Easy Healthy Mocktail Recipes Perfect for New Years Eve

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Mocktails, also known as non-alcoholic cocktails, are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons. While some people choose to abstain from alcohol completely, others may opt for mocktails due to religious or cultural beliefs, health concerns, designated driving requirements, or simply personal preference. These 7 easy healthy mocktail recipes are perfect to enjoy for any holiday.

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Who Can Enjoy Mocktails?

One of the great things about mocktails is that they can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age or dietary restrictions. This makes them a perfect choice for family gatherings, parties, and other social events where there may be a mix of guests with different preferences.

Mocktails are also a great option for those who want to participate in the drinking experience without actually consuming alcohol. They provide a fun and flavorful alternative that allows everyone to feel included and enjoy the party.

That’s not to say that you can’t serve a great collection of both decadent mocktails AND cocktails at your party, but mocktails are continually growing in popularity so it’s a great idea to add to your party plans.

Tips for Making the Best Mocktails

Making mocktails is a fun and creative process that allows you to experiment with different flavors, textures, and garnishes. Here are some tips to help you make the best mocktails possible:

  • Use fresh ingredients: Just like in regular cocktails, using fresh fruits, herbs, and juices will vasty enhance the taste of your mocktails.
  • Experiment with different flavors: Don’t be afraid to try new combinations of fruits, syrups, spices, and other ingredients to create unique and delicious mocktails.
  • Pay attention to texture: Adding a splash of soda or sparkling water can add a refreshing fizz to your mocktail, while fruit purees or muddled herbs can add a nice texture as well. Blending with ice is always a nice idea too but be careful in winter months, that can give you a chill!
  • Don’t forget the garnish: The presentation of a mocktail is just as important as its taste. Adding a creative and colorful garnish will make your drink even more appealing.

Are Mocktails Healthy?

One common misconception about mocktails is that they are automatically healthier than regular cocktails. While it’s true that they don’t contain alcohol, they can still be high in sugar and calories depending on the ingredients used.

However, with some thoughtful ingredient choices and moderation, mocktails can certainly be a healthier option, like all those you will find on this list.

For example, using fresh juices instead of sugary syrups and opting for low-calorie mixers can help reduce the overall calorie count.

In my mind, if I’m taking out the alcohol, there’s no longer an excuse to load that drink up with gobs of sugars and calories. If you are going to make your drink healthier by omitting the alcohol, you might as well make it ACTUALLY healthier.

So, while mocktails may not necessarily be considered “healthy” per se, they can certainly be enjoyed in a mindful and nutritious way.

When to Serve Your Mocktails

These mocktail recipes are absolutely perfect to serve at New Years Eve! But that isn’t the only time.

Consider using these recipes for every holiday, football game, or any time the family or friends come over for a get-together.

Don’t forget it’s important to know how to set up the BEST mocktail bar too!

9 Easy Healthy Mocktail Recipes

The Mocktail Mojito

prenatal virgin mojito recipe
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tbsp stevia in the raw
  • 1/2 cup club soda

Start with muddled fresh mint leaves for a revitalizing scent Add in the lime juice and club soda for the perfect summer refreshment. Pour over ice and enjoy!

Garnish with a lime slice.

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Pregnancy Mocktail

strawberry basil lemonade pregnancy mocktail recipe
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 6 strawberries
  • 6 basil leaves
  • lemon la Croix
  • (optional: stevia to taste)

The Strawbery Basil Lemonade abandons the traditional lemon-sugar formula and evokes feelings of joy with a mixture of fresh strawberries and basil leaves, it basically tastes like summer in a glass.

Muddle the basil leaves then add the sliced strawberries and muddle those as well. Pour in the lemon juice and lightly mix then pour in the lemon bubbly drink and stir lightly again. Pour over ice and enjoy!

If you don’t appreciate the tart bite sans sweetener, or if it unsettles your stomach, add a touch of stevia.

Virgin Pina Colada Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail pina colada
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 lime wedge

Start your mocktail journey with a classic! By combining frozen pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and a squeeze of lime, this easy-to-make drink will transport you to the tropics in no time.

Blend all ingredients together in a blender for a refreshing treat that is sure to be a hit at your New Years Eve party. If you don’t have frozen pineapple you can make it without and serve over crushed ice instead.

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Healthy Moscow Mule Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail moscow mule
  • 1 cup of non-alcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 c. club soda
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar

Take your mocktail game to the next level with this fun healthier twist on a Moscow mule! Simply mix half of a non-alcoholic ginger beer with club soda. Add in your splash of lime and pour over crushed ice.

Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedge.

Cherry Limeade Mocktail

pregnancy mocktail cherry limeade
  • 2 fresh cherries
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1 can lime seltzer water
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

This tart and sweet beverage is perfect for any time of year! Start by taking the pits and stems from the cherries and muddling them. Then mix with the lime juice and agave nectar. Pour in the lime setlzer water and give a light stir. Serve over ice.

Garnish it with a lime wedge and you’re good to go!

Blueberry Lime Spritzer

blueberry lemon lime spritzer
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup monk fruit
  • 6 mint leaves
  • seltzer water

For a drink that’s both fruity and fizzy, try this blueberry spritzer! Start by blending half of the blueberries with half of the lime juice. Muddle the mint leaves and monk fruit well. Add the rest of the blueberries and muddle them too. Add the muddled mix to the blender and pulse for a quick blend. Pour into your glass over ice and top off with sparkling water.

Garnish with fresh blueberries and either lemon or lime slices.

Healthy Watermelon Margarita Mocktail

watermelon margarita pregnancy mocktail
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1/8 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/8 cup fresh lime juice
  • lime wedge to garnish

Margaritas are typically super sweet and sugary to the point that you can drink a ton and barely realize you’re getting blitzed. But lots of sugar (and of course alcohol) is a no-go when trying to stay healthy.

So try this refreshing twist on a margarita! Simply add all ingredients to a blender. You can add ice to the blender, mix with ice in a shaker, or serve over ice and stir.

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail

mock strawberry margarita recipe

Try this Strawberry Margarita Mocktail if you are looking for a classic crowd-pleasing flavor but without all the sugar and alcohol.

Mango Mojito Mocktail

healthy non alcoholic virgin mango mojito drink

Looking for a refreshing drink that your party guests will be sure to love? Try my Newest Mango Mojito Mocktail.

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