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A mocktail is essentially a cocktail minus the alcohol, although in most places we have a name for that, and it is "juice". The primary examples are the Roy Rogers, the Shirley Temple, and the Virgin Daiquiri. Mocktails are typically pitched by religious and school organizations are a safe alternative to alcohol. Some mocktail recipes follow:

Banana Smoothie1
bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, ice

Berry Patch1
blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, milk

Berry Sweetheart1
red cranberry juice, apple juice, honey

3oz cranberry juice, 2oz orange juice, 1 dash 7-Up, 1 dash perrier, 1 dash grenadine - shaken and garnished with lime

Backyard Berry Sun Tea3
3 quarts cold water, 8 bags raspberry tea, 1 quart sparkling raspberry juice, granulated sugar, 2 limes sliced, 1 carton fresh raspberries
Pour water into 1 gallon jug. Add tea bags. Place in direct sunlight for 8 hours. Remove tea bags. Add raspberry juice and sugar (to taste). Pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberries. Serves 12.

Cardinal Punch1
ginger ale, lemon juice, orange juice, cranberry juice

lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, ginger ale

Coco Colada1
pineapple juice, coconut cream

Down East Delight1
cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, orgeat syrup

Front Porch Julep3
1 quart ginger ale, 1 pint cold water, 1/4 cup sugar, 6 lemons whole, 2 lemons sliced, 2 bunches fresh mint, Crushed ice
In a large container combine ginger ale, water, and sugar. Juice 6 lemons into mixture. Sir well. Using a wooden spoon, crush the mint until stems are broken. Add crushed ice to glass and pour liquid over them. Add mint and lemon slices.

Green Grape Glacier1
white grape juice, sparkling water, green grapes

Mock Champagne3
1 cup grape juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1pt ginger ale
Combine juices and chill. Add ginger ale right before serving. 6 servings.

Near White Wine3
6 ounces white grape juice, 1 tablespoon lime juice
Mix ingredients and serve chilled on the rock. Garnish with 2 fresh mint leaves.

Pilgrim's Punch1
grape juice, cranberry juice, sparkling water

orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, sparkling water, egg

Roy Rogers1
cola, grenadine

Shirley Temple1
lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, grenadine

Snowball Special3
2 parts cranberry cocktail, 1 part apple cider
Mix the cranberry cocktail and apple cider. Add a splash of orange juice. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Garnish with an orange slice.

Soda Shop Cola1
cola, vanilla extract, cherry juice

Spring Fever1
lemon juice, apple juice, blood orange juice, mango syrup

white grape juice, sparkling water, fresh mint

Tropical Colada1
coconut milk, lime juice, sugar-free lemon-lime soda

Vienna Soother1
coffee, cream, chocolate syrup, cinnamon

Virgin and Tonic4
tonic water, lemon, ice

Virgin Mary1
tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, lemon juice

Virgin Miami Vice1
pineapple juice, coconut cream, half & half, strawberry puree, lime juice, simple syrup

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri3
1 bag ice, 1 bottle strawberry Daiquiri mix, 1 quart strawberries
Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve.


  1. "Mocktail Recipes", about.com, 2006. (http://cocktails.about.com/od/mocktailmocktail/)
  2. "99'er Mocktail", Recipe #49504, Recipezaar, 2006. (http://www.recipezaar.com/49504)
  3. "Party Thrower - Mocktail Recipes", Safe Party UC Davis, 2005. (http://safeparty.ucdavis.edu/host/mocktails.html)
  4. Virgin and Tonic. Chatterbox message from WaldemarExkul, August 1, 2006.

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