7 Healthy Mocktails That Will Level Up Your Non-Alcoholic Drinks (2023)

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Published February 19, 2020(Updated October 14, 2020)·
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Mocktails, or non-alcoholic cocktails, are beverages that look and often taste like regular cocktails, but without the alcohol. It’s easier to make healthy mocktails than to, say, mimic the taste and mouthfeel of meat and dairy. Take the famous cocktail, the Moscow Mule, which consists of vodka, soda, lime, and ginger. Given that vodka is defined by US Law as a distilled liquid “without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color” (in case you don’t have the entire legal code memorized, you can find the relevant passage in Title 27, Section 5.22), you could pretty much replace the vodka with filtered tap water, and no non-taster would even know it.

If you know the recipe for a cocktail and can get the garnishes right, you can create a drink that will fool, if not the drinker, then everyone around them. But instead of drinking a beverage that increases your odds of getting high blood pressure, cancer, depression, anxiety, and liver disease, you can enjoy a beverage that’s actually good for you.

Often, the look and the pageantry of the mocktail adds to the fun of an occasion. Think of the little umbrellas that often accompany tropical drinks like Piña Coladas and Margaritas. The inclusion of certain fruits and garnishes can locate the drink in a particular place and season, for example, where pineapples grow or summertime when watermelons are in season. You can create mocktails specifically for brunches, for summer-themed or tiki parties, and for particular holidays. There are even hot mocktails that pair well with winter gatherings and parties.

Benefits of Mocktails

Mocktails have many benefits compared to cocktails. You can enjoy them without getting intoxicated, for one thing. No need for a designated driver after downing half a pitcher of virgin Sangria. And even if you don’t need to drive or operate heavy machinery right afterward, a mocktail will enable you to avoid the cognitive impairment that could say, have you create really long, run-on sentences in your blog posts that lots of readers wouldn’t appreciate, and might even complain about in the comments (if you know what I mean).

1. They’re Healthier Without the Alcohol

Mocktails are generally much healthier than their alcoholic counterparts. We know that consumption of alcohol contributes to a number of chronic diseases, including neuropsychiatric disorders, gout, certain types of stroke, hypertension, cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatitis, and several common cancers.

While the alcoholic beverage industry loves to point to research that light drinking (defined as one or two servings of alcohol per day) may extend life expectancy, these findings are collapsing under the weight of better-designed studies and better interpretation of the results of previous research. In a nutshell, people who abstained from alcohol entirely were less healthy, on average, than light drinkers. But it turns out that people who had quit drinking because of severe health problems were classified as abstainers, meaning that the causal relationship went the other way. Poor health caused people to stop drinking. Stopping drinking didn’t cause worse health.

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There is some evidence that drinking a modest amount of alcohol in the form of red wine is good for heart health. Although, one of the side effects is an increased risk of certain forms of cancer. But it turns out that this tradeoff resolves in favor of drinking only in the least health-conscious of people. One study that followed 10,000 British social service workers for an average of 17 years found that drinking alcohol didn’t improve the health or longevity of the so-called “health freaks.” These were the people who didn’t smoke, exercised at least 30 minutes a day, and ate at least one serving of fruit or vegetable daily — a tragically low bar.

2. They Help with Socializing

When you swap out cocktails for mocktails, you lose the alcohol, which is a good thing from a health perspective. But you may gain a lot of sugar, especially if you order your drink from a bar or restaurant, where hyper-palatability means repeat business.

Which raises the question: why have a mocktail at all? After all, we know that plain water is one of the healthiest beverages. It’s hydrating, it’ makes up 60% of our bodies, and it’s zero calories. Why bother with mocktails? In many ways, it’s the same question that health-conscious vegans sometimes ask about plant-based meat and dairy substitutes.

