Festive Mocktails That Are Good For Your Skin and Health

It’s the season for parties and as much as we want to socialize, drink and dance the night away, we want to keep it festive while keeping it light. Maybe most of you tried their hardest to keep their healthy habits in check for the rest of the year and we don’t want to ruin it just because it’s the holidays.

I must admit that it’s a little rare to be in a party that has creative non-alcoholic offerings. Mocktails have a reputation for being boring compared to their boozy counterparts, but as long as it is made with a variety of spices, fruits, herbs, juices, and even vegetables, they can be as exciting. The possibilities are actually endless! I’ll let you in on a little secret, but you can still spike them with a bottle or two of spirits and they will still be healthy!

Here are a couple of mocktail recipes that you will really enjoy and are actually good for you.

The Golden Rose

Ingredients:

  • Splash Sibu Seabuckthorn berry purée
  • Squeeze of 1/2 juicy lime or lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Darkhorse Organics Rose Gold Honey, plus more to taste
  • Ice
  • Sparkling spring water

Directions:

  1. Combine seabuckthorn berry purée, lemon or lime, and honey in the bottom of a lowball glass or tumbler.
  2. Mottle to blend.
  3. Taste (it will be intense!) and add more honey if desired.
  4. Add ice to the glass and top with sparkling water.

Lemon Kiwi and Pineapple Swirl

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi
  • 3 teaspoons pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon (or more if you like it sweet) raw honey
  • 1 can La Croix sparkling lemon water
  • Optional: ice cubes with fresh mint leaves

Directions:

  1. Peel and slice the kiwi and place into a small food processor or blender.
  2. Add the pineapple juice and raw honey (honey should be warmed a few seconds in the microwave so it is in a liquid state)
  3. Pulse or blend to make a thin, well-blended puree.
  4. Pour 3/4 cup sparkling water into each glass. Divide the puree and pour in each glass.
  5. Serve with mint ice cubes if desired.

Pretty in Pink

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost
  • 1/2 dropper Urban Moonshine Original Bitters
  • 1/2 tsp pine pollen
  • Ice
  • Sparkling spring water

Directions:

  1. Combine Hydration, bitters and pine pollen in the bottom of a lowball glass or tumbler.
  2. Mottle to blend.
  3. Add ice to the glass and top with sparkling water.

Frozen Peach Bellini

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced (or you can use frozen)
  • 1 cup sparkling apple juice, plus more for serving
  • 2 teaspoons SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Directions:

  1. Place sliced peaches in the freezer for 1 hour.
  2. Combine peaches, 1 cup sparkling apple juice, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and add about 1/2 inch of additional sparkling apple juice.

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91 Comments

  • I love how some of this is really good for the skin. I wish there was a mocktail that has collagen in it.

  • Darlene Cooper says:

    Thanks for this. I still have a party to host and I want to offer a variety of drinks, not just alcoholic ones.

  • Edna Carroll says:

    It’s no fun if it’s not alcoholic but then we can’t always get drunk during the holidays. Drink in moderation.😃

  • Teresa Licon says:

    Not a fan of mocktails because they’re boring for a reason, but then while I was looking at this I think I might give it a go.

  • Kimberly Padilla says:

    I hate mocktails that have tea in it so thank you for not making it out of tea. It feels like an old lady’s drink. 😔

    • Margaret Barnett says:

      I don’t like that either but anything that has lime and mint is my thing. I also just spike it a little.

  • Kizzie Massey says:

    Mocktails are an acquired taste. I also think that it’s great if the alcohol is optional in parties. There are still people out there (like me) who don’t always want my drinks spiked.

  • Michele Jones says:

    I don’t plan on filling myself in with sodas, so I’m up for the mocktails. Count me in! 😛

    • Adriane Saxon says:

      It’s either I drink that, or juice, so yep, me too! Mocktails here I come!

  • Emily Crozier says:

    Fresh mint leaves on mocktails taste amazing. I like that you can add mint leaves to anything and it tastes twice as good if you spike it with alcohol.

  • Lydia Burke says:

    I’m curious about the golden rose. It looks so pretty and fresh, almost alcoholic but it’s a great addition to parties.

  • Rebecca Willingham says:

    Yummy tried Lemon Kiwi and Pineapple Swirl!! Turned out awesome.

  • Catherina Jowers says:

    These Mocktails looks delicious!! I wish I am so happy to find these amazing recipe because there’s very little option for non-drinkers and many of my friends don’t drink alcoholic drinks.

