Demand for delicious non-alcoholic alternatives is on the rise! Mocktails are the new hot cocktail trend. They are a great way to enjoy a cocktail without having to drink alcohol. Among millennials and Gen Z, statistics show that these generations are drinking less alcohol than the previous.
Mocktails are a great way to get creative with your favorite ingredients and are delicious and fun to drink. You can make them at home or order them from a bar, depending on how much time you want to spend in the kitchen.
Here are 3 of the best-trending mocktails!
The mimosa is a famous brunch cocktail, but it’s also a perfect afternoon drink, especially when you’re celebrating in the summer. It’s super quick to make and easy to make non-alcoholic.
Orange juice chilled
Nonalcoholic sparkling wine
Fruit to top (Think cherries, strawberries, or blueberries)
-Add equal amounts of orange juice and nonalcoholic sparkling wine to a champagne flute.
-Garnish with orange, strawberry, or cherries, and serve.
Strawberry Virgin Daiquiri
The classic virgin daiquiri is one of the most popular mocktail recipes because it’s easy and delicious. You can use almost any juice or fruit you have on hand for this one — just be sure to add a little simple syrup if you want a sweeter drink.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try out this recipe that incorporates strawberries! It’s perfect for a spring or summer night.
2 large strawberries, hulled
¼ cup white sugar
¾ cup chilled lemon-lime soda
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cubes ice
-Combine strawberries, sugar, lemon-lime soda, and lemon juice in a blender container.
-Add ice and blend until smooth.
-Pour into a fancy glass and add a garnish of your choice.
Watermelon and Jalapeno Margarita
If you’re a fan of the classic margarita, then you’ll want to try this fun, creative mocktail recipe. Whether you’re looking for a twist on the traditional margarita or want something new and refreshing, this recipe is sure to please.
1 medium seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
5 cups fresh lime juice
Sliced jalapenos to taste
5 tbsp sparkling water
-In a blender, puree enough watermelon chunks to have 4 cups of watermelon puree.
-Add lime juice and mix again. Pour into glasses.
-Top with sparkling water, and a few slices of jalapenos.
Hopefully one of these mocktail recipes will be your go-to drink any time of the day!
The article was written by Christine Fay Smith
“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”