The answer is, for some people, mocktails may also be better than not drinking at all, or just ordering a plain glass of water or seltzer. Humans are very social creatures, which means we notice how others in our “tribe” are behaving similarly or differently from ourselves. If all your friends are clinking their Cosmopolitans to toast the newest Bachelor episode, and you’ve got a glass of water, both you and they might feel a bit odd about it. A Cosmo mocktail, in which the bartender swaps the vodka for club soda, lets you feel included while allowing you to say no to alcohol.

3. They’re Safe for Children and Pregnant Women

Mocktails are generally safe for pregnant women, as long as they don’t replace water on a regular basis. They’re also kid-friendly, especially the sweet and festive ones. Although, you do want to be careful about introducing children to drinking culture through colorful drinks topped with toys — the way candy cigarettes were a nicotine-free way to get kids to relate positively to smoking.

4. They May be Beneficial for Recovering Alcoholics

There are arguments, both pro and con, on the usefulness of mocktails for those in recovery from alcohol dependence and addiction. On the one hand, the drinks don’t contain alcohol. On the other hand, they may be gateways to environments where a lot of drinking is going on, and where getting buzzed or totally drunk is normalized or even celebrated. What’s more, alcoholics can respond to virgin drinks with a placebo effect, essentially getting drunk on the perception of alcohol.

The bottom line is that if you’re in recovery from alcohol addiction, it’s probably best to steer clear of settings where alcohol is being celebrated.

Ingredients for Healthy Mocktails

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As with practically any food or drink, the healthiest and best ones are those you make at home. If you’re the creator, you get to impose your own standard of quality control over ingredients. You can keep the processed sugars down or out, and instead use fruits, fruit purees, and exciting flavors like fresh ginger and cinnamon.

In addition to plain old water, you can make healthy mocktails from seltzer, club soda (you can make your own with the SodaStream!), unsweetened tonic water, freshly squeezed juices, kombucha (which technically does have a small amount of alcohol), and iced fruit teas. In mocktails that typically include cream or other dairy products, like White Russians or Irish Coffee, you can substitute plant milks and creams.

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A lot of the charm of the cocktail comes from the presentation. In addition to the umbrella, the fancy straw, the large ice cube, the salt rim, or the distinctive glass or mug, you can make your healthy mocktails special through plant-based garnishes. These can include:

  • Mint
  • Citrus wedges
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Cherries (not maraschino)
  • Olives
  • Celery
  • Strawberries & other berries
  • Pineapple
  • Cucumber
  • Edible flowers

For a real plant-based twist, you can serve mocktails inside hollowed-out pineapples, watermelons, or coconuts. And to be environmentally friendly, make sure your straws are all reusable!

7 Healthy Recipes for Mocktails

Now that we know all the theory of mocktails, it’s time to check out actual recipes. Here’s a collection of eight healthy, plant-based mocktails from around the web. Enjoy!

Virgin Sangria Mocktail by A Sweet Pea Chef

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Traditional Sangria starts with red wine, in which sliced fruits are steeped for a few hours to infuse the wine with the flavors of summer. Just make sure you wash the fruit before use to avoid pesticides and other contaminants. (See the way we recommend, here.) This virgin Sangria recipe also uses sparkling and still water and derives its luscious reddish hue from sliced orange, apple, and plum.

Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail with Turmeric by Jessica Gavin

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This mocktail is an original, and not a derivative of an existing alcoholic drink. The ruby-red energy of juiced blood oranges gets a taste, color, and nutritional boost from the superfood turmeric, and a zippiness from equally awesome fresh ginger root. Mint and rosemary leaves provide complementary green garnish.

Sparkling Watermelon Cucumber Refresher by The Clever Carrot

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OK, this mocktail is practically a smoothie! Talk about healthy and guilt-free. The Watermelon Cucumber Refresher contains, obviously, watermelon and cucumber, but also ginger, lemons, and mint leaves. No alcohol needed. Seltzer or club soda provides the volume.

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Virgin Pina Colada Mocktail by A Couple Cooks

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Since a regular Piña Colada is essentially a “boozy smoothie,” it’s a simple matter to convert it back to a virginal state. Swapping out the rum and pineapple juice for frozen pineapple chunks and using full-fat coconut milk in place of coconut cream, you get the exact flavor profile and “slushiness” of the original drink. Walking in the rain and having fun on the dunes is completely optional. But you may want to add a paper umbrella for the full effect.