  • Mandy Colwell says:

    Since I am allergic to alcohol these sound delicious!!! Great job to whoever thought of Mocktails.

  • Brenda McPeak says:

    I love Mocktails. I’m turning 20 I drink but I’m not a huge drinker. So I drink Mocktails or virgin version of drinks a lot. They end up tasting better than the alcoholic beverages. These would be a great Ideas for this festive season.

  • Eveline Eliason says:

    Two of my friends are pregnant and there would be so many other non-drinkers invited to the parties so this will be good thank you.

  • Shary McCullum says:

    Great!! That’s something my friends would like to drink since many of them don’t drink alcohol.

  • Molly Isom says:

    Can’t wait to give this a go this new year!!

  • Candace Pendergrass says:

    My friends would be so happy to have these Mocktails since many of them are non-alcoholic.

  • Sonia Kopec says:

    Thank you for these recipes!! Now I don’t have to worry about the minor in my family at parties anymore!!

  • Marina Corbett says:

    Thank you for these recipes!! Now I don’t have to worry about the minor in my family at parties anymore!!

  • Linda Cardwell says:

    Quite great ideas!! I have some friends that simply don’t drink alcohol and this is a great way to please them.

  • Marcella Singer says:

    This is great, I don’t particularly like cocktails, but mocktails sure are great! Seriously. I can’t wait to try the Frozen Peach Bellini one.

  • Great ideas. I’ll be sure to serve one or two of these at my new years party! It’s always nice to have alternates to alcohol.

  • Velma Benson says:

    You have some great ideas but I think you should add some more mocktail recipes.

    How about “Pineade?” It’s a simple mixture of Orange Juice, Pineapple juice, sugar syruo, crushed ice and soda water. Or if you have more of a sweet tooth, lemonade.

    Your recipes are fantastic though. Well done.

  • Charlotte Preston says:

    They all sound good to me. I’ll have one of each. LOL I’ve bookmarked for my birthday party in January. Can’t wait! 🍹

  • I can’t get enough of your healthy recipes! This mocktails one is definitely one for the books! Now I wont have problems when I will be hosting a party.

  • Isla Simmons says:

    These are the only “cocktails” I can have. No more alcohol for me lol Great selection. Love these! I’ll definitely try them out.

  • Sarah Siegel says:

    I think these are really good for kids, but it might encourage alcohol when they’re older. Still, thanks for the great recipe ideas I will have to try them over the new years in my spare time!!

  • Sherilyn Tolley says:

    Great party drink ideas! Noone wakes up the next day feeling foolish or sickly! Very appropriate for family gatherings.

  • These are enticing and turn out to be delightfully delicious! Thank you for presenting festive and “special” beverages for the non-drinkers. Celebrating without alcohol is a great option that benefits everyone’s health, nutrition, vitality, responsibility, anti-aging, clarity, connection and enjoyment of life!

  • Felicia Stewart says:

    Given that I often leave out the alcohol, these are great for me! I have pinned this on my soft drinks board as more recipes are always good.

  • Christina Eiland says:

    Exactly my cup of tea or rather mocktails 😉 I like how you can have good drinks without the booze. 🙂

  • Marianne Stewart says:

    yummy… great mocktails! excellent information. going to try them. please keep adding more such great drink recipes. thank you for sharing.

  • Rosa Aoki says:

    Thanks so much for this round up – my Dad does parties for the elderly, and is always lookin for a mocktail idea ! – Now i can just give him your link !

  • Olivia PHILLIPS says:

    YAY mocktails! thank you so much for these recipes. so helpful for parties where there are nondrinking attendance.

  • Great list of mocktails. Recipes sounds easy to prep. I would love to try someday. Thank you for thinking of the designated drivers 🙂

  • Francisca says:

    Wow, this is really for me, as I’m really concerned about my health and fitness. This makes me feel like I’m drinking a vodka-laced drink. I will definitely try them.

  • MADDIE STEVENS says:

    Mocktails are fun when entertaining families with children. Thank you for the recipes. Wonderful ideas for mocktails and colorful pictures. Thanks for SHARING! 🙂

  • Hayley Fiennes says:

    Thanks for sharing these delish festive mocktail recipes. They look good. I would like to try some of them. Cheers! 🍹

  • Greta Mandlebaum says:

    yeah, these mocktail drinks are so easy to mix. the ingredients are not that hard to find. interesting selection of non-alcoholic beverages. i’ve got to try some of these.:)

  • Gwen Abrams says:

    These are great ideas to have a nice beverage without sugar, soda water and of course are zero proof. Less calories and much more refreshing and healthy! Great ideas!

