Needing to come up with a list of alcohol-free beverages to serve guests around New Year's Eve, I searched the internet for ideas. What I found was very few options available for truly alcoholic-free cocktails, leaving me with strange suggestions like ginger ale mixed with food dye or sugar-free soda mixed with vodka (huh?). So, I decided that it would be best if I just brainstormed some drinks myself that are not only great tasting but also don't require any prep beforehand. Fifteen drinks that are guaranteed to please everyone!
1) Blueberry Lavender Fizz
This delicious drink is perfect for any time of the year, but it's especially fitting for New Year's Eve. It's light, refreshing, and easy to make - just mix blueberry juice, lavender syrup, and sparkling water together in a pitcher and serve chilled. To add a touch of flair, you can also top each glass off with a few high-quality edible dried Ultra Blue Lavender by bMaker. They offer premium botanical, edible, kosher certified dried flowers that you can buy on their website or through Amazon.
2) Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
A delicious and refreshing drink for those who love strawberries! This is a great choice for those who want something fruity but don't like the taste of alcohol. Simply mix together crushed ice, strawberries, vanilla syrup, and lime juice until you reach your desired consistency and serve in a martini glass. For an added touch, you can garnish or top with whipped cream and a whole or sliced strawberry.
3) Basil Lime Sorbet
Light and citrusy sorbet that's perfect for a cool and refreshing drink on New Year's Eve! This recipe only requires 4 ingredients - lime juice, sugar, water, and fresh basil leaves. Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely before transferring to a blender and blending until smooth. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.
4) Virgin Pina Colada
A sweet and creamy drink that tastes just like the real thing - but without the alcohol! To make this drink, simply combine juice, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix crushed iced with fresh lime juice and simple syrup (to taste) until the mixture reaches your desired texture and place into individual serving cups. Garnish with basil leaves if possible to add even more zest to this tasty treat. This way I promise you a sensational celebration.
5) Pineapple Curcumin Mocktail with Muddle Dandelion Greens
This drink is not only super healthy (rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants) but it also tastes great! To make this mocktail, simply take a large slice of pineapple and muddle with dandelion greens. Add lime juice, coconut water, coconut nectar syrup, and turmeric to taste and top off the glass with club soda. I usually use my daily supplement of Curcumin EX Plus by Newport Natural Health when preparing this drink. Not only you will be guaranteed a deliciously phenomenal drink but you'll be sure to give your immune a boost!
5) Cranberry Apple Spritzer
Another great choice for those who want something fruity and refreshing but don't like the taste of alcohol. Cranbury is a festive choice for New Year's Eve and it tastes sweet and tangy yet is very simple to make. Mix the juice of one lemon, 4 cups of cranberry juice, and the third cup of seltzer water until well combined. If you'd like, you can also add maple syrup or cinnamon sticks for extra flavor.
6) Sunshine Tea
This citrus-flavored tea is delicious with or without lemonade. Simply prepare your homemade iced tea and grapefruit juice then pour over ice to serve. For this concoction, I strongly recommend you use Our Healing Tea by Our Botanicals. This tea is made of herbs sourced from wildcrafted, organic, and consciously cultivated herbs. It not only tastes amazing but it is also beneficial for your overall health!
7) Rosemary Grapefruit Spritzer
A unique and refreshing drink that uses aromatic rosemary and sweet grapefruit. This drink is perfect for those who want something different and special. Start by adding sugar and rosemary to a small pot then heat over low heat until the sugar has melted. Add grapefruit juice and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and let cool completely before transferring to a blender and blending until smooth. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.
8) White Sangria
This white sangria is a great choice both adults and kids will enjoy! It uses apple cider, oranges, peaches, strawberries, grapes, lemon juice, orange juice, club soda, cinnamon sticks, sugar cubes (or agave nectar), brandy extract (or simple syrup), rosemary sprigs (optional), and sparkling white grape juice. Combine all of the ingredients into your preferred pitcher then serve with ice on New Year's Eve.
9) Mint Surprise Mocktail
If you're looking for something that tastes fruity yet unique - try this mocktail next! To make, combine lemon-lime seltzer water, club soda, and fresh mint leaves. If you'd like, you can also add in lime slices and strawberries for extra flavor. Stir ingredients together then serve over ice.
10) Virgin Margarita
If you're looking for a festive and fun drink to enjoy on New Year's Eve, look no further than this virgin margarita! It's easy to make and tastes just like the real thing. Simply combine lime juice, orange juice, sugar syrup (or simple syrup), and sparkling water in a pitcher or shaker and serve chilled. can also rim your glasses with salt if you like!
11) Dirty Mushroom Decision
Another unique and fun drink to make is this dirty mushroom decision. It will remind you of the earthy taste of mushrooms while keeping it light enough for everyone to enjoy! To prepare, muddle fresh ginger at the bottom of a shaker, then add one tablespoon of mushroom powder, one ounce of lemon juice (lemon hides mushroom flavor) along with four ounces of hibiscus tea, a half-ounce of agave, and a pinch of salt. Shake ingredients together then pour into small shot glasses or teacups. I usually use Our Botanicals Medi-Shroom formula which is a potent blend of health-promoting mushrooms, packed full of the best mushrooms mother nature has given us.
12) Sparkling Berry Mocktail
Celebrate in style with this festive sparkling berry mocktail! To make, mix together cranberry juice, white grape juice, and sparkling water then add some fresh berries for garnish.
13) Raspberry Rose punch
The perfect drink for the girls! It tastes amazing, is girly, and contains all sorts of nutrients that are healthy for your skin. To prepare, simply mix raspberry juice, lemon-lime seltzer water, rosewater extract or tea, stevia extract (or agave nectar or simple syrup), and ice in a pitcher then serve over ice. When preparing this mocktail, I love to use the botanical edible red rosebuds and petals by bMaker. These buds add a beautiful pink hue to the drink and make it feel extra special.
14) Apple Cider
Mulled apple cider is the perfect drink to enjoy on a cold New Year's Eve night! To make, combine apple cider, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, allspice berries, and cloves in a pot and heat over low heat until warm. Serve with a ladle and some festive Christmas cookies on the side.
15) Citrus Cilantro Cocktail
Celebrate the new year with this unique cilantro cocktail! To make, shake together lime juice, club soda, sugar, fresh blood orange juice, and chopped cilantro leaves. Add all ingredients to a shaker, seal, and shake well. Serve over ice in a glass with cilantro as garnish!
There you have it - 15 amazing mocktails that will help you ring in the New Year right! Whether you're looking for something sweet, fruity, or earthy - there's definitely a drink here for you. So grab your favorite pitcher, gather up your friends, and get ready to party! Happy New Year! :)