Spiced Kombucha Moscow Mules by Golubka Kitchen

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Since the most salient characteristic of a Moscow Mule is the gorgeous copper mug it’s served in, you’ve already got a head start in creating an authentic non-alcoholic version if you can get your hands on some. If not, this kombucha-based version will still delight and impress your friends. While the original contains just three ingredients — vodka, ginger beer, and lime — this virgin version (try that five times fast!) ups the ante by adding mint, ground cloves, and nutmeg or cinnamon. Keep in mind that some kombuchas do contain small amounts of alcohol, though most are less than 1/10 of what you would find in a typical beer.

Vegan Eggnog by Detoxinista

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OK, so this one seems unlikely at first glance. Sure, you can make Eggnog non-alcoholic, but vegan? I mean, the traditional recipe calls for milk, cream, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. If you remove all the traditional ingredients, aren’t you left with sugar and air? Thankfully, in this era of plentiful plant-based milk options, this vegan Eggnog may be even more delicious (and certainly a lot healthier) than the original. The flavor profile is preserved with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla. While the creaminess usually imparted by the egg and dairy is created by adding hemp seeds and — wait for it — a steamed white sweet potato. Genius!

Clean Eating Bloody Mary by The Healthy Family and Home

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This one makes sense at first glance since the famous brunch drink is basically V-8 plus vodka. And since, as we’ve already seen, vodka has to be tasteless by law, when you subtract vodka, you’ve just removed tastelessness that can give you a hangover. This Bloody Mary includes freshly juiced tomatoes, celery, garlic, and spices, and gives you the option to punch it up with a pinch (or more!) of ground cayenne pepper.

Enjoy the Fun and Festivity of Mocktails

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If you’re looking for a festive non-alcoholic way to share a special occasion, a flavorful mocktail could be the perfect solution. And while most mocktails aren’t health superstars, when you make your own, you can create some pretty delicious — and fun — experiences.

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Tell us in the comments:

  • Have you ever made any mocktails?
  • Do you have any favorite healthy mocktail recipes?
  • What are your preferred non-alcoholic party drinks?

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FAQs

What is the most healthy non-alcoholic drink? ›

The Best Drinks To Have If You're Giving Up Alcohol, Say...
  • Tea.
  • Sparkling water.
  • Cranberry or pomegranate juice.
  • Tonic water.
  • Kombucha.
  • Non-alcoholic spirits.
  • Decaf Coffee.
8 Jan 2022

Which mocktail is good for health? ›

Sparkling Blood Orange Mocktail

And not only does the citrusy drink taste good (it's also made with vanilla, lime sparkling water, and a little bit of honey), it's good for you, too. “Blood oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is essential for healthy cells, healing, and immune function,” adds Moore.

What are the healthy alternative drinks instead of alcohol? ›

What to drink instead of alcohol
  • Soda and fresh lime. Proof that simple is still the best.
  • Berries in iced water. This summery drink will keep you refreshed and revitalised.
  • Kombucha. ...
  • Virgin bloody Mary. ...
  • Virgin Mojito. ...
  • Half soda/half cranberry juice and muddled lime. ...
  • Soda and fresh fruit. ...
  • Mocktails.

What do you replace alcohol with in mocktails? ›

In this variant, we use extra-spicy ginger soda to replace some of alcohol's distinctive bite. Then we use allspice syrup (you can use the traditional liqueur for a low-alcohol version) to replace the complexity of rum. Some allspice liqueurs will end up noticeably astringent, which, in this case, is an added bonus.

What is the most popular drink without alcohol? ›

Our Favorite Nonalcoholic Drinks
  • Beer: Nonalcoholic beer, white grape juice, ginger ale.
  • Cognac: Peach, pear, or apricot nectar or juice.
  • Sake: Rice vinegar.
  • Tequila: Cactus juice or agave nectar.
  • Vodka: White grape juice mixed with lime.