  • Heather Dobson says:

    Oh my gosh, they all look delicious! Thanks for sharing these great zero alcohol cocktail recipes, really helpful. I think I’ll start with the golden rose.

  • This article is great!! Not everyone consumes alcohol, awesome alternatives!! Co-hosting a bridal shower, she’s marrying a pastor, so these will be ideal!!! Pretty stereotypical for a gay man to be a wedding planner, right? lol I love my job!

  • Maria McClain says:

    I’m on diet as part of my training program, so I am not allowed to consume alcohol. I’m glad that you have shared this post, I’ll try it on the New Year’s Eve! 😉

  • I just recently had a baby (6 days ago) and being in the holidays season, these recipes will be great for me to join into the holidays without sacrificing our feeding schedule 🙂 Thanks so much for the mocktail recipes 🙂

  • Mercedes Martinez says:

    This article inspired me to throw a mocktail baby shower for my sister this weekend. I’m using all of the recipes, because the more variety the better. Great presentation. Fantastic pics! Keep up the great work. 🥂

  • Dana Rosatti says:

    Love the simple non-alcoholic cocktails. They’re perfect for kids, as well as adults. They all looked so good, I couldn’t pick my favorite 🙂

  • Denise Tandy says:

    These sound delicious! I’m not fond of the taste of alcohol, so I’m looking forward to trying some of these recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  • This rocks! I love mocktails cause they can be a better choice. I’ll have to try a bunch of these. I also pinned this on one of my Pinterest boards and shared it with a good friend (and cocktail lover) who is currently pregnant. She was pretty excited about the recipes and loved your recipes too. Very yummy! Thanks again. 🙂

  • Kathy Windham says:

    I was looking for ideas like these 2 years back when I was expecting. I’m gonna bookmark this for future reference! A cool “High Five” to mocktails 🙌

  • Beatrice Walker says:

    Exceptional! You have some great ideas here! Everything looks delish! I’ve never heard them called mocktails before, guess I’m not on the up and up…we always just called them “virgins”

  • They all look soo yummy, hard to choose which one to try first. Can’t wait to try some of these… or ALL! thanks for sharing these recipes with wonderful pictures.

  • Elaine Colbert says:

    So many great ideas! I’m bookmarking it right now. While I don’t have a favorite mocktail recipe, i definitely know what I’m going to be drinking the next time I go out. Fewer calories = a happier me and a happier morning 🙂 Thanks for the ideas!

  • Florence Constanza says:

    Mocktails are a great way to play pranks on friends by getting into drinking games or contests with them and make sure you stick with the mocktails, haha. Great list of drinks!

  • I love a good fancy drink anytime, but my husband and I aren’t really drinkers, so mocktails are fun and we can share them with our teen niece who loves fruity iced drinks like virgin strawberry margaritas (strawberry smoothie without dairy, basically). I love a spicy Bloody Mary, with or without the alcohol. Thanks for sharing these fun recipe finds.

  • Fantastic mocktail recipes! Will certainly try them… and then level them up to ‘cocktail’ status!

  • Mary Johnson says:

    I don’t often drink, sometimes going for months without. I do love these alcohol free cocktails and drinks. Very nice-looking drinks! Thanks for sharing!

  • Great ideas for those watching their weight but not wanting to miss out! With the holidays ongoing and a diversified group of visitors, this comes in handy.

  • Erma Looney says:

    Great suggestion for those who no longer drink alcohol beverages like my parents. Can’t wait to try these with them when they visit. 😊

  • J. Sacamano says:

    As a non-drinker it is great to find such wonderful mixes. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Definitely will be using some of these over the New Years.

  • So that’s what you meant by mocktail. Yum too! These are great recipes! I will definitely have to try some of these 🙂 Here’s wishing you all the best for 2019.

  • Debra Pruett says:

    Oh these Mocktails sound wonderful! Wonderful idea! You have so many delicious sounding recipes here that I think I will soon have more than one favourite! And I’d like to wish you a Happy New Year, too!

  • Amanda Kavet says:

    Great selection of recipes accompanied with great pics. It’s all about presentation isn’t it! You did it beautifully and added some great selling points. Less calories, more nutrients and less dollars spent are huge!

