Well you’ve made it through Monday, womanistas—you deserve a delicious mocktail.
Yes, you heard that right. Tonight we’re toasting with a mocktail, a non-alcoholic version of some of our favorite alcoholic drinks.
Now don’t get us wrong, sometimes (read: most times) we love a good, strong cocktail. But mocktails are becoming exceedingly popular, with more and more restaurants adding them to their drink menus and more people opting to nix the booze in place of a festive, refreshing alternative.
Mocktails are a great way to let preggos, kids or non-drinkers in on all the fun too by adding a little flare to their glass. Plus, you can make them as healthy as you want (and without all the extra calories liquor normally adds to your concoction).
But the best part? No ugly hangover and no questioning your life choices the next day.
Consider whipping up a version of the below mocktails for your next dinner party or even for a casual afternoon spent outside soaking up the last of summer.
Pair this light, refreshing summer drink with Mexican cuisine to combat the heat—you’ll love the sweet and spicy combo of the mint and jalapeno.
Making your own simple syrup for this drink makes for a versatile base you can spice up with an array of aromatic options like ginger, basil, vanilla or citrus.
This dainty, delicate mixture is perfect for a get together with your girls with it’s pretty colors and floral undertones.
This seasonal sparkler is smooth and celebratory with enticing warm autumn flavors, making it the perfect non-alcoholic drink to serve around the holidays.
This recipe proves simple can be delicious—with only four ingredients, you can mix this lovely sweet drink in a flash if you’re short on time.
With the luscious assortment of fruits and tropical flavors, you won’t even miss the alcohol in this crisp warm weather drink (plus it looks really pretty in a glass).
Here’s another seasonal mocktail idea to get you in the mood for fall—serve this fizzy punch at your holiday gatherings this year to bring a festive vibe and a pretty color to your Thanksgiving table.
Who doesn’t love an ice-cold Moscow mule in the dead heat of summer? Plus, we love sipping out of cute vintage copper mugs.
Any recipe that calls for sherbet and ice cream is a recipe we can get on board with—serve this dessert mocktail after dinner for a treat the whole family will love.
There’s something about cherry drinks that make everything more fun, even without alcohol. Mix this versatile mocktail up for game day, the holidays or even just a Friday night on the couch.