Mocktails: Festive Alcohol-Free Cocktails

By Greta Macaire | August 18, 2023

five glasses filled with ice and beverages of various colors

These delicious mocktails are perfect for a warm day. Enjoy them with dinner or by the pool with friends. All of the mocktails are simple to make and only include a few inexpensive ingredients.

Piña Kaleada

frosty green beverage in a mason jar


  • ½ cup coconut milk + ½ cup water
  • 1 ¼ cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 2 ice cubes½ frozen banana, sliced (optional, if your pineapple isn’t very sweet)


  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses.

Yields 2 servings. Recipe from Spicebox Kitchen by Linda Shiue, MD

Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 111; Total Fat 1.4g; Saturated Fat 1.1g; Carbohydrate 26g; Fiber 3.3g; Protein 2g; Sodium 12mg 

Pomegranate Sparklers

purple beverages in glasses served with lemon slices


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 liter sparkling water
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Ice


  1. Divide pomegranate juice among six glasses
  2. Fill glasses with sparking water
  3. Juice half the lemon and divide equally among glasses
  4.  Add ice cubes if desired
  5. Slice the remaining lemon half into 6 rounds and garnish each glass with a lemon round Option: Prepare the drink in a pitcher and serve as needed

Yields 6 servings. Recipe from

Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 25; Total Fat 0.2g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrate 6.4g; Fiber 0.3g; Protein 0.2g; Sodium 4mg

Grapefruit Paloma Mocktail

pink-orange beverage served in cocktail glass with lime wheel


  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup to taste
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice 
  • Sliced limes


  1. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and maple syrup to a glass and stir until well combined.
  2. Fill the glass with ice.
  3. Top of the glass with sparkling water, stir to combine, and serve with a slice of lime.

Yields 1 serving. Recipe from

Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 49; Total Fat 01g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrate 13g; Fiber 0.5g; Protein 0.4g; Sodium 2mg