8 Alcohol-Free Cocktail Recipes
Different types of tasty cocktails can be made without alcohol, as you will be able to taste with our 8 alcohol-free cocktail recipes.
Alcohol-free cocktails are similar in appearance to alcoholic cocktails, but offer healthier options suitable for the whole family.
The word cocktail’s origin seems to be in the ‘Sazerac Coffee’ of New Orleans, where the bartender John Schiller, in the preparation of the oldest cocktail in the world, the Sazerac, served it in a round glass in the form of an egg called in French coquetele, to differentiate it from other drinks. Then the word coquetele passed to English with the most similar sound: ‘cocktail.’
As a cocktail is a preparation based on a mixture of different liquids, it can be made up of alcohol-free drinks based on ingredients such as juices, fruits, honey, milk, cream, or spices, among others, which blend well in texture, flavor, and color, giving rise to a combination that receives the generic name of cocktail.
Also, common ingredients of cocktails are carbonated drinks or soft drinks, soda, and tonic water.
These alcohol-free drinks are an alternative for all those who do not wish to consume alcohol but aspire to try new flavors and mixtures.
The alcohol-free or alternative cocktails are based on healthy, new, and creative foundations in using natural products inspired by the knowledge and good taste of those who prepare them.
It must be taken into account that a good cocktail must be a balanced, harmonious and quality drink, which must produce in the person who drinks it, pleasant sensations in his palate apart from being attractive to the eye, because this drink, besides being healthy, must also be characterized by its presentation.
The decoration is the detail with which a cocktail is presented, which, despite being edible, does not influence the taste, as are the slices of lemon or fruit peels.
Alcohol-Free Cocktail Recipes
For expectant mothers, children, or teetotalers, the following alcohol-free cocktail recipes are recommended for use at any type of party as a good alternative for enjoying a pleasant atmosphere safely and responsibly.
The Daiquiri flavor can be made into a non-alcoholic, low-calorie version, solely with any fruit juice, ice, lemon juice, and sweeteners.
The traditional Pina Colada, only without alcohol, is made by mixing pineapple juice, coconut cream and crushed ice in a blender served with a pineapple slice.
An alcohol-free Bloody Mary is made with tomato juice and a dash of hot sauce, salt, pepper, and celery stalk as a garnish.
Give everyone the pleasure of trying this different, but also a delicious alcohol-free recipe.
2 cups of boiling water
2 bags of black tea
2 cinnamon sticks
Honey or sweetener to taste
1 cup of orange juice
1 lemon, sliced
1 slice of papaya cut in cubes
1 slice of melon, peeled and seeded, cut into cubes
- Place the tea bags and cinnamon in the boiled water and let them rest for 5 minutes.
- Place all the chopped fruit and pour in the water with the tea and cinnamon in a large pitcher.
- Place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Before serving, add some ice.
3/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup orange juice
2/3 cup grapefruit juice
4 cups of crushed ice
Sweetener to taste
Lemon wedges, as a garnish
- Frost the glasses with sweetener.
- Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until it becomes a frappé.
- Serve in the frosted glasses.
- Place the lemon wedges on the rim of the glass as garnish.
Enjoy it cold!
This alcohol-free mojito is one of the favorite cocktails because of its fresh and delicious flavor and can be enjoyed without remorse.
1/2 mashed cucumber
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 lemon, cut for decoration
Mint or spearmint leaves
1 teaspoon of the sweetener of your choice
- Place the sweetener in a mortar, add the lemon juice, and a few mint leaves.
- Crush the leaves against the sweetener to release their flavor.
- Place in a glass and add the cucumber puree and stir a little, adding water if necessary.
Cold is how it tastes best.
As a benefit, it is an excellent source of antioxidants.
1 slice of melon, peeled and seeded
2/3 cup sweet orange juice
1 sprig of rosemary
- Put the melon in the mixer.
- Add the orange juice and the rosemary sprig.
- Shake with plenty of ice and serve in a martini glass.
Ideal in the middle of the morning as an appetizer.
1 medium sweet orange
1 half-inch slice of ripe pineapple
Sweetener or honey to taste
- Place in the blender the orange juice, the pineapple slice chopped into small pieces, the basil leaves, and the sweetener.
- Add crushed ice to taste and shake.
Serve in a wide glass decorated with a slice of orange or pineapple bits.
Orange and pineapple are fruits rich in fiber and vitamin C. Basil, a precious aromatic herb, provides mentholated and aniseed-flavored nuances.
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of skimmed milk
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 piece of ginger sliced thin
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon of sweetener
1 bag of black tea
- Add all ingredients, except tea, in a pot, and boil over medium heat for one minute.
- Remove from the heat, add the tea bag for 5 minutes before removing it, stir, serve, and, presto!
Low-calorie Alcohol-Free Mojito
Juice of 1/2 orange
Sweetener to taste
8 mint leaves
Diet lemon soda
- Crush the mint leaves along with the sweetener
- Add the orange juice.
- Add crushed ice.
- Fill the glass with the lemon soda.
A classic alcohol-free cocktail.
4 ounces of ripe papaya
4 ounces of ripe mango
1 cup of orange juice
- Cut the papaya and the mango in pieces to place them in the mixer, and beat them with a little water.
- Pour the ice into the blender, add the orange juice, and beat again.
Our cocktail is ready!