocktail Supplies

To craft these irresistible non-alcoholic drinks, you need a few basic items. If this is your first go at easy mocktails, I’ve done the hard work for you and sourced  the best products to make you a mocktail rockstar.

First, simple mocktail recipe books. Here are two awesome books you  can get free with an Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited Membership Plan. 


Now, transform your kitchen to a trendy mocktail bar with these  essentials:



Easy Mocktails to Make this Holiday 


Here are 13 of the best easy mocktails to serve in the holiday season
guaranteed to add class and style to your event.

1.  Shirley Temple Mocktail


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The famous  Shirley Temple mocktail was created by a barman at the Beverly Hills restaurant so the child star could have her own ‘cocktail’ to drink with other celebrities.

It’s made of only 3 ingredients – ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, topped with maraschino cherries.

Here’s Terri’s version of the Shirley Temple mocktail.

2. Orange Juice Mocktail 


Drink whose main ingredient is orange juice
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Quick and easy to make, this drink transforms simple orange juice to a great mocktail. Just 3 ingredients but definitely not short of the wow factor.

 Get the recipe from Tina of  theworktop.com.

3. Sparkling Citrus Mocktail


                                                  Photo by hotpankitchen.com


Capitalize on citrus fruit when in season to make this great mocktail. Uses 3 types of citrus fruit and sparkling water to create the ultimate fun mocktail.

Taryn  of  hotpankitchen.com shares the recipe here.

4. Raspberry Mint Lime Cooler


Raspberry Mint Lime Drink
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This is the perfect summer drink. Quick and easy to make, ordinary sparkling water is transformed with the addition of juiced raspberries, lime and loads of ice.

Here’s the recipe from Emma of   emmaeatsandexplores.com     


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An exciting blend of orange and cranberry juices, sparkling apple cider, and cinnamon makes this the perfect non-alcoholic drink for the holiday season.

Add a little pizazz to it by topping with fresh cranberries and garnishing with a cinnamon and rosemary stick. 

Tricia of  rhubarbarians.com  shares the recipe here.

6. Non-Alcoholic Mojito


Non-Alcoholic Mojito
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This mocktail  needs 5 ingredients which you blend to make this  refreshing drink.

Get the recipe from Elena Szeliga of  happykitchen.rocks.


7. Simba’s Sunrise Punch


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Inspired by The Lion King, this mocktail evokes the colours and vibe of the movie. Even includes Rafiki’s stick.

Just layer each ingredient and tweak to your taste. So simple anyone can make it. As always, give it a party punch with loads of ice. 

Here’s the recipe from  of  Krystyn of reallyareyouserious.com

8. Virgin Banana Daiquiris

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This is a great 3 ingredient kiddie cocktail. The drawcard is that it does not resemble a fruit drink at all.
Silky smooth to drink and a wonderful addition to your festive meal.

Get this awesome recipe from Rebecca of strengthandsunshine.com.

9. Pomegranate Lemon Mocktail


Pomegranate Lemon Mocktail
                                                      Photo by darcyandbrian.com


This thirst quencher is a must-do for summer entertaining. A few ingredients chilled with tinkling ice cubes make this a drink that everyone will love.

Get the recipe from Darcy of darcyandbrian.com


10. Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail


Cranberry Pomegranate Citrus Mocktail
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This drink meets all the criteria for an amazing mocktail. It uses healthy  cranberry and pomegranate juices with fresh orange juice to make a healthy to-die-for drink. Boost the flavor and the elegance with loads of ice.

This recipe is by Carrie of cleaneatingkitchen.com.


11. Ginger Beer Hibiscus Mocktail


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This soft fruit drink is a tribute to Bintu’s African roots. Simply layer the ingredients in a tall cocktail glass, stir and top with ice and you have a wonderful mocktail that will please everyone.

Get the recipe is by Bintu of recipesfromapantry.com


12. Miami Vice Mocktail


red and white mocktail
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This exotic mocktail is sure to fascinate the kids. It’s really a strawberry daiquiri and a pina colada layered in a single glass minus the alcohol. Perfect for hot days, it is light and refreshing.

Terri of foodmeanferings.com  shares her recipe here.


13. Ceylon Punch


orange fruit drink
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This prize-winning mocktail includes tea. Not the kind of drink you can prepare in a hurry but from Libby’s account proves to be irresistible.

There’s a fascinating story behind this drink. Read it and get the  delicious recipe from Libby of cookingwithnanaling.com

Your Turn

So there you have it. 13 spectacular easy mocktails that you can serve at your next party. Guaranteed to turn drinkers into mocktail lovers.

Do you have any easy mocktail recipes ?  Share them in the comments below.

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4 thoughts on “13 Fancy Easy Mocktails for your Next Family Party (Updated)”

  1. These are great! I’ll be saving this so that I can refer back to it the next time we have a big pool party – Perfect way to offer something a little special for the guests who don’t drink

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