10 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails That Aren't Too Sweet

10 Non-Alcoholic Cocktails That Aren't Too Sweet

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Ariel Knutson
Oct 23, 2015
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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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