Categories: Food & Drink

Mocktail Drink Recipes When You’re Not Quite 21 Yet

Does your long awaited 21st birthday feel like it’s taking forever to come? I’m sure many of us out there are patiently waiting for the big day to come where you can finally buy your own alcohol and go out to bars and clubs, sipping cocktails all night to celebrate your 21st. I mean, if you’re at college, it’s really not that hard to get drunk. But if you’re not the type to go to parties, don’t really like to drink, or really just want to wait until you’re of age, then try out these mocktail drink recipes until you do finally turn the ripe age of 21. Click on each picture to be directed to the recipe for each delicious mocktail recipe!

Blackberry Shrub

This fruity, refreshing drink is sure to quench your thirst. To make this mocktail beverage, you’ll need blackberry shrub syrup, sparkling water/club soda/ or any flavor of La Croix that you like can be used, fresh blackberries, mint leaves, and optional garnishes of lemon, lime, or orange slices. Fill a glass with ice and add one ounce of the blackberry shrub syrup. Fill the rest of the glass up with your sparkling water of club soda. Top of the drink with blackberries and mint leaves. And if you want, garnish with a slice of lime. Presentation is key. It looks like a fancy cocktail, but without the hangover in the morning.

Apple Pie Punch

Raise your hand if apple pie is your favorite dish of Thanksgiving. If your hand is raised, then you’ll have to try out this non-alcoholic, apple pie punch mocktail. For this drink recipe, you’ll need four cups of apple cider, one teaspoon of apple pie spice, one cup of white grape juice, three cups of ginger ale, and one diced apple. In a pitcher, pour in the apple cider, white grape juice, and ginger ale. Then add in the apple pie spice. Mix slowly to combine. Next, add in your diced apples and it’s ready to serve. Get fancy with it and present this fall drink with a cinnamon twist and an apple slice. A festive drink to add to your already traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Mint Mojito Iced Coffee

Combining coffee with alcohol is a dangerous mixture. Luckily for you, you can’t even experience the craziness of this concoction (yet, at least). But if you love the taste of coffee and want to spruce up your usual recipe with a mocktail recipe, try out this one for a mint mojito iced coffee. When you click on the picture below, it will take you to a website called thelittleepicurean.com, who has the BEST recipes for mocktail beverages. The author writes that the moment she had Philz coffee mint mojito coffee, she was hooked. She wanted to remake this sweet and creamy coffee to stop spending so much money on coffee every week, don’t we all. To make this drink you’ll need 1/2 cup of coffee concentrate, 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of turbinado simple syrup, fresh mint leaves, and two tablespoons of heavy cream. In a cocktail shaker, add the coffee concentrate, water, simple syrup, and mint leaves. Muddle the mint leaves, and then add the heavy cream and some ice. Shake until the drink is chilled and then serve in a glass topped with fresh mint. For those who wish to make their own alcoholic drinks, it’ll feel like you’re making one with this mocktail recipe. I’m going to try out this recipe myself, those mint mojito coffees from Philz Coffee are so good!

Mocktail Margarita

The margarita is a classic cocktail. But, if you’re not 21 yet, you can’t really go up to a bar and order one for yourself yet. So, try this sweet and sour mocktail margarita until you can add the tequila to it. To make your own, you’ll need two cups of limeade, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup simple syrup, 1/2 cup of club soda, sugar and coarse salt, limes, and ice. In a pitcher, add the limeade, orange juice, and simple syrup. Then, on a plate add equal parts sugar and salt. Next, you’ll need to slice your limes. Take one slice of you lime and run it around the rim of your glass, then dip it on to the plate with sugar and salt mixture. Add ice to each glass, and then pour in the limeade. Top off each glass with club soda and a slice of lime.

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Pina Colada

Do you like pina coladas? And gettin’ caught in the rain? Yes? Us too! Try out this delicious mocktail recipe for a classic pina colada. To make this you’ll need frozen pineapple chunks, ice, unsweetened pineapple juice, unsweetened coconut milk, and fresh pineapple slices. In a blender, combine the frozen pineapple chunks, ice, pineapple juice, and coconut milk until it’s thick liquid mixture. Serve in a glass and it would be so cute to add those cute cocktail recipes to really go all out. Don’t forget to add the sliced pineapple on the rim, too! Let us know how these are and we’ll have to try them out!

You’re A Mean One Grinch Mocktail

This Christmasy mocktail is a fun way to bring the Christmas cheer to the table. And as a plus, this drink is SO easy to make! All you need is a green colored beverage, the recipe offers melon-pineapple Powerade as a good option, ginger ale, two lemons, and frozen cranberries. Fill four glasses with ice and then squeeze the juice from half a lemon into each glass. Fill half of the glass with ginger ale, adnd the rest up with the Powerade. To serve, just add one frozen cranberry to each glass. And that’s it! Now you and your family or friends have these Grinch themed mocktail drinks to sip on at dinner or while enjoying a Christmas movie.

Which one of these six mocktail recipes are you most excited about trying? I think for me, I’m looking forward to trying out the mint mojito iced coffee. I am a coffee lover and this one is just calling to me.

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