What can I replace alcohol with at night? ›

What Can I Replace Alcohol With At Night?
  • Go to the movies. The movies provide a great way for you to unwind without any stress or pressure. ...
  • Participate in an outdoor activity. ...
  • Skip the night out. ...
  • Group therapy. ...
  • Trauma-based therapy.
9 May 2022

Are mocktails healthier than alcohol? ›

Mocktails are hydrating, non-addictive, inexpensive, and boast more nutrients than alcoholic drinks. They also won't impact decision making or sleep, and remain safe for pregnant individuals, the chronically ill, and children. Despite their benefits, replacing alcohol with a glass full of sugar isn't a healthy swap.

Why is mocktail healthy? ›

Unlike alcohol, which is a powerful diuretic, mocktails can hydrate your body — especially if you use coconut water and sparkling mineral water as your mocktail base. They're Safe. Because mocktails contain no alcohol, anyone can drink them, including pregnant women and children.

Are mocktails unhealthy? ›

Mocktails are healthy and delicious alternatives to popular alcoholic beverages we drink. Many mocktails are full of vitamins and antioxidants that have many health benefits to help you take on your stressful day. Stress is a natural and common feeling we get from work and can sometimes make you sick.

What gives you the same buzz as alcohol? ›

Sentia is made from plant extracts that can mimic the effects of alcohol, and is meant to top out around the feeling of having a glass or two of wine.

What is the healthiest drink? ›

Water is the best choice for quenching your thirst. Coffee and tea, without added sweeteners, are healthy choices, too. Some beverages should be limited or consumed in moderation, including fruit juice, milk, and those made with low-calorie sweeteners, like diet drinks.

What's good to drink in the morning? ›

10 Healthy Morning Drinks to Get Your Day Started
  • Honey and cinnamon drink. Have a glass of honey and cinnamon drink first thing in the morning. ...
  • Lemon Juice. ...
  • Cinnamon Green Tea. ...
  • Coconut water. ...
  • Aloe juice. ...
  • Pomegranate tea. ...
  • Fruit smoothies. ...
  • Green tea lassi.
29 Oct 2021

How do you unwind without drinking? ›

Here are ten ways to relax and be healthier without alcohol.
  1. Gain Understanding Of Alcohol And How It Affects The Body. ...
  2. Exercise. ...
  3. Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation Techniques. ...
  4. Learn Your Triggers. ...
  5. Breathe Through Discomfort With Meditation. ...
  6. Practice Deep Breathing Techniques. ...
  7. Get Involved With Recreational Activities.
20 Jan 2020

How do you simulate the taste of alcohol? ›

Weak limejuice cordial, and diluted grape juice are both good substitutes too. Cranberry juice, blackcurrant, and cherry juice are useful to experiment with when making red wine, but make sure your actors like the taste of the drinks you prepare or all your hard work could go to waste.

Can you make any drink virgin? ›

With any drink, there's always the "virgin" way of ordering it. Ordering a drink "virgin" just means minus the alcohol. Choose your favorite beverage of choice and just order it without the booze. The greatest examples of these are classic cocktails like piña coladas and strawberry daiquiris.

What is the number one drink in the world? ›

1. Water. Water is the most popular drink in the world.

What do German children drink? ›

Apfelschorle. This fancied-up version of apple juice (mixed with sparkling water) is often the kid's drink of choice at social occasions, but its omnipresence and refreshing taste make it the perfect summer beverage for all ages.

