All time Branchez-vous Branche Toi Better Be Nerds Job opportunities

10 mocktail recipes for alcohol-free toasts

By Marie – on in Food
These mocktail recipes for every occasion are proof that it's possible to have fun without drinking any alcohol.

Occasional drinkers, pregnant women, and all those who prefer to stay sober rejoice: mocktails are now more popular than ever. Whether it’s for a baby shower, a Thanksgiving brunch or a simple party between friends, alcohol-free cocktails are most welcome on the menu. Contrary to popular belief, there’s nothing boring about mocktails, all it takes is a good dose of inspiration, creativity and good intentions to create recipes that are as delicious as they are original. Forget Shirley Temples and virgin mimosas, here are 10 alcohol-free recipes to enjoy on all occasions.

1 Morning Earl Grey

#2 according to our users

Make a change from mimosas with this morning cocktail ideal for brunch. Superb in a Marie-Antoinette style glass, this orangey alcohol-free beverage will be a hit at brunch time around a bright table filled with a variety of dishes. Tasty, comforting and healthy, it is a perfect accompaniment to any event from fall to spring.

2 Moon Mother Elixir

#7 according to our users

This superb vibrant pink elixir is the beverage of choice to serve during baby showers or during a get together with friends prior to the birth of a child. This blend of hibiscus infusion, rose water and ginger kombucha is not only delicious and will please guests but it also contains beneficial properties for pregnant women.

3 Iced Gingerbread Milk

#9 according to our users

Forget about eggnog this year. Instead, celebrate the holidays with a glass of iced gingerbread milk in hand. Cold but very comforting, this sweet and gourmet mocktail will be welcome in crowded cottages where the mercury is starting to get too high or in front of a nice fire.

4 Vanilla Plum Shrub

#10 according to our users

You are sure not to leave your guests indifferent with this original mocktail recipe. The perfect balance of sweetness and acidity in this tasty sparkling drink will make alcohol lovers forget that the contents of their glass are devoid of it. The superb orange colour and vanilla seeds of this refreshing and feminine beverage will bring life to your gatherings.

5 Pear Rosemary Spritzer

#4 according to our users

With a fruity and herbaceous touch, this alcohol-free drink is light, pleasantly complex and full of flavours. This pear and rosemary spritzer is perfect for autumn parties and winter festivities. Serve this concoction with a thin slice of pear and a sprig of rosemary for a sophisticated look.

6 One Pot Holiday Punch

#3 according to our users

This Colleen Jeffrey creation is the ideal alcohol-free cocktail to serve from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Warm, comforting and full of flavour, it perfectly suits the spirit of the holidays. In addition to being extremely simple and easy to prepare, and therefore ideal for entertaining many guests, this festive drink will leave your home with a pleasant spicy scent.

7 Sparkling Plumcot & Purple Basil Shrub

#5 according to our users

The acid and fruity blend of the shrub cocktail is undeniably gaining in popularity and this unusual version by Teressa Floyd will please your palate. If you can get your hands on purple basil, try this mocktail recipe as pleasant in the mouth as it is to the eye. Slightly sweeter than vinegar, this sparkling variant of shrub may make cocktail purists growl, but everyone else will enjoy it.

8 Green Spritzer

#8 according to our users

Perfect for healthy brunches, mornings after a wild night, with friends or simply to sip a fresh, tasty and healthy beverage, this spritzer differs from the traditional green juice. Filled with good things, it also benefits from the exciting addition of vanilla, plum and sparkling water. The result is a complex and delicious drink that tastes even better than it looks.

9 Citrus Paloma with Thyme

#1 according to our users

This revisited classic will please both conservatives and adventurers alike. Alcohol and sugar-free, it will please those with dietary restrictions and will seduce everyone else. This virgin citrus and thyme Paloma is a versatile drink to be served on all occasions and is easily adapted in an alcoholic version. Don’t forget to garnish your glasses with a slice of grapefruit.

10 Sparkling Pomelo Ginger Shandy

#6 according to our users

There’s nothing better than a delicious flavourful shandy to accompany a mild winter day. This recipe for a sparkling mix of pomelo and ginger is rich and refreshing at the same time, it can be drunk on the balcony, snuggled up in a sweater, admiring the colours of autumn or in good company around a board game at the cottage.


Whatever your reason for not drinking alcohol, it doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself. Whether it is for you or your hosts, these delicious and original mocktail recipes will add life to your parties or in your daily life.

Cover photo: now_forager/Instagram

More food

21 ultimate summer low-carb salads for your keto diet

21 ultimate summer low-carb salads for your keto diet

Keto vegetables and low carb fruits: eat the rainbow on keto

Keto vegetables and low carb fruits: eat the rainbow on keto

Plant-based waters to sip on for a change from LaCroix

Plant-based waters to sip on for a change from LaCroix


The Best Bargains at Costco… And what to Avoid!

The Best Bargains at Costco… And what to Avoid!

Countries That Hate American Tourists

Countries That Hate American Tourists

Household Hacks That Everyone Should Know

Household Hacks That Everyone Should Know


Graduating with a degree in Professional Writing and a grandmother on her downtime despite being in her twenties, Marie loves her mornings accompanied by crossword puzzles. Early bird, she maintains a close relationship with her running shoes. This said, her colleagues always await the fateful day when she arrives to work dressed in a cycling kit.