Spring mocktails are the perfect fun party drink everyone will enjoy being served at springtime parties, Easter, Mother's Day, or picnics.
What is a mocktail?
A mocktail is a cocktail without the liquor. Instead, juices, sodas, infused waters, fruits, and many other non-alcoholic ingredients, are mixed to create a delicious flavored drink.
What makes mocktails good?
A good mocktail will appeal to the senses of the person drinking it. First, a sense of taste with quality ingredients such as juices, sodas and, housemade syrups. It will also be pleasing to the sense of smell with touches of aromatics like cinnamon sticks or fresh-cut herbs. Then it will be pleasing to the eye with an attention to detail by choosing pretty glasses and trendy touches for garnishes.
What are spring mocktails?
Spring mocktails have fresh fruity flavors and light pastel colors such as pinks and purples. They could center around an Easter theme or even Mother's Day.
Tips for making a big batch for entertaining
- You can begin to batch your mocktail in advance by combining all shelf-stable (whatever will not go flat) ingredients in a well-sealed container and pre-chill in your fridge. If you plan on several types of mocktails, then label each pitcher.
- Slice any fruit or garnishes, being sure to brush a little lemon juice on them if they tend to brown and store in an air-tight container.
- Chill any carbonated beverages you plan to add to your cocktail when serving.
- Check that your ice is full and ready to be scooped out.
- Set up your bar area with glasses, garnishes, napkins, and other bar supplies.
Tips for glasses to use for serving
Get creative and have fun serving your apple cider mocktail. Try serving in unique cocktail glasses. Be sure they are clear, so your garnish of apple slices, cinnamon stick, or rosemary shine through.
Garnishes for drinks
Choose fun, editable or aromatic garnishes for your mocktail. It's the edge that makes for a great party drink. Rim your glasses with colored sugars or salt for an extra flavor added when sipping a mocktail.
- Candied ginger
- Carrot sticks
- Celery stalks (usually with leaves attached)
- Cinnamon sticks
- Cocktail pearl onions
- Edible flowers
- Sliced citrus fruits
- Herbs such as mint or sweet basil
- Pineapple slice
- Star anise
- Watermelon wedge
Pick your favorite fruit and create one of these fruity mocktails. Spring is the perfect time to pick fresh fruit and herbs to create one of these beauties.
This Raspberry Mojito Mocktail recipe is the perfect drink to enjoy year-round! It’s loaded with juicy raspberries, fresh mint, and a hint of lime. This nonalcoholic mojito drink is then topped off with Sprite or 7-UP
Pretty and feminine is the theme for pink mocktails. Perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, or just a girls' night in.
This sparkling strawberry mocktail uses ginger and fennel to enhance the flavor. This recipe for a strawberry simple syrup is combined with sparkling water, and the leftover strawberries can be saved for a strawberry ginger jam.
Easter Mocktails are a great addition to your celebration of a risen Savior. These sweet spring mocktails are sure to become a tradition that your whole family will enjoy!
This Sparkling Pomegranate Lemon Cooler uses homemade grenadine to create a non-alcoholic drink ideal for a party. Loaded with fresh fruit and mint leaves it’s a very pretty drink to serve. Add a splash of vodka or gin for a boozy hit.
MOTHER'S DAY MOCKTAILS
Add one of these Mother's Day Mocktails to your menu so mom will feel extra pampered.
This Fruity Lime and Ginger Beer Mocktail is very easy to whip up for a Mother's Day brunch.
Pretty mocktails are all about the glasses you serve in and how the color from the mocktail shines through. They are accented with cute and aromatic garnishes that are pleasing to the eye as well.
This Strawberry Lime Mojito Mocktail drink is the perfect drink for summer or holiday parties! It uses fresh strawberries, limes, and mint, with a splash of Sprite or 7 Up.
What better way to pretend you are on vacation than with whipping up a batch of tropical mocktails. Pineapple, and coconut mixed into a mocktail will create a delicious drink that make you like you are having a relaxing day at the beach.
HEALTHY SPRING MOCKTAILS
What could be sweeter than a relaxing mocktail after a long day that not only taste great but it is good for you. Fresh fruit juices, low calorie carbonated waters, and aromatic herbs will help you create these mocktails.
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink! This non-alcoholic mojito recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. There is so much flavor from the healthy ingredients in this mojito mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.
Make a refreshing Mojito Mocktailin just 3 minutes with 3 ingredients. Fresh, sparkling, and full of mint & lime flavors, it's a delicious grown-up drink that's made completely without sugar and alcohol - so you can sip it all day, every day.
These Blueberry Thyme Mimosas are alcohol-free, low-sugar, and perfect for a refreshing weekend brunch drink! This post has been sponsored by Bai. All thoughts and opinions are my own.