How can I reward myself without alcohol? ›

25 ways to reward yourself without using food or alcohol:
  1. Listen to the whole of a favourite music album without doing anything else at the same time.
  2. Buy some fruit or vegetables that you wouldn't normally buy because they are too expensive.
  3. Buy something small that you've always wanted.
22 Sept 2019

How do I break my drinking habit? ›

For more, sign up for the newsletter and follow @NPRLifeKit on Twitter.
  1. Assess your relationship with alcohol. Think about what's motivating you to take a break from alcohol. ...
  2. Make a plan. ...
  3. Notice changes in how you feel. ...
  4. Resist peer pressure! ...
  5. Take note of your mental health. ...
  6. Reassess your drinking habits.
2 Jan 2020

What happens if you quit drinking for a month? ›

Summary. Across the month, your body is likely to have benefitted greatly from giving up alcohol. Better hydration and improved sleep will have increased your productivity and daily wellbeing. Your liver, stomach and skin will also have benefitted from not dealing with alcohol.

When should I drink mocktails? ›

It is called mocktail as it mocks or looks like cocktails. Mocktails are inexpensive than cocktails and are consumed by those who don't like or want to take alcohol. Mocktails are generally sweet in taste as they are prepared by mixing fruit juices and sugar syrup.

Can mocktails make you drunk? ›

Can You Get Drunk on Mocktails? No, you cannot get drunk on mocktails.

What is the point of mocktails? ›

Mocktails encourage “temporary abstainers” to return for traditional cocktails in the future. There are plenty of people who abstain from alcohol altogether. But there's also a group of customers who are “temporary abstainers,” or those who cannot or are not drinking at the moment.

Do mocktails work? ›

Mocktails are a great way to reduce your intake of alcohol, says Licalzi, "while still being able to enjoy the experience" of a cocktail-like beverage. But before you reach for a zero-proof drink, make sure you're not replacing a toxic substance with other ingredients that aren't necessarily good for your health.

What do you eat with mocktails? ›

  • Pasta: Sparkling water. A delicious plate of pasta is the perfect excuse to crack open a frosty can of sparkling water. ...
  • Indian food: Ginger ale. ...
  • Seafood: Lemonade. ...
  • Steak: Unsweetened iced tea. ...
  • Fried chicken: Sparkling white grape juice. ...
  • BBQ: Sweet tea. ...
  • Tacos: Agua fresca. ...
  • Chocolate: Cranberry or pomegranate juice.
7 Dec 2018

How do you order mocktails at a bar? ›

11 Tips for Ordering Healthy Mocktails at a Bar
  1. Check menus ahead of time, but don't be discouraged if you don't see any non-alcoholic options. ...
  2. Ask the bartender to transform your favorite traditional drinks into alcohol-free and low-sugar versions. ...
  3. Look out for frozen and -ade drinks.
22 Jun 2021

Why is mocktail called false cocktail? ›

Well, as the name suggests "mock" refers to fake and in this sense it indicates a fake cocktail aka mocktail. But why create a fake version of cocktails? This is because mocktails are far more visually and aesthetically appealing drinks than the usual soft drinks.

Is cocktail good for health? ›

Having explained all of the above, yes, cocktails can be healthy. Focus is on the "can" because some contain more than the recommended alcohol intake per day. But a cocktail containing only small quantities of alcohol can sure improve your health and prevent heart attacks.

Is mocktail an alcoholic? ›

Mocktails are non-alcoholic mixed drinks meant to replicate the presentation and complexity of craft cocktails, just without the alcohol. To make mocktails, bartenders mix combinations of sodas, juices, herbs, and syrups to create unique flavors.

What is the most relaxing drink? ›

9 Drinks That Help You Sleep
  1. Cherry juice. Cherries are stone fruits that vary in flavor depending on the variety. ...
  2. Chamomile tea. Chamomile is a daisy-like flower that is part of the Asteraceae family. ...
  3. Ashwagandha tea. ...
  4. Valerian tea. ...
  5. Peppermint tea. ...
  6. Warm milk. ...
  7. Golden milk. ...
  8. Almond milk.
4 Nov 2019

What drinks make you feel good? ›

7 Drinks that Help You When You're Sick
  • Water. The first drink on our list is water. ...
  • Green Tea. This is a super drink when it comes to health. ...
  • Lemon Water. What's your preference: cold or hot? ...
  • Ginger and Turmeric tea. ...
  • Kombucha. ...
  • Orange Juice. ...
  • Homemade Vegetable Broth.

