When it comes to making or ordering a non-alcoholic drink, there are generally two camps: seltzer water and something super sugary. That's lame. Where are the delicious drinks without booze that have a little more depth? Something that goes beyond, you know, lemonade?
With a mission to find better non-alcoholic drinks, I scavenged the depths of Pinterest and found 15 cocktails that fit the bill. There's a lot of citrus, ginger, and rosemary ahead. Happy sipping!
1. Grapefruit Rosemary Fizz
The key to this delightfully refreshing drink is the rosemary simple syrup and a splash of lemon-lime soda. Both of these sugar sources balance the bitter grapefruit and refreshing cucumber.
→ Get the recipe: Grapefruit Rosemary Fizz from The Merrythought
2. Watermelon Ginger Spritzer
Cubed watermelon is blended with ginger syrup, lime juice, mint, and sparkling water.
→ Get the recipe: Watermelon Ginger Spritzer from Kitchen Konfidence
3. Fizzy Rhubarb Shrub
Seasonal rhubarb is mixed with agave, apple cider vinegar, and sparkling water to create a totally unique drink.
→ Get the recipe: Fizzy Rhubarb Shrub from Yummy Supper
4. Tangerine Rosemary Mocktail
Rosemary simple syrup is mixed with tangerine juice, lime juice, club soda, and some lemon-lime soda.
→ Get the recipe: Tangerine Rosemary Mocktail from The Merrythought
5. Peach Shrub Mocktail
For this cocktail you combine a homemade peach shrub with apple cider, sage leaves, and grated nutmeg.
→ Get the recipe: Peach Shrub Mocktail from Set the Table
6. Cider, Thyme & Tonic Mocktail
This cocktail combines apple cider, lemon juice, a thyme simple syrup, and good tonic water.
→ Get the recipe: Cider, Thyme and Tonic Mocktail from Offbeat and Inspired
7. Grilled Pineapple and Lime Mocktail
There are a lot of juices in this cocktail, which would normally sound too sweet for me, but one of the fruits – pineapple – is put on the grill first to make things a little more interesting.
→ Get the recipe: Grilled Pineapple and Lime Mocktail from The Merrythought
8. Virgin Ginger Mimosas
This mocktail combines orange juice, sparkling water, ginger, and clementine slices.
→ Get the recipe: Virgin Ginger Mimosas from In Sonnet's Kitchen
9. Blueberry Maple Mojito Mocktail
This recipe combines mint leaves, lime juice, a small amount of maple syrup, blueberry juice, and club soda.
→ Get the recipe: Blueberry Maple Mojito Mocktail from Healthy Recipe Ecstasy
10. Cucumber Cooler
This mocktail recipe combines fresh cucumber juice, lime juice, the smallest amount of sugar, and ginger ale.
→ Get the recipe: Cucumber Cooler from The Merrythought