If you’re like us, you’ve been feeling a little more… responsible lately. Maybe you’ve started to take your health more seriously, or maybe this is just the year that you finally got tired of waking up with a hangover. Either way, we’re with you.
But that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on delicious drinks altogether! We’ve got 5 great alcohol-free cocktail ideas for you to try out this week. From natural spring water with a hint of fruit, to homemade lemonade with mint and lemon verbena, these drinks will keep you refreshed and happy.
You really don’t have to be a teetotaler to enjoy these tasty non-alcoholic cocktails—they’re perfect for anyone who wants to kick back and relax without having to worry about getting tipsy or dealing with a hangover the next day. So, what are you waiting for? Get mixing!
1) Homemade Lemonade with Mint and Lemon Verbena
For a refreshing summertime twist on lemonade, try adding some fresh mint and lemon verbena. The resulting drink is both sweet and tart, with the added herbal notes of the mint and verbena.
This recipe makes about 3 cups of lemonade, so you can store it in the fridge for up to a week. It’s great as an afternoon treat or as an easy way to add some zest to your next brunch or potluck!
2) The Virgin Mojito
The Virgin Mojito is a classic, refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed by anyone. It’s easy to make, and you don’t even need to have any special ingredients—just some fresh mint leaves, lime juice, club soda, and simple syrup. If you want to take it up a notch, add some ginger beer for an extra kick! This recipe is great for parties because it takes very little time to make and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s also perfect for anyone who wants an alcoholic drink without the alcohol!
3) The Blueberry Breeze
This is a really simple recipe that doesn’t require any special equipment or ingredients. Simply pour half a cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 cup of water into your blender. Blend until smooth and you’re done! This is a great option if you’re looking to do something different with your alcohol-free cocktail, but don’t want to go through the trouble of making it yourself.
4) The Peachy Keen
The Peachy Keen is a great choice if you’re looking for an alcohol-free cocktail that’s not only tasty, but also refreshing.
This cocktail is made with peach schnapps, pineapple juice, and lemonade. It’s sweet with a bit of tartness, and it has a color that almost looks like orange juice—but it’s definitely not! This cocktail would be a great choice if you’re hosting a party and want to offer something that isn’t too strong.
It’s also really easy to make. Just mix together your peach schnapps, pineapple juice, and lemonade in equal parts in a shaker with ice cubes (or use crushed ice if you don’t have access to an ice crusher). Shake it up until the mixture is cold and frothy, then strain into a glass filled with more crushed or cubed ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries if desired!
5) The Green Monster
This drink has a lot of health benefits: it’s made with fresh spinach and green apple juice (which is super high in antioxidants), so it’s great for your skin! Plus, it’s delicious! You’ll definitely feel refreshed after one of these babies.