What can mimic the effects of alcohol? ›

Numerous other central nervous system depressant substances have similar effects to alcohol.
...
These include:
  • Benzodiazepines, such as Valium (diazepam)
  • Barbiturates, such as Seconal (secobarbital)
  • Opioid drugs like heroin or Vicodin (acetaminophen and hydrocodone)
  • Some muscle relaxants.

What is the number 1 healthiest drink in the world? ›

Flickr/bopeepo Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.

What are the top 5 healthiest drinks? ›

Top 8 Healthiest Drinks Besides Water, According to Registered Dietitians
  • Flavored Sparkling Water. Getty Images. Water, but make it bubbly! ...
  • Kombucha. Getty Images. ...
  • Green Tea. Getty Images. ...
  • Smoothies. Getty Images. ...
  • Hibiscus Tea. Getty Images. ...
  • Coconut Water. Getty Images. ...
  • Low-fat and fat-free milk. Getty Images. ...
  • Kefir. Getty Images.
20 Jul 2022

What can I drink besides water to lose weight? ›

The 8 Best Weight Loss Drinks
  • Green Tea. Share on Pinterest. ...
  • Coffee. Coffee is used by people around the world to boost energy levels and lift mood. ...
  • Black Tea. Like green tea, black tea contains compounds that may stimulate weight loss. ...
  • Water. ...
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks. ...
  • Ginger Tea. ...
  • High-Protein Drinks. ...
  • Vegetable Juice.
16 Jul 2018

What is the first thing you should eat or drink in the morning? ›

Make over your morning glass of water

The benefits of drinking water (at least 2 cups) first thing in the morning are plenty. Besides flushing out toxins and providing some much-needed hydration, this amount of water can increase your metabolism .

How can I get rid of my edges without drugs? ›

Here are eight simple and effective ways to battle anxiety without medication.
  1. Shout it out. Talking to a trusted friend is one way to cope with anxiety. ...
  2. Get moving. ...
  3. Break up with caffeine. ...
  4. Give yourself a bedtime. ...
  5. Feel OK saying no. ...
  6. Don't skip meals. ...
  7. Give yourself an exit strategy. ...
  8. Live in the moment.

Why do I always have diarrhea after I drink? ›

Your colon muscles move in a coordinated squeeze to push the stool out. Alcohol speeds up the rate of these squeezes, which doesn't allow for water to be absorbed by your colon as it is normally. This causes your stool to come out as diarrhea, often very quickly and with a lot of extra water.

Is it okay to have 1 drink a day? ›

To reduce the risk of alcohol-related harms, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults of legal drinking age can choose not to drink, or to drink in moderation by limiting intake to 2 drinks or less in a day for men or 1 drink or less in a day for women, on days when alcohol is consumed.

What tastes like alcohol but it is not alcohol? ›

Pomegranate ginger mocktail

A little agave gives the concoction sweetness and the ginger soothes. Mix it up in sparkling water. Not only is it a no-alcohol drink, but it's also vegan.

What tastes like vodka but is alcohol free? ›

All the Spirit, None of the Alcohol™

Strykk has taken all the magnificence of your favourite spirits and just removed the alcohol. Distilled in the same way as traditional spirits, we've kept the flavour you'd expect from a rum, gin vodka or liqueur.

What do actors drink on set instead of alcohol? ›

According to IMDB, actors wound up drinking so much of the non-alcoholic wine that it made them nauseous. As a result, they had to switch between real wine, non-alcoholic wine and grape juice to keep from too getting sick to film.

What can replace alcohol in a mocktail? ›

For a refreshing pitcher-friendly mocktail, leave out the tequila, and sub in an equal amount of sparkling water (in addition to the 2 cups of sparkling water that the recipe calls for).

