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15 Zero Proof Cocktails for Guilt-Free Drinking

Exploring zero-proof cocktails unveils a refreshing alternative for everyone, regardless of their reasons for skipping alcohol. These non-alcoholic delights cleverly mimic traditional cocktails, using juices, sodas, herbs, and spices. They’re perfect for designated drivers, expectant mothers, individuals in recovery, or anyone preferring to avoid alcohol while still enjoying the social aspect of sipping on a crafted drink. The trend has surged, with bartenders mastering the art of delivering all the taste without the alcohol, offering a satisfying and inclusive option. This roundup presents exciting flavors and vibrant presentations, ensuring there’s something for every palate. I highly recommend giving these recipes a try for a guilt-free, flavorful treat.

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Zero Proof Paloma

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Zero-proof Paloma is a simple tropical mocktail made from Ritual tequila alternative as the non-alcoholic base. It also includes grapefruit juice, lime juice, and a grapefruit peel or a lime/grapefruit wedge for the garnish. These ingredients create a refreshing happy hour beverage with a perfect balance between bitter, sweet, and salty flavors.


Non-Alcoholic Blood Orange Spritzers

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The non-alcoholic blood orange spritzers are the perfect mocktail for the chilly January weather. These zero-proof drinks are packed with rich floral flavors from bloody oranges. They have a slight tartness but lack the tanginess of regular oranges. They are made from orange zest-infused rosemary syrup, lime juice, orange bitters, seltzer, a rosemary sprig, and an orange slice for garnish.


Non-Alcoholic Rose Bellini Cocktail

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The non-alcoholic rose Bellini cocktail is the perfect zero-proof alternative for the classic Bellini cocktail. It’s a perfect year-round drink made with peach puree and non-alcoholic prosecco. If you don’t have non-alcoholic prosecco, non-alcoholic sparkling wine or champagne works just as well. You can serve this mocktail for brunch or on a hot summer day. Garnish your Bellini with rose petals, raspberries, or strawberries.


DRY & Dirty Zero-Proof Cocktail

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The DRY & Dirty is a perfect mocktail for your January pairing parties. It’s made with zero-proof gin as the base, olive brine, onion brine, lime juice, and DRY cucumber botanical bubbly. It’s a great sipping cocktail on its own. You can adjust the flavors by increasing or reducing the olive brine (Spanish manzanilla olives or Spanish Queen olives work perfectly in this cocktail).


Earl Grey Cobbler Mocktail

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The Early Grey Cobbler mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic alternative for the classic American cobbler. Instead of using sherry, replace it with earl gray tea or chamomile tea. The tea helps you control how bitter you want your mocktail. Other ingredients in this mocktail are simple syrup and orange slices. It goes well with fresh berries and mint as garnishes.


Frozen Pineapple and Mango Mocktail

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The frozen pineapple and mango mocktail is the perfect non-alcoholic tropical drink for the summer with strong fruity flavors. It is a Hawaiian mocktail made with frozen mango, fresh/frozen pineapple, coconut water, and lime juice. The coconut water in the mocktail keeps you refreshed throughout the hot summer weather. It’s easy to turn this into a perfect tropical cocktail by adding rum or tequila.


Monday Gin Cocktail – Zero Alcohol Cranberry Lime Gin and Tonic

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The zero-alcohol cranberry lime gin and tonic is a great festive non-alcoholic drink made with zero-proof gin, tonic water, cranberry juice, simple syrup, and lime juice. The Monday zero alcohol gin works perfectly for this mocktail thanks to its citrusy flavor that blends perfectly with the bittersweet citrus in tonic water. You can substitute the tonic water in this mocktail with club soda or sparkling water.


Ritual Spicy Margarita Mocktail

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If you’re a spicy margarita fan but want to avoid the side effects of alcohol, the Ritual Spicy Margarita Mocktail is the perfect mocktail for you. It is an ideal flavor match to the classic spicy margarita, thanks to Ritual’s zero-proof tequila. It’s made with Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative, limes, chili lime, and Fresca. To add heat to your mocktail, spice it with muddled jalapeno with the seeds removed.


Watermelon Cocktail

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The watermelon cocktail is a simple mocktail made from Seedlip Garden 108, Basil and Watermelon shrub, and egg white. This sweet, bubbly, and refreshing drink is perfect for summer. It’s an easy-to-make mocktail that goes well with corn salsa and tortilla chips.


Zero-Proof Basil-Matcha Fizz

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Fans of green matcha will appreciate the Zero-proof basil-match fizz. The green matcha has a perfect bitter flavor to replace the alcoholic elements for the cocktail version. Preparing this drink takes a few steps, starting with making the basil-matcha syrup from granulated sugar, Thai basil leaves, water, and matcha. Mix the syrup with fresh lime juice, full-fat coconut milk, and soda water.


Mock Buttered Rum

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The mock-buttered rum is the perfect drink for the holiday season. You can enjoy it with your kids and non-drinkers in your festivities. This mock-buttered rum has no alcohol in it. Make it from brown apple cider, salted caramel, lemon juice, rum extract, brown sugar, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla extract. Notably, it takes several hours to make the drink, so plan accordingly.


Chai Hot Noddy

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The chai hot noddy non-alcoholic cocktail is a mocktail for dry January. Instead of tequila, the drink incorporates Sobrii 0-tequila. This drink has the spiciness and flavor of tequila thanks to the addition of agave, spicy jalapeno, Canadian ginseng, black pepper, and savory coriander. Other ingredients include brewed chai tea, honey, and orange juice. Serve while hot.


Comfort and Joy Mocktail

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The Comfort and Joy mocktail is a perfect drink to include in your holiday festivities. It combines zero-proof whisky, apple cider, honey (or maple syrup), and fresh lemon juice to create a fun, comfortable drink. You can serve the drink chilled or warm, depending on your preference.


Hurricane Mocktail

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The hurricane mocktail is another popular non-alcoholic mocktail. It uses coconut extracts to replace the rum flavor in its cocktail version. Other ingredients in this drink include pineapple, swerve confectioners, vitamin water ZERO, and 100% orange juice. The mocktail makes for a fun, refreshing, sweet, and fruity summer drink. And you can store the leftovers to enjoy for the next several days.


Carrot Ginger Buck

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Carrot ginger buck is made from carrot and ginger syrup. The ginger gives the drink a slight spiciness, with the carrot introducing flavor and color. Prepare the carrot-ginger syrup from fresh carrot juice, ginger juice, and agave syrup for this cocktail. Add Fee brother’s old aromatic bitters and sparkling mineral water to make the cocktail.


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15 Zero Proof Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zero proof cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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