10 Tasty Alcohol-Free Drinks That Adults Will Love

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Let’s face it: Sometimes when you don’t drink alcohol on New Year’s Eve, you feel as if you should be relegated to a kiddie table. You really don’t need liquor to toast 2017. But it’s nice to have a flavorful, adult-tasting beverage.

Check out these alcohol-free recipes to kick off the new year with a healthy splash.

1. Woo-woo mocktail

Ingredients: Orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, lemon juice and bitters.

How it’s made: Mix equal parts orange and pineapple juice. Add a dash each of grenadine, lemon juice and bitters. Source: Food.com.

2. Holiday punch

Ingredients: 1/3 cup white sugar, 1 quart cranberry juice, 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice, 3 tablespoons almond extract, and 2 liters of ginger ale.

How it’s made: Mix all ingredients — except ginger ale — in a large bowl. Refrigerate for one day. Mix in ginger ale and serve. Serves eight to 10. Source: AllRecipes.com.

3. Mock Champagne

Ingredients: 4 cups ginger ale, 3 cups unsweetened white grape juice, 4 cups carbonated water (or carbonated water flavored with raspberry or other fruit).

How it’s made: Chill all ingredients overnight. Combine all ingredients and serve immediately. Serves six to eight. Source: AllRecipes.com.

4. Alternate mock Champagne

Ingredients: 2 liters of ginger ale, 26 ounces pineapple juice and 32 ounces white grape juice. (Alternatively — for a little more zing — use Cherry 7-Up in place of ginger ale.)

How it’s made: Mix chilled ingredients together in a large punch bowl. Serves 12 to 15. Source: Sensibly Sara.

5. The Rehydrator

Ingredients: ½ cup pitted cherries, ¾ cup aloe vera juice, ½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, 1 tablespooon honey.

How it’s made: Muddle cherries and honey in a pitcher. Add juices and stir to combine. Place 1 cup mixture in a cocktail shaker and fill shaker with ice. Cover and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into two coupe glasses. Repeat with remaining mixture. Serves two to four. Source: Bon Appetit.

6. Baby Bellini

Ingredients: 1½ cups chilled peach concentrate (purée from peaches can be substituted), 4 bottles (750 ml bottle) chilled sparkling cider such as Martinelli’s, 48 raspberries.

How it’s made: Pour 1 tablespoon peach concentrate into each glass. Fill each Champagne glass to two-thirds full with sparkling cider. Drop two raspberries into each Champagne flute and serve. Serves: 20 to 24. Source: Epicurious.com.

7. Sparkling cran razzy

Ingredients: ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries, 2 cups cranberry-raspberry juice, 2 cups seltzer, 2 tablespoons lime juice, four lime wedges for garnish.

How it’s made: If using fresh raspberries, freeze them in a single layer for about one hour (or overnight). Combine cranberry-raspberry juice, seltzer and lime juice in a pitcher. Divide among ice-filled glasses. Garnish with frozen raspberries and lime wedges. Serves four. Source: Eating Well.

8. Pomegranate lemon spritzer

Ingredients: 1½ cups pomegranate juice, 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (plus lemon wheels for garnish), ½ cup sugar, seltzer water.

How it’s made: Pour the pomegranate juice into an ice-cube tray and freeze overnight. Put the lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Fill a tall rocks glass with three to four pomegranate ice cubes. Pour about ¼ cup of the lemon syrup over the ice and top off with seltzer. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Stir gently, garnish each glass with a lemon wheel and serve. Serves four. Source: FoodNetwork

9. Blueberry mojito

Ingredients: Six to eight mint leaves, handful of blueberries, 2 ounces of lime juice, 2 ounces of simple syrup, splash of club soda.

How it’s made: Combine ingredients, add ice, shake, enjoy. Serves one. From Emerald Lounge, The Revere Hotel, Boston. Source: Town and Country.

10. Sparkling spritzer

Ingredients: ½ cup nonalcoholic sparkling pinot noir, ½ cup ginger ale, splash fresh lime juice, candied ginger (optional).

How it’s made: Combine all ingredients, pour into wine glass, add a piece of candied ginger cut to fit over the rim of the glass. Serves one. Source: Delish.

Do you have a go-to mocktail recipe for the holidays? Share in comments below or on our Facebook page.

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