What is a healthy non-alcoholic drink? ›

The Best Drinks To Have If You're Giving Up Alcohol, Say...
  • Tea.
  • Sparkling water.
  • Cranberry or pomegranate juice.
  • Tonic water.
  • Kombucha.
  • Non-alcoholic spirits.
  • Decaf Coffee.
8 Jan 2022

What is the most popular drink without alcohol? ›

Our Favorite Nonalcoholic Drinks
  • Beer: Nonalcoholic beer, white grape juice, ginger ale.
  • Cognac: Peach, pear, or apricot nectar or juice.
  • Sake: Rice vinegar.
  • Tequila: Cactus juice or agave nectar.
  • Vodka: White grape juice mixed with lime.

When should I drink mocktails? ›

It is called mocktail as it mocks or looks like cocktails. Mocktails are inexpensive than cocktails and are consumed by those who don't like or want to take alcohol. Mocktails are generally sweet in taste as they are prepared by mixing fruit juices and sugar syrup.

What can I eat with mocktail? ›

  • Pasta: Sparkling water. A delicious plate of pasta is the perfect excuse to crack open a frosty can of sparkling water. ...
  • Indian food: Ginger ale. ...
  • Seafood: Lemonade. ...
  • Steak: Unsweetened iced tea. ...
  • Fried chicken: Sparkling white grape juice. ...
  • BBQ: Sweet tea. ...
  • Tacos: Agua fresca. ...
  • Chocolate: Cranberry or pomegranate juice.
7 Dec 2018

Is cocktail good for health? ›

Having explained all of the above, yes, cocktails can be healthy. Focus is on the "can" because some contain more than the recommended alcohol intake per day. But a cocktail containing only small quantities of alcohol can sure improve your health and prevent heart attacks.

Do mocktails work? ›

Mocktails are a great way to reduce your intake of alcohol, says Licalzi, "while still being able to enjoy the experience" of a cocktail-like beverage. But before you reach for a zero-proof drink, make sure you're not replacing a toxic substance with other ingredients that aren't necessarily good for your health.

Can kids drink mocktails? ›

Mocktails are great alternatives for cocktails, especially for children, as they are non-alcoholic (1). Mocktails let you enjoy the crafty mixed taste of cocktails without the ill effects of alcohol. If you are looking for delicious mocktail recipes for kids, you have come just to the right place.

Can you drive after a mocktail? ›

With mocktails, the person you designate as the driver can still enjoy some amazing beverages and be completely sober to drive at the end of the night.

Can Muslims drink mocktail? ›

Yes for sure non alcoholic beer is halal.

Can mocktails make you drunk? ›

Can You Get Drunk on Mocktails? No, you cannot get drunk on mocktails.

Why is it called a mocktail? ›

Mocktails, an portmanteau for "mock cocktails", are festive, non-alcoholic party drinks. The word "mock" implies a facade of the alcoholic cocktail without any of the alcoholic content.

How many drinks per week is considered an alcoholic? ›

NIAAA defines heavy drinking as follows: For men, consuming more than 4 drinks on any day or more than 14 drinks per week. For women, consuming more than 3 drinks on any day or more than 7 drinks per week.

How do you line your stomach before drinking? ›

There is a widely held belief that a glass of milk before a heavy session can help to lessen the effects of alcohol by “lining your stomach”. Some Mediterranean countries prefer to line their stomach with a spoon of olive oil. But, biologically speaking, there is no such thing as “lining your stomach”.

Are mocktails OK for alcoholics? ›

Because the experience of consuming mocktails is so similar to drinking alcoholic cocktails, they can be a trigger for addiction. For this reason, drinking mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages that mimic beer or wine is not advised for those in early recovery.

Why do bars give free drinks? ›

This is a way for the bartender to reward an important or respected customer with a complimentary drink now and then. Many establishments even have a tab set up in their point-of-sale system to track comped drinks.

What are sober bars called? ›

A temperance bar, also known as an alcohol-free bar, sober bar, or dry bar, is a type of bar that does not serve alcoholic beverages. An alcohol-free bar can be a business establishment or located in a non-business environment or event, such as at a wedding.

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