  • Jill Stocker says:

    This is a great list of drinks! I’m going to try at least one for the New Years Eve cuase these look good enough to drink, even if you’re not a hosting a party for pregnant, religious, underage children. Good one LOL

  • Amazing collection of the most yummy looking recipes I’ve ever seen! I’m getting set for my holiday entertaining.

  • Colly Zamorano says:

    So many ideas to try. I am a teetotaler; so these fit right in my taste buds. I am book marking for future use. Will try a few over the NYE too.

  • Jennifer Cole says:

    Lovely presentation! Really cool mocktails! I haven’t heard that word before, but I like it. I really would like to try them. I rarely drink alcohol so these would be just the thing for me.

  • Constance Wilhelm says:

    They certainly look very appealing. There really are many, many reasons why people choose to not drink alcoholic beverages and these all sound like excellent recipes and alternatives for someone who doesn’t want to spend the evening explaining to strangers why they don’t drink. Thanks for sharing them.

  • Belinda O'Neill says:

    Beautifully done. I love the pictures you have included, they really make this article even more fun. I will have to try some of the recipes with my sisters.

  • Nicely done. The whole page made me very thirsty. So tempted to try the golden rose. I think I have all the ingredients. I hope I do…

  • That fruity Lemon Kiwi and Pineapple Swirl sounds really refreshing and delicious. All of the recipes sound really wonderful and a great alternative to alcohol. Thanks for the instructions and ingredients.

  • Peggy Bayliss says:

    Nice delicious looking drinks, and refreshingly different. Not to mention healthy. Thanks for these wonderful ideas. Happy new year!

  • Cassi Braun says:

    You have a lot of great suggestions here! Thanks for sharing this wonderful article on non-alcoholic green drinks for the holidays! Peace and Love to you!

  • Mathilda Parker says:

    Great recipes. You gave so many great ideas for serving non-alcoholic drinks. Too bad I saw this after Christmas so I’ll have to save these for next year. But wait, who says I can’t have them anytime.

  • Rochelle Steinbrenner says:

    These look like wonderful recipes. I can’t wait to try them out for the NYE. Need more of these for other occassions, too.

  • Kimberly Braun says:

    Wow! I am suddenly thirsty. 😋 I would really like to try frozen peach bellini but I don’t know where to find peaches in the middle of the winter.

  • Samantha Ross says:

    I am printing this one out and taking a load of copies to my next Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. No kidding.

  • Louise Jones says:

    Wow! Yummy stuff. These look like they could also be lots of summer fun. Thanks for the recipes and I’m bookmarking the page.

  • These are some very creative ways to enjoy non-alcoholic drinks I would have never thought of that on my own. So, thank you for this and all of the clever ideas for delicious mocktails. They look and sound wonderfully refreshing!

  • Meredith Blake says:

    These are some spectacular ideas. Thank you for sharing. I want one of each! What a wonderful post for the holidays.

  • Alexis Kramer says:

    These look super easy and must be so delicious. Good to know that these are non-alcoholic as I & my family are not into alcohol. Will give these yummy drinks a try soon! Well-done! Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome.

  • Angelique Yazzie says:

    I like it, some people ignore mocktails or dismiss them as “juice with garnish” but they should be just as interesting as any cocktail. I like the thought and creativity put into these mocktails, well done.

  • Bryan Kyle says:

    This couldn’t have come at a better time. Currently planning a bachelor party for a friend who doesn’t drink and was trying o find good non-alcoholic recipes for his big night.

  • Kristi Weems says:

    Mocktails are brilliant even if you drink alcohol. You can space out your alcoholic cocktails with non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy your night a little longer without getting wasted.

  • Katherin Cuyler says:

    Thank you for these mocktails. Since I turned 18 I fell in love with long drinks and cocktails, but some mocktails from time to time, especially in the summer when it’s sometimes just too hot to enjoy alcohol, those should be a great alternative.

  • Amelia McConnell says:

    As someone who can’ drink more than one alcoholic beverage a day because of medicine, I really appreciate the mocktails.

  • Eileen Scalise says:

    Every event has someone that doesn’t want to drink or that should slow down a bit and these don’t spoil the fun

  • Julia Kellner says:

    These are so fancy and look amazing!! I am pregnant and every now and then I wish I could indulge in a drink, definitely going to try these.

  • Alexia Haak says:

    This is awesome!! I love having a non-alcoholic option so people can pace themselves at a party while still getting to always have a drink in hand. Wonderful ideas.

  • Bradley Buggs says:

    Loved this, thank you!! Mocktails are great for making sure the designated driver still gets to have fun and refreshment. I’ll be sure to remember these.

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